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RAM GPS Mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DblD, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    DblD

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    I’ve tried several mounting methods for my GPS. From suction cup mount to dash mount and now I’m trying something different. I was inspired to make this mount by this post:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42901
    on the Expedition Portal Forum.

    To follow are some pictures and commentary if anyone is interested in doing something similar.

    Started with a few things I had around the house. The ball mount is a standard RAM Mount Part with 1/4in. threads. Here’s a link to the part: http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResults/PartDetails/tabid/63/partid/082065077045066045050049056045049085/Default.aspx

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    This will replace one of the mounting screws for the “Oh-Shit” handle on the drivers A Column.

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    Here’s a better shot.

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    Removed the handle and ran power wire to a switched source in the fuse panel.

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    Finished product.

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    dd
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    flyingface

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    Excellent! I think I may try this. Thanks for posting pictures.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    Cool Mount.. same GPS I use as well. Suction cup seems to work for me though in the same location. Have had it there for years but I do have to re-stick it back up from time to time.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    cactuscorn

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    thats cool as hell! wonder if those bits will work on my garmin nuvi. would be nice to tuck it into that corner where my state inspection and registration stickers already block the view. as soon as i moved here in aug, my suction cup failed and knocked out 3 ac vent louvers. pissed me right off too.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    Should work fine with a Nuvi. Check out RAM Mounts for a cradle to fit your Nuvi the rest of the mounting hardware is very universal.

    Here is the link to the RAM Mount website:
    http://www.ram-mount.com/

    dd
     
  7. Nov 18, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    yep! $10. thanx for the assist man
     
  8. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    Evil Monkey

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    I love ram mounts. I've used them on my motorcycles. That looks like a good place to mount one.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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  10. Nov 18, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    How di you guys like on the left hand side? Are you left handed?

    Only ask because I find myself using the nuvi a lot as I drive. Traffic alerts come up, see where the nearest this or that is. Not sure I could type things the same way if it was on the left hand side being right handed.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    DBLd, I am going to order the parts. I have the exact same GPS as you, so according to my research I need to order the RAM GARMIN 60 SERIES HOLDER along with the mount you listed in the first post. I already have the garmin power cord. Anything else I need to order from RAM?
     
  12. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    those ram mounts are great! The suction mounts come in handy. I have an old Garmin and have it installed between the gauges and the radio on top of the dash. unfortunately, I still haven't hard wired it in. I've been thinking of getting a ram mount for the blackberry too, but think that the space left of the center cup holder would be a good spot for it. I'm going to look for a blackberry holder to fix to that open area or just a rubberized tray to stick some double sided tape to in that spot.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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    I love my RAM mount. Very solid and completely adjustable.
     
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