Sat Nav Dash Mount

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  1. JohnM

    JohnM Read Only Funster

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    Can anyone recommend a dash mount for Garmin Nuvi sat nav. Tried the suction thingy that it came with, it keeps popping off. Don't want to glue it down or screw it on. Windscreen too far away (A-class Rapido 990).:Doh:
     
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    i have seen some beanbags for the purpose
    but cant remember where:Doh:
     
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    I use the double ended ticky pad you may have had it with the kit foung it to be great , and you can peel it off if you decide to sell the van .
     
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  5. pappajohn

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    why does it need to be in front of you on the windscreen ?

    like yours, my screen is so far away its in the middle of next week, so i fit the 'sucker' mount on the side window...actually its the side of the wrap-round screen...but it looks like you have a side window forward of your driving position

    i tried a 'beanbag' mount, but the 'nav' spent more time on the floor every time i took a sharp corner.

    if you really need one then any good motor accessory shop will sell them...expect to pay around £10 to £15
     
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    You may already have bought the beanbag type mounts but I found these on eBay very effective and can be removed with, of all things, dental floss if you don't want to leave it on. Mounted mine dead centre on the document clipboard thingy.
     
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    Thanks pj, sorry dident quite make it clear wanted it fitted in the centre of dash for both of us to use
     
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    point taken :thumb:
     
  9. golly

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    I use the Arkon type bean bag type in my transit based camper, works fine.
     
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    I bought a plastic clipboard from Asda for less than £1. The suction mount sticks onto that and the whole lot is clipped into the fixed clipboard on the dash - means I can clip documents into the Asda clipboard as well.

    The photo shows the TomTom we used to have. Works just as well with the Garmin we have now.
     

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    I use a Navmat (google it) does what it says on the tin, no movement on dash when in use and easy to transfer between car and M/H:thumb:
     
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    We use a Navmat on our Rapido A Class- the windscreen is miles away.
    SWMBO originally bought the Navmat for our car because she didn't want the suction cups to leave ring marks on the windscreen.
    Most owners when they park will remove the satnav from the windscreen but leave the unit in the car - our Police Officer neighbour says the scrotes look for these marks when deciding which cars to break into.
    The Navmat doesn't leave the teltale signs and reduces the chances of a break in (so she says).
    We have a Garmin and it stays in place on the Navmat no matter how hard we corner.
    Mike
     
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    Halfrauds have discs for £2 each:thumb:
     
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    Have used Navmat for last 2 yrs-brilliant.
    Mike
     
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    WHY

     
  17. 2dogs

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    Better half had a problem with her sucker :Eeek:,
    always dropping off :cry:
    bought a nuvi attachment that fixes to air vents, got it from Halfords.

    one of the central air vents sits fine in a car, no vision impact and swivels.

    Cheers
    2dogs
     
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    good idea that, i,m going to copy it thanks. I,m fed up with mine running around the bleddy cab. You would have thought, that someone could hav come up with an idea that incorporates the "pop up" clipboard thingy and the satnav, would look very nice.
     
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    I got one of these:

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Universal-Friction-Mount-700/dp/B000LRMS66/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1320753316&sr=8-5[/ame]

    when our "lick and stick" one kept falling off. I have to say that while we have travelled over many country roads, potholes, speed bumps etc. that have dislodged the crockery (and broke the handle off my mug!) the satnav has never budged and it's so easy to transfer from car to van. Excellent.
    Wyn
     
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    Can I remind everyone

    Can I remind everyone that it is a MOT failure to have a sat nav on the window screen at time of the test.

    Bob
     
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