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windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:59:48 PM »
Went looking today, and what I found didnt fill me with confidence that it would stay on the dash or on the screen

whats good/whats not good?
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 05:11:25 PM »
I have genuine Steelie mounts for phones in both of our cars, dash mounted. Great system, no issues, never come loose.

I have a Ram floor mount for my iPad, some vibration but no issues.
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 05:15:31 PM »
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2019, 05:17:26 PM »
The glovebox works for me

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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2019, 05:26:29 PM »
Got one of these recently... was excellent...

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RAM-Suction-Cup-iPhone-Samsung-Pixel-Mount-Universal-X-Grip-RAP-B-166-2-UN7U/281601620087?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
was just lookin at this one online from an old showroom link on here
 https://www.rammount.com/part/RAP-B-166-2-A-UN7U looks pretty much same as yours.. your happy still?
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2019, 05:45:23 PM »
looks pretty much same as yours.. your happy still?


Really happy with mine.  Rock solid on the windscreen and holds the phone/gps with ease.



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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2019, 05:46:29 PM »
Industrial Evolution mounts - Australian designed and made (this company makes mounts for police, ambulance, council vehicles, etc) great business to deal with, and they will custom make mounts for models not listed if necessary.

Here's some pics of the in-dash mount they made for my FJ Cruiser that an Otterbox Defender case is mounted to for holding my iPad (please excuse the hot pink Otterbox cover - it was the cheapest spare cover I could buy).
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2019, 07:00:22 PM »
I have a Garmin GPS attached to the windscreen....also had a camera until it fell off and I squashed it with the door and stuffed it.....
So, how do you keep a suction mount attached to the windscreen for more than 3 weeks at a time ??
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2019, 09:27:15 PM »
I have a ram mount. It stuck on the windscreen with phone for the entire PDR and tele track. Didn't  budge once

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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2019, 07:17:37 AM »
I just got a RAM mount (the x- mount type) on the weekend. Only had it on on for a couple of days, but seems really strong. The locking mechanism that sucks it onto the windscreen is the best I've seen.
Got it from Piranha, they stock a pretty big range of RAM mounts.
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2019, 07:34:44 AM »
I just pull over and answer it if i'm expecting a call.

Other that, it can ring out and i'll call them back later.

There's not many $10million deals happening that can't proceed without my input... so stuff 'em.
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2019, 07:43:48 AM »
I just pull over and answer it if i'm expecting a call.

Other that, it can ring out and i'll call them back later.

There's not many $10million deals happening that can't proceed without my input... so stuff 'em.

i'm guessing that most of the respondents on this thread (including me) are mainly using these mounts for GPS devices or using the GPS capability on their phone, rather than just the phone capability... ?

your phone can be in the glovebox, cup holder, DIN unit, etc and still work as a phone, but these mounts are primarily used for GPS style work?



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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2019, 08:20:16 AM »
Oh, well, now I look soopider than I did yesterday..... and that's not easy.
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2019, 09:29:56 AM »
I have been trying to find one too, my requirements are to not block a vent, not block the line if sight (legality), not make me look like an Uber driver (eg not to bulky), not to cost a fortune and securely hold my phone. Haven't found one yet.

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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2019, 10:48:44 AM »
I tried multiple options, just ended up wasting my money till I bought a ram mount. Get what you pay for

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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2019, 10:51:36 AM »
Quote from: paceman
... are mainly using these mounts for GPS devices or using the GPS capability on their phone, rather than just the phone capability... ?
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2019, 11:51:38 AM »
I have been trying to find one too, my requirements are to not block a vent, not block the line if sight (legality), not make me look like an Uber driver (eg not to bulky), not to cost a fortune and securely hold my phone. Haven't found one yet.

Look at Steelie, small disc magnet approx 25mm fixed to phone/ case with 3m tape provided, 20mm ball mounted on dash the same way

I have transferred these mounts between vehicles, when you want to change it to a new car, just grab some dental floss and saw of the adhesive pad, clean up dash with a bit of adhesive remover (Disolvit) and you would never know there has been a mount there. For memory I reckon Total Tools stock them or they are available on line.

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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2019, 09:40:12 PM »
3M tape works well....if the surface is cleaned AND it is dead flat. Finding a dead flat part of the dash is hard these days !!
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2019, 08:17:45 AM »
I got one of these a couple of years ago https://www.cygnett.com/collections/phone-mounts/products/magnetic-vent-car-mount

Came with 2 different size disks you can stick on the back of your phone or whatever, & also a larger plate that can go inside the back of the phone, but still stick to the magnet!

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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2019, 07:59:46 PM »
I swear by Quadlock. Have used the suction windscreen mounts in hire cars without a hiccup, but in the Jimny - before I replaced the stereo head unit for something with Apple CarPlay - I rigged up a Quadlock mount on a metal dash mount bracket and that worked a treat.
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Re: windscreen/dash mobile phone mounts
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2019, 11:48:05 AM »
Ended up gettin off nastybay a used RAM X-Grip Phone Mount with Twist Lock Suction Cup Windscreen Mount for $20.. VERY solid unit.
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