Best Spot To Mount Your GPS?

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Jamie's Comment
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What are some places you guys mount your GPS? I know it's illegal to have it mounted in certain places depending on the state, etc. Just looking to get a better idea.

Shaun C.'s Comment
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I mounted mine on a bean bag mount that is pretty heavy and worked wonders.

Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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I am not sure what kind you may have.. I would shy away from relying on a GPS as much as possible.. Unless it is a Rand McNally one.. And I would invest in a laminated Rand McNally map from your local Truck stop.. The Shortest distance from point A to B is a Straight line.. Using a real map and ruler will show you best routes to take.. Also Rand McNally real maps show you restricted routes, Low bridges, weight restrictions etc etc.. They are truly the best for truckers in this industry.. They do now have there own GPS system.. My company uses them for dispatching and such also.. The GPS part works pretty good and still shows restrictions and such..

As far as your question about where to mount.. On windshield top left to bottom or center bottom works well.. Some use the steel ball Magnet type and place on dash to the right.. These are all good areas for devices.. I suggest do not place on vents, they eventually break..

andhe78's Comment
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I really like this spot.

Amish country's Comment
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I put my garmin center bottom of the window just above the dash. It's out of line of sight and front passenger hood mirror. Can glance quick and easy when needed without having to look down off the road.

Dan67's Comment
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I have a Garmin Dzl-770 and it is mounted center bottom of windshield using the suction mount. Easy to see and does not interfere with my vision. Again don't 100% rely on any GPS, it is 1 tool in my bag. I also rely on my RM lamented road atlas, google maps, and my phone to call customers to get exact pinpoint directions.

Jamie's Comment
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I really like this spot.

How do you have that mounted there? confused.gif

andhe78's Comment
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I really like this spot.

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Jamie's Comment
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I really like this spot.

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How do you have that mounted there? confused.gif

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andhe78's Comment
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Not sure how to do a link, but amazon has it listed as a universal vehicle drinks cup holder mount adapter.

I had to trim just a tiny bit of the rand McNally suction cup to get it to fit flat on the surface. A few months ago, wrapped some rubber bands around the part that fits in the cup holder so it grips the sides better. But in almost a year of use, have never had the gps fall off or it come out of the cup holder. I’ve been very impressed.

I like this because it holds the gps at a bit of an upward angle so the magnet mounts have an easier task holding it. Also, I’m very tall and drive with the seat all the way back, so to adjust something on the dash means hiking forward in the seat- can easily reach this.

Only problem, is it is in front of your air brake knobs-had to get used to a different hand position to use them. The rest of the toggles it is in front of in my truck don’t get used.

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