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post #1 of 131 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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I'd like to use my cell phone for nav. What cell phone holder are you guys using? thanks
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x-mount with ram ball
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I gave up on the X-Mount. It's fine in a car, but with our deteriorating roads the phone can, and will, bounce out.

I now use Slipgrip Mounts and have been very happy with them. I also found a swivel that allows me to switch easily from landscape to portrait. Use them with a RAM arm.
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I have an X mount. It actually came with a rubber piece that locks the phone to the arms so it can not fall off.
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post #5 of 131 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 10:10 PM
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x-mount with ram ball
I do that on my motorcycle, and it works great. I've had no problem with slippage. I do carry it horizontally so the grips are above and below; I could see how it might jolt out gripped from the sides.

Next half of the question .... how do you mount the ram ball inside the vehicle? Such the suction cup doohickey hold OK on the glass?

Never mind. I thought I was in an RV forum.
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I use this one...


I had an X-Mount but when my phone fell out a half mile from my house, and a car saw it and was slowing to pick it up, I switched.

This has always been 100% sure.
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Samsung /S6 Active (waterproof) and X mount complete with strap use it with the Waze app. Works great
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post #8 of 131 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 11:09 PM
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I promise you, eventually it WILL fall out, and I was a firm believer in the X-Grip.

When I did my 48/10 I ended up rating states by how many times my Galaxy S4 jumped out of the X-Grip (it was tethered.

Arizona won, with four times. They seem to think that road maintenance comprises of putting up signs saying "Rough Surface", then forgetting about it.
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I use a Ram X-Mount, and lost my phone after two successive, excessive heat bumps on the interstate. Felt something bounce off my thigh and under 18 wheels. It was time for a new phone anyway.

I still use the Ram X-mount but added the Ram X grip tether to wrap around the corners of the phone. Fantastic! When I park, lift up the securing corners and the phone comes off the X-mount. Only $4 bucks. If the phone comes off now, I wouldn't want to be on the bike when that happens. Phone is now part of the handlebars.


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post #10 of 131 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 03:03 AM
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I've criticized the RAM X-Grip as not suitable for motorcycles, something I still believe.

However, I have to qualify my remarks to be fair. I did not have that rubber tether, and had I had it I might still be happy with the mount.

To be fair to me, the mount does not come with that item, nor does it come with warnings about extra precautions being necessary.

The two together would probably work though.
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