How to Attach a Garmin Cradle to a RAM Mount

If you take a look at the number of vehicle GPS units introduced by Garmin over the past  ten years, it’s well over 100.  For the year 2015, Garmin introduced 18 models just for the car.  Sure, some of these are merely map or feature variations of an existing model but it’s still a lot.  RAM used be able to keep up with Garmin in terms of coming out with custom cradles for each major Garmin GPS model, but for the past few years, they have not.  Deploying a RAM Mount for the latest Garmin GPS models means using a universal … Read more…

How to Assemble a RAM Mount

We have been fans of RAM Mounts for many years.  They are really well made, even the plastic components are high quality.  They come with a lifetime warranty and will probably last longer than the device that you are using the mount for.  We have fielded a lot of questions over the years regarding RAM Mount assembly.  The questions range from which way the screws go to how do you put this RAM Mount together? This article is written to show the reader how to assemble a RAM Mount or to illustrate which parts are needed if you are looking to build … Read more…

Garmin RV 760LMT GPS Mounts

Over the past few years, Garmin has really embraced the specialty GPS market.  It makes sense since smartphones with GPS applications such as Waze making a major dent in the personal navigation device market.  So here’s the latest foray into the specialty market:  the Garmin RV 760LMT.  This is a GPS made for RV owners with features that are important to that specialty market.  This model includes free lifetime maps and a traffic subscription.  The GPS features a big 7″ screen which is the largest made by Garmin for the automotive market.  The GPS includes customized RV routing for the United … Read more…

RAM Mounts for HAM Radios

Mounting a HAM Radio in your car, boat or motorcycle is never easy.  That’s because HAM radio manufacturers rarely make mounts for their devices.  Today we discuss how a leading mount manufacturer’s products can be used for HAM radios.  RAM mounts are extremely popular because they are very well made and come with a manufacturer lifetime warranty.  The solutions discussed in this article are mostly made of metal.  The advice in this article also applies to scanners and many CB radios as well. There are two HAM scenarios that we will discuss:  handheld and detachable front panels from transceivers.  Examples of transceivers with … Read more…

Mounting Uniden HomePatrol-1 and HomePatrol-2 in the Car

I remember when a scanner meant having a book of frequencies to key in so that you could find the traffic of interest to you.  Things have changed radically with the Uniden HomePatrol-1 and HomePatrol-II Scanner.  Just key in your zip code, select the traffic type you wish to hear and the radio finds the stations by itself.  It’s that easy.  Up and running in minutes. One thing that Uniden did not realize until after these radios were out for a bit is that people would like to use it in their cars.  Fortunately they listened to their customers and came … Read more…