sorry new subject dash mounting

 

for all you tomtom xxl owners . how many have the dash mount and what do you use ?
i have universal bean bag but the part you attach to the back of the unit seems to be about an inch to short to bend to 90 deg. any workarounds for this still using the bean bag type mount ?
mike

found solution

another member on another site gave me a solution for my problem . ive ordered the unit and hopefully will recieve it soon. better yet even under 10.00 .
mike

Arkon TTEP112

It is a three piece solution. A friction beanbag base, a goose neck suction cup mount, and a easyport adapter.

The suction cup did not fare too well in the Florida sun, so I removed the suction cup from the mount and super glued it to the base. Now there is no problem.

The goose neck will let you adjust the height and angle much more than the standard TomTom suction cup mount.

I believe the goose neck mount and the easyport adapter are available separately if you already have a beanbag base.

What is it?

Please share your success and tell us what it is, where it is and how much it is.

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Try this one

davidkbrown wrote:

Please share your success and tell us what it is, where it is and how much it is.

www.arkon.com/manuals/TTEP112.pdf

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"ARKON TTEP115 TomTom EasyPort Windshield / Dash Mount
mike

I took my universal bean bag

I took my universal bean bag and removed the 'beans' from one section. You just cut a small slice in the bottom and remove the sack of material. Now there is more room for the mount and it sits at a nice low level on the dash. I preferred trying this to buying a gooseneck extension that may sit too high.

The gooseneck is adjustable

vandelaycorr wrote:

I took my universal bean bag and removed the 'beans' from one section. You just cut a small slice in the bottom and remove the sack of material. Now there is more room for the mount and it sits at a nice low level on the dash. I preferred trying this to buying a gooseneck extension that may sit too high.

I realize that you already have a solution, but for those that are still looking I want to point out that the gooseneck of the Arkon TTEP112 has an adjustable height Take a look at step 5 on page 2 of the link provided by BoxCar above. You'll also see on step 6 that the head angle is also fully adjustable too.

Gooseneck

WJThomas wrote:

I realize that you already have a solution, but for those that are still looking I want to point out that the gooseneck of the Arkon TTEP112 has an adjustable height Take a look at step 5 on page 2 of the link provided by BoxCar above. You'll also see on step 6 that the head angle is also fully adjustable too.

Thanks for the clarification. I will get one of these if my surgery doesnt work.

mount

got mine the other day . get one you wont regret it . the adjustment is really easy as wjyhomas stated.
mike

Goose Neck and Bean Bag

I've been using a goose neck/bean bag combination for several years and really like it. It provides a lot of variation that is handy when using my GO930 in different cars (both mine and rentals).

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

Modified Windshield Mount

I took the windshield mount from my 930 and removed the suction cup leaving a round plastic base. I drilled a hole down through this base and mounted it to a plastic portion of my dash. It works perfect and is out of the way and is stable.

Oh yes, I have a replacement part for the dash to return it to stock appearance if I need to.

goose neck mount

the one thing i noticed with mine was that the snap ring part wasnt as tight as the one that came with the tomtom.
mike

I have the tomtom universal

I have the tomtom universal beanbag mount, but my tomtom won't stay stuck to it. any tips?

solution

I got some mounting squares. I think they were originally to put pictures on walls where you can peel them off later if you want. I stuck the suction base to the beanbag part. I snap the tomtom into and out out the O-ring as needed for storage

Works ok so far and looks clean

What Kind of Mount?

By "tomtom universal beanbag mount" do you mean one with a flat opening on one side? That is what you will need for a TomTom.

If that is what you have, and you are still having problems, try applying a little moisture (i.e., spit) to the bottom of the suction cup before mounting. Also, make sure the plate on the beanbag mount is clean.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

had a problem

Box Car wrote:
davidkbrown wrote:

Please share your success and tell us what it is, where it is and how much it is.

www.arkon.com/manuals/TTEP112.pdf

I liked the item discribed in the manual, but the safety hook failed and the bag slid around the dashboard. I switched to a bean bag with a non skid bottom and found that to be better choice. Good luck..

Like My Gooseneck

mrpkd wrote:

the one thing i noticed with mine was that the snap ring part wasnt as tight as the one that came with the tomtom.
mike

I have not had that problem. As long as I keep it clean when I attach it, it will stay in place for months.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

yes mine was the tomtom

yes mine was the tomtom brand universal mount. i tried the spit method but that didn't work too well-- came unstuck almost every day. maybe my spit ain't as good as yours!! smile
these mounting squares seem ok so far. I"ll go to duct tape (yuk) or super glue next if needed

Sorry

nuvinooby wrote:

yes mine was the tomtom brand universal mount. i tried the spit method but that didn't work too well-- came unstuck almost every day. maybe my spit ain't as good as yours!! smile
these mounting squares seem ok so far. I"ll go to duct tape (yuk) or super glue next if needed

Sorry you had so much trouble. Don't know about my spit mrgreen but it sounds like you have come up with a good solution.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

duct tape

the mounting strips kept failing and the tomtom would fall from the dash to the floor! sad especially on warm days. So I duct taped the tomtom base to the the dashboard mount. fugly, but works

NEVER trust the suction cup mount!

Never trust the suction cup mount!

In hot weather, it will loose suction and drop the GPS. This happened to me, but fortunately I was waiting for a light when it fell and I was able to catch it.

I use the TOMTOM Bean Bag mount, and I velcro the suction cup to the bean bag, since you should (everyone together) NEVER trust the suction cup mount!

Pro Clips

I use the ProClips system in my 2 vehicles and they work great for my Nuvi 1450. It's off the windshield, closer to me and just a great system. They have mounts for most cars and GPS, radios, cellphones, etc.

http://www.proclipusa.com/

gps dash plate

(from Canada)
I have a Nuvi 1350 and use this dash base with pretty good success. Several of my gps friends use the same device.

http://www.gpscity.ca/gps-city-super-grip-dashboard-friction...

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phlatlander

I like that mount! Thanks

I like that mount! Thanks for the link