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Old 04-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Dash Mounting Accessory

Not sure if this is the correct forum for my question, but....

My NTM coach has a flat, metal, @4" round, shiney black disc. on the dash. Almost flush with the dash surface. My assumption is that is was part of a mounting system...GPS or some other accessory? It is not, itself, magnetic.

I'm wondering if it is specific to a certain item, or part of a "universal" mounting system.

Anyone familiar with such an item?

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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I think it would be suction mount for a GPS.
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It is a flat dry surface for any suction mounted device. My TomTom GPS came with that little 2-3" disc. Sometimes it is necessary to wipe it down with Windex to get the suction cup to stay put. You could mount a dash camera, or any other suction mount device.
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My guess as well, mine is simple stuck on with sticky tape and GPS window suction cup will stick to it. Might list specific MH model in the event it's a item common to that make and model. Also ask in manufactor area, someone will know, picture wood help too.
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Garmin GPS' come with a stick-on 4" disk to allow use of the suction mount on a rough surface like the dash. The 2 disks I have (from a Nuvi and a StreetPilot) were a composite, not metal...and therefore not magnetic as well. Removing these would leave a mark on the dash, so I would not remove them either...probably just a gift from the previous owner.

I found that these disks will hold a larger suction mount very well, even the big ones on my Rand McNally 7710/7720.

Hope that helps.
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Yes, while researching GPS units, I discovered what you all already knew. Base for suction cup mounting. Thank you all.

Now that I have your attention...I was looking at a Garmin Dezl 760LMT device. It seems to have some good features. The discription, however, says that it uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with a battery life of up to 1 hour. This seems unacceptable, but I see no mention of alternate power sources.

Anyone familiar with this?

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Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 1 hour
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Yes, while researching GPS units, I discovered what you all already knew. Base for suction cup mounting. Thank you all.

Now that I have your attention...I was looking at a Garmin Dezl 760LMT device. It seems to have some good features. The discription, however, says that it uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with a battery life of up to 1 hour. This seems unacceptable, but I see no mention of alternate power sources.

Anyone familiar with this?

Thanks,
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Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 1 hour
All modern Garmin's have a battery...they have a 12Volt cable too and a USB cable for charging at home and progamming.

The battery is good for bridging a shutdown of the vehicle or moving the GPS without shutdown, but running for any length of time requires the cable.

Hope that helps
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