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August 8, 2012

RAM Suction Cup Mounts

This is the second post in our series providing an overview of basic RAM Mounts.  Our last post profiled the variety of handlebar mounts.  Today we are going to cover suction cup mounts.  Suction cup mounts are the most popular for use in autos.  There are a few states that have laws forbidding placement of anything on the windshield of your car including California and Minnesota.  In those states, consider using a dash plate with many of these suction cup mounts.  All RAM components have a lifetime warranty.  This is a huge bonus with a suction cup mount.  Many of RAM’s suction mechanisms are patented and really do stand up to the te4st of time.

RAM has a variety of suction attachments ranging from casual to industrial use.  All can be coupled with a RAM arm, cradle adapter and custom cradle.

As always, we present some good pictures for examples from our blog post.  Keep in mind many of these can be customized with different length arms and adapters.

RAM RAP-B-166U Composite Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAP-B-166U Composite Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAP-105-6D224 Flexible Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAP-105-6D224 Flexible Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAP-B-166-2 Light Use Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAP-B-166-2 Light Use Suction Cup Mount

RAM RAM-B-166U

RAM RAM-B-166U

The mother of all suction cup mounts

The mother of all suction cup mounts

June 14, 2011

My Suction Cup Doesn’t Stick Anymore! Help!

Yes, we sell mounts for a living.  However, sometimes, you don’t need to buy a new mount.  Following our simple tips might save you a little bit of money.

  1. The most common problem we find is a dirty windshield.  This is probably the number one tip.  Clean your windshield thoroughly with Windex or any good cleaner that contains alcohol (no not beer, that is not a cleaner).  While you’re at it, also clean the bottom of the suction cup.
  2. Apply a little water to the bottom of the suction cup.  We find, on some mounts that helps the adhesion enormously.
  3. Make sure you are pressing the suction lever in the right direction.  Usually the direction is down, but we see a few deviants that require it to be pushed up.  Most suction mounts have a vacuum base and it is operating by a lever.

That’s it.

If you have tried all of this and it’s still not working, we’re here for you.

A Naked Garmin Nuvi Mount in Need of a GPS

A Naked Garmin Nuvi Mount in Need of a GPS

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