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    casagiannoni
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    What is the best way to mount a Nuvi 1450? The included hardware for
    windshield mounting just doesn't seem robust enough to last ...

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    Sunshine
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    On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:42:51 -0400, casagiannoni@.............. wrote:

    >What is the best way to mount a Nuvi 1450? The included hardware for
    >windshield mounting just doesn't seem robust enough to last ...


    Believe it or not, some people do use the windshield mount. I never
    have, but I've seen it done. Besides the stability factor, the
    windshield is just too far away to make accessing the touch screen
    practical. There's also a vent clip that allows you to clip the unit
    to an air conditioning vent. I've never tried that.

    What I've used from day one is a bean bag mount. That allows me to
    place the unit where I want it, with good visibility and within easy
    reach. It also makes moving the unit between vehicles, or between
    vehicle and house for safekeeping, a breeze. Highly recommended.

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    casagiannoni
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    Please advise just what a bean bag mount is, and where to get one,
    etc.

    On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:42:51 -0400, casagiannoni@.............. wrote:

    >What is the best way to mount a Nuvi 1450? The included hardware for
    >windshield mounting just doesn't seem robust enough to last ...

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    Peter H. Coffin
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    On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:56:21 -0400, MR wrote:
    > On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:42:51 -0400, <casagiannoni@..............> wrote:
    >
    >> What is the best way to mount a Nuvi 1450? The included hardware for
    >> windshield mounting just doesn't seem robust enough to last ...

    >
    >
    > I use velcro to fasten my gps to the dash. Easy on....easy off and
    > nothing to give a thief a clue.


    Aside from half the velcro.

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    Peter H. Coffin
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    On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:18:03 -0400, casagiannoni@.............. wrote:
    > Please advise just what a bean bag mount is, and where to get one,
    > etc.


    Garmin calls it a "Portable Friction Mount", but it comes down to being
    a bean bag with a foam rubber bottom.

    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=806

    I use it as well. And have, with various units, since about 1999.

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    Sunshine
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    On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:18:03 -0400, casagiannoni@.............. wrote:

    >Please advise just what a bean bag mount is, and where to get one,
    >etc.


    I use this one:
    <http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-10908-00-Portable-Friction-Mount/dp/B000LRMS66/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1335480367&sr=8-3>

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    On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:32:05 -0500, Sunshine <sunshine@none.invalid>
    wrote:

    >On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:42:51 -0400, casagiannoni@.............. wrote:
    >
    >>What is the best way to mount a Nuvi 1450? The included hardware for
    >>windshield mounting just doesn't seem robust enough to last ...

    >
    >Believe it or not, some people do use the windshield mount. I never
    >have, but I've seen it done. Besides the stability factor, the
    >windshield is just too far away to make accessing the touch screen
    >practical. There's also a vent clip that allows you to clip the unit
    >to an air conditioning vent. I've never tried that.
    >
    >What I've used from day one is a bean bag mount. That allows me to
    >place the unit where I want it, with good visibility and within easy
    >reach. It also makes moving the unit between vehicles, or between
    >vehicle and house for safekeeping, a breeze. Highly recommended.


    I also prefer the bean bag mount but find that after a few years they
    lose the friction that keeps them on the dasn. Washing with
    dishwashing soap helps at first but the value of that diminishes.
    Anyone have another way to renew the "stickiness"?

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    H. Druss
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    <casagiannoni@..............> wrote in message
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    > What is the best way to mount a Nuvi 1450? The included hardware for
    > windshield mounting just doesn't seem robust enough to last ...


    Check out http://www.proclipusa.com

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    Mike Coon
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    Owen McKenzie wrote:
    > On 4/27/2012 6:02 AM, nobody@nada.com wrote:
    >> I also prefer the bean bag mount but find that after a few years they
    >> lose the friction that keeps them on the dasn. Washing with
    >> dishwashing soap helps at first but the value of that diminishes.
    >> Anyone have another way to renew the "stickiness"?

    >
    > I've used bean bags and had the same problem you mentioned. Then I ran
    > across this one, & so far it has worked like a charm.
    >
    > http://www.staples.com/Garmin-Portab...product_803926


    Or use a separate friction pad which are sold for multiple purposes
    uncluding putting under slip-mats or rugs to stop slipping! So cheap that if
    there is a problem "after a few years" throw it away and use another...

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    nobody
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    On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:20:08 -0400, Owen McKenzie
    <jomckenzie@escapees.com> wrote:

    >On 4/27/2012 6:02 AM, nobody@nada.com wrote:
    >> On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:32:05 -0500, Sunshine<sunshine@none.invalid>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:42:51 -0400, casagiannoni@.............. wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> What is the best way to mount a Nuvi 1450? The included hardware for
    >>>> windshield mounting just doesn't seem robust enough to last ...
    >>>
    >>> Believe it or not, some people do use the windshield mount. I never
    >>> have, but I've seen it done. Besides the stability factor, the
    >>> windshield is just too far away to make accessing the touch screen
    >>> practical. There's also a vent clip that allows you to clip the unit
    >>> to an air conditioning vent. I've never tried that.
    >>>
    >>> What I've used from day one is a bean bag mount. That allows me to
    >>> place the unit where I want it, with good visibility and within easy
    >>> reach. It also makes moving the unit between vehicles, or between
    >>> vehicle and house for safekeeping, a breeze. Highly recommended.

    >>
    >> I also prefer the bean bag mount but find that after a few years they
    >> lose the friction that keeps them on the dasn. Washing with
    >> dishwashing soap helps at first but the value of that diminishes.
    >> Anyone have another way to renew the "stickiness"?

    >
    >I've used bean bags and had the same problem you mentioned. Then I ran
    >across this one, & so far it has worked like a charm.
    >
    >http://www.staples.com/Garmin-Portab...product_803926


    How long have you had it? Do you need to do anything to keep it
    sticky?

    Part of my problem may be I have a Nuvi 1450, which is bigger and
    heavier than most models.

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