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Old 07-21-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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Dash mounted accesories help

I am trying to figure out the best way to mount accessories on the drivers side of the dash area. It seems like there are very few mounts for GPS, Cell Phone and that kid of thing. I like to keep it below eye level but not as far down as where the odometer, and radio is mounted.

The windshield on the Class A is way to faraway to mount on that and the window on the side is great but it will interfere with opening the window or removal of the screen

And now the big problem. I don't want to drill holes or glue on the dash. I was thinking of something like a bean bag or dash cover. I have the beanbag mount for my GPS but as I drive it starts to slowly slide down to the winshield where I can t reach it.

Thanks for any suggestions or photos.
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More and more , states and provinces are passing " distracted driving laws " with regard to driver's cell phone use and some including GPS programming while in motion . I'm working on a swivel mount , that will allow the GPS to be slid over for co-pilot to do the programming . It'll probably have to have it's own movable stand/console, on the floor near the center of the dash. Cell phone is already mounted next to passenger seat for DW's use only.
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I just bought a new GPS that includes a dash camera. I mounted the old one on the drivers window, but that won't allow the dash camera on the new one to properly see out the windshield. Probably going to use the old beanbag I have in the towed for now.
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What's wrong with the glue on disks? I have 3 on my dash for various things and they can be removed if you ever need to, but I don't ever see the need to do so.
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You can use a round disk and attach it with heavy duty VELCRO.
If you need to remove it, warm it up, peel it off, then use GOO GONE.
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3M double sided tape. Works great and comes up without damage if you don't need it anymore.
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I have GPS mounted on driver side window. More accessible and easier to see. Dashcam located low on front window, viewable but not accessible while moving (good thing).
My issue is with ONLY ONE 12VDC ACCESSORIES PORT!
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Don't sweat "sticking" things to the dash. I have already moved my TPS monitor once and it removed with no issue what so ever. I also mounted my laptop with Velcro knowing some day a change might be made. However no need to have my phone nearby as mine sync's to the coach dash radio.
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I mounted my 9 inch extra monitor to the dash with magnets. The padding is not too thick, and under it is steel, so it sticks very well. Pick up some of the 1/2 or 3/4 inch diam. high power magnets and glue them to the bottom of your base. You will be surprised how well they stay in place. You can move them around to meet your needs also.
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Thanks for the ideas. May get a dash cover and than attach what I need to that. With her being so new I just can't bring myself to attaching things to the RV. I had bad experience with the removable sticky stuff leaving marks in the past but maybe they have improved since.

Has anyone used the Command strips on RV walls and doors. Does it tear the wallpaper when you do remove it?
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I feel the same way about adhesives or drilling holes in the dash etc...

I found a holder for my iPhone on Amazon that has a heavy duty squeeze type clamp. No drilling, screws, adhesives, tapes or velcro. I clamped it to the side of the cubby opening in the lower part of the dash in my LADP. It has a goose neck that holds my phone perfectly facing me within reach and removes by simply squeezing the clamp. I haven't needed to remove it yet and it stays put. My phone syncs by bluetooth to the radio, but I'm an old school cat I guess and just like to have it in sight. I also have a removable mount (no screws etc.) for the Blue Ox brake remote for my toad.

Just my 2 cents...

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You can use a round disk and attach it with heavy duty VELCRO.
If you need to remove it, warm it up, peel it off, then use GOO GONE.
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Be very careful with the goo gone. I used it on my dash and it "melted" the dash. It left a smooth spot where the dash was textured. A much better solution is WD40. It cleans up glue without the harsh effect.
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Thanks for the ideas. May get a dash cover and than attach what I need to that. With her being so new I just can't bring myself to attaching things to the RV. I had bad experience with the removable sticky stuff leaving marks in the past but maybe they have improved since.

Has anyone used the Command strips on RV walls and doors. Does it tear the wallpaper when you do remove it?
Command strips are great. I have several new hooks and have removed them with no marks. Just try one in an out of the way spot like inside a cupboard. They will hold only as much as the package says though.
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