Windscreen Mount for Android Tablet?

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 at 22:36
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Looking to run an Android tablet (7 or 10 inch) with EO Topo maps in my Ranger. Curious if anyone has any links to a really sturdy windscreen mount? I need something that will hold up to offroad driving without falling off the windscreen. Cheers all.
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Reply By: Gramps - Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 at 23:41

Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 at 23:41
Used a 3-suction cap RAM mount (overkill much) on the CSR and never looked like falling off.

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Follow Up By: Gene V - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 08:50

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 08:50
Thanks mate. Is that a 7 inch tablet or larger? Nice setup.
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:00

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:00
It's a Tab A, 8-inch or thereabouts.

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Follow Up By: Norm F - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:32

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:32
Hi, where did you buy your 3 suction mount & how much? looks ideal, thanks
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:51

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:51
Norm F,

There are quite a few RAM mount dealers, I generally use Hurtlegear. Don't remember the exact price but I think around $150 including the tablet mount - not cheap.

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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 10:49

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 10:49
RAM have the RAM Twist-Lock Triple Suction Cup Base with Ball $50.99

I have a Samsung Galaxy TAB 10.1 that I want to dash mount and this is the best solution I have seen so far.

All I need to do is figure out the TAB holder.
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:00

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:00
Kazza055,

Sorry, I missed your post. Perhaps this mount would suit.

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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:33

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:33
Thanks for getting back Gramps, going to file this thread away for later reference as I still have some cheaper options to look at. I have the TAB cover as per the photo below.

I am going to stick Velcro (hook) to the bottom surface and then place it onto the dash mat. I already have one of these so will just leave the second one on the dash and move the TAB between the 2 covers as needed.
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 13:37

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 13:37
Kazza, I think you will find if you stick that on top your dashboard you will get pulled over by the constabulary, as they will deem that it obstructs your vision. Navigators such as Hema, are much smaller that a tablet/iPad.

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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 14:39

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 14:39
It is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" dimensions are approx 150mm high and 250mm wide, it will be lucky to even block out the bonnet never mind any road in front .

Also it will be sitting in the middle of the dash so I really can't see me getting pinged for it.

I hired a Hyundai Tucson in UK that had a screen sitting in a raised position in the middle of the dash and it did not obstruct my view.
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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:21

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:21
One other consideration is that you'd need to be careful that there was no obstruction of your vision. Both from a practical and legal point of view!
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:29

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 09:29
No problems at all

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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 10:58

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 10:58
I think this point is a bit overdone, there are any number of places you could mount a 10" tablet on the dash without it needing to be in direct line of sight.

Even the Police have large screens that are dash mounted without blocking your line of sight.

I have a TPMS and Scangauge11 on my dash and that are completely away from my line of sight.

Only an idiot would mount it where it blocks your view of the road in front.
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Follow Up By: OzzieCruiser - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 12:07

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 12:07
The blocking of view does not only to be at the front - view is also required left and right of center.

Dont use police vehicles as an example as the police have exemptions for most things including use of mobile phones etc.
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Follow Up By: Mark C9 - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 17:58

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 17:58
spot on ozzie cruiser. check the legality of affixing anything to the windscreen, irrespective of whether if restricts your vision. Cops have many exemptions
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Reply By: SCUBADOO - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 14:30

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 14:30
Fortunately our vehicle has a central glove box.
10.1" Android tablet Velcro mounted over the top.

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Follow Up By: tonysmc - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 11:26

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 11:26
Not sure if I am seeing this right, but is that larger one mounted in front of the airbag?
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 12:45

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 12:45
He does say
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Fortunately our vehicle has a central glove box.
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The airbag needs to be in front of the passenger, not off to one side as it would be in the centre of the dash.
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Reply By: Member - peter_mcc - Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 15:19

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 at 15:19
It's not a windscreen mount but these things are rock solid - designed to hold a laptop.

https://www.industrialevolution.com.au/product-category/indash-mounts/ford/ranger/

I've got one in our Prado with a RAM tablet mount and it works really well - even on heavily corrugated roads the tablet was only shaking as much as the dash was.
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Reply By: Member - Triton man - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:38

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:38
Are you sure you want it hanging off your windscreen, I have one that is attached to the floor on a flexible stem coming from the floor (anchored under the front r/h/s/ passenger seat floor mount)
https://www.arkon.com/category/car-mount-truck-fleet-taxi-cab-shuttle-bus.html. Worth a look Gene, I use a 7" iPad and it keeps my iPad close to me and in the shade which means it is cooler and easier to read.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 20:38

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 20:38
I agree with the comments about a windscreen mounted tablet blocking your vision. It's not just the straight ahead view that is important, but peripheral also.

This is my setup for my 9.7 inch tablet. RAM X mount on a stalk bolted to the passenger seat mount with a couple of steady brackets. Very successful.

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Follow Up By: Member - peter_mcc - Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 11:31

Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 11:31
I tried one of them without the stabilising brackets - even on the tar it wobbled around so much that you couldn't read it. The brackets are a good idea - I went a different route (see above)
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Follow Up By: Member - Triton man - Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 13:41

Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 13:41
That looks just like my ARCON, a soft aluminium rod, I don't get the wobbles, maybe the screw on the seat rail was loose or there is a tension knob at the top may have come loose. Impressed with those brackets Pete but I hate drilling holes in my pride and joy.
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 11:12

Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 11:12
Hi Gene V.

Another way to do it is to use the CD slot in your radio.

Here is an example of my Google search - "cd slot" tablet holder starting at around $10 delivered.

I have never used my CD as all my music is on SD or USB memory so the slot is free to take one of these holders.

I have a Samsung Galaxy TAB A 10.1which is 150mm x 250mm.
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Follow Up By: Member - peter_mcc - Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 12:15

Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 12:15
Yikes - I can't see how that could be a good idea for a car going off the blacktop - surely corrugations and bumps would cause something to break, especially with a tablet mounted on it.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 13:35

Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 13:35
Just another option Peter, not everyone goes off road everyday.

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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 17:36

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 17:36
I have a CD Slot mount that I use for my Hema Navigator. Gets it further away from the sun and the windscreen. Haven’t used it Off Road as yet, but seems to be pretty strong.

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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 18:52

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 18:52
Thanks for the feedback Macca, I recon it would work better than a single suction devise, the three suckers should make a firm holder.

I believe the knob is used to spread the arms of the clamp to firmly lock it in the slot.

I one coming from China so hopefully I will see it before next Christmas.
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