Ram Mounts

Submitted: Monday, Apr 24, 2023 at 10:02
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I have had a 10inch tablet for mapping held up by 1.5inch ball Ram Mounts with no vibration in my last ute. For my new ute a Next gen Ranger XLT C/C, the only mount i can find that will work is a 1inch ball size [less clamping pressure], has anybody had any success with this size with no vibration.

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Reply By: Briste - Monday, Apr 24, 2023 at 10:21

Monday, Apr 24, 2023 at 10:21
I'm using a 1.5 inch RAM ball mount in my Prado for my 10" tablet using a Seasucker suction window mount. Stephan Fischer had a video on this approach. It wasn't a cheap package. It's pretty stable, although not completely rock solid - there is a bit of movement over bumps. Why can't you use something like this in the Ranger?
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Follow Up By: Matthew G3 - Monday, Apr 24, 2023 at 11:33

Monday, Apr 24, 2023 at 11:33
Hi Briste
i like to keep the windscreen clear for better view and to keep the tablet down lower out of the sun and less advertising.
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Reply By: Member - Warren H - Monday, Apr 24, 2023 at 16:25

Monday, Apr 24, 2023 at 16:25
I'm using the RAM B 1" ball on a RAM Pod I Vehicle Mount with 18" Rod and Socket Arm:RAM-B-316-1U and a RAM Tite tablet holder for a Samsung Galaxy S6 Lite (~10.4"). You do get some vibration on bad corrugations, but this is in the mount rod not the ball. Some on this forum have added a stabilising metal strap attached to the dash or transmission tunnel using existing screw holes. I see on the RAM US site they now make specific floor plates for a range of vehicles, perhaps there is one for the Ranger? Not sure what the US name is for the vehicle.
EDIT: Found this on the US site. Looks strong enough to be used as a jockey seat: Ford Ranger RAM mount.
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Reply By: Member - peter_mcc - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 at 19:53

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 at 19:53
We used one of these in our Prado and it was fantastic - you can mount a RAM tablet mount on the little arm.

https://www.industrialevolution.com.au/product/indash-mount-for-ford-ranger-2022/

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Follow Up By: Matthew G3 - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023 at 09:25

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023 at 09:25
Hi Peter
Think i just found my new mount, thanks very much for the link.
Thanks again Matt
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Reply By: wavev m - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023 at 19:12

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023 at 19:12
Hi Matt,

I can understand your concern about using a smaller 1-inch ball size for mounting your 10-inch tablet in your new ute. While it's true that a smaller ball size could potentially lead to less clamping pressure and more vibration, there are some steps you can take to minimize this risk.

One option is to look for a high-quality mount that is specifically designed to handle larger devices like tablets on a 1-inch ball size. Make sure to check the weight limit of the mount and ensure that it can support your tablet's weight.

In addition to the mount itself, you may also want to consider adding a backup camera to your setup. This can help you to navigate tight spaces, park more easily, and avoid collisions with other vehicles or obstacles.
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