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Old 05-10-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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How to temporarily mount Garmin RV 760?

Hi. I am seriously considering a Garmin "RV 760LMT" GPS: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/prod135455.html for our new to us 2003 Travel Supreme 41. In a few months, a replacement backup camera will be installed in the dash to replace the current one in the coach. And then the 760 will be installed in a permanent mount. Therefore, I don't want to permanently mount the 760 now.

Has anyone temporarily installed a Garmin (or any) 7" GPS in a coach of this size and vintage? Where did you install it? What kind of mount? Any mount recommendations?

A pic of the dash is below and here's a link to the photo gallery: New RV - DanClark

Thanks for any help.

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P.s. This is a similar post from the TS forum, but reposted here in a more important location.

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/bracketron-vehicle-mount-for-gps-black/7695023.p?id=1138084373352&skuId=7695023&st=catego ryid$abcat0307026&cp=1&lp=2
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Cooperhawk,

Thanks for the feedback here and in the TS forum. There is a Best Buy close to our house. I'll stop in and take a look.

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Did you know that Garmin just released a backup camera that works with the 760.
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A quick fix for your temporary use might be what I'd did: took a piece of plexi 3/16" thick and 3"x6", heated it and bent the 6" side about 90'degrees. Mounted to existing backup camera mount and used the suction cup mount that came with the GPS. Works great till I get a new BU camera.
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Did you know that Garmin just released a backup camera that works with the 760.
Dennis,

I looked at that, but it's a wireless backup camera. I've heard a lot of negatives about wireless. OTOH, it might be nice to have a "backup", backup camera. Packaged with the 760, it's only about another $100. Something to think about.

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A quick fix for your temporary use might be what I'd did: took a piece of plexi 3/16" thick and 3"x6", heated it and bent the 6" side about 90'degrees. Mounted to existing backup camera mount and used the suction cup mount that came with the GPS. Works great till I get a new BU camera.
Bill (Pam?),

I'm a litte confused about what you're suggesting. Please explain a bit more.

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Dan,

This assumes your backup camera is mounted overhead like mine rather than in the dash. Sort of in a rear view mirror position. Picture a piece of plexiglas or acrylic 3"x 6" and 1/4 or 3/16" thick. With a propane torch heat the plexi to enable bending it into an approximately 90 degree position where you can drill a couple of holes thru the side that would run parallel to your monitor mount bracket and somehow attach to the bracket. The other end of the plexi should be parallel with the screen of the monitor and positioned such that when your GPS is mounted on the suction cup bracket! it is on the same plane as the screen. This would be accomplished by positioning the mounting holes and the angle of your bend.

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Dan, looking at your image again, I guess I see your camera in the dash. Kinda makes my suggestion moot unless you can alter the theory/placement somehow. Sorry to mislead you.
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Dan, looking at your image again, I guess I see your camera in the dash. Kinda makes my suggestion moot unless you can alter the theory/placement somehow. Sorry to mislead you.
Bill and Pam,

I thought it might be something like that. No worries. I appreciate you taking the time to write.

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Garmin will usually accept returns if you are in happy. I believe that this camera uses Bluetooth.
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why not use the suction cup mount that is in the box?
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Garmin will usually accept returns if you are in happy. I believe that this camera uses Bluetooth.
Dennis,

Yes, Garmin has a pretty good reputation for customer service. That's one of the reasons, I'm considering a Garmin.

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why not use the suction cup mount that is in the box?
Dean,

I'm going to try using the suction cup. However, others have indicated that the windshield may be too far away for a good installation. Take a look at the pic above.

If that doesn't work, I'd like to have other installation options available so that the 760 is ready for our maiden voyage for 5/29.

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