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LouG

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Of course not as cheap, but a Blend Mount on the RVM would eliminate all issues of it ever falling again plus no worries about anything not coming off the windshield.
THat's fine, as long as you don't want a stealthy mount up against the hoodlining.
I've used the V1 mount for 30 odd years, on my car the mount is never removed and it's rarely let go in any car, and that was only in rentals with the surface mounted textured coating on the screen.
To be honest I don't see the point of a permanent mount.
 

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THat's fine, as long as you don't want a stealthy mount up against the hoodlining.
I've used the V1 mount for 30 odd years, on my car the mount is never removed and it's rarely let go in any car, and that was only in rentals with the surface mounted textured coating on the screen.
To be honest I don't see the point of a permanent mount.

Whole heartedly agree with that, was just suggesting other possibilities due to heat. The suction cup mount in the T-bird has been in place for over 10 years and never fallen down. The one in the Expedition was on there for 9 years the first time (had to replace windshield) and 7 years until I installed the Blend Mount. I don't know if this helps, but once installed, I never removed the detector from the mount except for upgrades.
 

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I already have R7 on blendmount on RVM. I just wanted to use V1 occasionally. I love both of the detectors.
I've read on other threads on this site that magnets do not impact the units, so if that's true and you're swapping detectors with some frequency, have you considered just modifying your mount to work with the magnetic mount ecosystem of choice? it seems like that would be a trivial amount of work, and in addition to enabling fast changes it would future-proof the mount for any device you own in the future. Just an idea that I thought I'd toss out there. Maybe something to think about. Maybe not, if you're not into it. :)
 

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I live in Florida and I've been trying to permanently put my v1 on the windshield. I tried both gorilla and 3m permanent tape. It holds for couple of days but then due to high heat, it slowly falls off the windshield. Any suggestion please?
Where I am, my detectors fall off the glass constantly through the middle of summer and most of winter. Only thing that has been proficient is bolting it to the Rear View Mirror. There is a cheaper version of a mirror mount (on Amazon is where I found it) but I can't remember the name. I ordered an extra mount from V1 and just screwed it right on. Did the same for the Redline.
For my R1 I used a GPS mirror mount and just used the R1 metal part from the failed attempt at a one suction cup design.. the ball size on the mounts is the same.

A lot of these guys have a lot of luck using 3M sticky tape, velcro, silicone or other glues. Seems like the real trick is making sure the surface is properly cleaned. You might even have residual gunk from the cleaning product that needs wiped away before these methods will work.

Good luck man, that is aggravating for sure.
 

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I also live in Florida and hate dealing with the way the heat affects the suction cups. I made my own permanent mounting bracket
and haven't had any problems using 3M tape at all. Below is my post; hopefully it will help.

V1 Custom built permanent mount
 

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I replaced the OEM suction cups with larger ones from Michaels (below, foreground). I had to trim the cup attachment tabs to fit the slots in the mount bracket. It hasn't fallen since.


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Whole heartedly agree with that, was just suggesting other possibilities due to heat. The suction cup mount in the T-bird has been in place for over 10 years and never fallen down. The one in the Expedition was on there for 9 years the first time (had to replace windshield) and 7 years until I installed the Blend Mount. I don't know if this helps, but once installed, I never removed the detector from the mount except for upgrades.
Hell yes it helps! If you constantly keep pushing and pulling on something it will never stay put! Even my Whistlers with regular ole' suction cups will stay up for months at a time if you clean the windshield big time with alcohol, boil the suction cups and install them while they are still wet, Then leave them the hell alone! I've been having good luck recently with gorilla 2 sided tape on my perm. mounts that I need to remount after moving them to another car for whatever reason. I just press very hard on the mount and let it cure at least overnight. I've got 2 up right now taking all kinds of late June NC heat with no problems. People use it to mount outdoor lighting that is alot heavier than a radar detector!
 
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People use it to mount outdoor lighting that is alot heavier than a radar detector!
The outdoor lighting isn’t subjected to the constant shock and bouncing and vibrating on the road. Static load and dynamic load are two different things. Take that outdoor lighting and rest it on your bare toes. No big deal. Take that V1, hold it up at eye level, and drop it onto your bare toes. Whole different ballgame ;)
 

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The outdoor lighting isn’t subjected to the constant shock and bouncing and vibrating on the road. Static load and dynamic load are two different things. Take that outdoor lighting and rest it on your bare toes. No big deal. Take that V1, hold it up at eye level, and drop it onto your bare toes. Whole different ballgame ;)
I'm not using it to mount my V1. When I run it, I've never had a problem with the bigger suction cups they sent ten years ago! I'm using the Gorilla tape to mount my Whistler CR95 in Jane's mustang and My R1 in my mustang. In Jane's car I scraped her Whistler perm. mount out of her Honda which had been mounted for months with this tape. I almost had to break the windshield to pry and scrape it off! I've had my R1 mounted in my 99 mustang on a perm mount with the tape for months as well. I hope I never have to remove it!
 
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Ok, then drop whichever detector it is you’re mounting :)

I’m not dogging the tape. I have nothing against it, and I’ve heard good things. I’m glad it’s working well for you. Just saying that mounting a static item outdoors and mounting a detector on the inside windshield of a vehicle are two very different applications with different challenges.
 

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Ok, then drop whichever detector it is you’re mounting :)

I’m not dogging the tape. I have nothing against it, and I’ve heard good things. I’m glad it’s working well for you. Just saying that mounting a static item outdoors and mounting a detector on the inside windshield of a vehicle are two very different applications with different challenges.
I get it! The only reason I even mentioned the fact that you can mount other stuff with it was to point out it's strength. So far It's working just as good for me as the 3m tape I've used in the past. The only reason I even tried the Gorilla tape was because I was in Ace Hardware the day I needed some 3m tape and they were out so I tried the Gorilla tape for the hell of it! So far so good! It's always good to know about an alternate tape that will work that's easy to find.
 
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I replaced the OEM suction cups with larger ones from Michaels (below, foreground). I had to trim the cup attachment tabs to fit the slots in the mount bracket. It hasn't fallen since.


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Nice suction cups ya got there.

The smaller ones (middle) look like what came with my Pro M.
 

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Those are from Michaels also.
They both look to be manufactured by Adams Manufacturing (Suction Cup eStore - Adams Manufacturing). Good cups. The smaller ones fit the V1 mount without any modification. I bought a bag of 100 of them after someone told me that size fits Escort mounts sometime back. Unfortunately, they don't, but they do fit my V1 mount well. And they are the same as Radenso now ships with the Pro M. So it wasn't a total loss since I have both of those detectors.
 

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