windscreen mount Garmin gpsmap60

Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2006 at 10:10
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Gidday Folks,
Has anyone out there got a windscreen mount to suit the Garmin gpsmap 60? Are they any good, secure? I'm thinking of buying one and would prefer some first hand experience/feedback. I realise there are some cheaper alternatives available but I can source one for a very reasonable price and would prefer to buy OEM.

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Reply By: guzzi - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 10:34

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 10:34
Madcow,
Ive got a gps60cs with the OEM windscreen mount.
What can I say, it works, hasnt fallen off in use (as yet).
Works better with the lower edge of the unit touching the dash for a bit of support, not as affected by vibration.
I have no complaints except the ridiculus purchase price.

Pete
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 10:52

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 10:52
I have a Garmin Quest with window suction mount and it works well over any conditions , it has let go a few times but thats no drama , I just moist and re fix back , as the other reply said ..let it rest on the dash
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Follow Up By: Sparkiepete - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:46

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:46
I have a garmin m5 which is currently having the glass face replaced as that Suction cap thinngie let go and she landed face first in the footwell.I don't like the suction caps as it lets go at the most annoying times.
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Reply By: madcow - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 11:06

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 11:06
Thanks for the advice fellas. I will get myself one.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:36

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:36
Madcow I just double side tape the original mount to the glass and it is as strong as can be, saves heaps on the window mount, $12 for another one for the other car and its an easy changeover
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 13:11

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 13:11
www.ram-mount.com.au/

I have aRAM dash mount for my 60C wich is excellent.. check out their webpage they probably do windsreen mounts.. these are the same mounts the military uses..
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Reply By: agsmky - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:27

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:27
I had the OEM windscreen mount for the 60CS and have given it away!! The suction is poor IMO for the leverage applied on it. I ended up placing the bottom of the GPS on the dash when using this mount.

I have purchased a Ram-Mount from www.ja-gps.com.au and would never look back at the OEM again. It is much, much stronger and will not vibrate loose, even over some very rough tracks. This is the kit i have:

I also find the release mechanism on the back of the GPS (for removing it off the mount and onto another mount etc) is prone to breakage and failure. The plastic pieces just aren't up to their task for constant removal.

OEM doesn't necessarily mean better in this case. Not cheap, about $90 if i remember correctly compared to $30 OEM.

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 19:58

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 19:58
IMHO you will not do better than the Ram mount. They surpass anything from the OEM and are not shy about copping vibrations/corrugations..they stick like the preverbial and don't move at all so you can read the screen at all times. Cheers
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Reply By: madcow - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 07:22

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 07:22
Ta Fellas I'll do some more research

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