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How to get GPS to stick to windshield?

 

I use the windshield suction cup device for every GPS i've owned, and every one of them starts falling off.

How do i get it to stick to the windshield besides spitting on the suction cup. (that leaves an ugly ring on the windshield.)

THX!

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No idea

My solution to remove my saliva from the windshield is to use some napkins when I remove it from the windshield smile

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Just use your breath

Breathe on it instead of spit. Works just as well. Leaves a ring too, but not nearly as obtrusive as the saliva method.

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Windex removes spit and zits

Disposible Windex glass wipes works great on the windshield marks. They are in a tube in the auto department.

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This Works

dave817 wrote:

Disposible Windex glass wipes works great on the windshield marks. They are in a tube in the auto department.

I use the Armor All glass wipes and they work just fine.

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Even better

I use a bean bag for holding my GPS in position. I have the folding non-friction model, not the bulky one filled with beads. Duly tested on winding roads in Corsica, driving an SUV on and next to those roads - worked like a charm. Doesn't leave any marks on the windshield, either !

And I hear some States actually forbid you to use the windshield mount ? They claim either visibility reduction, or incentive for breaking into your car and searching for the GPSr...

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Link?

spera wrote:

I use a bean bag for holding my GPS in position. I have the folding non-friction model, not the bulky one filled with beads. Duly tested on winding roads in Corsica, driving an SUV on and next to those roads - worked like a charm. Doesn't leave any marks on the windshield, either !

And I hear some States actually forbid you to use the windshield mount ? They claim either visibility reduction, or incentive for breaking into your car and searching for the GPSr...

Link to folding bean bag mount?

Ask and ye shall receive !

I asked my friend Amazon, here's what I got in return:

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Portable-Friction-Dashboard-Mou...

Hope you'll like it, I know I've had mine for a few years now, and still happy as a bird !

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

eBay Fricton mount

thx! need to spend $7 more to get free shipping. what else to buy...

hm.. i wonder how this one on eBay compares?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Friction-Mount-4-Garmin-Nuvi-replace...

No rings

When I want to install it onto the wind shield, I use lens cleaning alcohol wipes; I do this in rental cars. I personally use a removable dash mount pad with a tacky bottom made by Bracketron - "Bracketron nav-mat ii"; works great!

No rings on the window

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JRoz -- nuvi 3490LMT, 3760LMT, 260W; Edge 605; Approach G5; Oregon 450

Switch to Vent Mount

I use vent mount and my GPS never falls off. I have them for both of my Hondas. The fit is excellent, and the GPS is closer to me. Plus, there are inexpensive.

Get the one's with springs (I have IG-A03: i.Trek Vent Mount for Garmin Nuvi ) - http://www.amazon.com/IG-A03-i-Trek-Mount-Garmin-265WT/dp/B0...

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- Missouri, Garmin 750 &, 255W

Moisture on the suction cup

Adding a little moisture to the suction cup and a clean surface have worked for me

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Garmin nuvi 2460LMT, GPSMAP60CSx, GPS V, GPS III+

I second WalkThisWay's

I second WalkThisWay's suggestion of a vent mount especially with the newer Nuvis getting smaller and lighter. Used a vent mount over the weekend trip of 1100 miles and never had a problem. It was our first time using one after years of suction cups falling to the floor.

Friction Mount

EcoRoute1 wrote:

thx! need to spend $7 more to get free shipping. what else to buy...

hm.. i wonder how this one on eBay compares?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Friction-Mount-4-Garmin-Nuvi-replace-010-11280-00-GBFM-/260465230948?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ca4f00464

I wonder how this works on a dash that is routinely wiped down with protectant?? Everything else slides on my dash like it was on ice.......

Looks pretty similar to me...

EcoRoute1 wrote:

thx! need to spend $7 more to get free shipping. what else to buy...

hm.. i wonder how this one on eBay compares?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Friction-Mount-4-Garmin-Nuvi-replace-010-11280-00-GBFM-/260465230948?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ca4f00464

Now I saw a few recommendations on vent mountings, and I can only say that my test was done off-road as well. I don't want to see my vents break off, I really don't !

Oh - and if you're looking for something additional to buy, I can also recommend the only other option I have on my Nüvi: a sunlight "visor", lik ethis one:

http://www.amazon.com/Shade-Glare-Shield-Visor-Garmin/dp/B00...

Stay safe on the road !

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Use Oil From Your Forehead

Do not use saliva, water, spit, etc. That evaporates. Use oil from your forehead or nose, just wipe on the suction cup annular area and presto!

Keep the window and rubber suction cup clean of solid debris that could cause leaks.

The RAM suction cup mounts are incredible.

