RAM Mounts Locking Suction GPS/Fishfinder Mount with Toughbar

We've integrated a GPS mount as reliable when mounted on your kayak as it is on your car windshield.

The Kayalu KLR-5500-T Locking Suction GPS / Fishfinder Mount, with components manufactured by RAM Mounting Systems and further enhanced by the addition of our Kayalu Toughbar™ and additional accessories, provides a unique opportunity for you to secure your mobile GPS unit or fishfinder using a locking vacuum cup design similar to the mechanical suction cups used by professional glass installers.

The KLR-5500-T includes an entire assembled unit except for the custom cradle for your particular GPS or fishfinder model. You choose a custom engineered cradle from the RAM Mounting Systems, Inc. catalog of popular GPS and fishfinder models, including those from Garmin, Tom Tom, Lowrance, Delorme, Magellan, SPOT, Eagle, Raymarine, Humminbird and many other manufacturers.

The KLR-5500-T is constructed of premium-grade materials, all suitable for use in freshwater and saltwater environments.

Because the Toughbar™ extension increases leverage at the base of this mount, the KLR-5500-T includes an anodized aluminum RAM diamond ball above the suction unit (as shown in image with specifications, below) — not a high strength composite ball suitable for shorter mounts as we ordinarily include in our Locking Suction mounts.

Need a custom cradle to fit your GPS unit? To select and purchase a GPS cradle from RAM Mounts, click here (opens in new window). Note that you only need to purchase a cradle separately, not additional components or hardware. RAM Mounts ships every cradle with bolts and nuts that are compatible with the diamond-shaped base that is included with the KLR-5500-T (see specifications below to view the diamond base).

Need a custom base to fit your fishfinder? To select and purchase a fishfinder base from RAM Mounts, click here (opens in new window). Note that you only need to purchase the base component separately, not additional mount components or hardware. Find your device in the menu, then click on "Components" to identify the base. The RAM base for your fishfinder has a 1" ball which is compatible with the KLR-5500-T.

At the base of the KLR-5500-T is one of two RAM Mounts coupler arms — this lower arm is spring loaded for convenient adjustment. At the upper end of the Toughbar™ extension rod is a second RAM Mounts coupler. Both of these couplers have large handles which can be loosened for positioning your GPS display in a wide variety of positions, and locked into position with a single hand. These couplers are manufactured of high-strength composite and are tough as nails, easily capable of stabilizing the unit for access to function keys.

More about the power-locking suction...

The RAM Mounts locking suction cup at the base of this unit (image at above left) provides an exceptionally strong grip by comparison with competitive suction-based mounts. This mount, when moistened and cleanly affixed to any non-porous surface (glass, steel, fiberglass, enamel, plastic, etc.), can secure GPS or fishfinder units weighing up to 2 lbs. (.9 kg).

The mount can be affixed to a glass window, fiberglass kayak, car fender or a boat windshield by power-locking its vacuum grip to the surface through the action of a mechanical lever arm. And when you want to remove the mount, you simply twist the lock counter-clockwise and pull up a small rubber tab.

To enhance the functionality of our KLR-5500-T industrial quality GPS / fishfinder mount, we include a marine-grade, nylon-coated bungee tether and a plated steel breech clip, which allow you to secure the mount in the event that the mount is bumped or the suction becomes disengaged.

RAM Locking Suction GPS / Fishfinder Mount with Toughbar™
Kayalu model #KLR-5500-T

The KLR-5500-T ships completely assembled.

Note: We do not manufacture, sell or recommend the use of ANY suction-cup based product for use on life-safety gear, particularly navigation lights which may be mounted out of reach or out of view of a paddler or boater.

Quality assurance tests performed on the RAM Mounts locking suction mount have demonstrated extraordinary reliability for mounting electronic accessories. We provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products that integrate RAM Mounts Locking Suction hardware.

RAM Mount Components (included)

1) RAM Diamond Base B Ball
RAM Part#: RAP-B-238
Material: High Strength Composite

2) RAM "A" Length Double Socket
Material: High Strength Composite

   (Toughbar is integrated here)

3) RAM Double Socket
Material: High Strength Composite

4) RAM 2.5" X 1 5/16" Base w/ Ball
Material: Marine-grade Anodized Aluminum
(note image at left, bottom)

5) RAM 3.3" Dia. Suction Cup
Material: High Strength Composite

Toughbar™ Components (included)
Rod: 18-8 Stainless Steel
Balls: RAM 1" Powder Coated Alum.
Socket: RAM Double Socket "B" Ball
Extension Length: 8" (20 cm)
Ball Center-to-Center Length: 6.5" (16.5 cm)
Tubing: Black UV-Resistant PVC
Threadlocker: Loctite®

Accessories (included)
Fastener: plated steel breech clip
Bungee Tether: saltwater- resistant nylon coated
Bungee Ring: marine-grade stainless steel
nclamp clamping gps/fishfinder mount specifications

GPS / Fishfinder Cradle

Click here to select and purchase a cradle from RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.

The diamond-shaped base and ball (RAP-B-238) shown below on the rear of the GPS cradle is included with the KLR-5500-T.

Mounting hardware (two bolts and two nuts) are included with your cradle purchased from RAM Mounts.

nclamp: RAM Mounts GPS cradle


Available Options


Toughbar™ 8-inch
Rod: 18-8 Stainless Steel
Extension Length: 8" (20 cm)
Ball Center-to-Center Length: 6.5" (16.5 cm)
Tubing: Black UV-Resistant PVC
Threadlocker: Loctite®

Toughbar™ 10-inch
Rod: 18-8 Stainless Steel
Extension Length: 10" (25 cm)
Ball Center-to-Center Length: 8.5" (21.6 cm)
Tubing: Black UV-Resistant PVC
Threadlocker: Loctite®


  • Model: KLR-5500-T