Universal Bean Bag Mount

 
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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Plenty of info on bean bags here...

Just search for bean bag mounts. This one is nothing new. Don't know why they would bother with an article about it. Looks more like an advertisement than a story about something new. They have been around for a while.

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Nuvi 265WT, 200W

Nice Ad

There are better ones talked about on here though.

Homemade Bean Bags

Bean bags don't seem to be rocket science. Has anyone ever made their own, with just a flat piece of plastic and a bean bag or sand bag? You can then clamp your suction mount to that.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Bean bags are useful

I use a home made bean bag mount when in GF car. I use another as a camera mount on the car when I use the timer function for a quickie roadside pic that I want to be in.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Nav Mat

I have had my NavMat for a couple years now. It is ok. I got it originally for my c340. Now, I mount my 765t on it. Bad thing is, in order to access the button to remove the unit from the suction, or connect the USB cable, I have to swivel the unit up in order to access it. I do reconfigure and update my custom POIs alot. The beanbags in my opinion are overpriced. What is the best way to affix the unit to the dash for portability?

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

I'm afraid

I'm afraid it's probably the bean bag although Garmin's model has more open areas so you can get at the device easier than the one linked in the original post.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

I mount mine

t923347 wrote:

I'm afraid it's probably the bean bag although Garmin's model has more open areas so you can get at the device easier than the one linked in the original post.

so the release from the cradle is between two arms. Makes it a lot easier to unsnap when I want to just bring it in by the computer to do the updates.

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open areas in bag

t923347 wrote:

I'm afraid it's probably the bean bag although Garmin's model has more open areas so you can get at the device easier than the one linked in the original post.

I wondered if the Garmin beanbag would make it easier to get to the button and USB port. Not seen the mount up close enough to know. Might eventually buy the Garmin bag, to use specifically for my 765t.

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

Careful which garmin beanbag

Garmin calls the bean bags "Friction Mounts" and they released a new version earlier this year. From the reports I've heard it didn't go over very well. The one you want is Part Number: 010-10908-00.

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7X5 issue

groundhog wrote:

I wondered if the Garmin beanbag would make it easier to get to the button and USB port. Not seen the mount up close enough to know. Might eventually buy the Garmin bag, to use specifically for my 765t.

I think that's one of the issues with the 7X5 Nuvi's. The cradle isn't powered so you have to install the USB cable to bottom of the unit. This makes getting at it more difficult with the bean bag mount.

The older models like the 3XX, 6XX have the USB cable on the side of the unit and the 7XX along with the newer 1XXX models have powered cradles so you plug the power cable into the cradle not the mount. Both ways make life a fair bit easier when moving the Nuvi in and out of your vehicle.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Powered cradle

t923347 wrote:

I think that's one of the issues with the 7X5 Nuvi's. The cradle isn't powered so you have to install the USB cable to bottom of the unit.

This statement is incorrect. 7x5 nuvi's have a powered cradle.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

the ONLY mount

a_user wrote:

Garmin calls the bean bags "Friction Mounts" and they released a new version earlier this year. From the reports I've heard it didn't go over very well. The one you want is Part Number: 010-10908-00.

NONE BETTER

I bought

one a about a year ago, and wouldn't trade it for anything.

Well maybe not ANYTHING, M1 Garand or a Tommy Gun and it's yours.

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Lifetime NRA & USPSA member

Homemade

What kind of beans are the best to use?

Try garbanzo beans

EARL-M wrote:

What kind of beans are the best to use?

But wait, are those really beans? Either that or you can use dried soybeans in case you get hungry.

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

I have had a bean bag mount

I have had a bean bag mount for 2 years,it works great.

Mexican jumping beans

EARL-M wrote:

What kind of beans are the best to use?

Dont know for sure, think they will work.. ?????

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Garmin

Don't waste your time with the wannabees....get a Garmin....

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Use the right kind of beans

and run a line to the fuel tank. FREE GAS!!!!!!!!!!!