Lowrance mounting bracket

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I’m leaning more and more toward a lowrance. And I want something with a decent screen etc etc. blah blah.

so the hd live 9 if I’m saying that right... is what I’m looking at.

I plan on heading down to pci and putting together a intercom package and also the lowrance etc etc.

But with a stock dash, no cage, and it’s a Chevy Colorado so not a lot of support etc.
I was thinking of using the havis mount for the border patrol computer screens.

the mounting pad looks like the pic. I have no idea how the lowrance mounts. Anyone have a pic?

 

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There is also the floor mount. It mounts by the front of the front seats and has an adjustable bracket.

ive sat in the passenger seat of the crown Vic, Tahoe and charger with this set up. It’s not horrible and would be nice with something small like a gps.

I like the idea of having the gps up high though.
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And this is the dash mount which I prefer:
 

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There is also the floor mount. It mounts by the front of the front seats and has an adjustable bracket.

ive sat in the passenger seat of the crown Vic, Tahoe and charger with this set up. It’s not horrible and would be nice with something small like a gps.

I like the idea of having the gps up high though.
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Tell me you're a cop without actually telling me you're a cop.
For five seconds I was wondering what crazy azzhole has a Lowrance GPS in a Crown Vic....and then I saw the photos.
P.S. If you aren't actually a cop what in the hell are you up to?
 

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I’m a house husband...

But there was a time... and during that I was a driving instructor and we tested all the new vehicles when the CV was being phased out.

I then had a Tahoe as my Sgt’s vehicle... I absolutely loved that vehicle... didn’t turn...
but in an era where you get fired for being in a pursuit, the Tahoe was awesome...
I bought a suburban because of it.
 

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RAM Mounts has a wide selection and we used their laptop style mount that sandwiches to the passenger seat in our DAKAR setup.
I also like their Ball-Mounts. They make lots of adapters for popular electronic.
 

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Of course bigger GPS is great and results in big issues for mounting. I limit my Lowrance GPS to the 7" size for that reason.
Floor mount even with a DIY diagonal strut will still result in way too much GPS movement. These mounts are only useful for an on the road vehicle. See them on typical cop car installations.
The best solution is the stock Lowrance gimbal mount with attachment on the top of the dash. Most of us have to open up the front of the dash to find out how to design a reinforcement for the plastic to support the Lowrance mount.
A custom mount on top of the dash is still a good but costly solution, but will still require some kind of dash reinforcement.
For occasional use I have used a RAM suction cup mount on the windshield., But in order to prevent movement I let the GPS rest on a foam pad on the top of the dash. Not a good solution for off road use.
 

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I happened to find a close out on the havis floor mount and dash mount.
I got both...

my one hesitation for the floor mount is that they are a wear item. We would get a new car and that mount would be tight and not broken...

a couple car chases or code 3 runs later, a few reports later by numbskulls who don’t care for anything later and the adjustment mounts are either broken or at best just permanently loose or bent.

I think the flip down unit is going to be the best as it uses metal frame mounts in the dash and is suprisinfky easy to install. Just need to adapt a bracket from it to the lowrance... when I get that.
 
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