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    I usually take mine off the windshield, but not always. I usually leave the mount on the windshield, which I have heard invites people in to see if you have stashed the GPS in the console or elsewhere. I have heard it recommended to take the mount and all and clean the window of any markings from the mount.
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    We switched to using a bean bag mount and love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjpreb View Post
    We switched to using a bean bag mount and love it
    That makes sense and it won't break........great idea.

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    I think we need a bean bag... Our mount has started randomly falling off the windshield. We keep the unit in the glove compartment when we're not using it but I'm scared it'll fall with the unit mounted one day and break something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benandtina View Post
    I think we need a bean bag... Our mount has started randomly falling off the windshield. We keep the unit in the glove compartment when we're not using it but I'm scared it'll fall with the unit mounted one day and break something.
    Sheesh! That's the way I lost my first PDA! The GPSr was in the stuck-to-the-window mount. It popped off the window, hit the PDA, and broke the screen.


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    Garmin replaced the mounting unit - interestingly enough - it was sent with a metal pad to mount onto the dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    Sheesh! That's the way I lost my first PDA! The GPSr was in the stuck-to-the-window mount. It popped off the window, hit the PDA, and broke the screen.

    Wow! That's pretty impressive aim for a GPSr :P

    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Garmin replaced the mounting unit - interestingly enough - it was sent with a metal pad to mount onto the dash.
    Is this what you are referring to? https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1377

    It looks neat but I can't tell if it has to be permanently attached to the dash or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Garmin replaced the mounting unit - interestingly enough - it was sent with a metal pad to mount onto the dash.
    Woah....my plastic base comes 'unglued' in the heat w/small appliances attached. I can only imagine what the black sheet metal might do. Keep us posted!
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    No - It wasn't that black mount - it was a flat metal disc (but I think it was black) - just a bit larger than the suction cup. It had double sided tape attached to it so you could peel off the backing and attach it to your dash and then I suspect put the suction cup on that instead of the windshield.

    Mainiac1957 had his TomTom attached with one of those to his dash on the jeep. In the dust and stuff if came off on the road into TL. No problem - easy enough to reattach.

    Not sure I am even going to put this on my dash. I am just happy to have the suction cup piece and bracket in one piece. The bracket with the suction cup is a much tougher looking quality than the original which came with my unit. Thicker plastic and stuff.

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    I had that set up for my Nuvi and within 2 weeks threw it over my left shoulder. The suction cup constantly came off and the Nuvi would just hang there by the power cord! I mount the nuvi on the windshield very close to the dash so that if it does fall it does not have far to go!
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