Beanbag Mount

 

I thought I read here that someone bought a Beanbag Mount that had a "Silicone" pad on the bottom. If so, could someone tell me the brand name and/or the model number?

All the beanbag mounts I see online have a "Fabric" bottom. The folks at the local carwash keep using Armorall on the dash - even when there is a note on the dash mount telling them NOT to Armorall under the mount. Setting the mount back down on wet Armorall lets the pad get soaked and then almost useless. A slightly hard stop allows the mount to slide to the windshield.

Haven't found anything that removes Armorall yet.

Note: Vent mount will not work in my pickup as the horizontal fins are recessed too far behind the vertical fins.

Also, I'm tired of windshield mounts falling off after they get some age on them. Good way to damage the GPS.

I guess I'll have to stash the mount and 3597 in the console before washing and bring it back out when the dash is dry (after I buy a new mount).

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

#1, stop using Amorall!

#1, stop using Amorall! Contrary to ads, it will shorten the life of your dash. Use 303, it's water based.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Not me

phranc wrote:

#1, stop using Amorall! Contrary to ads, it will shorten the life of your dash. Use 303, it's water based.

Sorry, it's not me - it's the Car Wash I use.

I assume it's Armorall. They use an unmarked bottle to spray with. If they get it on the windshield it will only come off with alcohol or fine steel wool. But alcohol will not remove it from the dash or mount - go figure.

May have to try the carwash on the other side of town. Maybe they can follow instructions better.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Acetone will take it off,

Acetone will take it off, but spot check it first.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Not disagreeing, but ...

phranc wrote:

#1, stop using Amorall! Contrary to ads, it will shorten the life of your dash. Use 303, it's water based.

Not disagreeing with you as I don't use Armor All either, but according to the Armor All site it is water based also:

Quote:

Armor All protectant and leather care protectant products contain surfactants and water-based silicone emulsions. They do not contain alcohols or petroleum distillates.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

nut and clamp setup

If you're pretty handy, here's a nut and clamp setup that you might consider behind the rear view mirror. Should find this on amazon etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyjTpR05Ob4

Good luck.

Change

alandb wrote:
phranc wrote:

#1, stop using Amorall! Contrary to ads, it will shorten the life of your dash. Use 303, it's water based.

Not disagreeing with you as I don't use Armor All either, but according to the Armor All site it is water based also:

Quote:

Armor All protectant and leather care protectant products contain surfactants and water-based silicone emulsions. They do not contain alcohols or petroleum distillates.

That's a change, I guess. I still can't stand the stuff.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

try this

There is a rubber product you can put under the bag.

I use in woodworking to stop things from sliding even when sanding. Available at Lowe's or Home Depot.

Another produce very similar used in RV's.

https://www.campingworld.com/black-grip-premium-shelfdrawer-...

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garry

Armor All

phranc wrote:
alandb wrote:
phranc wrote:

#1, stop using Amorall! Contrary to ads, it will shorten the life of your dash. Use 303, it's water based.

Not disagreeing with you as I don't use Armor All either, but according to the Armor All site it is water based also:

Quote:

Armor All protectant and leather care protectant products contain surfactants and water-based silicone emulsions. They do not contain alcohols or petroleum distillates.

That's a change, I guess. I still can't stand the stuff.

Yeah, it is interesting. I found an ancient bottle of it in my garage that came from my mother in laws 1989 Pontiac car trunk when she died in 2013. It has a patent date of 1988 on the label, so I suspect it is at least 20 years old. It does not give a list of substances it contains on the label though. All it says in the warnings is "non-flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, odorless, safe when used as directed".

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Old info

phranc wrote:

#1, stop using Amorall! Contrary to ads, it will shorten the life of your dash. Use 303, it's water based.

Armor All used a different chemical makeup many years ago and it contained dimethyl silicone oils which were not water based. They were sued (and lost) in a class action lawsuit for damage t the interior to vehicles. The users in the class likely got a few dollars while the law firm walked away with huge bucks and the remnants of the past live on unfortunately.

The typical Armopr All has used a water based silicon product for many years and the MSDS sheet indicates the addition of mineral oil, likely the cause of the slippery dash. But the reality is the chemicals used in Armor All are not that much different than the high end products like 303 or Vinylex. These are more expensive than Armor All due to the addition of UV inhibitors.

You will likely find silicon in virtually all these products. But the water based silicones due not remove the plasticizers from the vehicle interior surface. It is the plasticizers that keep surfaces flexible.

Silicon is used in many automotive care products but unfortunately Armor All still gets a bad rap from its lawsuit.

