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Car Vent Mount for Garmin Nuvi 670 report...

 

Hi Everybody,

I just bought a Car Vent Mount for my Nuvi 670 from
www.mountguys.com.

The mount fits in the air vent slots. Once attached, the
unit "will not" come off the vent because the clip hooks
onto the inner edge of the vent slot. To remove the unit you
need to slip something thin underneath the clip to raise it
enough to allow it to release from the forward inner edge of the
vent slot.

The mount can be angled to face either the driver or the
passenger in the front seat. Because of it's position, below
the dash, there's no glare to deal with, even when the sun
is especially bright.

No change in my satellite acquisition time (it's the same as
when I use my bean bag on the dash or the suction cup on the
windshield).

So, in conclusion, I'm very happy and pleased with my new Car Vent
Mount and highly recomment it.

Regards,

Tailspin

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation whatsoever, with Mountguys.com, I'm just one satisfied customer.

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Got a question

Tailspin:

Is it easy for you just take your Nuvi out of the Car Vent Mount and leave the mount in the vent and put the Nuvi in your pocket?

Sounds like a nice mount

Sounds like a nice mount

Curious...

Does the mount block much airflow?

Re: Got a question...

wingsang104 wrote:

Tailspin:

Is it easy for you just take your Nuvi out of the Car Vent Mount and leave the mount in the vent and put the Nuvi in your pocket?

Hi wingsang,

It's simple...
Just press the release on the bottom of the Garmin adapter, just as you would with a bean bag mount or a windshield mount. Even though you would, most likely, take the GPSr with you when you left your car, most people wouldn't like to leave the vent mount in plain sight, possibly giving a would-be-thief the idea that the unit is still in the car somewhere, enticing that same would-be-thief to break into your car.

I have to use the small blade on my pen knife to lift the top edge of each of the two clips, allowing me to remove the mount from the vent slot. That's my only gripe about the mount

If an improvement could be made, to make the vent mount clips a little easier to remove from the vent, that would be great.

That having been said, I'm still happy how the unit attaches to the vent slot and "won't detach" from the vent, once attached, it's just what I have to do to remove the mount itself, from the vent.

HTH (hope that helps)

Regards,

Tailspin

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Re: Curious...

drdevo wrote:

Does the mount block much airflow?

Hi drdevo,

Actually...no. In fact, I feel more air coming out of the vent, because the air is coming through a smaller area of the vent.

HTH (hope that helps)

Regards,

Tailspin

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Which Mount did you purchase

tailspin wrote:

Hi Everybody,

So, in conclusion, I'm very happy and pleased with my new Car Vent
Mount and highly recomment it.

Regards,

Tailspin

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation whatsoever, with Mountguys.com, I'm just one satisfied customer.

Which did you purchase ?
Product Code: MFX47-NUVI priced at $19.79 or

Product Code: MFX47-NUVI660 priced at $22.79

and why did you choose one over the other?
Double Tap

--
"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Re: Which mount did you purchase...

Double Tap wrote:
tailspin wrote:

Hi Everybody,

So, in conclusion, I'm very happy and pleased with my new Car Vent
Mount and highly recomment it.

Regards,

Tailspin

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation whatsoever, with Mountguys.com, I'm just one satisfied customer.

Which did you purchase ?
Product Code: MFX47-NUVI priced at $19.79 or

Product Code: MFX47-NUVI660 priced at $22.79

and why did you choose one over the other?
Double Tap

Hi Double Tap,

I bought the MFX47-NUVI660 priced at $22.79 instead of the MFX47-NUVI23 priced at $19.79, because the MFX47-NUVI660 picture (on the mountguys.com website) showed the same Garmin cradle that my unit snaps into and it's the same cradle that comes with the windshield mount as well as the suction cup mount. I couldn't see "that cradle" on the picture of the NUVU123 mount, on the mountguys.com website,

When I tried calling them I got the "leave your message" or email us and we'll get back to you" bla bla bla. So, I left my voice message (they still haven't responded to my voicemail and that was over a week ago).

