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Offline wigburger1

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tom tom v5 powered mount.
« on: October 23, 2018, 08:27:20 PM »
Hello, i am looking at my 2014 explorer and wondering where to mount my tom tom v5 powered mount, any suggestions appreciated.
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Re: tom tom v5 powered mount.
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 09:49:37 PM »
I know I'm not helping but I've always ended up using a car sat nav- a Tom Tom Via - sticking it on the front screen and powered off a USB auxillary. Yep its not as sophificated but it works and at £100 a throw considerally cheaper - when they eventually go I buy a new one !!
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Re: tom tom v5 powered mount.
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 10:00:24 PM »
On my Gen1 Tex I went for putting a ram mount on the upper screen bracket which worked well, my older TomTom I had on a proper Triumph SatNav mount.

On the Gen2 I have gone for using the Triumph bracket already fitted by the previous owner and bolted a flat ram mount ball to it
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Re: tom tom v5 powered mount.
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 09:37:34 PM »
As above, on the top screen bar on my 2014 model.  :028: I just use a ram mount screwed onto it that I fit/remove with the satnav. It's not a powered mount though but it's the best position for my TomTom V5 and there's no vibration.
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Re: tom tom v5 powered mount.
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 10:11:28 AM »
Hi Wig,
 I use a tom tom via 52 in a waterproof leather holder. The mount system I fabricated myself. it is a length of black poly pipe that the plumbers use instead of copper. I heated it up with a heat gun and crimped the ends flat and I also heated it to form a nice bend so it sits above the windscreen frame. The crimped ends were drilled with a hole as did the horizontal flat bar of the windscreen frame, then I bolted the poly pipe to the frame. "Simpals".

Before this system I tried mounting the GPS directly to the windscreen but the vibes were too harsh and the little arm with the ball snapped.

Hope this helps, By the way it didn't cost me a cent and look fab.

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Re: tom tom v5 powered mount.
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 10:20:56 AM »
Cheers for all advice

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Re: tom tom v5 powered mount.
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 03:16:16 PM »
I made a simple L shaped bracket that mounts using the base of the left hand mirror, and then uses the supplied Ram mount, simple and cheap, puts the Tomtom in my line of sight nicely.  On a five day trip at the moment, can post a pic if you want.
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Re: tom tom v5 powered mount.
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 06:37:08 PM »
That would be mint .
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Re: tom tom v5 powered mount.
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 09:47:37 PM »
Sorry for the slow reply, missed seeing the thread notification.
Here you go.  I'm going to move the ram ball about an inch closer to the mirror stem, on a recent trip it was not as rigid as I would like
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