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John from PA

Mount we bought

Here is the one we bought. Has a silicone type bottom on it. Works great and can fold down.

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-11280-02-Friction-Mount/dp...

Bought one

jackrabbit000 wrote:

Here is the one we bought. Has a silicone type bottom on it. Works great and can fold down.

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-11280-02-Friction-Mount/dp/B0035JL4V2/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=garmin+dash+mount&qid=1553733982&s=gateway&sr=8-3

Judging from the reviews at Amazon, it seems to be a winner. At first glance one would not know that the base is flexible. I just ordered one and we'll see how it does. And it's made by Garmin.

Thanks.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

I have used this product....

....for years and have never had a problem. They stay on the dash and don't move. The only time that I've had an issue is when I would go over frost heaves in the road and the mount would bounce. I get them from Amazon. Garmin Portable Friction Mount - Frustration Free Packaging by Garmin. Cost is $18.79.

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

That's mine

jackrabbit000 wrote:

Here is the one we bought. Has a silicone type bottom on it. Works great and can fold down.

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-11280-02-Friction-Mount/dp/B0035JL4V2/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=garmin+dash+mount&qid=1553733982&s=gateway&sr=8-3

This is the one I use after having tried vent mounts and a bean bag. For vehicles with a dashboard tray; e.g., Subaru Forester, it's the best!

I Also Use..

I also use the silicone base unit mentioned above:

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-11280-02-Friction-Mount/dp...

It works well for smaller, lighter weight units like my 3597. I find however that the "sticky" silicone picks up debris over time and can be difficult to clean. It also has a tendency to tip over when used with larger GPSr's like my RV760 and old Streetpilot 7200.

For these heavier units, I use the old Garmin bean bag:

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-B000LRMS66-Parent-Portable-Fri...

It does side a bit with hard turns but I prefer that to tip overs.

It works good

metricman wrote:
jackrabbit000 wrote:

Here is the one we bought. Has a silicone type bottom on it. Works great and can fold down.

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-11280-02-Friction-Mount/dp/B0035JL4V2/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=garmin+dash+mount&qid=1553733982&s=gateway&sr=8-3

Judging from the reviews at Amazon, it seems to be a winner. At first glance one would not know that the base is flexible. I just ordered one and we'll see how it does. And it's made by Garmin.

Thanks.

This mount works good. The flexible base is great. You can easily mold it to the shape of your dash. It has a sticky base that when it gets dirty, you just rinse it off with water and your good to go.

Armor all

Wow, didn't know that - thanks for the info. Good to know it's not good stuff. I used to spray it on my tires to make them shiny - maybe not so great an idea.

Friction Mount

Been using the Garmin 010-11280-02 friction mount for a few days now. Thanks to jackrabbit000 for pointing it out to me (and other comments as well).

So far it hasn't moved at all.

Thanks again for all the suggestions and comments.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

I know it is called a "Bean Bag" but....

Last year I took my GPS and the bean bag mount on vacation to the UK. The mount was in my carry on bag as I wanted to use my GPS in my rental car as soon as I landed. The bag passed through the Canadian security check point OK but in the UK I could see the bag being sent back two or three times at security. Finally they asked who the bag belonged to and I went forward to retrieve it. They asked if I had a GPS mount inside and would I mind opening the bag so that they could inspect it. The bag was opened and the mount taken away and it was wiped with what looked like cotton patches and the patches put into a machine. The security agent came back and said all was ok and I said I am not surprised as it was only a bean bag mount. He then told me those are not beans inside the mount but did not tell me what in fact they were. I can only assume that they are in fact lead shot.

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Nuvi2797LMT,Nuvi1490LMT, Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Hasn't budged

It's been over 3 weeks now since I got the Garmin 010-11280-02 mount with the silicone rubber base.

It hasn't moved 1 millimeter since. That's with and without my 3597 attached. The only downside is that the "adjustable" arm will flex just a bit and any reflections from the glass can be a little distracting as it bounces on rough roads.

Otherwise, it's a great mount!

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Deco Gear GPS Dashboard Mount

I use the Deco Gear GPS Dashboard Mount with my DriveSmart 65. It stays put and the Gps suction mount has not lost suction in two months.

You can find it at Amazon.

I really like it.

Other detection

bpaine wrote:

The bag was opened and the mount taken away and it was wiped with what looked like cotton patches and the patches put into a machine.

Your sequence sounds to me like a tentative detection by the scanner of an explosive material--with the followup patch test giving you an all clear.

I don't think they would take that form of interest for lead shot of itself, though there could be lead along with something else that gave them a false positive initially.

