magellan mounting bracket

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hi ..

i have a magellan meridian gps, currently i have a swivel mount for it but i'm not anxious to drill holes in my dash... has anyone used the other type of mounting bracket which fixes to the windscreen by means of suction cups ?? and if so are there any problems with them in terms of falling off etc ??

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Reply By: Boobook - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 19:26

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 19:26
Steve,
I have the suction cup mount and it works fine, you can easily remove the GPS and the connector stays with the mount. I have rarely had problems with it coming loose, even on bumpy tracks.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 20:25

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 20:25
Not sure if this helps, but I have a dash mat (SuperCheap Autos) and my modest Magellan 300 has velcro on the back, and I just stick it there. The Magellan is attached to my Toshiba laptop/Oziexplorer/Raster Maps ... and it works fine.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 21:31

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 21:31
Stephen, I use a couple of strips of Velcro across the bottom of mine on top of the dashboard. I think some Velcro is thinner than other and would allow less movement. The Meridian is heavier sat up high on the swivel mount.

If i need it in the other car it sits on Velcro on top of a couple of CD cases in the shelf under the radio. Sits in front of the radio I know but gets good signal when it is needed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 18:45

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 18:45
JohnR..

yes i used to have velcro on the last car but i found that after a period of time there were indentations in the dash where the velcro was, it didn't damage the finish on the dash but it seemed that because it was protected from the effects of the sun that it deformed a little, i'm hoping to avoid that this time...

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Reply By: vuduguru - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 22:20

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 22:20
Steve,
Same as Boobook. I have a swivel mount in the boat and the suction cup jobbie in the LC100. Advantage is that you can adjust angle to suit. Never fallen off.
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Shane
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Reply By: ozzy's - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 23:16

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 23:16
I have had the suction cup mount bracket for well over a year now,
what a great bit of gear, it may be expensive to buy but it is worth it.
It has never fallen of the windscreen and actually works as a shock absorber for the gps on rough tracks.
Ozzy
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Reply By: Troopie - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:15

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 15:15
Heya
I have the swivel mount stuck to the dash with velcro. The soft side is on the dash - and the rough side on the base of the mount. Only tip is to give the dash a really good clean before sticking the velcro on (some sort of thinnner is good - just check that it wont hurt the dash material in an inconspicuous spot first). Have this set up in car and boat and no trouble so far.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Stephen (WA) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:02

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:02
From one Stephen to another,

I have a Meridian as well and have been using the suction cup/swivel mounting for over 6 months now. I cannot reccommend them highly enough. They are simple to install and remove (takes seconds) and I have not had it fall off or even move during the entire time (that includes a fair bit of driving on corrugated roads).

The mount puts the GPS in a highly visible position and the swivel and bendy link pole allows the unit to be viewed by anybody with ease.

When I first got it i thought I'd have to reinforce it's adhesion to the widscreen somehow as the suction cups are not much to look at. But, their performance far outweighs their looks.

Don't drill any holes. You won't need to.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:48

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:48
Stephen ..

thanks for that, just the sort of info i was looking for ... looks like i might have a standard swivel mount for sale soon .. lol

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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 20:31

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 20:31
Give ya 20 bucks for it.... and I'll thow in $5 for the stamps!

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