RAM Mounts Locking Suction Video Mount with Toughbar

We've integrated a video camera mount as reliable when mounted on your kayak as it is on your car windshield. And with the addition of a Kayalu Toughbar™ extension, you can position your camera in the most optimal position possible.

The Kayalu KLR-5450-BT Locking Suction Video Mount, with components manufactured by RAM Mounts and further enhanced by the addition of our accessories, provides a unique opportunity for you to secure your video camera, SLR or other tripod-ready optical device using a locking vacuum cup design similar to the mechanical suction cups used by professional glass installers.

The KLR-5450-BT is constructed of premium-grade materials, all suitable for use in freshwater and saltwater environments.

The height of the KLR-5450-BT is 15" (38 cm) from the bottom of its suction cup to the base of the camera. With a slightly larger Toughbar extension arm (see Options below) the height increases to 17" (43 cm).

Because the Toughbar™ extension increases leverage at the base of this mount, the KLR-5450-BT 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.

At the base of the KLR-5450-BT 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 video camera 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 your cameras, speedlights and other optics.

The KLR-5450-BT is compatible with all video cameras, cameras speedlights and optical devices having a standard 1/4"-20 tripod screw. The video adaptor atop this mount differs from our KLR-5450-AT camera mount by having a high-strength composite wide base (shown at right) on which your video camera, SLR or speedlight can be better supported.

We add a high-quality SBR rubber pad to the video base (also shown in the image at right) enabling you to optionally secure smaller camcorders which have limited depth to accept a standard tripod screw.

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 a video camera 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-5450-BT industrial quality video 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 Video Mount with Toughbar™
Kayalu model #KLR-5450-BT

The KLR-5450-BT 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 1" Wide Base w/ 1/4"- 20 Stud
Material: High-Strength Composite, Steel

Material: High Strength Composite

(Toughbar™ integrated here)

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)

Material: High Strength Composite

Toughbar™ Components (included)
Rod: 18-8 Stainless Steel
Extension Length: 8.5" (21.6 cm)
Ball Center-to-Center Length: 7" (17.8 cm)
Tubing: Black UV-Resistant PVC
Threadlocker: Loctite®

Accessories (included)
Pad: 1/8" SBR rubber
Fastener: plated steel breech clip
Bungee Tether: saltwater-resistant nylon coated
Bungee Ring: marine-grade stainless steel


Available Options


Toughbar™ 8.5 inch
Rod: 18-8 Stainless Steel
Extension Length: 8.5" (21.6 cm)
Ball Center-to-Center Length: 7" (17.8 cm)
Tubing: Black UV-Resistant PVC
Threadlocker: Loctite®

Toughbar™ 10.5 inch
Rod: 18-8 Stainless Steel
Extension Length: 10.5" (26.7 cm)
Ball Center-to-Center Length: 9" (22.9 cm)
Tubing: Black UV-Resistant PVC
Threadlocker: Loctite®


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