RAM Mounts and X-Grip
I was going to reply on the GPS thread, but thought this is specific enough for its own thread.
After researching here and the recommendation of a friend (and XCT rider) I purchased the "three-piece" RAM Mount base, 1" ball, and the Universal X-Grip. I noticed after installing that when I expand the X-Grip to place my phone inside, there is quite a bit of play. This is not the case when the X-Grip is in the closed or completely open position.
Unfortunately, the design is to open the X-Grip to put your phone (or GPS, or whatever) in and allow the grip to spring-close to hold your device. However, I don't trust the amount of play and have not tried to use my phone in this mount. I fear the play would allow my phone to move and possibly get jarred out of the holder. My friends does not have this play.
I sent an email to Ram Mount and got a reply that suggested placing a piece of Popsicle stick under one of the grip arms to prevent it from moving when the device is in place. My first thought on this was "WTF?!?" - but it was a serious and sincere reply.
Has anyone else had this issue, as the Ram mount folks say I don't have a defective unit. I guess I'll need another device holder, as I just plain don't trust this universal X-Grip.
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