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Hey,

When it gets really hot out my gps keeps falling off the windshield. Is there any trick to making it stay short of super glue?

Clean the rubber really well

Clean the rubber really well with an alcohol wipe, and clean the area on the windshield also. Let both dry well.

Using a very small amount of water on your finger tip, wet the rubber on the suction cup and apply to the windshield. the real trick is to make sure the windshield and the rubber are clean. Most window cleaners will leave a residue.

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Frank Nuvi 2597LMT

or try a beanbag...

Eliminates the sticking/no sticking and 'ring' problem while making it easy to transfer between vehicles....

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non-native nutmegger

Be careful re: alcohol wipes & the suction cup

Especially if using some 3rd party suction cup mount (but even Garmin had a bad batch a summer or two ago...), they could be using a recipe for their raw materials that may make the suction cup susceptible to deterioration and loss of functionality when exposed to solvents like alcohol - for the suction cups, cleaning with plain ol' soap & water should do the trick.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

go to beanbag mount

go to beanbag mount

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GeorgiaBII wrote:

Hey,

When it gets really hot out my gps keeps falling off the windshield. Is there any trick to making it stay short of super glue?

I've never tried it because I don't use a suction cup anymore, but somewhere on the net I ran across an article that said to rub virgin vegetable oil on the suction cup instead of water because it won't evaporate from the heat.

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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 mount

GeorgiaBII,

As someone else mentioned, the beanbag mount is the only way to go. You can hide your GPS when parked, you can move it anywhere you need to on your dashboard and never have your GPS dive off your windshield again. Search Buy.com, Amazon or even Best Buy because they have all had beanbags on sale recently. Great investment for the money.

Which beanbag is good?

Which beanbag is good? Garmin or third party? I will appreciate your feed back.

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Google Nexus 4, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

Beanbag doesn't work on all

Beanbag doesn't work on all vehicles, so keep your packaging in case you need to return it. I tried it on my mother's 2000 Mercedes E320 and no matter where I place the GPS unit it would fly off if I brake or accelerate with some momentum. The entire dashboard is sloped.

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Garmin 885T

Easy solution: Ask your wife

Easy solution: Ask your wife to hold. smile smile

Beanbag doesn't work on all

awkuan wrote:

Beanbag doesn't work on all vehicles, so keep your packaging in case you need to return it. I tried it on my mother's 2000 Mercedes E320 and no matter where I place the GPS unit it would fly off if I brake or accelerate with some momentum. The entire dashboard is sloped.

You can go to Walmart or almost any store and get some non skid liner and put on the bottom of your beanbage mount. that will help it from slipping. I use it on the bottom of my throuw rugs and for things setting on the counter in the motorhome, works good. (one solution is stop the fast starts and hard fast stops) just kidding. smile

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

There may be cheaper ones

rookie8155 wrote:

Which beanbag is good? Garmin or third party? I will appreciate your feed back.

But Garmin's beanbag mount, called a Portable Friction Mount (Part 010-10908-00) is excellent. I suspect that you can find it on Amazon or Ebay for less than the $40.00 it lists for on the Garmin website.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

t923347 wrote: rookie8155

t923347 wrote:
rookie8155 wrote:

Which beanbag is good? Garmin or third party? I will appreciate your feed back.

But Garmin's beanbag mount, called a Portable Friction Mount (Part 010-10908-00) is excellent. I suspect that you can find it on Amazon or Ebay for less than the $40.00 it lists for on the Garmin website.

Thanks for the information.

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Google Nexus 4, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

Check Amazon as soon as you can.

Do a search on Amazon by 010-10908-00(part Number),and its $23.14 and if you spend a few more bucks ($25.00 total) you will get free shipping and remember, you wont pay tax either:))

Happy Hunting

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Personally, I'd look into

Personally, I'd look into the beanbag mount. It works great for me

I had this problem on my

I had this problem on my MINI, which has more of a vertical windshield rake than most cars. I ended up getting a mount that attaches to the back of my tach and puts the 760 just behind and to the right of my steering wheel. Works beautifully, and is far more ergonomic.

The problem with beanbag

The problem with beanbag mounts is if you have a car that is fun to drive <wink, wink> the whole thing ends up in your lap all the time.

Lick it, Stick it.

