TomTom GPS Mount no longer reliable...


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Recently, My TomTom supplied window mount no longer reliably adheres to my window.

Without warning, the unit can come crashing down. Not exactly safe OR nice on the unit.

Still under warranty, called TT and new mount on the way.

Tried:

thoroughly cleaning windshield

thoroughly cleaning suction cup

all kinds of other stuff.

Any ideas, or recommendations on non-TT mounts for the windshield??
 
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Try looking into one of these, I understand they hold to the window much better than TomTom.

http://www.arkon.com/tomtom_one_mount.php

I use the weighted pad solution that sits on the dash. I kind of like the fact it is quick to remove and put in the trunk of the car without having to remove the device, I simply remove it from the trunk and put it on the dash and connect the plug to the lighter. It has never moved from where I place it. No vibrations or anything.
 
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Try looking into one of these, I understand they hold to the window much better than TomTom.

http://www.arkon.com/tomtom_one_mount.php

I use the weighted pad solution that sits on the dash. I kind of like the fact it is quick to remove and put in the trunk of the car without having to remove the device, I simply remove it from the trunk and put it on the dash and connect the plug to the lighter. It has never moved from where I place it. No vibrations or anything.
Yeah... I am already realizing that I will be coming up with an alternative solution. I like the weighted one.

Wow, these Arkon products look pretty stout. Too bad ya can't see bigger pics. Look like their boiler plate solid.

Thank you for the reply.
 
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for myself i order the Arkon TT115 unit .. i didn't love the flimsyness of the supply windshield mount of the TT
 
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for myself i order the Arkon TT115 unit .. i didn't love the flimsyness of the supply windshield mount of the TT
That's the one I ordered... TT115 .

How do you like it????? Pretty robust and versatile?

It sure looked that way --- that's why I thought I'd give it a try.
 
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Here is another mount worth looking at ,I haven't tried it but it looks interesting.
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Flex-Mount-for-T...meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohostingT
It does look interesting but, before traveling in the UK I was warned on one of their fora that when parked not to leave the windshield mount attached. Also, to wipe the window clean of suction cup marks. Apparently, some of their unsavory elements expect to find the GPS unit in the glove box when they see a holder.
 
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If you want to use the same mount, try rubbing very little water on the mount's surface that sticks to the windshield. Then stick it into the windshield. It usually works for me this way.
 
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If you want to use the same mount, try rubbing very little water on the mount's surface that sticks to the windshield. Then stick it into the windshield. It usually works for me this way.
Tried that... For some reason, it'll stay up there for a while...maybe hours... then, all of a sudden, it's raining TomTom.

I think the rubber is getting bad, and the heat of the windshield makes the rubber too pliable, and it falls.
 
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It does look interesting but, before traveling in the UK I was warned on one of their fora that when parked not to leave the windshield mount attached. Also, to wipe the window clean of suction cup marks. Apparently, some of their unsavory elements expect to find the GPS unit in the glove box when they see a holder.

It AIN'T just the UK!!! I'd suggest taking the mount off the windshield and removing telltale marks anywhere.
 
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exactly.......:eek:
 

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exactly.......:eek:
Anybody else sees it like this?
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The akron mounts fall from the windshield also just not as often. Heat does mine in and I have the akron mount:eek:
I guess I'll find out. The one I got has the tension toggle to mount it. It sure SEEMS like it would be more robust. In any case, I figure a good $19 test.

The TomTom mount got to the point it wouldn't go 20 minutes without jettisoning itself.....
 

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