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Old 06-16-2019, 05:50 PM   #1
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iPad mounted in Interstate cab?

Has anyone successfully mounted an iPad anywhere in the cab of their Interstate? If so, how did you do it?

I recall Pahaska put in a mini-PC, but I do not remember anyone talking about iPad.

I'm going to semi-dedicate an old iPad to our OBD. I can't run music AND maps AND the OBD all on my iPhone - it involves too much fiddling to get from screen to screen. Plus Carplay does not recognize the OBD.

Especially with the new engine, I'm more fixated with keeping an eye on the real-time OBD read-out.


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Old 06-16-2019, 05:57 PM   #2
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Ram mounts for ipad

You might check out ram mounts. They have multiple mounting solutions, and specific cradles for various iPad models.

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Old 06-16-2019, 06:33 PM   #3
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I have a Ram Mount for my iPhone and I love it


it will not stick to 3M Crystalline window tint. Nothing will. I've even attempted to GLUE that little sucker to the window and it STILL won't hold. 3M CR acts like it is Teflon.

Even with a mount, the question becomes where. The iPad is heavy.

If I had one of those little console tables I'd love to fabricate, a mount could clamp on the lip of it, and it could perch, with most of the weight then bearing on the table top, hence removing the moment arm issue. Hmmmm....
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:48 AM   #4
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Well, this is an awkward photo, but you get the idea. Ideally, I'd find a low-profile bracket so that I could mount it here. And rotate / customize the display, of course. And run a power cord up there (easy).

I travel with the sun visor down almost 100% of the time, the exception being in very low-light conditions, so the visor would not interfere with it.

The headliner was not designed to bear that kind of weight, however, so I'd have to think this through, as to how it could be achieved.

Why aren't vehicles built more like bloody airplanes? There should be read-outs of every functional condition immediately available to the operator. If I'd had something like this in place, I might have spotted it sooner when things began going wrong with my now-replaced engine. Maybe I would have seen an incipient loss of compression in time to keep the piston from ruining the whole damned engine block.

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Old 06-17-2019, 05:59 AM   #5
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Proclip has some interesting mounting options for 2007+ Sprinters. Iím not sure how/if any of them may work for the Ď06 IS but here is a couple of links...

Of course, there are options for most tablets but here is a link to the iPad 4...

Hope these give you some ideas.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:45 AM   #6
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iPad & Phone mounted in Interstate cab

Shortly after our purchase of the AI, search for a phone or iPad mount began. As referred to above, RAM mounts for us have been a mounting solution for all of our vehicles' "gadgets", and for the jacuzzi! The photos attached provide an illustration, but what is not shown is the RAM mount adapted for the RViBrake2 System monitor.
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