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    Default How do you Mount your V1? (not talking about hardwiring...)

    Hey folks question:

    The V1 comes with two mounting options. 1 (the suction cup) and 2 (the visor clip).

    For me, living in cleveland where the windshield gets very cold and moist, I've found the suction cup does not work well as it tends to fall off. I also like to remove the detector from the window whenever I park the car, so I think my cups get worn down.

    I've tried the visor clip, but the detector is just too hard to see when it is on the visor, and I don't want to do a hardwire/remote display.



    So my question to you is this, has anyone found any clever way to mount the V1 so that it has a good view of the road, stays put and can be easily removed when parking?

    If so, please do tell and post pics!!!

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    I have no trouble with the suction cups. Before mounting them just rub them in a circular motion with your thumb.
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    For a while I played with mounting it to my rear-view mirror. The advantages were the elimination of suction cups and some concealment from the rear. On the downside, the detector was kind of a pain to remove the way I made the brackets and the whole assembly vibrated more than I would have liked. You also wouldn't have been able to see the display the way I had mine set up but one might be able to build a mount that locates the detector slightly below the mirror.

    This isn't a new idea, BTW. I have seen at least one commercially-available mount like this for Escorts.

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    I mount mine just above my rear view mirror with the suction cups and use the rear view mirror as support. I have mounted a few pieces of a product that I bought at Super K called "Grippers" which are rubber like circular disks right on top of my rear view mirror.
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    Thanks for the input guys.

    Do most of you take the detector down when you park? I think that may be part of my problem. I notice that when I leave the detector in position for a while, cold weather does not make a difference. However when I try to take the cups down and put them back all the time, especially in the cold weather, they always fall off. Well... one usually falls then the detetor kinda hangs by the other one till I can fix it.

    Thanks

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    I've taken to leaving the cups up and just taking the detector out of the mount. Not so much because otherwise it drops, but that my glass has a serious curve so I have to mount the dector just so, and it's a PITA to do this each time.

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    people that are experiencing problems with the suction cups do not know how to properly mount them.

    1st. clean the windshield with windex.

    2nd. spit into the suction cups, wet your finger, or use soapy water. whichever you use, rub the suction cups in circles with your finger.

    3rd. mount bracket on the glass.

    I have never had any problem with the suction cups. Those of you who are having problems, again, are not mounting correctly.

    when you park your car, you can remove the V1 without taking down the bracket. why on earth are you taking the bracket on and off the windshield? mount it high and you wont have to worry about someone seeing that you have a radar detector bracket in your car.

    lock the damn v1 in your glovebox, or bring it with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent_Vino
    people that are experiencing problems with the suction cups do not know how to properly mount them.

    1st. clean the windshield with windex.

    2nd. spit into the suction cups, wet your finger, or use soapy water. whichever you use, rub the suction cups in circles with your finger.

    3rd. mount bracket on the glass.

    I have never had any problem with the suction cups. Those of you who are having problems, again, are not mounting correctly.

    when you park your car, you can remove the V1 without taking down the bracket. why on earth are you taking the bracket on and off the windshield? mount it high and you wont have to worry about someone seeing that you have a radar detector bracket in your car.

    lock the d*** v1 in your glovebox, or bring it with you.

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    I'm well aware of how suction cups work. It doesn't take a PhD in SuctionCupology. The problem is this.... for some reason it is a huge pain in the Buttocks to remove the detector from it's bracket quickly. It usually takes a great deal of wiggling and two hands. The Escort has a quick release via a button which makes it easier.

    So What I had been doing is simply pressing the bar to relese the suction... then put it back on the window. Of course it would be best to clean the window every time and wipe the cups etc.... but It just is too much of a PITA to do every time.

    I'll try removing the detector many times from the bracket (without removing it from the window), maybe it will get easier with wear. Good idea...

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    ridiculous.

    press and pull.... removing the V1 from the bracket couldnt get much more simple.

    :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordhamster

    I'll try removing the detector many times from the bracket (without removing it from the window), maybe it will get easier with wear. Good idea...
    I think you've got it figured out. Mine was a pain to mount/remove from the bracket for the first few months that I had it. It's easiser now.

 

 

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