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Old 08-15-2015, 07:34 AM   #1
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Mount for GPS on dash-Garmin 760

Hi all,

I've been operating without a GPS for several years now and figure it's time to make a plunge. I love getting lost but need a new toy. I've decided on the Garmin 760 LMT but need some advice on the best mount so I don't have to mount it on the windshield that's 4 ft in front of me. I'd like it preferably a little closer with a sunvisor that we could transfer to the toad.

I've read most of the old posts but still can't decide. Some talk of RAM mounts and others. I'd prefer not to drill into the dash.

We are running around in a 15 35F pulling a Pontiac G-5.

I was hoping to get some ideas from the forum. Can you all help? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:27 AM   #2
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I use a "friction mount" like a bean bag, about $15 from Amazon. It works great. Before I got it I used the suction mount on the side window. It was OK but sometimes when the window temperature changed it would fall off, just when I needed it.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:55 AM   #3
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I use the bean bag. The transfer to the toad is EZ, just pickup the whole thing. Also the wife can grab the GPS, set it in her lap for RV park searchs or other things that are not EZ for the voice command on the GPS. The 760 is large enough we can both see screen, nice.

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Old 08-15-2015, 09:10 AM   #4
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Mine used to occasionally used to fall off the side window as well. Purchased one of these Suction Cup Buddy Non Adhesive Dash Pad Disc for GPS and Cell Phone Mount | eBay and no problems since.
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:56 PM   #5
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Friction pad mount without a doubt. Stays put (under normal conditions) until you decide to move it. Can be purchased on Amazon or anywhere else that sells Garmin.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:45 PM   #6
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GPS Holder made by Scosche at Walmart. Use your suction mount on the pad nonslip works great. By the way I have the same model 35F. Got it last week of June, no toad yet looking for a 2012 or 2013 Ford Focus. Still getting used to the Class A, had five 5th wheel RV's before. Got tired of hooking up and running around in a large pickup.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:49 PM   #7
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I like the friction mount also.
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Portabl.../dp/B002OL2MU4
Well made and works well with the power cord / traffic antenna.


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Old 08-15-2015, 08:04 PM   #8
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My 760 LMT came with a mount that will sit on the dash. It has a sticky rubber pad to keep it from sliding. If yours is the same you will not need a friction mount.

I have a friction mount for my older Garmin. It worked OK but occasionally the suction cup would loose its grip and allow my GPS to flop around. It didn't do this often enough to be a problem. I got into the habitat of cleaning the pad and resetting the suction cup before a long trip.

I have ordered a new Sightseer 33C and until it arrives I don't know where to place the 760. JD
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I said the heck with it and bolted mine right to the dash.
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I said the heck with it and bolted mine right to the dash.
Well, I suppose that would work too, maybe.
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:32 AM   #11
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Mine is also bolted to the dash using a disc. My Kountry Star, I used a friction mount, work okay most of the time except on really bumpy roads, it would wander around the dash. Don't have that problem now.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:00 PM   #12
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I used a 4"x4" piece of plexiglass and Velcro to make a place on the dash to use the suction mount.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:37 PM   #13
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I used double sided 3M tape to tape the clamp to the top of the dash. It worked great until the bouncy trip to SD and the weight of the unit broke the clamp part. Came home from SD with a BUNCH of duct tape holding it in place... was planning on getting a new clamp but two trips later and its still held in place with duct tape! One of these days...
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:03 PM   #14
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Well, I suppose that would work too, maybe.
"Bolting it to the dash" sounds more radical than it really was for my particular unit. In that area of the dash it's just a plastic cover over the monitor and radio equipment. It's only held on by three screws and provides access to the electronics below it. I lucked out.

I removed the disc that I originally had and bolted the GPS through the plastic dash cover. I used over-sized washers on the back side of the plastic dash cover so as to not crack it. So far it's worked well for my particular situation, I wouldn't bolt it to a padded dash though!

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