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My Windshield suction cup mount failed!

 

I'm looking for ideas, I already know about the beanbag, and I don't like the idea of the vent mount and having the cold and/or hot air blowing directly on to the back of the unit! I need some innovating ideas! What do you use?

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Bob G. Nuvi 750
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Garmin Model # 010-10969-00 mount option

I tried the windshield mount, beanbag mount and AC vent mount but all had problems. This mount only costs $5 from Garmin and if you have a location that will allow a permanent mount I would highly endorse this one.

Below is a link to a photo montage I took of the Garmin Model # 010-10969-00 mount that I installed in my car that works for both my 760 and c550. It is almost invisible when the cradle is not attached to it, it is very stable, easily viewed by driver, allows easy access to the screen for both driver and passenger and it makes the GPS less obvious to thieves.

I ordered directly from the Garmin site for only $5.

Link to photo group:

http://home.comcast.net/~rjrsw2005/Garmin%20760%20and%20010%...

http://www.crackaddict.com/~flynn/z/garmin_mount/010-10969-0...

http://www.crackaddict.com/~flynn/z/garmin_mount/010-10969-0...

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Mount

rjrsw wrote:

I tried the windshield mount, beanbag mount and AC vent mount but all had problems. This mount only costs $5 from Garmin and if you have a location that will allow a permanent mount I would highly endorse this one.

Below is a link to a photo montage I took of the Garmin Model # 010-10969-00 mount that I installed in my car that works for both my 760 and c550. It is almost invisible when the cradle is not attached to it, it is very stable, easily viewed by driver, allows easy access to the screen for both driver and passenger and it makes the GPS less obvious to thieves.

I ordered directly from the Garmin site for only $5.

Link to photo group:

http://home.comcast.net/~rjrsw2005/Garmin%20760%20and%20010%...

http://www.crackaddict.com/~flynn/z/garmin_mount/010-10969-0...

http://www.crackaddict.com/~flynn/z/garmin_mount/010-10969-0...

How does it mount? Adhesive? Bolts? Screws?

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Zuma314

Beanbag Mount is Number One

Best mount for any vehicle. Never falls off the dash and is very stable.

Ray

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No matter where you are "Life is Worth Living".

How does it mount? Adhesive? Bolts? Screws?

zuma314 wrote:

How does it mount? Adhesive? Bolts? Screws?

Machine screws, see the following link for backside view:

http://www.crackaddict.com/~flynn/z/garmin_mount/010-10969-0...

I picked a small easily replaceable panel in both the cars that I installed it in just in case I would have to ever remove it.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

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u kno if its compatible with the 200w?

it doesnt show it for the 200w on the site

Same mounting ball size as the bean bag uses

optimus82 wrote:

u kno if its compatible with the 200w?

it doesnt show it for the 200w on the site

If you can use the bean bag mount, which you can with the 200w, this will also work because it is the same exact size mounting ball.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Bean Bag

seaworthy wrote:

I need some innovating ideas! What do you use?

I fought the suction-cup for months, didn't want to spend the extra $$ for a bean-bag; but finally broke down and made the bean-bag purchase. It stays put, it can be moved between different cars, works in a truck, and even the motorhome. If you do a search on this website, you'll find most who have the bean-bag love it.

RT

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---------------"Internet: Don't believe half of what you read, and verify the other half."---------

Ram Mounts

The suction cup mount for my nuvi 760 failed almost right away and the unit was constantly disconnecting from the cradle itself. I think this was a design flaw with the 700 series docks as it doesn't seem to be for my dad's 600 series. I almost wrecked my truck several times while trying to catch my gps unit as it fell from the windshield. My dash is not very conducive to the bean bag mount (although I agree that it is very successful for most) so I bought a suction cup mount/cradle made specifically for the garmin 760 from Ram Mounts. The whole unit cost under $50 and has yet to fail. The cradle is removable from the mount and gives protection to the unit. It still uses the dock that came with the unit, but it is held steady by the Ram cradle.These guys know what they are doing when it comes to building dependable mounts. I was not disappointed. I also use it for my motorcycle as do many of my friends. check them out.

http://www.ram-mount.com/ramgps.htm

Bean bag for me too..

retiredtechnician wrote:
seaworthy wrote:

I need some innovating ideas! What do you use?

