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Old 10-17-2018, 08:36 PM   #11
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John, any chance you can post a picture of how you locate the Velcro strips to the mirror? My thick head can't figure it out.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:57 PM   #12
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Sorry this is not the best picture. The monitor is mounted to the windshield with a suction cup arm just to the right of the rear view mirror and just above the dashboard. Iíll post back with a better picture if I find one. It doesnít block the driverís view in any way and not much of the passenger view.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:18 AM   #13
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John, any chance you can post a picture of how you locate the Velcro strips to the mirror? My thick head can't figure it out.
Jerry,

I took two strips of adhesive Velcro, about 1' long and on the fuzzy half of the Velcro, I cut the plastic backing tape (the one you pull off to expose the adhesive) in the middle of the strip so that there were 3 "sections" of the plastic backing, each about 4" long. I pulled the film from the center section, leaving the backing on both ends. I stuck that to the back of a 2" wide aluminum strip and then used double stick tape to fasten that to the back of the monitor with the Velcro toward the ends. What you'll have is two "tails" on each Velcro strip, one on each end of the back of the monitor.

Then I positioned the monitor where I wanted it on the mirror, folded the top tails over the back and marked that spot on the back of the mirror (actually the part of the mirror that's closes to the windshield which is really the front). I peeled the plastic backing off the "rough side" of two 3" Velcro strips and put them on the back of the mirror where the tails folded over.

To "install the monitor" I put it in position on the mirror, fold over the top tails to "hang it in place" and then fold the bottom tails behind the mirror and attach them to the Velcro also. Essentially, the Velcro on the monitor "folds around the mirror and sticks to the rough side of the Velcro tab on the back of the mirror holding the monitor "top and bottom" to that rough Velcro that's taped to the back of the mirror.

I'll try to get a photo later today. We're in a campground in southern Tennessee and forgot our camera at our niece's house when visiting and haven't been back to get it yet.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:51 AM   #14
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As an added thought, the monitor probably doesn't weigh much more than a pair of "FUZZY DICE"[/QUOTE]


That's reassuring. I haven't seen one in person, it looks much heavier.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:05 AM   #15
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As an added thought, the monitor probably doesn't weigh much more than a pair of "FUZZY DICE"

That's reassuring. I haven't seen one in person, it looks much heavier.
Thanks.[/QUOTE]

It's about the same or maybe a little less than a 7" Amazon Fire tablet weighs....
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:31 PM   #16
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Here is what we came up with, as we had the same problem of blocked vision with a large montior.
We bought a mount from RAM Mounts. It mounts to the Driver's Seat Base and utilizes a malleable aluminum rod. The mount is a Ball and Cup. The Ball is mounted on the back side of my monitor with double sided tape. The monitor sits level with the top of my center console. Doesn't block any vision or dash controls.
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:31 PM   #17
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That's interesting. I'll do a search online. I used RAM mounts for years on my motorcycles. I didn't even think about them for this application. Thanks for the post.
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:34 PM   #18
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Hope it works for you. I use two of them side-by-side. One for the monitor and one for the GPS Unit.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:12 PM   #19
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Just ordered one from EBAY. I hope it is the solution? I'll post back in a week or two with the results.
Thanks for the idea.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:15 AM   #20
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My Garmin RV660 GPS is 6 inches. There is a 7 inch, RV770. It can accept up to 4 wireless backup cameras. I mounted 1 on my truck bumper, wired to the backup light. I mounted the 2nd under the tail light on the camper, wired to the running lights. When I backup into a sight, the truck backup camera kicks in, then I just push a button on the GPS and the TT backup camera kicks in. Works Great! I can access the TT camera while driving, but the vibration causes the screen to freeze up.
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