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Baofeng UV5R mounting

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by IamMachines, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Oct 29, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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    IamMachines

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    Looking for some ideas on how/where to mount my HAM and mic add on in the truck.

    I have a few Scosche Mag Mounts but they just don't seem to be cutting it for the radio.

    Looking for how others have their handhelds. Trying to avoid drilling or adding any ungodly ugly mounting brackets on the dash.

    Here are some pics of what I'm dealing with. You can see the two mounts but I typically use those for my SPOT device and the gf's cell phone.

    Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

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  2. Oct 29, 2016 at 11:04 AM
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    Tacodile84

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    I used a Baofeng before I mounted a full mobile rig in the truck. I used a mag mount antenna and adapter and just put the radio in the center console with the speaker mic hanging out.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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    Willbeck

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    I have a mobile 25w. I upgraded from the UV5R as well. The extra wattage is very noticeable.

    I got lucky and the included mounting bracket bolted right in place of my ash tray bracket.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    Can you show me the mounting bracket ? Can you buy it solo?
     
  5. Oct 30, 2016 at 9:56 AM
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    Yea I have thought about that. I have this thing about accessories moving around in the truck either on the trail or just going down the road. If something isn't secured or is squeaking I will not rest until it's resolved. lol

    Guess it's the former military in me...
     
  6. Oct 30, 2016 at 9:59 AM
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    I bought few new mounts yesterday gonna try and get creative

    Edit: managed to get it all put together fairly decently

    2 mini mag mounts

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  7. Apr 26, 2017 at 4:26 PM
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    adadandhistruck

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    Did you ever figure this out? Just ordered this handheld.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2017 at 7:43 AM
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    YDCtaco

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    Bump, just ordered this too and have no idea where to put it. Looking for more input.
     
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    How did you mount the radio?
     
  10. Oct 26, 2020 at 10:43 PM
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    Some things don't need to be mounted . . .

     
  12. Oct 27, 2020 at 7:28 AM
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    Coupled with DMM dash mount kit:

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  15. Nov 22, 2020 at 3:09 AM
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    What mount is this?
     
  16. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:42 AM
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    shaggy135

    shaggy135 Everything happens for a reason.

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    Its an Expedition Essentials mic holder attached to a Ram Mount diamond ball base and a Ram Mount double socket arm. You can piece it together or Runnin4Tacos has a kit you can buy now.
     
  17. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    Awesome, thanks
     
  18. Nov 22, 2020 at 7:07 AM
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    I have an Expedition Essentials TPAM with a RAM mount and Hondo Garage Perfect Squeeze to hold the radio. Expensive solution compared to the mount above, but it will hold the thing solidly over whatever terrain you want. It is solid.
     

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