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Old March 24th, 2004, 06:18 PM
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Wicks or Doug,

Were you able to get any pics of your laptop mount. I would like to build a mount, but don't want to reinvent the wheel. If you could post some pics and explain what you used I would appreciate it.

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Old March 24th, 2004, 07:15 PM
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Joe,

I sent pics to Chris --- he was going to put them up on the site. Chris, can you post the pics, maybe just something simple for Joe to get a look at?

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Old March 24th, 2004, 07:16 PM
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Joe

If you haven't already, take a look at the Ram Mounts available: (http://www.ram-mount.com/laptopcomp.htm).

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Old March 24th, 2004, 08:09 PM
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Joe,

I've got the Ram mount on my D2 and I've been pretty happy with it. It's a well thought out design, here's a pic of how mine was mounted.

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Old March 24th, 2004, 08:10 PM
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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:19 AM
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Doug, thanks for the reminder. I will get them up tomorrow night.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:56 AM
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Joe, you might email Dave Marchand. I think he's got a laptop mount too, and you KNOW that if it's mounted in his truck, its well researched and done well.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:58 AM
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I have the one with pedistal and adjustable ball. Base piece is bolted through seat box passenger side so it can be positioned for op by pilot or navigator. BUT, I am not happy with it. It flexes too much.
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Old March 28th, 2004, 02:13 AM
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Thanks for the advise.
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Old March 28th, 2004, 09:39 AM
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Here is what Doug had sent in. I will do a better write up but here is the basic run down:

Summary of the parts from GPSCity.com
Product: RAM Seat Rail System with 4.63'' Arm and 2.5'' dia. Plate, P/N RAM-160-BU, Item Price: $209.95
Product: RAM Plastic LapTop Computer Tray, P/N RAM-234-3U, Item Price: $44.95
Product: RAM 15'' Flex Arm Lap Top Screen Support, P/N RAM-234-S1U. Item, Price: $10.95

Later, we ordered the trackball mount attachment (we put the velcro that holds the trackball in place) that you see on the right of the tray.

Basically, install is simple -- lift the chair rails, file a bit of aluminum from the seat box (there is a rounded piece of aluminum that curves up to the cubby that needs about a 1/4 inch removed to fit the support under the seat rail so it aligns with the seat rail bolt. I also drilled a little bit out the opening in the RAM mount base to fit more properly), and fit.

Pictures are in the attached .zip file.

(Thanks Doug!)
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Old March 28th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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You might also check out the laptop trays offered by www.capjack.com ,

http://www.capjack.com/catalog/Lapto...ems.asp?gr=341 will get you to the page with the mounts/trays. It's designed to work with the RAM system.

I found that the slim design works much better in the cab of the 90 than the RAM tray. .02.

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