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I recently picked up a refurbed Garmin Quest 2 (love it so far, ut have only used it in my truck). I've been looking around the web for a powered cradle and mount, but not having much luck. I'm only finding one type of powered cradle, and it doesn't look like it would hold the gps very securely.

I'm wondering what kind of set up other Quest owners are using. Pictures are always great too if you have them. Thanks in advance!
 

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A ram mount is the only way to go. I have mine mounted on a swivel and powered continually through my fuse box. I paid a hefty sum for it but it works great
 

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I bought the ram mount and it works great, it has the additional safety of the extra overlapping arm at the top of the mount that the standard mount does not have.
the only "hassle" that I have had is if I wish to mount the quest 2 in my car using the standard cradle, I have to swap the power cord, but I did not want to go through the process of hard wiring in the strom.
 

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Rainier_Tom, that's the one I keep coming back to. It didn't look very secure because it doesn't have that top latch like the cradle that comes with it. Wasn't really sure b/c I couldn't find any pics of it actually set up. If you've not had any problems with it, I'll take your word for it.

This might be a dumb question, but can you mount that specific kit on a ram mount like the others have mentioned? I was thinking about getting the Touratech crossbar to mount it on.
Thanks!
 

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Hey Marauder,
If you would like it to be very secure, then check out the Marine mount. If you look at the photos of one there is a flat pullout piece on the right side of it.

The unit slides down into the cradle similar to the motorcycle mount, but then when you push that other latch in, there are a couple of pins that engage the unit and prevent it from bouncing out, etc.

I removed part of the original boat mount and attached a ram mount ball to a piece of aluminum angle which I attached to the mount. Then you can use the regular 7/8" diameter motorcycle bar ram mount to connect it.

I'll try to get you a photo but it will be a couple of weeks, I have to go out of town...










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Hey Tom,
when I was shopping for mounts before, I would have sworn that the motorcycle mount just kind of snapped down and didn't have the pin mechanism. Maybe yours is old enough that it was different...
 
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