I fought the suction-cup for months, didn't want to spend the extra $$ for a bean-bag; but finally broke down and made the bean-bag purchase. It stays put, it can be moved between different cars, works in a truck, and even the motorhome. If you do a search on this website, you'll find most who have the bean-bag love it.

RT

The beanbag is weighty and it does not slide. It is tough enough to toss under the driver seat if need be, while taking the GPSr with me. I sometimes put it on the center console while the cord is plugged into the backseat outlet, and can drop it off the back when I get out of the car. With tinted windows, no one has any idea what is inside. ...
BUT, I still take the unit WITH me.

Incidentally, while shopping at Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua NH today, the car parked in front of me left their unit attached to the suction cup mount.Even though it was broad daylight, what a temptation that could be.

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

Another +1 for the beanbag.....

The windshield mount fails very quickly down here due to the heat/sun (I live in Florida). The beanbag is the only practical answer (and far more convenient actually). I move it between vehicles easily, and toss it under a seat when I get out to "keep people honest".

If you look around a little (Amazon, etc) there are a number of different designs available that are a lot cheaper (and not as clunky looking) as the one from Garmin. I picked one up from Pep Boys for under $20 that works like a charm with my C-340.

Good luck.

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"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks" ~ Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"

Great mount, the install

Great mount, the install looks like a bezel mount, but I'm not getting how you screwed it into your dash.

Any help?

My Windshield suction cup mount failed!

seaworthy wrote:

I'm looking for ideas, I already know about the beanbag, and I don't like the idea of the vent mount and having the cold and/or hot air blowing directly on to the back of the unit! I need some innovating ideas! What do you use?

I have used the suction cup mount and the bean bag mount both with good luck. When using the suction cup mount I always wet the cup before sticking it up and I never let the mount support any of the weight of the GPS. I would let the weight of the GPS rest on the dash and all the suction cup did was prevent it from moving around.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

bean bag

Bean bag is a good idea

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

External antenna

Use an external antenna and mount or lay your GPS anywhere. Sometimes I place mine in a drink holder. Mostly use the "beanbag" though.

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Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

Windshield mount problems

Had problems with the windhield mount from the start especially on long trips.I purchased the friction mount at Walnart for the Nuvi models see http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8154370...

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Bean Bag

gwapaval wrote:

Bean bag is a good idea

The Garmin bean bag is the only way to go...

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Bean bag

I lease my car so can't install a permanent mount. I like the bean bag. It stays in place yet is easy to move around or use in another car.

amazon

charlesd45 wrote:

Had problems with the windhield mount from the start especially on long trips.I purchased the friction mount at Walnart for the Nuvi models see http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8154370#Item+Description

bought mine on AMAZON - 26.00 inclding shipping

Screwed the mount in from back side of the removeable panel

VicMatson wrote:

Great mount, the install looks like a bezel mount, but I'm not getting how you screwed it into your dash.

Any help?

Just removed the small removeable panel by the radio that was held in place with two screws, drilled the four holes in it and screwed the mount on from the back side. I did the same thing in my Corvette also and was just as simple and solid. Makes it fast and simple to switch between vehicles.

The whole project took less than a half hour.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Traffic reception?

mstarn wrote:

Use an external antenna and mount or lay your GPS anywhere. Sometimes I place mine in a drink holder. Mostly use the "beanbag" though.

Does it affect the Traffic reception thats in the charger? I'm hesitant because if it interferes, by placing lower in the car,because of the length.

Thanks for ideas!

Thanks for all the great ideas! The beanbag would work great in my truck, not my car. Maybe I'll get the bean bag for Christmas! smile

rjrsw, that mount would be perfect for the car, what are the W x H dimensions of it? Getting this information from Garmin would be like pulling teeth!

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Bob G. Nuvi 750

Alternative to drilling into dashboard

rjrsw wrote:

Just removed the small removeable panel by the radio that was held in place with two screws, drilled the four holes in it and screwed the mount on from the back side. I did the same thing in my Corvette also and was just as simple and solid. Makes it fast and simple to switch between vehicles.

The whole project took less than a half hour.

If you are adverse to drilling into the dashboard components, you can use a ProClip.

