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hutchman 09-01-2007 09:00 PM

New Ram Mount for the Footman Loop
 
I will say this right off the bat, this mount rocks! :D

I have a Garmin Street Pilot III, which is a fairly heavy GPS. I have been looking for a satisfactory mount for a while and have found "da bomb!" It mounts to the little loop thingy on the top of the windshield frame between the sun visors. It is a very simple install which should take about 5 minutes, once you get the correct tools and sit down in the Jeep.

This picture shows the overall location of the GPS using the new mount. In my estimation this is an almost ideal location for a GPS. Viewing takes no more time than checking your rear view mirror.

http://hutch.smugmug.com/photos/190469608-M.jpg

The next two are closer views showing the mount.

http://hutch.smugmug.com/photos/190469582-M.jpg

http://hutch.smugmug.com/photos/190469567-M.jpg

If you have never used a Ram Mount, they are a very sturdy and simple mount. They are simply a rubber ball on a stud with a clamp around the ball.

This clamp or arm can be rotated to place the mount in many different locations. The arm comes in many different sizes and shapes to allow virtually an unlimited number of mounting possibilities.

An additional side benefit is vibration isolation. I ran one of these on my 1150 GS dual sport on my ride down the Continental Divide and it performed perfectly - no damage to the GPS from vibration or from wrecks. They work great.

I highly recommend this one!

Contact WF member Geeps for more information.

Hutch

antwon412 09-02-2007 12:18 AM

wow thats real nice. is it adjustable for other types of gps units?

hutchman 09-02-2007 12:50 AM

Yep, all you have to do is purchase the correct mount/adapter for your GPS,

sgnellett 09-02-2007 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hutchman (Post 130583)

An additional side benefit is vibration isolation. I ran one of these on my 1150 GS dual sport on my ride down the Continental Divide and it performed perfectly - no damage to the GPS from vibration or from wrecks. They work great.

As in, more than one? During the same trip?:eek:
Remind me NOT to make that trip!

hutchman 09-02-2007 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sgnellett (Post 130645)
As in, more than one? During the same trip?:eek:
Remind me NOT to make that trip!

I got run off the road in MT on a FS road......

http://www.hutch.smugmug.com/photos/7250529-L.jpg


http://www.hutch.smugmug.com/photos/7250532-M.jpg


http://www.hutch.smugmug.com/photos/7250531-M.jpg


And on it's side 6 times one afternoon similar to this one:

http://www.hutch.smugmug.com/photos/7250545-M.jpg

You can get hurt on those dang things! Jeeps are much safer.

The Ram Mount held up great through all that and more.

Hutch

sgnellett 09-02-2007 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hutchman (Post 130650)
I got run off the road in MT on a FS road......

http://www.hutch.smugmug.com/photos/7250529-L.jpg


http://www.hutch.smugmug.com/photos/7250532-M.jpg


http://www.hutch.smugmug.com/photos/7250531-M.jpg


And on it's side 6 times one afternoon similar to this one:

http://www.hutch.smugmug.com/photos/7250545-M.jpg

You can get hurt on those dang things! Jeeps are much safer.

The Ram Mount held up great through all that and more.

Hutch

Crap, OK, I thought you meant you were getting in that many accidents on real roads! Now that could be dangerous, w/ all the lemmings in their pods...:eek:

hutchman 09-03-2007 01:06 AM

It is one of the common misconceptions that you are safer offroad or in the forest. I call BS - I believe you have more chance of being hurt, maybe not killed but hurt, offroad than you do onroad. The other issue is you are farther away from help and it can take a long time to even contact help let alone have them find you and haul you out.

I am talking about riding a bike off course................

stealle 01-07-2015 05:33 PM

Yes, I know this is a zombie thread! But it's proof that I used the search function.

I want to know what RAM mount was used for this exact location. It would have been nice if the OP provided the name or part number. I don't care about the part that attaches to the GPS. I want to know the part number for the part that attaches to that location on the Jeep.

stevil 01-10-2015 07:37 AM

Sent pm

IcarusLSC 01-11-2015 10:20 AM

I used a Ram Mount bolted on the dash of my Jeep and had to return it due to the vibrations. I couldn't read a thing on it while driving :(
Neat idea, but didn't work for me...

Offroadin 01-14-2015 10:15 AM

I am interested in one of those mounts. Who manufactures those?

sparky 01-14-2015 04:41 PM

Ram

http://www.rammount.com/

Do a Goolge search a number of on-line places sell the like Amazon & RAM mounts for phones, tablets, laptops and other electronics

Offroadin 01-14-2015 07:43 PM

Sparky - I talked to RAM today and half of that setup is their p/n RAM-B-231NHU

RAM Rail Base with 1" Ball (No Hardware)

However, the part that is forward of the footman loop has a white piece (perhaps machined nylon?) the rammount screws into that we are going to have to come up with. Definately looks worth pursuing as the OP has a nice setup! You could also mount a CB there and then use a suction RAM mount to the lower windshield for the GPS.

s6275 06-10-2015 05:19 PM

Dash organizer RAM Mount
 
So, RAM makes a 1" ball with a standard 1/4 x 20 tripod nut on the end, seen here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o06_s01

The Rugged Ridge JK Dash Organizer offers a tripod stud AND a tripod socket. Long story short, this works great.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...7&d=1433974398


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