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Old 03-29-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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How mount Rand McNally GPS?

I just bought the latest Rand McNally RV GPS, and I am wondering if there any good mounting options for using it. I tried to use it this last week with the windshield mounting hardware that came with it, but the windshield on my 35' Newmar Ventana is so far from the driver's seat it was almost impossible to use!

I am curious how others are mounting and using the Rand McNally GPS? Have you found an alternative option to put it closer to the driver on the dashboard?

Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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I used Dash Mount Disc. While my dash has a slight curvature, the disk holds great.

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I have mine mounted on the driver's side window.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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Times 2 on the side window, can reach with left hand and easy to see.
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My dash is imitation wood grain and is very smooth. The suction cup holds it just fine just above the backup camera. Makes it easy for the wife to reach for programming while we are moving
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I put some clear silicon on the dash and smashed the flat disc to that and then the suction cup works fine on that. If u need to take it off sometime it will pop off with a little force.
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We've got a weighted beanbag similar to the one below. The suction cup arm & cradle mount onto it & the whole thing sits on the dash just to the right of the steering wheel.

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Good luck with that GPS. I bought one and used it for one trip. That was enough.

Even though I had it set to avoid dirt roads, it routed me down a ONE LANE DIRT ROAD with 4-foot deep ditches on each side. Later on the same trip, it routed me to a non-existent Interstate on-ramp...ON A DEAD-END STREET!

I sent it back, got my money back and bought the Garmin Desl 760LMT. It is a MUCH better unit.
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Stop by your local Best Buy store. They'll have a number of options from the bean bag style Lori mentions above to the style I picked up. It's about 3/16ths thick rubber mat with a plastic disc in the middle. The underside has a sticky surface that keeps it in place on top of our slightly curved dash yet it can be picked up and moved easily if need be.
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The suction cup mount that came with my 7710 works great on the dash panel! I cleaned the panel good with alcohol before sticking it.
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Many thanks to those of you who replied! I am going to get one of the bean bag dash holders to put on top of my dash!

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Hello I made my own set up using mounts from RAM MOUNTS I use 2 1inch balls one mounted on the dash the other on the back of the GPS then I used a 1inch double clamp to hold the two balls together works like a charm I have the same set up in the pickup then when your finsihed with the GPS I remove them for safe storage.
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Good luck with that GPS. I bought one and used it for one trip. That was enough.

Even though I had it set to avoid dirt roads, it routed me down a ONE LANE DIRT ROAD with 4-foot deep ditches on each side. Later on the same trip, it routed me to a non-existent Interstate on-ramp...ON A DEAD-END STREET!

I sent it back, got my money back and bought the Garmin Desl 760LMT. It is a MUCH better unit.
You will likely find the new unit will lead you the same ways. Most if not all GPS Units use the same database and algorithm.
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You will likely find the new unit will lead you the same ways. Most if not all GPS Units use the same database and algorithm.
I have already made the exact same trip again using the Garmin. The routing it provided was different from the Rand. No dirt roads!
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