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Greetings,
When my new sled arrives I'd like to install a Garmin XT GPS on a Touratech Locking mount above my gauge cluster.
The mount on the sled will need to receive a Ram Ball mount.
Should use the Glovebox Extension / GPS Support #860201249 base to mount this setup?
If the GPS/Touratech mount on the door of the extension, is this secure enough to prevent the door being opened and easily pulled off its hinges?
I'd also like to see your GPS setups/mounting on your Expedition, so post a pic!


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I have a handle bar mount on one sled. And a sled with it on the glove box. Personally I prefer it on the bars. I use a 276cx garmin unit.
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The touratech mount will be heavy, too far off the surface and crate a ton of leverage and bounce; that door is thin and flimsy. If you're going to mount to the door, get a simple RAM cradle and direct mount. If you want to use the touratech mount, put it on the riser or bars.

A typical door mount (on an XS chassis sled, but same idea) is attached.


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Good info and pics, thanks guys!
What if, to keep the touratech mount and still have the GPS located front-and-center on the sled, instead of adding the extension, I mounted the Ram Mount base to the top of the gauge cluster housing?
Would this work?
 

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Although the extension door doesn't seem very robust, I've had no issues with my 276cx mounted to it over the last 7000km. I've had different units handlebar mounted in the past and I prefer the extension.

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Good pic, thanks! Likely I'll now forego the Touratech mount and just pop the GPS off and lock it in the storage box, or take it with me, when I leave the sled.
 

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Good pic, thanks! Likely I'll now forego the Touratech mount and just pop the GPS off and lock it in the storage box, or take it with me, when I leave the sled.
Here is another one I have with almost 6000 miles on. Never once did it try to remove itself....This is called a roller mount>>>Directly mounted to the extension glove box door>>>>
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Here is another one I have with almost 6000 miles on. Never once did it try to remove itself....This is called a roller mount>>>Directly mounted to the extension glove box door>>>>
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Thanks for the pic!
What model GPS is this?
I've looked at the RAM® EZ-Roll'r™ models, and I can't find one that fits a Garmin XT....
I may have to just bolt the XT mount to the door:
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Does anyone know if the top of the existing gauge housing is strong enough to mount a ram base to? As it appears if I use this surface and add a swivel Ram mount I'd have space to rotate the GPS to the best viewing angle.
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Thanks for the pic!
What model GPS is this?
I've looked at the RAM® EZ-Roll'r™ models, and I can't find one that fits a Garmin XT....
I may have to just bolt the XT mount to the door:
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Does anyone know if the top of the existing gauge housing is strong enough to mount a ram base to? As it appears if I use this surface and add a swivel Ram mount I'd have space to rotate the GPS to the best viewing angle.
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Just a plain old Nuvi 65>>>>>Actually just a GPS from a car and bought real cheap and I just put a little silicone around the outside edge of the screen>>>I think if I had to use in real extreme conditions then I would actually buy a what Norcan has the 276cx>>>>>And I might do that some day also anyway>>>
 

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My vote goes to the bar mount as well. I've had the glovebox extension mount and it's terrible trying to read the gps when driving. On the bars you dampen the vibes. I use a ram mount on my 276cx on the bars.
 
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