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Old 10-19-2019, 12:46 AM   #1
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Windshield suction mounts falling off

Since I purchased my 5'er in 2012, I have had an issue with the suction mounts falling off the F-450 windshield after a short period of time. Usually after several weeks in storage or several days in the sun, I open the truck door to find the mounts on the floor and/or the console. Or I am going down the road and one lets go with the electronics attached. I have tried many things to keep them on the windshield, but none worked.

However, last year I read a post on the web to use a very light coat of Vaseline on the suction cup. I tried it and one year later, the mounts are still on the windshield. I took the truck out yesterday to pull the trailer from storage so I could work (actually play) on the trailer. After traveling 30 miles each way with the electronics on the mounts, not one fell. Before I attached the electronics, I tugged on the mounts and they were solid.

Will be taking a longer trip later this year and will see if they still hold up.

One note, a very light coat means a very light coat. If you can see your finger ridges in the Vaseline, that is too much. Too much Vaseline and the mount may not fall off, but it will slide down the windshield a few inches.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:30 AM   #2
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Carl, thanks for sharing. I'm gonna try this on a flag holder I have on an outside window with 3 small suction cups. What I've used with limited success is a little liquid dish soap. It last for about 4-6 months in the outside elements (thermal cycling, UV rays, rain, dust, and etc).
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Carl, thanks for sharing. I'm gonna try this on a flag holder I have on an outside window with 3 small suction cups. What I've used with limited success is a little liquid dish soap. It last for about 4-6 months in the outside elements (thermal cycling, UV rays, rain, dust, and etc).
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I haven't tried it outside in the weather, but I can't think why it shouldn't. Water based products seem to dry up but the Vaseline is petroleum based. Let me know if it works. We put out a few hummingbird feeders in Colorado but haven't stayed long enough to know if the Vaseline works outside.

How are you and Mrs. Donna doing. We are both plugging along preparing for a trip to Buckhorn Lake RV Resort later this year after the weather stays cool. Looking forward to playing with the trailer after two years of being home bound with Miss Zoey. We sure miss her.

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Thanks Carl, I know those animals are so much of our lives. It's so hard loosing them.
We love Buckhorn Lake. Very nice RV Resort. Enjoy and have some fun! Later.
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