So, I decided to be "safe" and I ordered the mount, I knew had the correct cradle for my Nuvi 670 even though the other one "might" have had the same cradle, I just couldn't "see" it in the picture on their website.

You could try calling them or sending them an email and ask them about the 2 different mounts, although I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a quick response...

Regards,

Tailspin

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Their answer

tailspin wrote:
Double Tap wrote:
tailspin wrote:

Hi Everybody,

So, in conclusion, I'm very happy and pleased with my new Car Vent
Mount and highly recomment it.

Regards,

Tailspin

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation whatsoever, with Mountguys.com, I'm just one satisfied customer.

Which did you purchase ?
Product Code: MFX47-NUVI priced at $19.79 or

Product Code: MFX47-NUVI660 priced at $22.79

and why did you choose one over the other?
Double Tap

Hi Double Tap,

I bought the MFX47-NUVI660 priced at $22.79 instead of the MFX47-NUVI23 priced at $19.79, because the MFX47-NUVI660 picture (on the mountguys.com website) showed the same Garmin cradle that my unit snaps into and it's the same cradle that comes with the windshield mount as well as the suction cup mount. I couldn't see "that cradle" on the picture of the NUVU123 mount, on the mountguys.com website,

When I tried calling them I got the "leave your message" or email us and we'll get back to you" bla bla bla. So, I left my voice message (they still haven't responded to my voicemail and that was over a week ago).

So, I decided to be "safe" and I ordered the mount, I knew had the correct cradle for my Nuvi 670 even though the other one "might" have had the same cradle, I just couldn't "see" it in the picture on their website.

You could try calling them or sending them an email and ask them about the 2 different mounts, although I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a quick response...

Regards,

Tailspin

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

I did e-mail them and I got an answer within an hour smile
here it is:

Hi

The first one includes a cradle that surrounds the GPS, the second one has a stadard Garmin ball that fits the back of the cradle that came with your GPS. THe second one is a cleaner mount, only caveat is you must use the side port to power the unit.

Thanks for contacting us!

MountGuys Customer Service

--
"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Re: Their answer...

Double Tap wrote:
tailspin wrote:
Double Tap wrote:
tailspin wrote:

Hi Everybody,

So, in conclusion, I'm very happy and pleased with my new Car Vent
Mount and highly recomment it.

Regards,

Tailspin

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation whatsoever, with Mountguys.com, I'm just one satisfied customer.

Which did you purchase ?
Product Code: MFX47-NUVI priced at $19.79 or

Product Code: MFX47-NUVI660 priced at $22.79

and why did you choose one over the other?
Double Tap

Hi Double Tap,

I bought the MFX47-NUVI660 priced at $22.79 instead of the MFX47-NUVI23 priced at $19.79, because the MFX47-NUVI660 picture (on the mountguys.com website) showed the same Garmin cradle that my unit snaps into and it's the same cradle that comes with the windshield mount as well as the suction cup mount. I couldn't see "that cradle" on the picture of the NUVU123 mount, on the mountguys.com website,

When I tried calling them I got the "leave your message" or email us and we'll get back to you" bla bla bla. So, I left my voice message (they still haven't responded to my voicemail and that was over a week ago).

So, I decided to be "safe" and I ordered the mount, I knew had the correct cradle for my Nuvi 670 even though the other one "might" have had the same cradle, I just couldn't "see" it in the picture on their website.

You could try calling them or sending them an email and ask them about the 2 different mounts, although I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a quick response...

Regards,

Tailspin

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

I did e-mail them and I got an answer within an hour smile
here it is:

Hi

The first one includes a cradle that surrounds the GPS, the second one has a stadard Garmin ball that fits the back of the cradle that came with your GPS. THe second one is a cleaner mount, only caveat is you must use the side port to power the unit.

Thanks for contacting us!

