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Ball & Socket System -
Mount Base Type - Vent
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Toyota Tacoma Vent Mount Base
- All Metal Construction
- Easy to install
- Strong Hold on All Terrains
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Disclaimer: My configuration is NOT RECOMMENDED by Tackform.
I'm using this vent mount base with the TFEN-XX11-TAB Tablet holder sold separately to mount my iPad mini in my Tacoma. Given it's a long-term rental, permanent alterations are a big no-no. As such, I don't want to use any adhesive or drill mounts. The typical magnet vent mounts that would work with most rectangular vents are also not ideal for the circle vents in the Tacoma. So, I found this combo to be my best option.
The two most difficult parts of using this mount will be:
- positioning the mount. For me, I prefer to have my iPad at the same height as the Tacoma's infotainment screen. It also shouldn't be too close to the steering wheel.
- Loading and unloading the tablet. When doing this, you should hold the mount so that you're not putting too much pressure on the vent mount base. Per Tackform customer support, they discourage this combo because some people may use tablets that make the mount too heavy for the vent.
Having said the above, this mount has proven to be an excellent solution as far as mounting an iPad mini. The mount doesn't turn, neither does it have the iPad too close to the steering wheel, while the Tacoma is in motion. I salute this vendor!
UPDATE 25 JUL 2022
So far so good! I moved the mount to a new position which I found most ideal. Now, it's not blocking anything in the center. To reduce the possibility of damaging the mount or vent, I loosen the top bolt of the mount (holds the ball of the tablet holder) when adding/removing the iPad, then I tighten it back.
Maybe I just order the wrong thing but I had to move holder to the passenger side because I would try to turn the wheel and my hand would hit the phone because it sticks out to far. Other than that it's a great product.
Just adjust the vents where you generally have them and then instal and tighten. Did I mentione tighten? Well just a wee bit more.
Best phone holder Device I found yet.
I'm actually a repeat customer at Tackform. A couple years back I bought a phone mount for my BMW R12OORT. It used the front brake lever perch as it's foundation and it has been perfect. Recently, I bought a 2019 Toyota Tacoma and needed a mount for it as well. After being disappointed in a Quadlock mount that didn't stick to anything, I had the brain storm to see if Tackform could help me out, based on my great experience with my bike mount. This air vent solution is brilliant! I still haven't figured out how it can be so solid as it doesn't seem to have much to grip but so far, so good. Best thing is my original mount swaps back and forth between vehicles in seconds so I only need the one phone mount. Just the adapter stays in place on each vehicle. Excellent job, Tackform!
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