Satnav mount

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  1. motorhomewave

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    Picking up new MH next week after seven years with a very reliable and much loved 6m model and moving up to 7m (not the point of this thread) ! Things have progressed in 7 years and the old CD/radio has been replaced by a digital, bluetooth, mp3 player, just one problem with that...the sat nav used to fit snugly into the slot of the CD player by means of a cleverly designed plate, easily removed and put away when not in use. but of course no longer there. I'm not keen on sticking the sucker on the windscreen all those round marks left everywhere, anybody know of any other clever fixings you can use on a Peugeot Boxer base ?
     
  2. Pikeman

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    You could go for the weighted dash board mount, but it needs to be relatively flat. Keith :cool:

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    We have an A class so when the satnav is stuck to the window I can't see it or reach it. We use one of the sticky disks now similar to this, and it is very stable.
     
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    I turned our old TomTom's window mount upside down and screwed the suction cup to top of the dashboard. Still worked.
     
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  8. motorhomewave

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    A multitude of ideas, thanks all, I shall trawl flabby, the pad idea sounds good !
     
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    If I put mine on the windscreen I'd need bino's to read it..

    Have it stuck to the drivers quarter light side window.. can see it easily and can also use it , change route etc. while driving ;)
     
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    I mount ours on a tub pushed into the cup holder. Photos Here.
     
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    Try http://www.dsldevelopments.com you can get a mount especially for you vehicle. Ours if just on the top of the air vent to the left of the steering wheel and very reachable and visible. You need the vehicle blunt and then the part for the satnav which will then attach to it.
     
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    I've just mounted ours to the roof lining next to the interior light after first reinforcing the headlining. It's a 7inch Chinese truck one that is now tucked up out of the way, close enough to see and out of the sun so no reflection in it. Reinforce the lining and two self tappers through the suction cup normally stuck to the screen.
     
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    If you have the "papers" clip like the Ducato version make strip of thin ply screw the satnav mount base to that, stick a bit of dense foam over the bolt heads to compensate for the curve of the dash. one clip in sat nav stand that don't move.

    When it stops raining I'll wander out to the MH and take a picture.
     
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    That's what we use, I have it stuck to the dash on the right hand side of the steering wheel. Makes life easy for using the screen being that I am right handed! :D
     
  16. motorhomewave

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    Thanks all ! some great ideas. I have gone for the mat option from eBay, seems the simplest, if it fails to work the paper clip option might be the way to go, will let you know. Going to France 1 day after picking up new MH so time is not on our side !
     
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    I have a Brodit sat nav mount in motorhome brilliant they cover all makes
    Of vehicle
    Bob
     
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    We use an I-Pad with TomTom on it downloaded from' I-tunes' and also Campercontact.
    They work superbly together and it stands on the dash in its case. Dead easy to see and Jenny can see and update as we go along.
    Mitch.
     
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    Does yours not have one of these like the FIAT does: - [​IMG]
     
  20. motorhomewave

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    Not sure, haven't got the vehicle yet, would be good if it had, just stick it on the plastic thing. The old MH had a pull up plastic leaf for clipping papers to, not sure it was as big as that, never opened it !
     
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