Tablet mount for sleeper area?

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by iixnullxii, Jul 11, 2019 at 6:24 PM.

  1. iixnullxii

    iixnullxii Bobtail Member

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    Hey folks.

    I'm a company driver in a 17 Freightliner Cascadia. I've been looking for a mounting solution for a tablet while in the sleeper area. I've seen a bunch of desk clamp style mounts, but was wondering if anyone had one they'd recommend. I can't drill any holes since it's not my property, so it'd have to be a clamp style. I'd ideally like to be able to mount it just to the right of the climate controls, in the little cut away part of the storage area pictured below. But It would be nice if the clamp was wide or versatile enough to also mount it to the air intake flip handle.

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Mount it to some wood boards and strap it to the top bunk, with something soft in between so it won't scratch it?
     
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  3. iixnullxii

    iixnullxii Bobtail Member

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    ####... that's a good idea. Thank you.
     
  4. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    I’ve been looking at the magnetic mounts... they sell them at the truck stops but I can’t recall the name ... it’s a magnet that sticks to the back of your phone (bigger one for tablets) and then a metal ball sticks to the dash or wherever... no holes and you just pry off the metal ball when moving trucks... and clean up the stickie pad after... they even sell extra stickie pads for that.

    I use one for my small clip board on top of my dash mounted CB Radio... it’s always securely held in place and always within reach.
     
  5. jtaran06

    jtaran06 Heavy Load Member

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    You can get about 4 of those mounts on amazon for price of 1 at the truck stop.
     
  6. iixnullxii

    iixnullxii Bobtail Member

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    I thought about the one in the video, but my concern is the vibrations while the truck is idle. I actually went down to Guitar Center yesterday and picked this up. It's sturdy but still has some movement while engine is on. I'm a team drivers so I can only imagine what it'll be like on the road. Just sitting here at the yard waiting for my appointment it's already wobbling a bit. Guess that's not going to change unless I really invest in some kind of active gimbal system used for a steady cam. 20190712_075715.jpg 20190712_075711.jpg
     
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  7. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    I don’t care where someone actually buys them... I was telling the OP where to see them... but I think I priced them and for that brand it’s not much different... now if one wishes to go with some cheaper Chinese knockoff, that’s their call.
     
  8. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    check out "Ram Mount" systems.

    I have the NO DRILL laptop mount on the passanger seat. I can use it there or swing it over to the drivers seat by just turming 2 knobs
     
  9. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Medium Load Member

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    There are all sorts of accessible screws and fasteners in that truck that you could use to your own purposes. Remove said screw and find a longer replacement at your local DIY store. Put the originals back when you vacate.

    For instance: you said you're running team which means double bunk. The top bunk folds up, it has cargo netting on it, it has latches that hold it up/down. All of the are held in place by screws/bolts etc.
     
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