MountGuys Customer Service

Hi Double Tap,

I have what they are referring to as the "secone one" and it fits into the Garmin cradle with the ball joint and "doesn't" use a side port to power the unit.
In the picture they show on their website, of the unit "surrounded" by the cradle, you can't see how the unit connects to the power source. Also, the only "side port" on the unit, is the USB port. Can you actually use the USB port to power the unit? If so, that's a new one on me...

I just sent an email to mountguys.com to get clarification. I'll let you know what they say, when I get their response...

Regards,

Tailspin

--
Life is not a journey to the grave, with the
intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well
preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly
proclaiming...WOW...What a Ride!!!

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Tailspin

tailspin wrote:

...When I tried calling them I got the "leave your message" or email us and we'll get back to you" bla bla bla. So, I left my voice message (they still haven't responded to my voicemail and that was over a week ago)...

And you still ordered from them? You're very trusting person. I would have looked elsewhere then.

The good news is that you did get your order. I'm looking at ordering it myself (per your recommendtion in the other thread), but I'm also looking closely at their floor mount with a gooseneck. There's a small space in in my console under the radio (next to the 12v power socket) that I could possibly mount the gooseneck. This way, the unit will be close to where I currently have it mounted (and also close to the air vent location). But the main reason I'm interested in is that I can wire-tie the power cable along the gooseneck so that the cable is no longer 'dangling' along my dash.

Whichever I decide to order, thanks for making us aware of the site.

--
Garmin nüvi® 660, iPhone 8gb (Technology is not the solution. It's only a tool to help you achieve it.)

Re: Tailspin...

theTraveler wrote:
tailspin wrote:

...When I tried calling them I got the "leave your message" or email us and we'll get back to you" bla bla bla. So, I left my voice message (they still haven't responded to my voicemail and that was over a week ago)...

And you still ordered from them? You're very trusting person. I would have looked elsewhere then.

The good news is that you did get your order. I'm looking at ordering it myself (per your recommendtion in the other thread), but I'm also looking closely at their floor mount with a gooseneck. There's a small space in in my console under the radio (next to the 12v power socket) that I could possibly mount the gooseneck. This way, the unit will be close to where I currently have it mounted (and also close to the air vent location). But the main reason I'm interested in is that I can wire-tie the power cable along the gooseneck so that the cable is no longer 'dangling' along my dash.

Whichever I decide to order, thanks for making us aware of the site.

Hi theTraveler,

Here's the answer I got an answer back from mountguys.com regarding the power connection of the $19.79 MFX47-NUVI23 mount:

Hi

You would power it same as you would with the Garmin mount, in fact the cradle the power connects to fits right in the back of the mount, and connects to the GPS same as today. 

Thanks for contacting us!

MountGuys Customer Service
--
Regards,

Tailspin

P.S. I was surprised when I received a reply in 59 minutes..."on a Sunday".

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Both models work?

Sound like both of them work. Wonder why one is more expensive than the other. What do you get for paying more? Just curious.
It would nice to have a design to enable more convenient removal of the mount.

Re: Both models work?

wingsang104 wrote:

Sound like both of them work. Wonder why one is more expensive than the other. What do you get for paying more? Just curious.
It would nice to have a design to enable more convenient removal of the mount.

Hi wingsang104,

I'm guessing the "cradle"?

I do feel, however, they should provide a better release mechanism for the unit. Maybe a spring loaded clip to allow the front edge (of the clip) to lift sufficiently enough to allow it to slide off the front edge of the vent slat.

Just my 2¢

Regards,

Tailspin

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

They never responded, so....

I decided to hell with them and went on a quest to build my own mount. And I now have a kicka** Nuvi mount! And it was really inexpensive too.

First, I bought a clip-mount desk lamp with a gooseneck. After reviewing several dozen of them on Amazon, I chose one from LampsPlus for $20 because the clip and the gooseneck was solid. I removed the lamphead from its gooseneck and pulled out the AC cable.

Next, I was looking for a small but smooth surfaced top to mount my suction mount and found one already sitting on my desk. It was an almost-empty can of Altoids apple sour canister. The size is slightly larger than the permanent disc that comes with Nuvi and the bottom is smooth and flat. I drilled a hole in the middle of the cap, mounted it on the gooseneck using the nut that was used to mount the lamp head.

