Article by Dave Burrows, Pictures and instructions provided by Carl Scott.
Dashmounts are starting to become very popular
amongst Pocket GPS readers here, and Carl Scott has sent us in some photos of
how he's fixed his iPAQ into his RAV4 with a Dashmount.
Compaq iPAQ mounted in a RAV4 with a Dashmount and Haicom 203e
Carl says "After much searching on the Internet
for an in-car mount for my iPAQ, I found that most of the advertised mounts were
a little too bulky for my liking, so I came up with the idea of using a
dashmount bracket, and attaching an iPAQ style cover to it. To attach the
two together I initially used araldite glue, but this proved not to be strong
enough, so I then came up with the idea of drilling a small hole in the style
cover inserting a bolt."
"The head of the bolt protruded too much so I had
to file the head down enough to allow the iPAQ to slide over it easily, then
also had to file a slot to allow the tightening of the bolt. I then
secured on the rear with a locknut."
"This has proved to be very stable and solid, and
in my view is a lot slimmer than dedicated mounts.", Carl says.
Details of Equipment fitted
DashMount and Protective cover