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Old 08-30-2011, 11:05 PM
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Question RAM brand Laptop Mount

I was very excited today to receive my laptop mount. Took me maybe 15 minutes to put the various components together with limited to no instructions. I did not order the kit (RAM-VB-178-SW1) but decided to get the components separately to my liking and I found this was cheaper. I ordered this from GPScity.com.

I'm not sure if anyone on this forum has installed one of these but I ran into some issues I wanted to share and possibly get feedback.

My main issue is the factory seat bracket on the left side of the front passenger seat. I'd love to slap the engineer who decided for the hole patterns to be different on each side (see photos). There is absolutely no play and I have been unsuccessful installing the riser base because of this. I ran out of daylight and believe I will have to unbolt the seat, disconnect the wiring, and drill the bracket so that it is slotted (unless anyone has a better suggestion).

My second issue is the riser bracket (designed to be no drill fit for factory seat bolt pattern) doesn't appear to really be designed for the 2011, or my truck. I'm not sure if with different options the floor area is different or not (see photo). I believe I can get creative with the hardware I have and make this work, however, I first must address the seat bracket issue.

Has anyone installed one of these? Any ideas or suggestions? I ran out of daylight, my drill was not charged, and after 2 hours in 106 degree heat I called a night.

Parts I ordered are below with part # and price for reference. According to
ram-mount.com the riser will fit. "Compatible Vehicles:
Dodge RAM 1500-5500 (2008-2011)"


Order:
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Ordered Item Shipped Price Subtotal
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1ea RAM Mount Tele-Pole 9 inch Long Female Base 1ea $15.95ea $15.95
1ea RAM Mount Vehicle Mount Stabilizer Leg RAM-FOOT2 1ea $6.02ea $6.02
1ea RAM Mount Four Pack Quick Adjust Kit for Laptop Mount Tray Arms RAM-234-AK1U 1ea $8.95ea $8.95
1ea RAM Mount Laptop Tray Side Arm Screen Support 1ea $14.95ea $14.95
1ea RAM Mount Laptop Mount Tough Tray Flat RAM-234-3K1 1ea $38.95ea $38.95
1ea RAM Mount Double Swing Arm with Plate RAM-VB-110-1U 1ea $53.95ea $53.95
1ea RAM Mount Tele-Pole 8 inch Long Male Tube 1ea $25.95ea $25.95
1ea RAM Mount Dodge RAM Vehicle Mount Riser Base RAM-VB-178 1ea $42.95ea $42.95
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Item Subtotal: $207.67
Shipping & Handling: $32.75
Coupon: -$10.40 (RAMLIVECHAT 5% off)
Total: $230.02
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File Type: jpg No play.jpg (123.7 KB, 59 views)
File Type: jpg Plenty of play.jpg (123.2 KB, 50 views)
File Type: jpg Riser bracket.jpg (121.6 KB, 96 views)
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