Type of GPS/PDA mount & where on dashboard

Submitted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10:32
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hi all
I have a Ipaq hx2750 pocket pc running Destinator & Ozi ce
At the moment i have it mounted with a ok cheap suction mount pda holder on the far right handside of the dashboard
I am buying buying a ram mount and hardwiring it as suggested by some friends on here

But before do i want to ask those who have mounted either their pda or gps have they got them mounted to the dashdoard or suctioned to the windscreen & also where on the dash have they got them situated
& any other hints or advice anyone has on there setup
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Reply By: motherhen - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10:53

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10:53
Don't know what your Ipaq looks like or how bulky. We bought a Magellan Meridian (hand held, but has car bracket as well), and debated where it would fit. Only requirement was that it's aerial clear the dashboard. We thought on the dash rather to exposed to heat, sunlight and prying eyes, so have it attached just above the glovebox (nissan patrol), as there is a flattish plate above the glovebox. It is easy for the "co-pilot" to read, and doesn't get in the way at all. The guy we bought it from had it in a hilux, just to the left of the centre column. In the nissan, that would have been too low, and got in the way of the passenger. It just plugs into the cig. lighter, and can be easily removed to take as a hand held (on AA batteries).
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:21

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:21
Hi Aussie

I have mine on my drivers side pilar. I have no handle there, so i took off the plastic to locate the bolt holes that are already in the pilar and use them for my ram mount. It sits there and does not block any vision.

cheers

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:25

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:25
Mounted my GPS on top of the dashpod. right easy view.
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:46

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:46
Warren,

I have a RAm mount suction to the windscreen..........no holes and no vibration. Also have GPS with suction cap to windscreen.
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Reply By: Moggs - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:50

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:50
Hi - just a suggestion - before you buy the RAM mount for the PDA check out http://www.gomadic.com/ I purchased a mount from them for my Dell AXIM and it is great. They are well priced, good quality and they ship regularly to Australia. Delivery took about 1 week. I highly recommend their gear.

I had a look around at the RAM mounts when I was setting up my GPS and PDA combination and thought they were a bit expensive.
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Reply By: Member - Gary W (VIC) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 12:44

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 12:44
I had my IPAQ 3900 mounted on a suction mount for the whole 7,000ks of our trip last year plus every other trip since. Its never budged so I'll stick with it - although I now have a Tablet PC (Courtesy of work) which will require something more robust.

Gaz
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Reply By: Niko - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 18:04

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 18:04
if you go to www.versatrue.com you can see the cradles and bits they supply. You can specify what PDA and car etc to determine what the options are for you. If you see something you want to buy, ask exploroz for prices.
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Reply By: theroger - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 19:34

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 19:34
hi,

you may find what you're looking for here

http://www.thecarkitcompany.com.au/category.asp?productCategoryID=2

we also have dashmounts that are vehicle-specific to ensure a hole-free sturdy installation of your cradle. Often in a variety of positions to choose from.

cheers,

clive
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Reply By: Wazza - (Vic) - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 11:29

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 11:29
Here's mine if it helps.

http://www.geocities.com/cruiserpics/ipaq/

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Reply By: Grungle - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 07:26

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 07:26
Hi

I have used silicone to stick mine to the dash. Cut a hole through the dash mat and instead of using these stupid bitumim pads that come with the mount (they go soft woth heat and the mount falls off) I used the silicone. it is a lot more stable and secure and fairly easy to remove and peel away the left over so that you can't even see where it was. Also means no holes.

See here for my setup.

Regards
David
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Reply By: Niko - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 00:01

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 00:01
I know this is an old post but re: laptop mounts go to www.gamberjohnson.com and amongst the many exciting products is a mount for laptops. Versatrue and GamberJohnson products are now available through Exploroz
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