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2.0 out of 5 stars Too Overstuffed to be "Non-Slip", November 4, 2011
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This review is from: AmazonBasics GPS Dashboard Mount for Garmin, TomTom, Magellan and Other Portable GPS Navigators (Wireless Phone Accessory)
The Amazon Basics GPS Dashboard Mount is a fine (but common) design, with a decently grippy non-slip bottom surface and a good smooth landing surface for the GPS suction mount. It is the stuffing, or in my case over-stuffing, that is the problem. There is so much stuffing material inside that it puffs out the bottom surface so as to greatly reduce the amount of grippy material that actually touches the dashboard, and at the same time making the shape nearly rigid so that it has problems conforming to the subtle curves of most dashes.
If only they had shown restraint with the last 1/4th of the stuffing.
So, it rides well until you start taking your curves serious - such as a mountain highway or racing to make a left-turn light. Then you are grabbing for a dash-projectile... But, even then, you don't have to worry about the GPS unit suction cup coming off the large flat smooth mounting surface. You only have to catch the all-in-one piece as it flies across the dash.
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Initial post: Apr 26, 2013, 7:27:47 AM PDT
hombre243 says:
S. Eigell,
I read your article and immediately remembered having the same problem with slipping. Not on my dash mount but on the top of my bar. I went to WalMart and purchased non-slip shelf liner. It is rubber, more or less diamond knitted, but there are many other types, and it worked perfectly. Absolutely no slipping. I just purchased the same dash mount as you are reviewing here and I appreciate this heads up. I like the idea of using this liner because it does not have to be tacked down. Just cut a proper sized and dimensioned sheet of the liner on the dash and then set the dash mount on top of that. That is what I am going to do. I am sure it will work. Good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013, 7:30:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 9, 2013, 7:31:08 AM PDT
"That is what I'm going to do" and "I'm sure it will work" isn't really good enough for a helpful comment - why didn' you try it and THEN write your comment so we know whether it actually DID work??

Posted on Dec 14, 2013, 8:46:55 AM PST
Ayon Sinha says:
I wish I had believed your review and not bought this one. I saw the high 4-star average rating and I regret it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2014, 10:08:56 AM PST
Scott's Wife says:
That's a really good idea, and, having used non-slip shelf liner for other projects, I'm sure it will work well. Internet Skeptic, like most "proud to be skeptics" will just miss out on a good opportunity. Thanks for the suggestion. I found it really useful

Posted on Jul 9, 2014, 7:20:22 PM PDT
Pete W. says:
I tried this out in my car and it doesn't slip at all... and I've been known to drive "crazy." I will admit that it does look a bit overstuffed. Curious if the sticky pad worked for you or not... assuming that you did remove the protective film and apply it to a clean surface...
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