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post #1 of 10 Old July 5th, 2019, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Recommendations for tablet mount above head on cage?

It seems that most people mount their tablets to the passenger side grab handle with RAM mounts however Iím looking to see if anyone has mounted them overhead on the drivers side and what mounts were used. I like the idea of having it overhead and from a dry fit I can keep the tablet even with my rear view mirror (at an angle) so it shouldnít obstruct the view. I just canít seem to find a mount that looks like it would work. If you have info or pictures that would be great.


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That is exactly what I did with an 8" Samsung tablet.
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Re: Recommendations for tablet mount above head on cage?

Thank you!


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post #4 of 10 Old July 5th, 2019, 04:24 PM
 
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Re: Recommendations for tablet mount above head on cage?

Just came in from a ride and seen this post- so excuse the Wyoming dust...LOL

Mine, I had it over head like Max Power- but got tired of looking up. I mounted on the dash - I did reinforce the underside Ram mount to support the banging around and have a 6" ram mount arm with the Ram tablet mount.The I pad is in a Life proof case so dirt and weather doesn't affect it at all.
No Issues in the past 2 RZR's I have has this way-

I keep it charged with the 2.5 USB port to the right of the grab handle mount, Keeps everything out of the way and frees up the power port in the dash.

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Re: Recommendations for tablet mount above head on cage?

I used a RAM mount to mount my camera system display (same as 7" tablet) above the driver. I'm still debating on whether to mount my GPS on the handle bar or to the center storage box - I just don't want to lose that space.

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Re: Recommendations for tablet mount above head on cage?

Been running mine overhead for years now and would never think of changing it. I have found over the years that the bigger RAM ball systems work much better than the little ones. The B size ball just had too much wiggle to it. I now run the C ball show here https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-202U bolted through the roof. From there I run an a double socket arm down to a second 202U. That second one has an AMPS hole pattern on it which is what my iPad cradle has on the back of it. It has been the best setup I have found so far. My problem is the case and cradle are no longer being made as I am sure LifeProof just weren't selling enough of them. I am so happy with this setup that I have 3 spare iPad minis that will fit that case in the event mine dies.

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Re: Recommendations for tablet mount above head on cage?

I did just the same thing with an iPad mini. While trailering it back home at 65 miles per hour the iPad blew out and was destroyed. It is a nice place to mount it but watch out for high speeds. A friend of mine had the exact same thing happen to him while on a fast trail but luckily it fell in his lap. I mount mine now with a Ram Mount ball screwed into the center glovebox faceplate. Works great for 5000 miles.
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post #8 of 10 Old July 9th, 2019, 08:40 PM
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Re: Recommendations for tablet mount above head on cage?

Jasplat88, that is where mine is mounted on my 2017 900 Trail. I also use a Samsung 8 inch tablet with GPS Waypoints Navigator.
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Re: Recommendations for tablet mount above head on cage?

I started out by buying an ATV Tek Clearview Mirror because I wanted a good rear view mirror. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Then when I wanted to add a GPS/Tablet, I discovered that the Ram Mount 1" ball mounts will fit right into the ATV Tek mounting bracket. So I bought this Ram Mount to go into the Mirror mount bracket. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Holds my 10.1" Samsung Galaxy Tablet secure to the top bar and has a bit of adjustment via the ATV Tek Mirror mount. It does vibrate a bit, but I think that's because the 10.1" tablet is so heavy. I would think a 7"-8" tablet would be more stable, but still there's no fear of it falling down from the mount. As an added bonus, if I wanted, I could swap the clearview mirror back into the GPS slot without using any tools, just hand tightening, but I just added a cheapo $12 mirror to take care of my rear view.
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Re: Recommendations for tablet mount above head on cage?

I have a full glass windshield on my R & T rzr. I've been using the double suction cup ram mount to hold my 10.1 Samsung tablet to the windshield. I'm using 1" ball mounts but the 1 1/4" ball would be better. I've never had any problems with this setup, 3100 miles on the R&T.
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