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Reviews Categories | Specialized Amateur Communication Products | Lido Mount Cup Holder Mount for Kenwoods Help


Reviews Summary for Lido Mount Cup Holder Mount for Kenwoods
Lido Mount Cup Holder Mount for Kenwoods Reviews: 1 Average rating: 2.0/5 MSRP: $24.95
Description: A short neck cup holder mount that has matching holes for
the Kenwood (TS-480 style) head mount.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.lidomounts.com/kenwood-ham-radio-mounts/LM-801-Kenwood.html
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W1AST Rating: 2/5 Jun 9, 2017 08:06 Send this review to a friend
Looks nice, performs lousy  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The ad said it was for a Kenwood head mount and showed a picture with the mount. That's the exact mount that my TS-480 uses. So I ordered one and it said it was in stock. But it wasn't. I waited a month for it, wanting it to be installed before I left on a long trip. After many calls and emails with no response, I contacted PayPal and filed a complaint. THAT got action and the mount arrived late the day before I was to leave. Too late to use. I was still not happy. A friend had to do the same thing with her mount too.
The mount was supposed to line up with screw holes on the Kenwood remote head mount. But it doesn't. Neither does the expansion bracket. With some tinkering I got the expansion bracket mounted and the head sort of. But when driving, the motion of the vehicle causes the head to bend over or rotate or both. This is extremely, extremely annoying. There is no way to lock the mount so the head does not rotate. Tape so far does nothing. It might take some Loctite glue to lock it in place. But it should not be needed!
The way it mounts and stays in the cup holder works as long as the vehicle is not in motion. The constant motion of the vehicle causes the cup holder mounting to come loose. If you had a radio with a small head, this may work fine. But not for the 480 or similar sized heads.
Plus the goose neck potion should be longer. It's just too short.
I've tried calling and emailing a question, but just like the order delay, he doesn't answer no matter what. It's too bad because this could be the answer to many peoples mobile install issues. But instead turns into a waste of $40.
I highly suggest not dealing with Lido Mounts. Their customer service is lousy. The product is mis-advertised. It is inexpensive and there's not much at all in it's price range. It could be made so much better though.
 


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