Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and 5 Chartplotter and Sonar Marine Mounts

The Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and Dragonfly 5 sonar and GPS chartplotters are good devices that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on.  Heck, you don’t need to spend more than a few hundred on them.  These are solidly made featuring a 4 or 5 inch diagonal display with all the mainstream features that one typically needs. Since this is a site about mounts versus chartplotters, we won’t go into the technical specifications of the Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and 5.  However, we will go into depth regarding how to mount these devices. The Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and 5 share the same mount … Read more…

Arkon RDMET01 Radar Detector Mount for Escort and Beltronics Review

You purchase a new Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector for hundreds of dollars.  The box it arrived in is substantial reminding me of the feeling you get when opening the box to a new Apple iPad (it probably costs as much).  Everything is there that you need to use your new radar detector.  Take a look at the mount.  It’s a small unsubstantial mount with tiny suction cups.  That’s where the Arkon RDMET01 Radar Detector Mount comes into play. Arkon has been making mounts for a long time.  My first exposure to them was with an XM satellite radio.  They … Read more…

Attachments for Brodit ProClip Vehicle Specific Mounts

ProClip is a line of vehicle specific mounts made by a company called Brodit.  ProClip is one of a few lines of mounts that are made to provide a somewhat custom fit within a vehicle.  The ProClip line of mounts include those with suction cups and a few other places.  For purposes of this article, we are only discussing attachments for the vehicle specific lineup.  These are the ones that attach to the dash. ProClip vehicle specific mounts are a one piece solution that attaches somewhere onto the dash.  Unlike some other vehicle specific mounts that require dismantling the dash, the … Read more…

License Plate Holders and Mounts for Cars with 2 Screw Holes

I recently purchased a new Nissan Murano.  Great SUV but like any vehicle, there’s some quirks.  One of them is the absence of four holes to mount a license plate.  That forced me to investigate license plate holders and mounts for cars with 2 screw holes. I live in New Jersey and they require plates at the front and rear of the vehicle.  The absence of mounting holes at the bottom of the license plate lead to two problems.  I should mention the issue is also present on my 2014 Kia Sorento. First, the license plate at the front of … Read more…

Attachments for Panavise Vehicle Specific Mounts

Panavise is a company we don’t write about often.  In fact, this might be the first article.  The company makes a variety of mounts and, as it states in the name, vises.  They manufacture a large number of custom in-dash mounts and that’s what we are going to talk about today as we look at attachments for Panavise vehicle specific mounts.  These are also known as Panavise InDash Custom Dash Mounts. Panavise vehicle specific mounts are a one piece solution that attaches somewhere onto your dash.  Panavise typically includes a special tool that is used to remove a part of the … Read more…

Escort Passport S55 Radar Detector Car and Motorcycle Mounts

The Escort Passport S55 Radar Detector was introduced a few years ago and continues to be very popular.  It will detect K and Ka bands of speed enforcement radar.  But there’s a lot of radar detectors that can do this.  It is also compatible with Escort Live which is their flagship smartphone application.  Compatible with Escort Live, an exclusive real-time ticket-protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area, and gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts The mount that is provided with the Escort Passport S55 is the usual double suction … Read more…