V1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 Permanent Mount

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I prefer permanent mounts for all of my radar detectors and just never been a fan of mirror mounts. I like to hardwire and place my detectors high up on windshield behind the tint (yes I might lose a tad of range behind tint) but it keeps it out of site from prying eyes and I don't have to deal with suction cups. Got this one yesterday for Gen2

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Perman...rentrq:edb171841700a9c143626cdeffd280c1|iid:1

It works for my use. Anyone had any experience long term with this particular mount.
 

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I agree with you and was looking at the same mounting option. I looked at that auction, and it does not seem to speak to the generation two. Are you sure that it will fit?
 

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Yes it fits....You only get metal plate with sticky back.... Metal plate has two allen screws with washers (allen wrench provided)....Take suction cups out of mount that comes with your G2 or G1...Attach plate to your mount...Stick it on windshield
 

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Gen2 suction cup hole centerlines are the same as Gen1, so anything that attaches to the Gen1 bracket will work with the Gen2 bracket.

I don't like mirror mounts either. I got some monster suction cups from Michaels designed to hold heavy things to kitchen windows. They've never let go, yet they're still easily removable. I had to notch the tabs that attach to the V1 mount, though, because they were too large. Pic in the stickied mounts thread.
 

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That looks very similar to what I've been using for my gen1 the past few years. It took a bit of tinkering to get the screws set right for the appropriate angle for my windshield but it's been solid ever since.
 

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Thanks for the feedback...Figured I was going to have to tinker with the screws a bit but fortunately mine worked perfectly with the angle of my windshield first time....
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Gen2 suction cup hole centerlines are the same as Gen1, so anything that attaches to the Gen1 bracket will work with the Gen2 bracket.
Thanks....Very helpful info for others...

Also thanks for the tip on the large suction cups...
 

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Do yourself a favor with these things, and REMOVE the double-sided tape, and instead use the 3M Dual Lock tape, which is the same stuff used for Toll Transponders. Not only will it allow easy removal for cleaning the windshield, but you will get greater range to level the unit with raked windshields.
 

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That is very slick - once I am 'set' on keeping this...and where I want it to live, I will place the order!
 

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Thanks for the explanation on the alignment of the suction cup holes b/t the two generations. I placed an order for two of them yesterday afternoon. I use something similar on a Uniden R3 and it works very well. Now....to find that 3m hook/loop product, as suggested, that's on my transponder for my toll pass. That stuff DOES work really well. Any suggestions?
 

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Thanks for the explanation on the alignment of the suction cup holes b/t the two generations. I placed an order for two of them yesterday afternoon. I use something similar on a Uniden R3 and it works very well. Now....to find that 3m hook/loop product, as suggested, that's on my transponder for my toll pass. That stuff DOES work really well. Any suggestions?
Well you have two options. In Illinois, the Tollway authority as a distribution deal on the transponders with one of the regional grocery store chains. If you go to the front desk, and ask for some extras, they will usually provide them for free. Might be the same in your area?

Alternatively, you can get them on Amazon. You can get the normal tape they offer in a box, so you end up with extra, or I've also seen some options where you can get the pre-cut rectangles for roughly the same cost as the entire roll - that you would need to cut down. Search 3M or Scotch "dual lock". Take your pick.
 
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Just for clarity so nobody gets tripped up, Dual Lock is FAR different, and FAR superior product than Velco which is hook and loop, and WILL fail in this application. The end of those plastic legs have flat discs on them that at full extension, locks against each other and prevents additional movement, requiring considerable extra force necessary for removal. Velco over time will continue to release with every jolt in the road, start to droop, and eventually release.

Totally different animals. ONLY use 3M Dual Lock. It's printed right on the tape in RED.
 
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Thanks for clearing that up, I was going by the picture he posted and used a generic term to reference.
 

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I posted pictures and info on my new magnetic mount for my V1Gen2 , in the thread "V1 mounting ideas" for anyone interested.
 

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Have to say, not impressed with this mount. The rake on my 2019 Ford Explorer Sport, and my wife’s 2016 Edge Sports, windshield must be too much. Up high by the RVM. I have to force the bracket all the way to the front - beyond what it’s intended for. Even then, that mount only grabs half the hook / loop. I fiddled with the set screw adjustment, too. No better.
Frustrating, to say the least!
 

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It's not really the mount's fault. Nobody listens to me, but that's the same problem I had with it, using the included 3M VHB adhesive. Dual lock will help give it a smidge extra distance for adjustability but not a ton. Maybe adhere some button neodymium magnets to the Dual Lock and cut and adhere a (ferrous) metal plate over the bar if it's not already magnetic. Bam, mag mount plus some extra room to stretch :)
 

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I wish I had seen your posted. Would have saved me $28 and the frustration.

The other thing I did? Took some flat black paint and dusted the hook/loop. This helped it blend into the windshield better behind the tint strip. The clear was showing through and pulling my eyes to what it was and then ultimately the detector.

I am going to give it another try today with half a washer jammed in under those bolts to create more angle. If that doesn’t work? I will gorilla glue the suction cups to the window as I did with the Gen 1. It worked well for 2 years...
 

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