This was where I needed to figure out how I can thread the cable through the gooseneck. I ended up cutting and splicing the cable, but the cable being $215, I needed little more info before snipping it...and that's when Ronnie offered to disassemble his GTM20 cable so I could determine the best course of action. Once I cut the cable, it was easy to thread it through the gooseneck. No more dangling cables!

Next, I drilled a small hole on the bottom (near the edge) to let the GMT20 cable out. The canister also serves as a housing for extra cable to keep it tidy. Because the rubber suction was going bad on my mount, I decided to glue it to the canister with a dab of silicone gel (like the one you use for your bathroom).

So now I have a cool looking gooseneck mount. And to top it off, because my 12v plug is just below my radio, I was able to clip the gooseneck right onto the FM receiver so it looks like a custom installation.

--
Garmin nüvi® 660, iPhone 8gb (Technology is not the solution. It's only a tool to help you achieve it.)

Re: I decided to build my own mount...

theTraveler wrote:

I decided to hell with them and went on a quest to build my own mount. And I now have a kicka** Nuvi mount! And it was really inexpensive too.

Hi theTraveler,

I'd love to see what it looks like...

Regards,

Tailspin

--
Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Car Vent for Garmin

I have purchased several mounts from the Mount Guys and quality and service is great.

John G

--
JG - Nuvi 350 - Nuvi 2460

Vent mount

I just bought the vent ball mount from them. It looks good and maintains space for cables.

I'll reserve using my suction mount for the race car now. smile

Picture, please

Hey, the Traveler:
Would love to a picture of your contraption.

Car Vent

I bought my vent mount about six months ago and it is great.

Proclip

rbbb wrote:

I bought my vent mount about six months ago and it is great.

Has anyone bought a mount from proclipusa.com? They require you to buy a holder that is specific to your device and a mount that is specific to the vehicle, so if you switch between cars, you would need multiple mounts.

--
smchar

your email

wingsang104 wrote:

Hey, the Traveler:
Would love to a picture of your contraption.

Send me a ping through this site so I can send it to you. This was tailspin's response when I sent the pic to him:

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I like the positioning flexibility in the mount as well as
the increased mounting options with the clip.
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Garmin nüvi® 660, iPhone 8gb (Technology is not the solution. It's only a tool to help you achieve it.)

Mount Guys' mount

I purchased one for my C-340, but am not totally satisfied as I am having a hard time getting it to stop jiggling. I mounted it in the vent as designed but the vent depth versus the clip depth are different lending to the whole device jiggling over any bump.
I also adjusted the mount a bit to make it shorter and not stick out so much. This helped but it still bounces around. I have tried foam rubber to reduce the movement, but this mount is by far less "secure" than the dash mount and rubber ring method.... I just have no where to mount the dash mount in my truck... the dash is crowned where I want to mount it.
Any suggestions or comments?
Thanks ... Mr Frustrated

I guess go back to the

I guess go back to the windsheild mount.

--
Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Vent mount update

I did finally find a complete solution to the vent mount moving too much. I now use foam rubber to eliminate the movement and also "zip ties" to securely
tighten the vent grip (fingers) around the vent itself.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, over the river and through the woods, my family and I went 4-wheeling and
the vent grip / GPS combo did not/would not come off.

Best car mount

I bought a vent mount but did not like it. I didn't like the window mount either.
For me, it was the bean bag. It sits on the dash and doesn't move. It is solid and stable. No wiggly diggly at all.

proclipusa mount

Has anyone bought a mount from proclipusa.com? They require you to buy a holder that is specific to your device and a mount that is specific to the vehicle, so if you switch between cars, you would need multiple mounts. [/quote]

I have one for my Civic and love it. I don't move my GPS from car to car and if I ever had to I'd just use it with the battery and listen to voice prompts or I could use my old suction cup mount on the windshield until I was done using the other car.

My wife has her own GPS and she just uses the dash disk.

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