Works for me.

Curt

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The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

Suction Problem

I was just having a problem with my 765T falling off the windshield too. Its only 6 months old and shouldn't be doing this. I shot Garmin a email complaining about this and they immediately sent me a new suction cup mount.

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

Have never used the Suction Cup

I still have not used the Suction cup mount for my 760..I too just used the Bean bag mount..Just be careful if you use Armor all or anything like that as it will make it slick..

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

Got A Ram Mount

I must have gotten one of the bad batch suction cup mounts with my 760. Not only would the suction cup fail, but the unit would pop out of the cradle. I purchased a ram mount with the suction cup and it has yet to fall off and the unit can't pop out of the cradle because of the design. I have to keep the original cradle on the unit(the ram mount is made to fit this way) so I can run the power cord to the unit, but other than that it solved my problem. The bean bag is not a bad idea, it just won't work for me due to the cradle falling off problem.

I'll try it

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try cleaning things up real good and if that doesn't work I may try getting a new suction.

I'm not a fan of the bean bag. My last GPS the Ique 3600 slid off my dash and hit the gear shifter. Destroyed it. sad

Last but not least

Spray the suction cup with a tiny bit of PAM. Mine never falls off anymore but if you use TOO MUCH, it can slide a bit on really rough roads.

Falling GPS

try a beanbag it is the better solution
Their are other beanbag styles out their

1) Heat from windshield will kill GPS unit
2) faster way to store in trunk
3) no tell tail sign of GPS in car

Mark

iQue 3600 Bean Bag

Does anyone know if they make an adapter for the nuvi 7x5 series that will connect the nuvi to the iQue 3600 bean bag?

My 350 came with a dashboard

My 350 came with a dashboard disc with a strong double face tape. When you use it to hold the GPS the weight is straight down and not on an angle. It also brings it closer to the front of the dash. There is not enought preasure to have it fall off.
I purchased an extra disc on the internet. It was an after market product for less than 1/4 the price from Garmin.

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Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

Bean bags is just cumbersome

I didn't like the windshield mount, cable for the power got in the way. I believe some states, it is illegal to mount anything on the windshield that could block vision. I bought and tried a bean bag from Garmin. It worked great, but it just cluttered the dash, it's bulky and very heavy. I ended up going with a air-vent mount. It is easily mounted, does block my field of vision, puts my Nuvi easily within reach and makes the whole unit blend in to the dash panel nicely.

Now I know this will not work in all cars, because of the design of various air vents per model car, but it works beautifully in mine.

As others have stated get a

As others have stated get a beanbag mount. It's much more convenient, and makes typing on the device a lot easier. Plus it allows for easy transfer to hide it so it won't get stolen.

bean bag mount

I used to have the same problem with my 669. I ended up buying a bean bag mount. It never falls and is easier to removed from the car. No marks on the windsheild either.

sometimes you just need to give the answer asked

GeorgiaBII wrote:

,

GeorgiaBII wrote:

Hey,

When it gets really hot out my gps keeps falling off the windshield. Is there any trick to making it stay short of super glue?

I'll try it

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try cleaning things up real good and if that doesn't work I may try getting a new suction.

I'm not a fan of the bean bag. My last GPS the Ique 3600 slid off my dash and hit the gear shifter. Destroyed it. sad

I didn't see GeorgiaBII ask anything about Bean bags, did you folks even read his question?

I have been using suction mounts for years, they key is cleanliness of the cup and the mounting sirface.
You will want to use a mild de-greasing detergent to wash the suction cup, then rinse well. Use windex to wash the windshield a minimum of twice or more if you smoke. then use plain water on the suction cup, not spit because of the salt in your saliva, being careful not to touch the cup surface because of oil on your skin (fingers).

There are three culprits that cause mount separation:
1) oil
2) Nicotine film
3) dirt/dust on cup

If you still are having trouble, it probably time to replace the suction cup mount.

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=replace+GPS+suction+c...

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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.

Try a bean bag mount

Try a bean bag mount

Beanbag mount

GeorgiaBII wrote:

Hey,

When it gets really hot out my gps keeps falling off the windshield. Is there any trick to making it stay short of super glue?

that is why I use a beanbag. I never knew when the GPS would fly off the windshield.

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