Ram Mount in Canberra??

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 14:16
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Hi gang,

I have found something that might look allright for mounting a laptop (Acer 8.9 inch Netbook). its called a Ram Pod 3, from Ram Mount.

does anybody have one of these in their 4wd in Canberra that i could have a look at to see if it meets our requirements.

any help would be appriciated
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 14:26

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 14:26
If its a PODIII mount u mean I have had one for 2 years.
The normal table that comes with them I think would be too wide for a net book as they need to be pulled out and the sprung end clamps the laptop.
If u email or pm me I will send you pics of it mounted in a 100 series.
It actually was better fitted into a GU

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Follow Up By: Member - Greg T (ACT) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 14:47

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 14:47
Thanks Graham, just sent you a PM.

i would imagine that the table wouldn't fit the netbook, i have seen Ram Mount have one for a netbook,
I am interested in the strength, position, and passenger comfort
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 14:59

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 14:59
Greg,

if you have a look at the pictures at the bottom of my Profile page, you will see the Laptop tray from the Pod III mount set up in My GU with a custom mount made by Brown-Davis down here. They are incredibly robust tray. I have also used mine on the ATV in some of the outback expeditions. I have a Panansonic toughbook which is a very heavy beast and the whole set-up didn't move a millimetre during rough outback driving. You have to get the additional screen brace which is a about $22 from memory. It's a must have.

Cheers Mick.

P.S. I have the legs and bracket for a pod III if you are interested. No tray tho, I'm keeping that.)
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Follow Up By: Member - Greg T (ACT) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 18:12

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 18:12
cheers Mick,
very interested,
iv sent you a PM, how much are you asking
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 15:01

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 15:01
Greg T.

This mob is just down the road from you.
Another option.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 15:05

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 15:05
Wim,

have you checked out the price though? It's enough to stop the ticker! They, like all the ruggardised computers, are bloody dear.

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Follow Up By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 15:12

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 15:12
Mick

No argument there.
I was more interested in the laptop mounts they have.
Again not cheap.
Isn't this hobby fun. No problem spending any loose change you may come across.

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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 17:15

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 17:15
Greg,

Pictures below of my setup.
Bought the RAM mount second hand but didn't get much of a discount. It and the laptop have about 20,000KM with no dramas.
Bought a cheap mount off EBay and ended up tossing it out.






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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 21:45

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 21:45
Thats about how mine was in the Patrol except I cut the legs and had them straighter.
I got the screen thingy thrown in and as I said the whole unit was $330
The top tray was $115
Screen brace was$15
the ball bracket under it was about $70 the legs are $30 each as spares. (I needed 1 for the Cruiser fitting)
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Follow Up By: Member - Greg T (ACT) - Friday, Jan 09, 2009 at 06:50

Friday, Jan 09, 2009 at 06:50
thanks Graham,
thanks for the pics. if it can hold toughbooks and the one you have, i have no worries then, considering the netbook only just weighs 1kg.
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