We’re excited about RAM’s recent entry into the custom adapter space for these popular cameras. Coupled with RAM’s heavy duty mounting components and lifetime warranty, this is an unbeatable solution for a heavy duty mount for almost anywhere. We have seen some very cool videos that range from motorcycles to under an SUV using these mounts and they are amazingly steady thanks to RAM’s anti-vibration technology. RAM’s mounts cost a few dollars more but in our opinion are well worth the premium.
There are two custom adapters from RAM for the GoPro. If you are using the weatherproof case that comes with the GoPro, you will use the RAP-B-202U-GOP1 adapter. The RAP-B-202U-GOP1 consists of a 1″ diameter rubber ball, connected to a custom GoPro adapter. The adapter attaches directly to the under-side of the weatherproof case, replacing the factory mounting bracket. This adapter will use the threaded knob included with the GoPro camera. If using your camera outdoors, we always recommend using the weatherproof case as it provides additional protection not only from the elements but from an accidental drop.
If choosing to use the GoPro without the weatherproof case, you will notice a small screw hole on the bottom of the camera. This is a common pattern for tripods which means it uses a 1/4″ 20 threaded pattern. RAM makes an adapter which is a 1 inch ball attached to a 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw. Simply screw it into the hole on the bottom of the camera. This adapter is part number RAM-B-237U.
Both of the adapters fit any of RAM’s one-inch mounts and arms. With mounts ranging from car to motorcycle to ATV, they have you pretty well covered. Remember, like most RAM components, these are interchangeable which means that you will not have to purchase additional adapters for multiple mounts. It is a matter of simply removing the adapter from one mount and attaching to your other. This is especially useful if you have a motorcycle and car mount from RAM.
There are a lot of options from many manufacturers that we cover in other articles on this site. If you are planning to use your GoPro on a motorcycle, we strongly recommend RAM. The vibrations on a motorcycle means that lower priced plastic mounts aren’t going to work well. The RAM mounts have vibration dampening technology embedded into them which means that vibrations aren’t apt to effect the steadiness of the video if using a RAM Mount. There are a boat load of videos all over the internet but here is one good video that not only explains how the mount attaches but then gives a nice live demonstration. The video is near perfect.
If using a GoPro elsewhere, a lower priced mount from other manufacturers may work well. It’s all a matter of assessing the amount of vibration you will encounter. If it is a low vibration environment, a lower priced plastic mount may work quite well. However, if you will encounter a high amount of vibration, a RAM mount is the best option.