GARMIN LOCATION MOUNTING

 

Just wondering what evryone else does.

I mount my GPS (Windshield mount)within my reach for local trips, so I can mash buttons when ever I want. How-Ever, for longer trips (Using the RV), I mount the GPS on the passenger side, and only let the passenger (Navigator) mash buttons.

Just seems a little safer on long trips.

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TRACY

Left hand bottom corner (I

Left hand bottom corner (I am left handed) of the windshield.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Right hand bottom corner (I

Right hand bottom corner (I am right handed) of the windscreen.

(But I do drive on the other side of the road to you smile

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------------------------ Phil Hornby, Stockport, England ----------------------               http://GeePeeEx.com - Garmin POI Creation made easy           »      

Permanent disc on the center

Permanent disc on the center dash with the suction cup.

Tracy, Do you know how nice

Tracy,

Do you know how nice it was to have you pop back up on my screen the other day? I am really happy that you are back, how have you been?

Miss Poi

Ha! Trying to be a smart, well you kinow????

Hornbyp wrote:

Right hand bottom corner (I am right handed) of the windscreen.

(But I do drive on the other side of the road to you smile

Smarty! LOL

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Windshield Mount

I have my nuvi 660 located in the middle of the dashboard in my 2005 Highlander, using the windshield mount. It's working out pretty good so far.

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bombos, Garmin nuvi 1450LMT

Windshield Center

I keep mine mounted just below the rear view mirror, on the drivers side. Convenient to see when I glance at the mirror.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

mount location

i have a 2k maxima so the dash where the central air vent is has a flat spot on top. i stuck the dash plate there and the unit is easily reachable.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/574000-57...
not my car but where that weird thing on top is

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Garmin Nuvi 765T

location, location, location...

I keep mine below the radio on the center console. It is closer to the passenger.

I don't usually need to look, I have the red-light camera db loaded (Thanks Miss POI), Bluetooth for phone calls and the sound pumped through the car speakers.

I just sit back and listen to all the different sounds it makes...

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-Mike Nuvi 360 Samsung M520 Sprint (Bluetooth'd)

I have my c330 mounted on

I have my c330 mounted on that spider-mount thing, and it sits in the center of my dashboard. I love that three-legged mount, but it does have the tendency to "creep" forward...

-Tom

Using a good Velcro solution

Using a good Velcro solution in the middle of the dashboard of the two cars.
I can move the Nuvi between the two cars without praying the suction cup to don't fall down.

Bye

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\/iger6____________ nuvi 350 on board.

Apparently, it is illegal in

Apparently, it is illegal in a couple states (California being one of them) to mount the GPS on the windshield. That hasn't stopped me though, I try to mount it fairly low so that it doesn't interfere with my field of view outside the windshield.......also figure cops aren't going to go to the hassle of pulling me over unless it's right in the middle of the windshield.

Me too...

asianfire wrote:

Left hand bottom corner (I am left handed) of the windshield.

...although I'm not a South-paw! smile

One thing I like about this location is that when driving at night any glare that the GPS gives off is offset by the headlight glare of oncoming traffic.

Mike L.

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

where oh where

To place the gpsR, that tis the question.

In the wife's Camry, fwd of the gear shift lever. There is a big compartment next to 12V outlet, on the fwd most vertical part, I put the permanent adhesive disk and use the suction mount, works perfect.
We were rear ended a few weeks ago (in the Camry), popped the change drawer open and change ended up all over the floor, the c550 stayed attached to the suction mount. The guy's chevy HHR front end was a mess. Camry took a solid hit, messed up the rear bumper tailpipe/muffler etc only 1700.00 of damage.

In my Explorer, there are two of these compartments/cubby holes under the environmental controls, most recently I've been using the portable friction mount (bean bag). I have it in the upper most cubby hole and use the lower one for the extra pwr cord. So far works great. No problem in either vehicle getting reception down there. Prior to getting the bean bag, the c550 would fit snuggly in that compartment all by itself, that worked great as well, now however the speakers are a bit more out in the open.

