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RAM Mount Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Are drawings available of RAM mounts and components?
2. Okay, I want to purchase. Can I buy direct?
 
 
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1. Are drawings available of RAM mounts and components?
While there is not a drawing for every mount and component available, many are listed on the following drawings page. You can choose to see a simple drawing or one with dimensions. This page is an extremely valuable resource. While it may not have everything, it is definitely worth the time should you be unsure in your decision.

2. Okay, I want to purchase. Can I buy direct?
Yes, find the product that you wish to purchase then click on the add to cart button. You will be sent to your shopping cart to complete your order.
Questions and answers related to products, installations and attachments.
 
1. Which custom cradle is right for my GPS or hand held radio?
2. Which mount suits my GPS/Hand held device application best?
3. Which electronics mount is right for my Fish finder/Sonar?
4. I want a base that does not require any holes or drilling. What’s available?
5. I have an existing system but I want to make some changes. What do I need?
6. Which electronics mount is right for my Fish finder/Sonar
7. PDA cradles and mounts Questions?
8. I have an older GPS that does not have a custom cradle listed? What is available?
9. How much weight can the different ball sizes support?
10. Do RAM mounts really dampen shock and vibration?
 
 
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1. Which custom cradle is right for my GPS or hand held radio?
Garmin 195, 295, Street Pilot III = RAM-B-202-G1
Garmin III, III+, V = RAM-HOL-GA2
Garmin 45, 48, 89, 92 = RAM-HOL-GA3
Garmin eMap = RAM-HOL-GA4
Garmin eTrex, Vista = RAM-HOL-GA5
Garmin 76, 76S = RAM-HOL-GA6
Garmin 176, 196 = RAM-HOL-GA7
Garmin Rino = RAM-HOL-GA8
Magellan 300 series = RAM-HOL-MA1
Magellan Meridian = RAM-HOL-MA2
Magellan Sportrak = RAM-HOL-MA3
Device with belt clip attachment = RAM-HOL-BC1

2. Which mount suits my GPS/Hand held device application best?
RAM-B-138 = Flat surface, vertical or horizontal mounting
RAM-B-149Z = Handle ../bar or rail mounting up to 1” in diameter
RAM-B-148 = Glass or smooth fiberglass
RAM-B-121 = Yoke mount for aircraft

3. Which electronics mount is right for my Fish finder/Sonar?
RAM-B-111 = 1” ball mount for Lowrance and Eagle units with gimble bracket
RAM-111 (heavy duty) = 1.5” ball mount for Lowrance and Eagle units with gimble bracket
RAM-B-107 = 1” ball mount for Humminbird units
RAM-107 (heavy duty) = 1.5” ball mount for Humminbird units
RAM-B-107-1 = 1” ball mount for Piranha units

4. I want a base that does not require any holes or drilling. What’s available?
RAM-B-224 = 4” suction cup with 1” ball for glass surface
RAM-B-202 with RAM-202PSA = Base with ball and double sided adhesive pad
RAP-273 = Flexible base with double sided adhesive pad
RAP-279U = Rubber coated weighted base, dash or flat surface

5. I have an existing system but I want to make some changes. What do I need?
Socket Arms
Want a shorter arm for your 1” ball mount system?RAM-B-201U-A
Want a longer arm for your 1” ball mount system? = RAM-B-201U-C
Want another standard length arm for your 1” ball mount system? = RAM-B-201U
Want a shorter arm for your 1.5” ball mount system? = RAM-201U-B
Want a longer arm for your 1.5” ball mount system? = RAM-201U-D
Want a standard length arm for your 1.5” ball mount system? = RAM-201U
Want a shorter arm for your 2.25” ball mount system? = RAM-D-201U-C
Want a standard length arm for your 2.25” ball mount system? = RAM-D-201U

Bases
Have a 1” ball mount and want a base for a flat surface? = RAM-B-202U
Have a 1” ball mount and want a base for a handle ../bar or rail? = RAM-B-231ZU
Have a 1” ball mount and want a base for a glass surface? = RAM-B-224U
Have a 1” ball mount and want a base for a aircraft yoke? = RAM-B-121BU
Have a 1.5” ball mount and want a base for a flat surface? = RAM-202U
Have a 1.5” ball mount and want a base for a handle ../bar or rail? = RAM-231U
Have a 1.5” ball mount and want a base for a glass surface? = RAM-224U
Have a 2.25” ball mount and want a base for a flat surface? = RAM-D-202U
Have a 2.25” ball mount and want a base for a flat surface? = RAM-D-254U(AMPS)
Have a 2.25” ball mount and want a base for a rail? = RAM-D-271U-12

