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Reasons for this Ram Mounts Review

We have the bullet proof Garmin 60CSx which we want to use in our road vehicles, snowmobile's, side by sides, atv's, etc. for navigation.

Garmin 60CSx


The only mount system that I want in any of my vehicles is the Ram Mounts. I like having the options of available mounts, to be able to install permanent mounted base brackets on each vehicle that I will be using when I need my GPS. This way I can just take my GPS from vehicle to vehicle when needed.

 

RAM-HOL-GA12U
RAM GARMIN 60 SERIES HOLDER
Ram Mounts GPS Mount used in this Review



Fits These GPS Units:
GARMIN ASTRO 220, GPS 60, GPSMAP 60, GPSMAP 60C, GPSMAP 60CS, GPSMAP 60CSX & GPSMAP 60CX.

Product Description:
  • The RAM Zinc coated U-Bolt Rail Base consists of the 1" dia. ball and socket system with RAM Composite Cradle for the Garmin GPSMAP 60C Series.
  • The Rail Base has a 1.0" diameter Rubber Ball designed to sit at right angles to the mounting rail.
  • The Zinc Coated metal U-Bolt and nuts included will fit a circular rail with diameter from 1/2" to 1.0".
  • For a larger rail, you can purchase the RAM-B-231LZS Large Rail Base for circular rails with diameter from 1/2" to 1 3/8".
  • NOTE: This base is NOT rust proof. If you are looking to use this mount in the elements, we suggest the RAM-B-231 Stainless Steel U-Bolt Mount.
  • The "U" in the part number reflects product packaged in poly bag. For additional specifications, see components and drawings tabs.
 
Features:
  • MATERIAL: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum.
  • BALL SIZE: 1 Inch Rubber Ball.
  •  COLOR: Black Powder Coat.
  • WEIGHT: 0.63 lbs.

If you would like to order an extra gps holder or mount,  go to the Ram Mounts Web Site to get more info.
RAM-HOL-GA12U
RAM GARMIN 60 SERIES HOLDER

RAM-B-149ZU
UNPKD RAM U-BOLT MNT

 

Ram Mounts GPS Mount Arms used in this Review

RAM-B-201
RAM DOUBLE SOCKET ARM FOR 1" BALLS
Features:
  • MATERIAL: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum.
  • BALL SIZE: 1 Inch Rubber Ball.
  • COLOR: Black Powder Coat.
  • WEIGHT: 0.36 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 3.6875"
  • Socket-To-Socket Length: 2.875"
RAM-B-201-A
RAM DBL SOCKET ARM B BALL A LENGTH
Features:
  • MATERIAL: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum.
  • BALL SIZE: 1 Inch Rubber Ball.
  • COLOR: Black Powder Coat.
  • WEIGHT: 0.28 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 2.4375"
  • Socket-To-Socket Length: 1.75"
  • Note: It is nice to have the option of using a long or short arm to fit different mounting locations.

 

Types of Ram Mounts Base Mounts used in this Review

RAM-B-231Z-2
RAM BASE W/ U-BOLT & UTV STRAP BASE
 
Features:
  • MATERIAL: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum.
  • BALL SIZE: 1 Inch Rubber Ball.
  • COLOR: Black Powder Coat.
  • WEIGHT: 0.28 lbs.
RAM-B-231ZU
UNPKD RAM RAIL BASE W/BALL & ZINC U-BOLT
 
Features:
  • MATERIAL: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum.
  • BALL SIZE: 1 Inch Rubber Ball.
  • COLOR: Black Powder Coat.
  • WEIGHT: 0.19 lbs.
RAM-B-202U
UNPKD. RAM 2 7/16" DIA.BASE WITH 1" BALL
 
Features:
  • MATERIAL: Powder Coated Marine Grade Aluminum.
  • BALL SIZE: 1 Inch Rubber Ball.
  • COLOR: Black Powder Coat.
  • WEIGHT: 0.15 lbs.
RAM-202PSA
2 7/16" DIA. DBL. ADHESIVE MOUNTING PAD
Features:
  • The RAM-202PSA double sided adhesive disk is designed to connect to any 2.5" round base including the RAM-B-202U or RAM-202U.
RAP-339U
UNPKD. RAM 2.5" DIA TRIPLE MAGNETIC BASE
Features:
  • MATERIAL: High Strength Composite.
  • BALL SIZE: 1.5 Inch Rubber Ball.
  • COLOR: Black Powder Coat.
  • WEIGHT: 0.19 lbs.

 

Ski-Doo MXZ Renegade X 800R GPS Sled Mounts



Ball Mount

Close Up

GPS Mounted

GPS Close Up

  • Note: This base mount is attached with a U-bolt.

 

KYMCO UXV 500 GPS Mounts



Ball Mount

Close Up

GPS Mounted

GPS Rear View

  • Note: This base mount can be attached by a stainless steel clamp or by a U Bolt.

 

KYMCO UXV 500 GPS Flat Base Mount



Flat Base Mount

Base Mount View

Other Base Mount View

  • Note: This base can be attached by an adhesive base, screws, magnetic base, or bolts.

 

My Impressions:

Pros:
Ram Mounts have a mount to fit almost any application.

Ram Mounts are built tough.

Simple installation.

Cons:
None.

Bottom Line:
When I mount any of my electronics, I-pod, etc. in any of my vehicles I always turn to Ram Mounts for their mounting hardware. I have found that no matter what I needed to mount in my vehicles Ram Mounts have always been able to meet my needs.

Their hardware is built tough, wears very well, and is very easy to install. I find once you have your electronics attached with a Ram  Mounts mount, it is going no where, but with you wherever the trail takes you.

I have used Ram Mounts in motorcycles, boats, airplanes, cars, snowmobiles, atv's, & UTV's, with excellent results. I say they can cover almost any vehicle that you have.

The bottom line is I would highly recommend a Ram Mount for you if you are looking to mount your valuable electronics in your vehicle. For the low price of a Ram Mount, this is very cheap insurance to protect your gps or other electronics while exploring the back country. All you need to do is have your gps fall off and leave you stranded.

Not me, I mount my GPS with a Ram Mounts Mount!

 

Contact Info:
 
Web Site:
 
Address:
Corporate Address
8410 Dallas Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone:
Phone: (206) 763-8361
Fax: (206) 763-9615
 
E-Mail:
 
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Garmin 60CSx
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