StickyCup windshield mount

 

I just bought a new type of suction cup for my Beltronics GPS enabled RADAR detector called StickyCup, it's an Escort/Beltronics product. Much better than any windshield mount I've ever come across, really holds well, almost like glue. It has a washable sticky type surface.

This is a removable mount, not permanent.

My Garmin 2460 mount falls off the work truck windshield every now and then, especially in the hot summer sun and eventually I have to buy another because they simply wear out.

I've seen this sticky type mount for a few other things, like a smartphone holder, does anyone know if there is something like this similar to the "ball" mount Garmin's use?

Here's an example of the Escort version: https://www.escortradar.com/stickycup/

PS I did find one similar product with mixed reviews that's for Garmin's with a 17mm ball socket, (2460 is not listed as compatible) anyone know the socket size of the Nuvi 2460?

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Garmin mount ball is 17.018MM

To the best of my knowledge ALL Nuvi's have the same size ball and they are universal. I don't see Garmin publishing the size of their sockets.

I measured the ball of a brand new unused windshield mount using an inch micrometer. It measured .670 inches, that converts to 17.018 MM.
The .018MM larger difference on the ball should be what locks the ball to the socket in place. So the 17mm socket you saw should work.

Edited: Just gave this some more thought. Because the mount you are considering doesn't show the 2460 as being compatible doesn't mean it isn't. As long as it shows it's comptible with ANY of the Nuvi models it should work since they are all a universal size.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

RAM Mount

The Garmin ball mount on the 2460 is called a ”G Ball”. It is a proprietary design but there are adapters available such as the RAM B-238-G, which will adapt the G ball to the RAM 1” ball mount system:

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-1-inch-ball-to-garmin-g-bal...

When used with the RAM locking suction cup base, RAP-B-224-1U :

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-locking-suction-base-with-p...

and RAM short arm socket RAP-B-201U-A :

http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-plastic-short-arm-b-socket-...

you get a sturdy, reliable mount that can be used with any Garmin product that uses the G Ball system.

At $36, the mount is a bit pricey but it is quite rugged and has an excellent windshield grip. I use this setup with my Nuvi 1490 in rental cars when travelling and it has never failed once.

Thanks for the reply's,

Thanks for the reply's, thoughts and ideas.

muell9k I was thinking the same, that all Nuvi's would be the same, but you never know for sure, and I only have the Nuvi 2460 so don't know what the other Nuvi's are like. I also have a Zumo 550, each newer model has a different mounting/power system.

bdhsfz6 What you are suggesting is three parts to get the job done, correct? I may end up going that way, but I was hoping to keep it simple and close to the windshield.

(forum note: I wish links here opened a new window instead of taking you off site)

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

RC

soberbyker wrote:

(forum note: I wish links here opened a new window instead of taking you off site)

Ah, the beauty of the Right-click.

Correct

soberbyker wrote:

Thanks for the reply's, thoughts and ideas.

bdhsfz6 What you are suggesting is three parts to get the job done, correct? I may end up going that way, but I was hoping to keep it simple and close to the windshield.

Yes, the RAM mount is a 3 part system. This configuration stands off the windshield about 7". Longer clamp arms are available, but most users like to keep it as short as possible to minimize strain.

The Garmin "G Ball" mount size has been standard for many years. I have used this RAM mount G Ball conversion system on most of my Nuvi's including the 255, 265, 855 and 1490. It also works with the powered mounts on the 760, 3597, RV 760, Dezl 760 and 2798.

Many other Nuvi's, including your 2460, use the G Ball mount and will work with this RAM conversion. Unfortunately, Garmin often does not make it clear in their unit specs that the G Ball mount is used.

yea ...

... when I remember when I'm on the only forum I visit that needs it.

CraigW wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

(forum note: I wish links here opened a new window instead of taking you off site)

Ah, the beauty of the Right-click.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

thanks again

bdhsfz6 wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

Thanks for the reply's, thoughts and ideas.

bdhsfz6 What you are suggesting is three parts to get the job done, correct? I may end up going that way, but I was hoping to keep it simple and close to the windshield.

Yes, the RAM mount is a 3 part system. This configuration stands off the windshield about 7". Longer clamp arms are available, but most users like to keep it as short as possible to minimize strain.

The Garmin "G Ball" mount size has been standard for many years. I have used this RAM mount G Ball conversion system on most of my Nuvi's including the 255, 265, 855 and 1490. It also works with the powered mounts on the 760, 3597, RV 760, Dezl 760 and 2798.

Many other Nuvi's, including your 2460, use the G Ball mount and will work with this RAM conversion. Unfortunately, Garmin often does not make it clear in their unit specs that the G Ball mount is used.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

I have the same problems.. here is an idea

This company makes all kinds of mounts.. you can buy them on Amazon at a great discount.. How about this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-YXGEkn6X4

That's the one I mentioned ....

.... with the 17mm ball that did not list the 24xx series Nuvi's as being compatible. Mostly good reviews on Amazon but a few mentioned the ball should be a tad larger as the unit doesn't stay positioned.

Thanks.

davidki wrote:

This company makes all kinds of mounts.. you can buy them on Amazon at a great discount.. How about this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-YXGEkn6X4

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Gonna give one a try ...

I decided for $10.89 I'll give this one a try. Let y'all know the fit when I get it and give a follow up after a week or two of use. I use my GPS 8+ hours a day in a tri-axle dump truck, should be a good test.

davidki wrote:

This company makes all kinds of mounts.. you can buy them on Amazon at a great discount.. How about this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-YXGEkn6X4

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

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I love RAM mounts for my bike and for my kayak although they might be a bit of overkill for everyday use in the car.

The Arkon mounts are a great choice, as well.

I have a "sticky mount" type mount for my iPhone that is mounted to the dashboard of my car. I works well there and will not accidentally come off.

I have one of those in my

I have one of those in my car. Sticky mount. The only problem I see is that when you want to remove it, it almost takes a pair of pliers to dislodge it. Other than that, a quick wash with some hand cleaner and water, and it's ready to semi-permanently reattach.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Good Deal

I tried this mount today. Nice tight fit, good "click" when inserting the ball. Rode some very bumpy terrain today and it held in place both on the windshield and the viewing angle. I'll let ya know as time goes on if the fit stays tight, I'll be removing the cradle from the ball every day leaving the "cup" on the windshield.

soberbyker wrote:

I decided for $10.89 I'll give this one a try. Let y'all know the fit when I get it and give a follow up after a week or two of use. I use my GPS 8+ hours a day in a tri-axle dump truck, should be a good test.

davidki wrote:

This company makes all kinds of mounts.. you can buy them on Amazon at a great discount.. How about this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-YXGEkn6X4

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Bean bag is safer IMHO.

Bean bag is safer IMHO.

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Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LTM-S

???

helloguys wrote:

Bean bag is safer IMHO.

Safer how, please explain. In some circumstances maybe because of a little amount of field of view blocking, but in my work truck a beanbag wouldn't stay put like it might in a car. Between occasionally going off paved roads and hitting potholes on the paved ones, which are magnified 10 fokld in the truck, the windshield mount stays in place much better.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Not GPS-specific but ...

I've found that suction cups work better when mounted on good quality clear packing tape. I tape the surface and then place the suction cup on the taped surface.

I haven't tried this on car windshields though, so I dunno how the heat would impact the strength of the tape's hold.