I've done this for my Lexus ES300 and Honda Ridgeline truck. Use a ProClip vehicle mount and attached the Garmin mount to it. Not as unobtrusive as rjrsw's but closer to OEM and very sturdy. Downside is the cost (aprox $30 for the ProClip and then $5 for the Garmin mount).

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"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

what are the W x H dimensions of it?

seaworthy wrote:

rjrsw, that mount would be perfect for the car, what are the W x H dimensions of it? Getting this information from Garmin would be like pulling teeth!

The base itself is 2" x 1 3/4" and it extends out 1 1/2" including the mount ball.

This is a direct link to the mount order page at Garmin:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=8556

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

I got a Ram-mount suction

I got a Ram-mount suction cup mount for my Garmin C550. I put it on about 2, 3 months ago and it's still there and didn't move a bit. Incredible mount.

Another Garmin mount solution that works well

Here is a setup I like VERY much. This is the same base they use on the beanbag and it accepts the gooseneck adapter for the Nuvi. I've been using this base for years with an eMap and Street Pilot 2610.

It's even uasier now with a Nuvi because you don't have to find a horizontal spot to mount it (just swivel the nuvi). The back is solid plastic and I can fasten it almost anywhere with a single piece of 7/8" wide industrial strenth velcro available at any Radio Shack for about a buck. I've never had one come loose (3 vhhicles) in over 4 years and it IS removeable.

http://www.buy.com/prod/garmin-auto-dash-mount-garmin-auto-d...

Frank

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Frank, MA.

Of course they do!

grampa-2007 wrote:

Best mount for any vehicle. Never falls off the dash and is very stable.

Ray

Never?
thats funny I have had mine slide on a hard turn, so you can never say never!

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

mine flew off the dash with the GPS mounted on it

grampa-2007 wrote:

Best mount for any vehicle. Never falls off the dash and is very stable.

Ray

I had my beanbag mount fly off the dash with the GPS mounted on it and land in the passenger seat while making a U-turn from a dead stop. I returned it to the store the next day.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

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http://www.semsons.com/peforga.html

I've had good luck with this company. I mount mine to the clear plastic of the tachometer. The shroud of the speedometer keeps it shaded and away from glare.

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Eat at Joes.

If you know about the bean

If you know about the bean bag then use it. It works great and can easily be moved. Take your GPS off when not in use and hide it in the glove box.

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I tripped going up the escalator and I fell for an hour and a half!

Bean Bag

I was not sure about putting out the money for the Bean Bag Mount. I finally broke down and purchased it and have no regrets. Not only is it stable on the dash, it is easy to move into another car or to take down when not in use. I have a 2008 Honda Accord and it is a perfit fit in front of the Radio display. Highly recommend.

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Garmin Nuvi 660

Garmin mount

Lots of good ideas for mounts. I found that my suction cup mount works very well in all temps if I clean the windshield really well and dampen the suction cup before sticking up. I just went on a 600 mile trip in varying temperatures and humidity using my original Garmin suction cup mount and it never let go. You definitely want to have the windshield good and clean first. The oils from your vinyl dashboard evaporate and collect on the windshield. If you don't clean those off, the suction cup will not stay up.

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Dave Garmin Nuvi 255W Magellan 1400

what kind of car?

The Kuda mounts, while not cheap, are very good -- I have 2 in my Mini, one for the GPS, and the other for ham radio gear.

www.kudausa.com also can be found on eBay

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

I switched from windshield

I switched from windshield suction cup to bean bag mounting and i think bean bag work great and convenience.

good luck,

My suction cup is still

My suction cup is still working. If you feel that it doesn't stick as long then just wipe the suction cup and the place you are putting it on with water. I always have wipes in my gps case for this reason.

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Nuvi 350

Bean Bag Vote

seaworthy wrote:

I'm looking for ideas, I already know about the beanbag, and I don't like the idea of the vent mount and having the cold and/or hot air blowing directly on to the back of the unit! I need some innovating ideas! What do you use?

Bean Bag is the best so far. The bottom does start to dry out and it will slip. I use a sticky pad and sit the bag on top of that, and it does not move.

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Garmin street pilot C330 and Nuvi 650 South Louisiana in the heart of Acadiana! "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score" Lombardi

mine flew off the dash with the GPS mounted on it

rjrsw said:
"I had my beanbag mount fly off the dash with the GPS mounted on it and land in the passenger seat while making a U-turn from a dead stop. I returned it to the store the next day."

rjrsw YOU MUST DRIVE LIKE A FRICKIN MANIAC!!!