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

05 Toyota Tundra

The Tundra has a flat, horizontal tray on the center console. It is not smooth but I solved that issue by cutting out a 2"x2" piece of plastic from a cd jewel case. I epoxied that to the tray and it holds the suction cup without problem. It makes for a very clean, easy-on-the-eyes installation for the nuvi 350. Sat. reception is fine and it just takes a quick glance down for either the driver or the passenger to look at the screen.

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Nuvi 350, etrex legend, compass, iBook

Location

In the middle of the windshield is the best for mine also you get the best signal from the sattelites

Car Floor / Seat Bolt Mount

I have used the windshield mount but it is a long reach for my wife in the GMC Envoy. Has anyone used the car floor/seat bolt mount. It looks like a flexible shaft that mounts to the passanger seat floor bolt. The GPS is then mid dashboard height.

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Jim Garmin nuvi 660

obstructed view

I don,t know about virginia but up in New York you can get a summons if your windshield or dashboard is obstrueted. When I was a lot younger like 40 years ago I got a summons for having a girls small garter band hanging off my rear view mirror.

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Richie

My Mounts

In my Toyota Tundra, I mount it low on the windshield so the only thing it obstructs is a view of my hood.

In my work truck (Kenworth T-800) where it resides most of the time, I mount it on the top of the dash on the plastic adhesive disk that came with the unit. The windshield is too far away to reach. The dash is close enough to reach, only blocks the view of the bug shield on the hood and is right where I can see it clearly without taking my eyes off the road. It's also in a position to get good signal.

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Gordon - Jacksonville, FL - Garmin Steetmap C550

In all states (may be wrong,

In all states (may be wrong, but pretty positive about it), they have an "obstruction of view" law. So if the LEO really wants too, he can ticket you for anything on the windsheild.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

F-150

Cup holder, center of dash, below the radio.

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TomTom built in and Garmin Nuvi 1490T. Eastern Iowa, formerly Southern California "You can check out any time you like...but you can never leave."

Lincoln Navigator

I need to find a suction mount for my Garmin 2820, but its currently located on the bean mount under the rear view mirror in the center of the dash. There's lots of space there (its a big SUV). The wires (all 4 of them) head back next to the defroster vents and then down under the dash where they plug in to the various other components (XM antenna, power, mic & FM Modulator for the stereo).

Garmin Location Mount

I mount my Nuvi 350 in the Lexus with a Vent Mount. Put the unit close to the steering wheel.
JG

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JG - Nuvi 2460

Same as topracer

topracer wrote:

Permanent disc on the center dash with the suction cup.

Ditto

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

grand prix

I mount mine high on the winshield, just to the left of the mirror. That keeps it close enough to hit the buttons and it keeps the glare of the sun off it.

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Lum

I've put my 680 on the

I've put my 680 on the windshield near the vent on the driver side.

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-------------- NUVI 680.

Garmin locating mounting

I have one of those spidey mounts and it is excellent. It is easy to move between cars and to take in the house to update POI's. It sits nicely beside my computer in the house on the mount. It does not obstruct the window vision but is right there when I need it. It is also easy to hide away from prying eyes. I have a Caravan and I have it in the middle of the dash, My wifw can easily acces it while I am driving to make changes or to check out gas stations etc.

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Nuvi 255

re: In all states (may be wrong,

asianfire wrote:

In all states (may be wrong, but pretty positive about it), they have an "obstruction of view" law. So if the LEO really wants too, he can ticket you for anything on the windsheild.

I have mine mounted in the lower left part of the windshield and the Zumo blocks my view of the inspection and registration stickers. If I get a ticket for the gps blocking the view, I'll be showing the judge that the state required stickers block the same view.

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Rusty Myers Austin, TX Garmin eTrex Vista, Zumo 550

Yeah, I wouldn't try that,

Yeah, I wouldn't try that, those stickers are state approved. That whole law is a bunch crap anyways. You have to have a lot or very big items to actually hender your view of the road and surroundings.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Garmin Mount

I use the Garmin beanbag mount for a variety of our Hondas. In my Prelude I have to put it on the console because the dash slope is too steep. It does put the unit a little close to me. On the Civic and old Accord the mount works fine on the dash. On the Pilot, there is plenty of space on the forward part of the console.

