Has anyone found a better mount than the OEM mount for a Garmin OT700 GPS? Mine just won't stick to the windshield when it's cold out and I had the same problem with a Rand McNally 740. I'm doing dedicated runs in a day cab now so I don't use the GPS unless I know I'm going somewhere different, but it's really annoying and distracting when the expensive device designed for use in a truck won't stay where I can see it when I'm driving.
If there's a better idea for mounting it on the dash that can easily be removed I'd like to hear about that too.
Better GPS mounts
Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Still undecided, Jan 29, 2023.
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Coolbreezin Light Load Member
Clean the surfaces with alcohol then use elmers craft glue as a helper to keep it attached to the glass. Thats what I do.
M22 rockcrusher Medium Load Member
Talk to it politely give it confidence be nice.....and if that doesn't work through it out the window then run over it.......after all that Google 67designs/mounts
I spit on the back of mine and stick it to the windshield and it’ll stay there for a month or so before it warns me it’s failing. Press it on hard before putting the lever down.
If yours is very old and getting beat from the sun just order a new Garmin mount like I have done.
I have had Garmin’s for years and never had a problem with their mounts. I also put mine up high near the visor without any worries. Too close to the dashboard can disturb the seal if going over a pothole the gps makes contact.
drvrtech77 Road Train MemberStill undecided and RubyEagle Thank this.
I’d take a hot glue gun and glue the suction cup to the dash then it’s actually closer to you. Some new windshields are a mile away from the driver. As well, alcohol will take the hot glue off when you’re done with the truck so no permanent damage. If you can screw something I’d go with a solid mount like this.
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You'd think with what we spend on these units they'd have figured out a better way to get them to stick to the windshield when it's cold out. It's a good thing the aftermarket did, thanks for all the recommendations.
There is this to consider as well, not every state allows a GPS on the windshield. Would they actually write a ticket? Who knows, I’m guessing not but you never know.
The laws are clear in the states that fall into the NO category. GPS devices and smartphones are not allowed to be mounted on the windshield of a vehicle. In many cases, a specific mention is made about the obstruction of vision due to non-transparent materials. The states that fall into the NO category include:
District of Columbia
Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member
- Oct 18, 2010
I have always avoided windshield mounts for anything if i could.
I recently ordered a cell phone mount from this company. Very impressed with the quality.
If they don't have a configuration that will work, you don't need it.
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