How to Build the Perfect RAM Mount Part 1

How to Build the Perfect RAM Mount Part 1

RAM mounts are like LEGO for adults.  Yuu can make a mounting system for pretty much any device in many different ways.  However, with over 6,000 individual RAM parts getting started is sometimes a bit daunting so here are a few tips to help you along.

So if you are looking for a Go Pro mount for a JetSki, a powered tablet cradle for your trucking fleet or a phone mount for your Harley read on …

  1. Start at the device end

Look for an appropriate cradle for the device that you wish to mount.  RAM makes a variety of cradles – some are “universal” (they’ll work on various similar sized devices) and others are form-fitting for a specific device.

RAM also makes a range of powered cradles (see the GDS range) so you do not need to fiddle with pesky charging cables when you are in the vehicle. Charge or no charge cradle - the rest of the RAM mounting system is the same.

If your device has a case or sleeve then a Universal cradle is the way to go – measure your device in it’s case as there are many different thicknesses of case on the market. Universal cradles include the RAM X-Grip, Quick-Grip, Finger Grip and Tab-Tite ranges – generally if the device fits within the range of sizes shown for that cradle then you’re away. Occasionally the button positioning on specific devices might mean there is a better option – a generic cradle may block access to buttons or ports on specific devices.

For motorcycle riders there are now wireless charging versions of the X-Grip and Quick-Grip available.

Form fitting cradles include the EZ-roll’r series and other specific cradles that are designed to fit one model of device – without a case or sleeve.  These form fitting cradles are usually for Apple or Samsung models.

Just search on our site or on the RAM website for the device you have and some options should appear

The cradle will need a ball mount on the rear – some have this already – if not you will need either a round or diamond plate (depending on the specific cradle) – in either B, C, D or E series.

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