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September 7, 2013

Garmin Nuvi Mounts for Stuff Other than a GPS

Garmin makes some good heavy duty mounts.  With the mainstream use of SmartPhones for GPS use, there’s a lot of unloved mounts out there.  Now you can use your Garmin Nuvi mount with devices other than the one it was intended for.  Manufacturers have become very aware of this technology transition and have introduced low price adapters.  They all include a round adapter that fits the 17mm ball on the Nuvi mount.  Typically includes a cradle or additional adapter to hold your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or even an iPad Mini.

So don’t throw that mount out just yet.  There’s still good use for it as presented in these pictures.

All Purpose Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

All Purpose Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

Custom iPhone 4 4s Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

Custom iPhone 4 4s Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

TomTom GPS Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

TomTom GPS Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

Sirius XM Radio Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

Sirius XM Radio Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

Tablet Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

Tablet Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

SmartPhone Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

SmartPhone Adapter for Garmin Nuvi Mounts

June 14, 2011

My Suction Cup Doesn’t Stick Anymore! Help!

Yes, we sell mounts for a living.  However, sometimes, you don’t need to buy a new mount.  Following our simple tips might save you a little bit of money.

  1. The most common problem we find is a dirty windshield.  This is probably the number one tip.  Clean your windshield thoroughly with Windex or any good cleaner that contains alcohol (no not beer, that is not a cleaner).  While you’re at it, also clean the bottom of the suction cup.
  2. Apply a little water to the bottom of the suction cup.  We find, on some mounts that helps the adhesion enormously.
  3. Make sure you are pressing the suction lever in the right direction.  Usually the direction is down, but we see a few deviants that require it to be pushed up.  Most suction mounts have a vacuum base and it is operating by a lever.

That’s it.

If you have tried all of this and it’s still not working, we’re here for you.

A Naked Garmin Nuvi Mount in Need of a GPS

A Naked Garmin Nuvi Mount in Need of a GPS

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