As posted above, I am just wondering if anybody here is using a tablet for navigation. If so, do you have a mount for it? If you do, what mount do you have and would you recommend it?
I used a Samsung Tab E with the HERE app for navigation last year in a rental car (I forgot to pack the Nuvi) but did not mount it and just propped it up on the center console which was not very stable but it worked.
I too would be interested if any kind of mount exists for a reasonable cost.
At home, i use my cell phone down by the gear shift so no mount wasn't a big deal for me. Generally when driving, i'm listening to instructions more than looking at the map.
This RAM mount for my iPad:
There are many RAM parts available to secure the mount to various places in a vehicle.
You may have just inspired me. I may still have a spare RAM Mount suction cup from when I had a Uniden HP-1 mounted on my dash. I guess I need to go the the RAM website and look for a tablet holder and arm to go from the tablet holder to the suction cup. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab E that I could mount in my RAM 1500 pickup. There should be plenty of "real estate" in my pickup for a tablet that size.
You might want to check the weight limit on the suction cup. This is especially true if you use a long RAM extension arm. I've never tried a suction cup with the iPad.
I fooled around for a couple of years before I found a suitable mounting method in my pickup. I took a piece of 1" square steel tube and fastened it to the floor of the cab using one of the driver seat bolts. I painted it flat black to match the vehicle interior and fastened 6 RAM ball mounts to various locations on the tube.
Now I have room to use the iPad, a second GPS for unplanned side trips and my cell phone all at the same time. I use the other 3 RAM balls to mount things like an extra cup holder, a dash cam and a FRS radio to keep in touch with others I travel with. As you say, there is plenty of room in a pickup for all this gear.
I've been sold on the RAM system for years. The parts aren't cheap but they've got a mount for just about anything.
We just started using Androids a few years ago, that's enough, GPS here
running Navigon on it. Garmin scrapped the app last year. The tablet sits on the pop out ashtray with a rubber mat.
I am able to prop up the iPad on the center console to use.
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