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Old 09-12-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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Where Do You Mount Your GPS ?

Hello Everyone !!

Where do you mount your GPS ?
I mount mine in a little different place than most.
Take a look, you might find it interesting,
if not I hope you at least find it entertaining !!


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Old 09-12-2016, 09:04 PM   #2
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Mine are mounted where the driver doesn't have to take eyes off the road, even though voice directions are adequate.

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:20 AM   #3
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In the motorhome I mount my GPS, at eye level, on the side window to the left of the driver. All it takes to look at it is shift my eyes to the left. No need to turn my head.

In my cars I have started using vent mounts. Although I have to turn my head to see the screen. Still not certain if I like the vent mount or the windshield mount.

eBay vent mount shown below. 99 w/free shipping.

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Old 09-13-2016, 12:20 PM   #4
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On dash, directly in front of driver.

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Old 09-13-2016, 12:42 PM   #5
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I use a 10.1" tablet with CoPilot. The tablet is mounted on the dash just to the right of the instrument cluster.
My car has a build in monitor that is pretty much at the same level as the other instruments.
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:24 PM   #6
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Sorry dont have time to watch a 30min video on GPS placement and dont really care what California law is
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:31 PM   #7
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Mine is mounted on the passenger window. DW takes care of all the nav duties as well as the TPMS. I watch the road and instruments.
If there are any questionable turns or detours she can double check with google maps before we get there. Makes my so much easier.
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:37 PM   #8
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We keep ours on the dash closer to the copilot but angled so driver can see it easy but within reach of the copilot so if an adjustment or reroute or whatever is needed the copilot can get to it without getting in the drivers way.
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:50 PM   #9
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Mine is built into the dash. Double din display.

I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left
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On the dash just to the right of the driver so I can make brief changes while still keeping my eyes on the road and close enough that I can pull it and hand it to the passenger for more detailed look-ups. I use a suction mount having glued a flat suction mount plate to the top of the dash.
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We put the GPS just above eye level on a suction cup mount to the side window (top right in photo).

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There is one in the passenger seat too...LOVE the 7" screen on the Rand McNally RVND 7700 series GPS!!

This makes it VERY easy to glance up to see and the audio is very clear from that level...and it is always out of the sun (no glare).

BTW, CA has NEVER allowed any windshield obstruction except on the lower passenger corner...doubt any state allowed it either. Even military base access vehicle stickers were technically illegal, but never enforced.

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Old 09-14-2016, 10:45 AM   #12
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Not one that likes things sticking up on my dash.
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Wife has a spot for her on the slide out tray. I can move it close to me on top of dash with just a glance down with my eyes I can see it and touch it with less effort than changing the radio. I don't want to move my head or look up to see it.
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Photos are self explanatory. With the VERY sturdy RAM mounts it can be rotated if my wife has any interest is using it.

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