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Re: Mounting a Garmin
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2013, 01:22:00 am »
OK. Talked to Peter at morrisonmtotmounts.com He knows his stuff. I ended up ordering this:
http://www.morrisonmotomounts.com/product/garmin-nuvi-34xx-37xx-series-gps-cradle-ga39/
The Garmin, including the Garmin powered cradle, fits into this Ram mount. No adapters needed and it screws directly to the Techmount base. Too simple.


That's the base I use with my 3790T.  Believe me, you will NOT need to worry about it falling out. In fact, if I have a complaint about it, it's that you really have to forcefully pry on it to get the GPS out and I worry about cracking the fragile glass.  The other nice thing about it is you can put strips of velcro on the sides of the mount and use it with a Glarestomper.
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Re: Mounting a Garmin
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2013, 01:45:18 am »
Glarestomper? Oh, crap....something else....

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Re: Mounting a Garmin
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2013, 05:41:52 am »
OKdokey   I ordered  these for my 3590 LMT
RAM Mounts RAM-B-238 RAM 2.43" x 1.31" Diamond Base with 1" Ball
Sold by: GPS City ( seller profile )

 Garmin Universal 5-Inch Carrying Case
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
RAM Plastic Cradle for Garmin nuvi 3550 and 3590 Series
so it uses a 1 in dia. ram ball which is much heavier duty for this set up vs 9/16th without cradle
I will hold on to other mounting case because I probably stretched it a bit trying to stuff 3590 in case...

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Re: Mounting a Garmin
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2013, 10:12:01 pm »
OK. Talked to Peter at morrisonmtotmounts.com He knows his stuff. I ended up ordering this:
http://www.morrisonmotomounts.com/product/garmin-nuvi-34xx-37xx-series-gps-cradle-ga39/
The Garmin, including the Garmin powered cradle, fits into this Ram mount. No adapters needed and it screws directly to the Techmount base. Too simple.
Peter is like Murph. Works out of home and dosen't mind talking.


That's what I use with my 3790, great mount.

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Re: Mounting a Garmin
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2013, 11:53:29 pm »
OKdokey   I ordered  these for my 3590 LMT
RAM Mounts RAM-B-238 RAM 2.43" x 1.31" Diamond Base with 1" Ball
Sold by: GPS City ( seller profile )

 Garmin Universal 5-Inch Carrying Case
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
RAM Plastic Cradle for Garmin nuvi 3550 and 3590 Series
so it uses a 1 in dia. ram ball which is much heavier duty for this set up vs 9/16th without cradle
I will hold on to other mounting case because I probably stretched it a bit trying to stuff 3590 in case...
You don't need the ball mount. The cradle will bolt onto the Techmount base. No fear of coming off! Picking mine up tomorrow.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2013, 11:55:11 pm by gsun »

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Re: Mounting a Garmin
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2013, 03:49:39 pm »

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The one problem with the garmin connector  is that if you want it powered via mini usb/usb. you need to use the Garmin  cradle that came with the  nuvi.
that has a mini usb that will power unit. if you dont use the cradle piece the other mini usb on the unit itself is only meant to transfer data..
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It seems to depend on the usb cable you're using.  Some cables will put the Garmin into data mode even on a plain charger, others work normally.  I use the micro USB cables that came with my Sena headsets, they work well.
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Re: Mounting a Garmin
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2013, 07:15:50 pm »
OKdokey   I ordered  these for my 3590 LMT
RAM Mounts RAM-B-238 RAM 2.43" x 1.31" Diamond Base with 1" Ball
Sold by: GPS City ( seller profile )

 Garmin Universal 5-Inch Carrying Case
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
RAM Plastic Cradle for Garmin nuvi 3550 and 3590 Series
so it uses a 1 in dia. ram ball which is much heavier duty for this set up vs 9/16th without cradle
I will hold on to other mounting case because I probably stretched it a bit trying to stuff 3590 in case...


You don't need the ball mount. The cradle will bolt onto the Techmount base. No fear of coming off! Picking mine up tomorrow.
OK so I have an extra Ram mount Ball. Not the worst thing in the world...  I also have the quick release techmount so I can slide it off quickly if it starts sprinkling...  Thanks  for all your advice  Guys..  Greatly appreciated. It  is worth at least a beer if your travels bring you to the house of the Mouse  east  :beerchug:

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Re: Mounting a Garmin
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2013, 12:02:41 am »



That's what I use with my 3790, great mount.

I picked mine up today. I am afraid of pushing the Garmin base into the Ram cradle. It seems that the top piece of the Garmin base might snap off. There were no instructions as how to put it in. Is that all you do is push it in and hope for the best?

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Re: Mounting a Garmin
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2013, 12:06:12 am »
It is a very tight fit, I was afraid I had the wrong holder but in fact it is just made that way.