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Garmin GPS mounting

dont flame me. I got my windshield tinted 35% the entire thing. Why? because my eyes are photosensitive. I was young and stupid and didnt wear a helmet welding. besides that stupid mistake. I need a place to mount my GPS other than the windshield or any windows. pics and ideas

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You could mount it on the dash.
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Why can't you mount it on the windshield due to it being tinted? Will it pull the tint off or something?
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What kind of GPS do you have?
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pics of the tinted windsheld lol
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i had one with my old gps. it slid around to much
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Why can't you mount it on the windshield due to it being tinted? Will it pull the tint off or something?
yes.
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What kind of GPS do you have?
Garmin Nuvi 750
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well maybe the magellans were better because ours was awesome. it's like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Magellan-RoadM.../dp/B000196ENC

but i guess wouldnt work with a garmin. maybe you could modify the mount.
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http://www.proclipusa.com/

Check them out, they make vehicle specific mounts for all kinds of devices
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https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1370

i feel like you've probably already explored these options though.
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Garmin Nuvi 750
Damn, I was going to suggest this rear view mount, but it's for the smaller GPS units.
http://www.mountguys.com/product_p/r...rvmu-ga24u.htm

I would still try and find a way to make this, or a mount like this, work with your's. If not, then here is this site's mounts for the 750:
http://www.mountguys.com/category_s/1727.htm
I've never used anything from them so I can't say if they are good or not, but they have some unique mounts.
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how hard is it to see at night with that tint on the windshield
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i use a rubber sheet that you can put in the drawer. my suction cup doesn't seem to stay up and i now have my UG. so i fold the sheet over the top and bottom edge and wedge it between the glass and dash. stays pretty good and no suction ring for thieves
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how hard is it to see at night with that tint on the windshield
no hard at all. its really nice headlight dont bother me at all. and in the day like driving into the sun is like the best thing ever. i dont need sunglasses. i tried wearing some but it was kind of dark and pointless. at dawn and dusk it apears black but on the inside its perfectly clear
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Um, what? My whole thing is tinted as well, never had any issues before I had my double din when I used to use a Garmin. Also have a toll transponder thing usually stuck to my windshield inside and no issues. Tint isn't going to come off...
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Um, what? My whole thing is tinted as well, never had any issues before I had my double din when I used to use a Garmin. Also have a toll transponder thing usually stuck to my windshield inside and no issues. Tint isn't going to come off...
yea the whole thing is done. possibly the guy meant don't use it for a few weeks or so idk. but i still gate the glass mount. what do u have on your glass
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This is what I did

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It does shake a little but all in all works fine and it's out of site. Use it every time I go to Carlisle or to parts of the state I haven't been to in a while.
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Mine came with a metal disc that has a sticky side. The instructions indicate that it should be stuck to the dash, and the window mount stuck to the disc.
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yea the whole thing is done. possibly the guy meant don't use it for a few weeks or so idk. but i still gate the glass mount. what do u have on your glass
After like 3 days it's fine. And what do you mean what do I have
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This is what I did
this is a good idea. the only bad thing is it takes your eyes off the road.
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you could mount it like i did my droid in my F-150. the mount has a suction cup on it like the garmin mount but has a flat plastic disc that sticks to the dash with double sided tape to give a flat surface for the suction cub to stick. it works very well and is solid. been on there about 6 months and has never come off.

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you should tell me where or how u made that
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