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I don't like the vent mount

I don't like the vent mount as it blocks my vent. Several states make it illegal to mount the GPS and other things on your windshield, so Garmin usually ships a small round disc for mounting you GPS on the dash. You clean a spot on the dash, remove the adhesive backing and press hard. You now use the same suction cup but on the disc instead of the windshield. I like it - the GPS is a little lower so you get better vision out the windshield, the GPS is nearer to me so it is easier to reach and easier to see (both concerns as I get old.)You need the same saliva method to make it stay, but it works great. I liked the dash mount so well that I used an extra disc to mount my XM radio receiver. And with the dash mount, I can place my GPS very close to the door post where the windshield has too much curve to allow a windshield mount. Note: over time all suction cups will wear out and have to be replaced. But the ball pivot on the Garmin GPS mount also gets loose about then, so a new mount from Amazon corrects both problems.

I wet it

But it still falls down sometimes. And startles me whenever it does it.

ugh

Dumb double post

Beanbag Mount

Go to K-Mart and get their $20.00 beanbag mount. I got one last week and love it. It is a circular beanbag with a smooth plastic floor in the middle for a suction cup. Gravity will help keep the suction.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Garmin beanbaf

I have been using the Garmin bean bag, and have not even considered using anything else.

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Friction mounts are best

the Garmin friction mounts are fantastic. They stay put. You don't have to worry about it falling off the windshield in the heat/cold and you can remove it easily because it just sits there on top of your dashboard. I'm surprised more people don't use these instead of the windshield or beanbags. Beanbags are ugly on the dash!

back to the subject

The OP didn't ask what your recommendations for a mount is, he asked "How to get GPS to stick to windshield?" so friction, bean bags and vents are not answering his question, 2d nails is a valid answer while bean bag is not.

When I use the windshield suction mount (rarely) I pour a little bottle water on the suction cup and it stays put for the whole day, when I store the mount in the house I clean the cup under the faucet and place a piece of ClingWrap on the bottom to keep it dust free.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Yes it does....

flaco wrote:

The OP didn't ask what your recommendations for a mount is, he asked "How to get GPS to stick to windshield?" so friction, bean bags and vents are not answering his question, 2d nails is a valid answer while bean bag is not.

When I use the windshield suction mount (rarely) I pour a little bottle water on the suction cup and it stays put for the whole day, when I store the mount in the house I clean the cup under the faucet and place a piece of ClingWrap on the bottom to keep it dust free.

The best answer to his question is not to use a suction cup mount. That was my point.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

best answer is stick to the subject

David King wrote:

The best answer to his question is not to use a suction cup mount. That was my point.

In forum terminology that is called hijacking a thread to give opinion on something it wasn’t asked.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

This is the best money I

This is the best money I have spent on a windshield mount for the Garmin -

Buy this mount at Amazon for less than $9.00:
Arkon GN115 Windshield / Dashboard Mount for Garmin Nuvi & StreetPilot

No highjacking intended

flaco wrote:

In forum terminology that is called hijacking a thread to give opinion on something it wasn’t asked.

No, I answered what he did not ask, but I still maintain that the best solution to his problem is not to have one.

Sorry if I ruffled your feathers.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Funny

David King wrote:
flaco wrote:

Sorry if I ruffled your feathers.

Funny in light of his/her Avatar.

Heh

deke40 wrote:
David King wrote:
flaco wrote:

Sorry if I ruffled your feathers.

Funny in light of his/her Avatar.

Didn't notice that. Heh!!! wink

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Works for 1490?

WalkThisWay wrote:

I use vent mount and my GPS never falls off. I have them for both of my Hondas. The fit is excellent, and the GPS is closer to me. Plus, there are inexpensive.

Get the one's with springs (I have IG-A03: i.Trek Vent Mount for Garmin Nuvi ) - http://www.amazon.com/IG-A03-i-Trek-Mount-Garmin-265WT/dp/B0...

thx.. i'm assuming it also works for my 1490 since it attaches via swivel ball?

Thanks -

spera wrote:

I asked my friend Amazon, here's what I got in return:

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Portable-Friction-Dashboard-Mou...

Hope you'll like it, I know I've had mine for a few years now, and still happy as a bird !

Always wanted a mount for the other car (lazy). Reading this thread gave me an excuse. I just ordered one from your friend Amazon. Thanks for the info.

vegetable oil

Use vegetable oil on the suction cup because it won't evaporate. Also don't let the full weight of the GPS hang on the mount. When I was using the suction cup mount I would rest the weight of the GPS on the dash and all the suction cup did was prevent it from moving around.

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Silicone

I am using plumbing silicone lubrication from the hardware store; I lubricate the entire mounting surface then wipe off the excess. Working very well so far...

bean bag

Forget about the windshield, just get a bean bag. Easy on and off.

Love it !

