any Honda CR-V owners here?
I thought I would pass along this mounting tip.
I didn't want to use the suction cup windshield mount that comes with the unit, and the idea of a vent mount in the summer when I usually have my A/C blasting, didn't seem too appealing.
So here is what I did. My 2002, second generation CR-V, has a small dash storage pocket below the radio and center dash vents. I think the previous and subsequent models may have this as well.
It has a door on it to conceal the storage area, that drops down like a tailgate, to form a small shelf. This is perfect for mounting the dash disc with it's self sticking adhesive.
Then I use the suction cup mount basically inverted from the way you would use it on the windshield. It mounts very solidly, and still allows for adjustment, up and down, and left and right, on the ball joint to get the perfect viewing angle, and adjust for glare if needed.
And, this also addresses the issue of not wanting potential thieves to know you have a GPS with that suction cup ring on the dash. As I leave my car, I simply put my 765T in the case that I bought for it, put it in my pocket or laptop case, disconnect the suction cup from the disc, close the "tailgate" on the storage pocket, which conceals the mounting disc from view, and place the suction cup and connected power cord out of sight under my seat.
Works great for me. I can have a completely free view of my entire windshield area, and yet safely and easily glance down at the screen and back to the road.
If any of you would like to see a pic, and can tell me how/where I go about sharing one at this site, I would be happy to do so.
I would be willing to email it as well, but I am not sure what the policy is here for posting email addresses.
I'm using a dashboard mount for my nuvi 660. I got it from amazon.com (see link below). By far, it is the best mount you can use. It never slides to the side, easy to mount (just put it on the dash) and easy to hide in a console box or in a globe compartment. I'm not sure if you have space in your dash but you can check the dimension out.
My beanbag allows the unit to sit up on the dash where it has a great view of the sky. I have the added advantage that it's portable between cars as well.
I did the same thing in my Accord. I'm also wiring the unit so the audio comes through the car's speakers.
I have a 2002 CR-V also and I'd been sticking it on my windshield. Putting the disk on the inside of the compartment door is perfect. It's easier to reach the screen and there's no more suction cup marks to wipe off the windshield. Thanks for the great tip!
happy to share
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