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Heng5 Nuvi 680 & 285WT

Left Bottom

I keep mine low on the far left bottom of the windscreen. The GPS rests almost rests on the dash and it's in the same place it would be if I was using a dash mount. smile

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BD • Nuvi 360 • Mac User

right on the instrument cluster

I have a Garmin Nuvi 360. I took that permanent sticky plate and wedged it in a gap where the instrument cluster plastic shield meets the plastic. This way I dont have to actualy stick it as its held by friction. Then I use the suction cup mount to mount to it. Its right in my dash and out of the way. It covers some of the lights where it says drive reverse park, but I already know if I am in thos positions as my shifter indicates them very clearly

Permanent disc

I was waiting for someone to mention the 'permanent disc' for the dashboard. I have 2 and am afraid to put them on/in our cars in fear you can't remove them. Is this true, as in permanent is permanent? I would love to put it on the dash and not the windshield.

I read some place that if

I read some place that if you heated the seal with a hair dryer and soften up the glue, it can be removed

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

police cars

asianfire wrote:

In all states (may be wrong, but pretty positive about it), they have an "obstruction of view" law. So if the LEO really wants too, he can ticket you for anything on the windsheild.

They should give themselves a ticket. With Laptops, notepads, microphones, video cameras, etc. in most police cars I always wondered how they can see the road.

cheers.

Just recently removed a

Just recently removed a Garmin permanent disc from my work truck on a hot day it wasn't permanent and started slipping around with my sp 7200. So I just twisted it off then peeled the adhesive off both sides worked well.

Check Engine

livnaway wrote:

I have a Garmin Nuvi 360. I took that permanent sticky plate and wedged it in a gap where the instrument cluster plastic shield meets the plastic. This way I dont have to actualy stick it as its held by friction. Then I use the suction cup mount to mount to it. Its right in my dash and out of the way. It covers some of the lights where it says drive reverse park, but I already know if I am in thos positions as my shifter indicates them very clearly

Hope it doesn't cover the "Check Engine" light...rofl.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

EZ Pass

And they sell the EZ pass transponders to attach to your windshield, for toll booths. Guess it is ok for the state to sell these items to be attached to the windshield, but you can't use a small GPS on the dash or windshield. Doesn't seem fair!

GARMIN LOCATION MOUNTING

Garmin Permanent Stick in center of dash

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

My location

On top of the dash to the righ with in reach. This allows me to view the screen quickly without blocking the view of the road

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Allan Barnett - Garmin nüvi 885T/765T/Pharos GPS (bluetooth) w/MS Maps on PPC

Mounting 7200/7500

Robinson970 wrote:

Just recently removed a Garmin permanent disc from my work truck on a hot day it wasn't permanent and started slipping around with my sp 7200. So I just twisted it off then peeled the adhesive off both sides worked well.

Have you arrived at a permanent solution for mounting your 7200? I have a 7500 and am currently using the bean bag mount from my old 2650. This works only marginally. I need some kind of permanent solution but after reading the "thefts" forum am a little paranoid of having a permanent mount in plain view.

Nuvi Mounting

I have used the permanent disc and found that they do release pretty easy with a bit of heat from a heat gun or hair dryer - at least they did from a Ford Taurus and Ford Expedition.

Now I use the windshield suction cup mount exclusively on my truck and in rental cars. So far so good with the windshield suction cup mount. No sticking to the windshield and damaging the mount when removing and while it does fall off on rare occasions it goes right back on and stays for days and days before it falls off again.

Every time it has fallen off the Nuvi was not in the mount. Now every week or so I remove the mount and clean the windshield and reinstall it and no problems.

Stan

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Officer I'm sorry I was going the wrong way on that one-way street but my GPS told me to turn left ... Oh, I'm still getting a ticket, okay then the GPS will see ya in court!