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personal GPS user since 1992

I concur...

archae86 wrote:
bpaine wrote:

The bag was opened and the mount taken away and it was wiped with what looked like cotton patches and the patches put into a machine.

Your sequence sounds to me like a tentative detection by the scanner of an explosive material--with the followup patch test giving you an all clear.

I don't think they would take that form of interest for lead shot of itself, though there could be lead along with something else that gave them a false positive initially.

...with this assessment.

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

Beanbag

I use some rubberized shelf liner.

It's available at Home Deport, Lowes, Walmart....

It's pretty cheap for an entire roll. Usually less than $10.

Available in numerous colors to compliment your dashboard color.

Jus cut a small piece to fit under your beanbag.

That will work

pratzert wrote:

I use some rubberized shelf liner.

It's available at Home Deport, Lowes, Walmart....

It's pretty cheap for an entire roll. Usually less than $10.

Available in numerous colors to compliment your dashboard color.

Jus cut a small piece to fit under your beanbag.

I worked for Meals-On-Wheels for about 4 and a half years. We used this type of shelf liner under the coolers in the back of the vans. The coolers would slide on the rubber mat or the carpet, depending on the vans that we were using. We would take the shelf liner, roll it out and set the coolers on the mat. If the coolers were loaded, they would stay put. However, if they were empty and you hit the brakes kind of hard, they would slide around. But, I think this would work fine under a bean bag mount. I will certainly give it a try if my mount ever starts to slip around.

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

660

still using my beanbag mount from, when I bought my 660 new No problems

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

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Using my beanbag mount, Have to be careful because occasionally on sharp turns it tends to slide across the dash.

You might have a surprise later

metricman wrote:

It's been over 3 weeks now since I got the Garmin 010-11280-02 mount with the silicone rubber base.

It hasn't moved 1 millimeter since. That's with and without my 3597 attached. The only downside is that the "adjustable" arm will flex just a bit and any reflections from the glass can be a little distracting as it bounces on rough roads.

Otherwise, it's a great mount!

I have used this mount, modified, for years with a radar detector. After quite a while in the same spot I found it left a film on the dash which didn't want to come off. I did a search and found that a microfiber cloth will remove the film and by gum it did.

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Dean

thanks

thanks

Mount

I have searched hign and low to find mounts that would work in my 2000 Ford Ranger. What i finally came up with is a cellphone mount. Now i cut the "U" shape off the front and put 2 layers of double sided mounting tape because the bottom is not flat. Don't use the tape with white and green backing it don't ever want to come off. What i learned was to take the magnet off and it has a ball the same size that Garmin uses. You still need something to clean the spot you put it on. I think i used 91% alcohol.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magnetic-Car-Dashboard-Mount-Holder...

Get the Garmin...

I've been using this Garmin Dash mount for years on many different cars - It form-fits to the dash, comes off easily with no residue, and never moves when in use. Best mount I've found. https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Portable-Friction-Dashboard-Mo...

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"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks" ~ Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"

slide

they sell small mats to go under rugs to keep them from sliding you could cut a small peace and use it under your bean bag !

Love the Garmin dash mount

ddmau wrote:

I've been using this Garmin Dash mount for years on many different cars - It form-fits to the dash, comes off easily with no residue, and never moves when in use. Best mount I've found. https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Portable-Friction-Dashboard-Mount/dp/B001S2RCWI

I don't use this anymore - got an in-dash factory nav but when I used this, it was AWESOME. Totally agree. Highly recommend.

Yep, add me to the list of

Yep, add me to the list of people saying, "DON'T USE AMORALL!"

I recommend Murphy's Oil Soap, though. That works great!

walmart

in the hobby section they sell one sided sticky non slip pads, sticky on one side for the been bag and non slip rubber on the other if they don't have it go to hobby lobby or target

3M velcro

I got a few of the strips of the loop velcro for holding EZPass units. I cut a small piece to put under my beanbag friction mount which moves around a little due to vibration. Held it in place beautifully.

Bean Bag

I have the Garmin Bean Bag Dash mount that I use on my Garmin 3597. Unfortunately it doesnt stay on the dash any more and slides off. I no at say Dollar Tree they sell a material in a roll that prevents things from sliding. I will have to spend a dollar to see if this will work and if not Ill have to buy another Bean Bag Mount.

This is the mount I use:
https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-B000LRMS66-Parent-Portable-Fri...

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Thank You!

Thank You I will look into this if my Dollar Store trick doesnt work.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Make it stay

Mine slides a little too. I had to get some of that Velcro-like stuff that is used for the EZ-Pass. I cut a piece for the mount and a piece for the dash and have not had any problems.