Have my unit mounted right in the middle of windshield on driver's side as high as it can go ! Windshield in that area slightly darkened so unit cannot be seen from outside. Have a couple strings of beads and a black lei hanging from RV mirror which hides GPS power cable. In my car it's high enough so that the only thing it hides are low flying airplanes (well almost). Perfect location and distance for me. I'm 6' 1" and still doesn't impede driving vision. Have to move my head slightly left when directly at overhead stop lights but no problem.
I'm not in CA or MN, and not planning on going there in the near future, so not breaking law.
Live in FL with high heat but usually get 2-3 weeks before I have to clean and reattach. No biggy !
Wipe windshield in that area with damp paper towel, wipe suction rubber, add a little spit, reattach and away we go for several weeks. GPS never leaves car except to do updates so not putting undo pressure on mount while removing very often.
What can I say, works for me !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

May be Illegal

Make sure your state does not prohibit sticking a GPS on your windshield.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/34521

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Custom Mounts

I drive a Ford Escape and I made my own custom mount that fits into a space near my radio that I never used and honestly never understood why it was there.

The custom mount is perfect and looks great and is more accessible that any window or dash mount. It's the best thing I ever did for my vehicle GPS. I would post a picture here from my professional Photobucket account if this forum facilitated the posted of photos.

easy

SnookMook wrote:

I would post a picture here from my professional Photobucket account if this forum facilitated the posted of photos.

Just place link in the message body to your Photobucket location like this.

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx117/tracatan/AltimaNuvi...

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

If you car has a sunglass holder

I find that the navigator fits very nicely into the overhead sunglass holder - and we ran the power through the roof liner - absolutely invisible and it never falls down.

On my SUV which doesn't have an overhead console mine is installed above the the mirror - the windshield has a blackout section, and the wiring is also run through the roof liner so you can't see if from outside the vehicle at all.

With spit, I found that the suction cup eventually bakes onto the windshield and can't be removed without a scraper.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

solution

Crazy glue would probably work

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I drive, therefore I am happy. Rodeo, wildlife and nature photography rodeophoto.ca

It's a pain

Never found sticking something removable to the Windshield a good idea. Always ended up having a negative effect. If you remove it, it will leave something behind that you need to clean up, if it even cleans up. I had my Garmin stuck to the windshield in my old Truck. It always fell off. The sun would dry out the rubber and it became brittle. No matter what i used I would always see the outline of the suction cup on the windshield depending on the light. I use a bean bag in my new Truck. The vent holders look like trouble to me. Can't imagine them not breaking the Vents if you go over too many bumpy roads like I do.

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nüvi®3790LMT nüvi®3590LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not ride to work on snow mobiles

Garmin Suction Cup + Mounts

How To Get GPS To Stick.... Can't offer an expert answer but I used the standard suction mount on a trip from Dallas - El Paso - Boulder Dam - Vegas - LA, of/on each day. No spit, just worked. Similarly back home it's in/out of 2 vehicles and (touch wood!) has performed flawlessly. Is there a temperature parameter that the suction cap will only work within..?

You may wish to .....

clean the applicable part of the windshield with an alcohol pad to remove all grime and residue.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

liquid nails

liquid nails! it wont move!lol

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Hijacking or just good advice?

EcoRoute1 wrote:

thx! need to spend $7 more to get free shipping. what else to buy...

hm.. i wonder how this one on eBay compares?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Friction-Mount-4-Garmin-Nuvi-replace-010-11280-00-GBFM-/260465230948?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ca4f00464

Sometimes giving good alternatives to the O.P. can expand his options and knowledge. This isn't necessarily hijacking a thread but just helping someone out that may not know their options. This community is based on helping and as evidenced here, it was much appreciated by the O.P.

Yes indeed

DrewDT wrote:

Sometimes giving good alternatives to the O.P. can expand his options and knowledge. This isn't necessarily hijacking a thread but just helping someone out that may not know their options. This community is based on helping and as evidenced here, it was much appreciated by the O.P.

My opinion also. I feel vindicated.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Clean the glass really good.

Clean the glass really good. Then breathe on your suction. Press it on firmly and THEN pull up on the lever. You'll be good to go.

Why is this better than OEM?

gadget_man wrote:

This is the best money I have spent on a windshield mount for the Garmin -

Buy this mount at Amazon for less than $9.00:
Arkon GN115 Windshield / Dashboard Mount for Garmin Nuvi & StreetPilot

why is this one better than the suction mount suppied by Garmin?

Which friction mount is better?

This one for $12:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260465230...

Or this Garmin one for $14 (after coupon):
http://www.shop4tech.com/item10023.html

hm..how to embed images?

I would suggest you move

I would suggest you move away from windshield mount altogether. One reason is that they are not allowed in some places and another is that when you are driving and they let go for any reason they fall and your natural reaction is to catch it which can get you into an accident.

No suckers

RX3451 wrote:

I would suggest you move away from windshield mount altogether. One reason is that they are not allowed in some places and another is that when you are driving and they let go for any reason they fall and your natural reaction is to catch it which can get you into an accident.

AGREE!!!

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN
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