I just got a 2013 Corolla, and the dashboard has a different texture than my other car. This one features a "leather" like texture. The problem is that the Garmin Permanent Dash Mount (with adhesive oval foam tape) does not stick properly. I followed all the instructions, and it still pops right off - even after letting it sit/cure for days.
Does anyone on here have a similar experience they can share their fix for? I've looked at the kuda mounts, but they don't offer any for the location I need in this car. I would also like to avoid using screws or anything too damaging.
Thanks everyone for all the replies and suggestions! I just called Garmin and told them the issues I had with the mount I ordered, and they're sending me the beanbag mount. I've never used a beanbag mount, but from the all the good things I've read on here, it seems promising.
Many of us prefer the beanbag mounts.
as archae86 stated , I gave up the fight and bought bean bag mount . so easy to stick under the seat when leaving your vehicle.
Yes, either the Deluxe Portable Friction Mount Part # 010-10908-02 (Bean Bag Mount) or the Portable Friction Mount Part # 010-11280-02 should work for you. See details at https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-road/automotive/2013-... and click Accessories - Mounts
I was surprised how well the beanbag mount worked in a variety of different vehicles. It does a much better job than it's appearance would lead you to believe.
I’m also a fan of the bean bag style mount for portability and stealth. I found they actually work better on dashboards with a textured surface. I think it really depends on the size and weight of your unit.
For me, bean bags are a near perfect solution for mounting 4.3” and 5” GPSr’s but can be a bit unstable with larger, heavier 7” models. My old 7” Garmin 7200 would occasionally slide around when using the standard Garmin bean bag.
I solved that issue with this model from Gilsson:
Depending on your vehicle, the vent type mount could be another option.
I would be cautious using this type with a heavy GPSr though.
I would be cautious using this type with a heavy GPSr though.
The Garmin brand vent mount either works well or not. The Amazon listing shows 307 user comments and 57 questions asked and answered. I suggest reading all the comments and Q/As since in particular, this vent mount may be great—or terrible. Look through the reviews and hope to find someone with your brand/year/model of vehicle to see if it will work.
As bsd has already suggested, this mount is not a good choice for large or heavy GPS devices.
I used to have a three ear bean bag. Don't remember what brand. That slid off of the dash a few times. Then I bought the Garmin Portable Friction Mount and that is rock solid. No problems with that one.
I use a Pro-Fit mount in one vehicle and a Proclip in another.
Unfortunately Pro-fit does not list a 2013 Corolla.
Mountek works in your cd slot if you have one. Great solution in my opinion. Everyone who rides in my car ends up wanting to get one.
I use a vent mount (Amazon.com) for our 2011 Silverado and 2010 Buick Lucerne. I prefer them because the GPS is below the dashboard so the driver's view is unobscured and it is also within easy reach for control.
Been using the bean bag mount for about 10 years. Exceptionally pleased with it. No problems.
Both my wife and I use Bean Bag Mounts and they work fine for our needs.
We have 2 oem garmin and 2 after market (where you use the suction mount on the round bean bag). The oem seems to hold up best, especially when taking a sharp turn. The other type of bean bag slides off when taking a sharp turn. Also you have to constantly reapply the suction.
A vent mount works nice and are very inexpensive on ebay.
I use the original bean bag that I got with my 660 way back and it works in all three vehicles. Never had it slide anywhere.
..and your Garmin supplied disk or mount. Better double stick tape is usually 1/16" thick & is usually available at your local Walmart, home goods, or arts & craft store. The added bonus w/ said tape is that it sometimes can even overcome curved dash surfaces if applied on the edges rather than the center of your mounting plate.
I have one of each and they both work great!
I personally prefer the friction mount more for looks but both work awesome!
There is a product for lining shelves in RV's that is a mesh and just a touch clingy that if you cut a piece to fit and hide under the beanbag mount. The sucker never moves on my dash that is covered with a dashmat.
Also you have to constantly reapply the suction.
Way are you using suction with a Garmin Bean Bag mount? Insert the "ball" arm into the Nuvi's cradle as usual and then on all my units the arm simply LOCKs into the bean bag's holder. No suction cup used or required. Arm can't be released from the bean bag without unlocking it.
Sanger may have something like this for his two non-Garmin brand bean bags:
I believe the OP has this mount:
I had one too. It comes with two double sticky (permanent and temporary) adhesive disks. Both are the equivalent of thick spongy double-sticky tape. I found that when mounted on a dashboard, hot summer sunshine coming through the windshield brings the temperatures up high enough to soften and loosen the mount from the dashboard whichever adhesive disk is used. Also, the permanent adhesive will never be fully removable from the dashboard, so be very sure you can live with the permanent stickiness.
I used the beanbag for quite some time (still do sometimes) but I had an old Buick that I kept running for work as it got good mileage and I sometimes have to drive a lot. I stuck the factory Garmin sticky on the dash and it never failed me. I live where we usually get a week or more of 110° weather. With the car closed up and sitting in the sun it got much hotter inside. The disk never slipped, slid, or in any way came undone. When I finally sold the car I was able to get the disk off without a lot of effort and with no damage to the dash. I used some goo gone to remove the last of the adhesive and you couldn't even tell the thing had ever been on the dash.
A +1 on the Portable Friction Mount. Been using it for years in a 2005 Corolla; first with a Nuvi 350 now with a Nuvi 2598. Bought it through MacMall years ago for under $10 when they were running a sale on it. Works great. Just remember to keep the friction part clean. I put the plastic it came with back on the bottom when not in use. Never liked the adhesive disk mount my 350 came with, never really stuck to the dash. The window mount for both the 350 and 2598 both tend to fall off the window quite often, usually at the worst driving time too. Only use the window mounts when in a rental car or when borrowing a family member's car.
Have used beanbag mount succesfully with a nuvi 2797 on my Subaru legacy. Suction disk thingie Loosens up from time to time but not a real problem.
Way are you using suction with a Garmin Bean Bag mount?
As he stated originally, he has both Garmin and a knock-off called a Nav-Mat.
Did you clean spot with alcohol
I've had similar problems and had to use double sided outdoor tape. It's thick and easy to remove.
My old heavy Garmin 7200 and bean bag mount would occasionally slide off the Dash of my last truck. I solved the problem by using these:
I stuck 2 of them to the dash between the "ears" of the Garmin bean bag. The mount was still removable by lifting it off the hooks. It wasn't pretty but it worked. I suspect they will hold friction mounts in place as well.
When I traded in the truck last year, the hooks came off cleanly without leaving a mark.
I had the same problem with my 2011 GMC Canyon.
Seems that the dealer used Armor All to make the dash look "Spiffy"!
Nothing sticks to it once it bakes in the sun.
Car washes like to use it as well as detailers.
Never did figure out how to remove it, hence the beanbag mount was the solution.
I like using beanbag mounts. They are secure and provide a good mounting surface.
Look at Walmart and get the pro fingernail polish remover. It's 100% acetone. That will remove Armor All.
I use the 4 point beanbag. Stopped using the windshield stickum long ago even though it positioned the GPS lower for line of sight. Seems to work good for me. Just wish it would position the Garmin a little lower. (Maybe I'm too short). An inch means a lot for CA. Will look into some of the vent mounts.
Of corse.. You could always just mount it to the hood of your car
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