Get Road Trip Ready with RAM MountsBy Eric Berto
July 29, 2016
Summer time is road trip time. Whether it’s a two hour drive to grandma’s house or the 10-day adventure to nearly every major US attraction, RAM Mounts has all of the gear you need to be road trip ready.
According to the AAA, 84 percent of holiday travelers — more than 36 million people — were projected to drive to their Independence Day destinations, an increase of 1.2 percent over last year. AAA also notes that road trips (69 percent), national parks (49 percent) and theme parks (42 percent) are the most popular types of vacations for families planning to travel in the next year.
Tablets, GPS and cameras are all part of being road trip ready. Here are the top five mounting systems for making the most out of your road trip.
Find your way
Consumers gained access to GPS technology less than two decades ago and have caused a major shift in how we approach a road trip. Childhood memories of paper maps are long gone.
You can find a specific GPS car mount but device-specific options exist as well. For example, the latest Garmin mounts or Magellan mounts are now available. Flexible mounting options make it easier for a passenger to enter details or adjust the device so its within the driver’s field of vision.
Truly mobile gaming
The RAM Mounts Torque Mount is designed to fit smaller rails such as head rests. This puts the entertainment where it’s needed the most: in the back seat. Give your passengers or kids the ability to play games or watch movies with an adjustable mounting system.
We recently had an opportunity to outfit the autos editor from Techradar.com with a killer setup to mount his Nvidia Shield K1 gaming tablets. We used the Torque Mount and a Tab-Lock™ to secure the tablet to the head rests of his Jeep. Not only does this give him the ability to position the tablet for either of his kids, it also keeps the tablets secure in their mounts.
Wedge it in
The Tough-Wedge™ is a dynamic mount that can change the way you interact with a device in your vehicle. The ability to position the Tough-Wedge forward or rear-facing also helps increase the ability to tailor the fit. This gives drivers and passengers the control over where the device rests and how it can be used.
By shifting the mount to the rear of the vehicle, you offer passengers in the back seat a secure mounting solution that won’t jar loose on the back roads of the woods.
Get a grip on your photos
A camera mounting solution can make the Snaps and Instas from your trip go from fave-worthy to frame worthy. Capture unique angles with a suction cup mount or get everybody in the frame when you attach your camera to a fence post with a Tough-Claw™.
A grab bag of enjoyment
OK, we promised five road trip essentials, but here’s a quick list of many more than that:
- New LED Spotlight with a magnetic base helps set camp up in the dark or lights up the unfamiliar land marks
- IntelliSkin™ and GDS™ keeps your tablets and mobile phones charged
- Laptop mounts help you be productive on the road
- If your road trip takes you offroad, our lineup of ATV mounts will keep you focused on the road
Where are your summer adventures taking you? We look forward to hearing about your road trip and how RAM Mounts makes you road trip ready!