6. Which electronics mount is right for my Fish finder/Sonar
RAM-B-111 = 1” ball mount for Lowrance and Eagle units with gimble bracket
RAM-111 (heavy duty) = 1.5” ball mount for Lowrance and Eagle units with gimble bracket
RAM-B-107 = 1” ball mount for Humminbird units
RAM-107 (heavy duty) = 1.5” ball mount for Humminbird units
RAM-B-107-1 = 1” ball mount for Piranha units

7. PDA cradles and mounts Questions?
I have a NavMan GPS that slides on the back of my IPAQ and am looking for a cradle that holds it.
RAM-HOL-CO1

I have a palm m515. Which cradle will fit that PDA?
RAM-HOL-PD1 = his cradle works for the m100, 105, 125, 130, 500, 515 and models with similar dimensions. It does not accommodate expansion sleeves.

Which cradle fits the HP Jornada?
RAM-HOL-PD1 = This cradle works for the 540, 545, 547, 548, models and those with similar case type and dimensions.

Will the cradle for the iPAQ accommodate the black protective sleeve that is on my PDA?
Yes, however the fit in the cradle will be tighter. Be more gentle when putting your PDA into, and removing it from, the holder.

I have a Compaq iPAQ pocket PC H3150. Will the RAM-HOL-CO1 work for this device?
Yes. This is the recommended cradle and it will also allow the use of an expansion sleeve.

8. I have an older GPS that does not have a custom cradle listed? What is available?
The RAM-B-120B with 1” ball and RAM-120B with 1.5” ball will accommodate most hand held devices. This universal cradle can be seen on the drawings page. Look up the RAM-120B in the PDF column. The cradle is the same for both ball sizes. This unit is very durable and versatile. It comes with foam inserts and has a quick release feature.

9. How much weight can the different ball sizes support?
1” ball mounts = 0 to 5 pounds
1.5” ball mounts = to 10 pounds
2.25” ball mounts = 10 to 15 pounds

If you call the folks at RAM, they will ask where the mount will be installed as this greatly influences the amount of weight that can be supported. In mobile applications which RAM is perfect for, the above weight limits are a safe guide.

10. Do RAM mounts really dampen shock and vibration?
The answer is yes. The patented design utilizes a rubber ball and socket that greatly reduces the amount vibration that can be transmitted into electronics. No other mounting system on the market today offers this feature in a more durable, compact, and functional way.
Questions and answers related to components and attachment compatibility issues.
 
1. Which components make up the GPS mount I am interested in?
2. I want to mount my cell phone in my car. What’s components are available?
3. Components needed to build mounts?
 
 
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1. Which components make up the GPS mount I am interested in?
RAM-B-138 = RAM-B-202, RAM-B-201, RAM-B-238
RAM-B-149Z = RAM-B-231Z, RAM-B-201, RAM-B-238
RAM-B-148 = RAM-B-224, RAM-B-201, RAM-B-238
RAM-B-121 = RAM-B-121B, RAM-B-201, RAM-B-202

2. I want to mount my cell phone in my car. What’s components are available?
RAP-277
octagon button with adhesive disk(attaches to phone)

RAP-271-STD
surface mount with quick snap that accommodates octagon button

RAP-B-238
diamond base with ball 2qty needed, one attaches to weighted base, the other to the surface mount with quick snap.

RAP-B-201
double socket arm for adjustability

RAP-271-BC
belt clip with quick snap that accommodates octagon button

3. Components needed to build mounts
What components do I need for a suction cup mount if I already have a cradle?
RAM-B-224 suction cup, RAM-B-201 double socket arm, RAM-B-238 diamond base

I want a handle bar mount for my ATV. What components do I need for a Garmin III+?
RAM-B-231Z handle bar base, RAM-B-201 double socket arm, RAM-B-238 diamond base, RAM-HOL-GA2 custom cradle for Garmin III+.

I have a Garmin 176 and want to mount it to the dash of my boat. Which components do I need for this?
RAM-B-202 flat surface base, RAM-B-201 double socket arm, RAM-B-238 diamond base, RAM-HOL-GA7 custom cradle for the Garmin 176 and 196.