Great mount for some Garmins

 

I bought this vent mount for a Garmin 2689 (see https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SV2LZW6/ref=oh_aui_deta...). It woulds very well. Reviews at Amazon say it is hard to clip onto the vent but once you get the hang of it it isn't an issue.

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John from PA

Models

My feelings, having tried a couple of mounting methods, is that the results are very vehicle brand/model/year-specific. The best reviews of a mount will come from someone with the identical vehicle that you have, although I do believe that the vehicle's color is not an issue razz The larger and heavier GPS devices are more of a challenge to find an adequate mount than it is for lighter/smaller ones.

Interesting

The mount appears to be well made at a reasonable price. Interesting that it is designed specifically for the 17mm Garmin "G Ball" mount format.

As Craig suggests, I would hesitate to use it with a GPS screen size larger than 5".

Thanks for the link.

I still use the gamin

I still use the gamin dashboard cushion mount

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

I've been using this -

I've been using this - https://www.amazon.com/Arkon-Holder-iPhone-Galaxy-Retail/dp/...

Mounted on the lower left corner of my car's windshield. It too uses a 17mm ball mount. It's mounted in such a way that will accommodate both a phone and garmin (without interfering with other dash parts). The mount doesn't just use suction, but the material itself is super sticky.

I worry about the vent panels getting damaged when using a vent mount with something as heavy as the driveluxe 50 or drivesmart 61 (both ~8oz).

beanbag forever

One advantage of the beanbag is that it may be less dependent on vehicle particulars than the clip-in variants. I rely on using my 3597 (and predecessors) during travel, so the fact I can usually find a decent place to put the beanbag somewhat makes up for the weight and bulk--which are disadvantages for travel.

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personal GPS user since 1992

ProClip USA!

CraigW wrote:

My feelings, having tried a couple of mounting methods, is that the results are very vehicle brand/model/year-specific. The best reviews of a mount will come from someone with the identical vehicle that you have, although I do believe that the vehicle's color is not an issue razz The larger and heavier GPS devices are more of a challenge to find an adequate mount than it is for lighter/smaller ones.

One worth trying: ProClip USA

It's not cheap but the mount combo is awesome. First you pick the mount specifically tailored for your car (no drilling into your car or anything - it's all clip-in). THEN you pick the part for the device you're trying to mount in your car. So you have + (screwed together) which pretty much equates to the perfect mounts.

Google them and check them out if you're looking for a mount. It'll cost you about $70 but you won't be buying $10-30 mounts only to buy another $10-30 mount 6 months later when it's not quite right.

It reminds me of the old universal connectors for cars which came, and sadly went, around 2000.. If you were replacing your car stereo you'd buy a "universal" cable for your car which would just plug into the car's harness and then a "universal cable" for your aftermarket stereo which would plug into your stereo's connection and then you'd just plug both ends of the "universal" cables together to make one cable. Genius idea! You never had to solder (or, worse, wire-nut) a cable together. I haven't seen them for 15 years. I wish they still existed. Of course, aftermarket stereos, from what I can tell, are crap these days, so it doesn't matter.

Low Profile Mount

This is my favorite -- low profile, stays put:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/garmin-portable-auto-friction-m...

Ditto

RayHff wrote:

This is my favorite -- low profile, stays put:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/garmin-portable-auto-friction-m...

It's also my favorite for my Subaru Forester that has flat "tray" on the dashboard where the mount sits and holds its position so well. I've also tried vent mounts and the bean bag but didn't like either.

I have heard less positive results from folks who want to use it on a curved dashboard.

I use bean bag mounts...

...with all of my vehicles. They stay on the dash well, hold their position, and they don't interfere with my vision. I have used these on everyone of my GPS's over the last 10 years. I really wouldn't use anything else.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

My mount.. very permanent but perfect location.

I modified the suction mount that came with mine. I sculpted half a hockey puck to fit on the edge of my dash next to the left pillar and using Gorilla glue attached it permanently to the dash leaving a suitable sized flat spot for the suction mount. I then removed all the suction part(s) of the suction mount and glued that to my hockey puck.

I now have a very permanent mount.. (when I sell the vehicle the GPS goes with it).. that positions my GPS where it is easy to reach, see and it does not block any view. I have my power lead tucked into the molding so just enough to reach my GPS ~ 6 inches is exposed and thus there is no strain on the connection.

One problem that may come up is if I upgrade.. it will have to be a ball mount.

If /when I use a different vehicle.. as in a rental, I use my bean bag mount.

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and uses a 2689 to find my way.

^^Can you post a pic?

^^Can you post a pic?