I Love My Bean-bag

retiredtechnician wrote:

If you do a search on this website, you'll find most who have the bean-bag love it.

RT

I love my bean-bag so much, I bought a 2nd one.

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sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!

Not really

Maverick50 wrote:

rjrsw said:
"I had my beanbag mount fly off the dash with the GPS mounted on it and land in the passenger seat while making a U-turn from a dead stop. I returned it to the store the next day."

rjrsw YOU MUST DRIVE LIKE A FRICKIN MANIAC!!!

I just made a U-turn from a dead stop at a stop light. Startled the heck out of me when it came off the dash. Lucky it landed on the seat and it didn't damage the GPS. The dash in the vette is flat but pretty smooth texture on it with a Armor All UV protective coating.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Google Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Suction Cup Mount

I had my Garmin fall off the windshield several time and fall to the floor. I went as far a to tie a string to the mount and the rear view mirror so I wouldn't damage the unit. I live in a hot climate and have also welded the suction cup to the window, which damaged the suction cup. Garmin was excellent and replaced no charge, if within one year. Found the bean bag works the best for me.

You might try Pro-fit

They have custom mounts for many vehicles (although not my '07 SAAB 9-3). I have used them for satellite radio with great success.

http://www.pro-fit-intl.com/homepage

Mount Options Are Not That Good

I tried a couple of suction mounts and found that they did not work well. My front window slopes too much, the pebbled-effect on the dash seems to prevent a good seal, and I don't have enough clear space on the dash or console. I have used sticky mounts for my satellite radio but that just left crap on my dash.

The bean bag mount has worked very well, as far as I'm concerned. I've never had a problem with slippage but it can be easily moved - and stows nicely under the front seat. It's a little bulky and may not fit with interior decor but the benefits of the bag far outweigh any disadvantages.

My Windshield suction cup mount holds tight,1st Clean then water

seaworthy wrote:

I'm looking for ideas, I already know about the beanbag, and I don't like the idea of the vent mount and having the cold and/or hot air blowing directly on to the back of the unit! I need some innovating ideas! What do you use?

Seaworthy
Have you tried cleaning your window and suction cup with alcohol, then wet the suction cup and apply forward pressure while locking down the mount? This usually will give the windshield suction cup mount the added power to hold the GPSr with no problem, Mine hold tight.

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

I'll try it................

BobDee wrote:
seaworthy wrote:

I'm looking for ideas, I already know about the beanbag, and I don't like the idea of the vent mount and having the cold and/or hot air blowing directly on to the back of the unit! I need some innovating ideas! What do you use?

Seaworthy
Have you tried cleaning your window and suction cup with alcohol, then wet the suction cup and apply forward pressure while locking down the mount? This usually will give the windshield suction cup mount the added power to hold the GPSr with no problem, Mine hold tight.

Bob

I'm going to have to try it, just until I get something else! I don't want to take any more chances on damaging the unit. A lot of great ideas here!

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Bob G. Nuvi 750

Traffic reception?

Since I don't use traffic updates - I don't know how traffic reception is. The town I live in only has one stop light. Next town over has no stop lights. Kind of remote here in Clover, SC. The external antenna works good for Sat reception.

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Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

My Windshield suction cup mount failed!

the bean bag is the way to go

Bean Bag

martymco wrote:

the bean bag is the way to go

I totally agree....

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Used the winsheild mount and

Used the winsheild mount and it dropped the GPS, Bought the bean bag and except for avoiding the drivers who can't drive a couple of times, the GPS stays on the windshield

Virgo

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Virgo53 Nuvi 780/265W

Dash mount

I used industrial strength velcro to attach the dash mount to the dash...that way, I can remove the mount when I need to, instead of having it permanently mounted.

beanbag great, but need alternatives

I have 2 cars, one wirks great with the beanbag option however the other car it just isn't cutting it. I'm also looking for another option and considering the vent mount as well. However last thing I want to do is break my vent!

Bean bag

does have issue which is that it will expose the unit under direct sunlight on the dash, heat will kill the battery much quicker. I found the suction cup on the top of the windshield works for me, and I do not take the mount off so it stays there quite securely.

Jeff

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