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Has anyone successfully mounted their phone over the RV mirror? I’ve got some good space up there and I’m thinking of using it for my phone but I’ve not been successful in finding a mirror mount that would work.
 

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Has anyone successfully mounted their phone over the RV mirror? I’ve got some good space up there and I’m thinking of using it for my phone but I’ve not been successful in finding a mirror mount that would work.
Would love to help you out but can you clarify a little more exactly what you are trying to do here? Are you using this as a dedicated phone with a detector? thanks
 

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I’d like to mount the phone in landscape first off. As far as content, at least waze if not something else like highway radar.
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Haven’t decided if it’s going to be a dedicated phone but for now just my regular phone with waze. This obviously means I will be putting up and taking off the mount all the time.
 
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Can you post a picture of what you have there, the space, ? You are wanting to put the phone above your RVM?
 

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I’ll grab a pic tomorrow but yes I want the phone above the RVM.
 

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Cool shoot us a pic. i am not an expert in this but maybe i can help you out or someone else.
 

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So there is just enough room above my mirror for my phone at somewhat of an angle but still quite viewable. I find it easier to glance up toward the mirror and it keeps everything up out of sight and tidy.
 
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My first thought would be to try something like this on that windshield console with VHB tape or sugru. If you don't want magnets, I'm sure there are plenty of clamp style mounts similar to this one.

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That's a start thanks! I am a little concerned about the phone falling with the magnet mount since it will be tilted down a bit. I had started my research looking for one that would clamp to the mirror and clamp to the phone and articulate but never found anything that would work. I'll dig into this one some more.
 

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That's a start thanks! I am a little concerned about the phone falling with the magnet mount since it will be tilted down a bit. I had started my research looking for one that would clamp to the mirror and clamp to the phone and articulate but never found anything that would work. I'll dig into this one some more.
In that case, look into RAM mounts. I know that they have a rear view mirror ball mount. Determine what type of extension arm(s) you need and add a phone mount of your choosing.

 

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So there is just enough room above my mirror for my phone at somewhat of an angle but still quite viewable. I find it easier to glance up toward the mirror and it keeps everything up out of sight and tidy.
It looks like you could just put one of these there and be fine:


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This would allow you to use a magnet for easy attachment, but also angle it around easily as you change seating position.

To address your concern about magnets, remember that all mounts are not created equal. The magnet on iOmounts is very strong, that same magnet can hold a full-size ipad so I don't think the forces put on it by your phone will be enough to give it trouble. I can tell you as someone who has many of these - on my boat, in my truck, in my office, at home, and in my briefcase for travel, even with a case on the phone you'd be hard pressed to for it to fall off even with it angled down. I mean if you can blast off waves or go off road without it coming off, I think that you're pretty safe in a car on the road, right? I think your toughest part would be getting the metal plate in the center of the phone so that it doesn't rotate slightly over time, other than that it would be smooth sailing.

To illustrate that point, the mount I have in my briefcase for travel is this:

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With a camera stud adapter:

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And then the iOmount dome just threads on to that. If the phone isn't in the case (so the magnet is directly on the plate) and I go offroading with the phone on the mag mount. If I'm not careful it will actually pull the vent mount right off and hit the floor with the phone still attached to the magnet, that's how strong it is.

If you don't want to go magnets, someone mentioned using RAM parts to create something. I would suggest instead looking at the 67designs or Arkon catalog, as RAM is super tough stuff but it's also large/limiting. In my experience building mounts, while I love RAM it's not my go to when I want something discrete or when space is at a premium. RAM has significantly thicker mounts and arms than other ecosystems because it's build for industrial/commercial applications wheras 67d/Arkon are made for use by consumers. The 67design stuff is still plenty tough, it's very popular with people who overland and race, it's just smaller scale.

The 67designs universal phone mount might fit in that space nicely:


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Then you could attach this to the plastic:to be the base:

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And stick their smallest arm (3.5") in there to connect the two:

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Or one final think to consider, back to the magnets, to expand upon something someone else mentioned - scoche mag mounts - they do use weaker magnets, so I can understand your concern, however if you go to their offroad/ATV specific stuff they have a version which attempts to address that with additional grip:


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Just some things to think over and consider. Good luck with your mount.
 

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In that case, look into RAM mounts. I know that they have a rear view mirror ball mount. Determine what type of extension arm(s) you need and add a phone mount of your choosing.
There was a mount I rem seeing but can’t find it...
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Whatever mount you use I've found the magnet mounts to be great - I have about 4 mounts in different cars and they do fine. If you're wanting a stronger magnet get one that's for a tablet and you'll have no problems
 

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I have mounted my radar detectors above the rearview mirror for years. I originally mounted a Escort 9500ix on my sunvisor on a 95 Olds Silhouette using a (Escort Sunvisor) clip like this.
Within a week I changed from clipping to the sunvisor to clipping to the edge of the headliner. This put the detector higher and allowed me to move the detector above the drivers side of the rearview mirror. This allowed me to check my current speed from the detector and check the rearview in one motion. I have been addicted to this setup ever since. I had Escort 9500ix;s mounted this way on: 95 Olds Silhouette, 95 Chrysler LHS, 2003 Toyota Corolla, 2010 Suzuki Kizashi and 2017 Toyota Sienna. When I replaced the 9500ix's with Uniden DFR7's I modified one of original Sunvisor Clips to fit the DFR7. If my memory is correct I had to narrow the end of the clip and enlarge the hole the detector clips into with my Dremel tool. Since at the time I was I still using the other clip and 9500ix in a third vehicle. I made my own clip from a metal joist hanger.
This was surprisingly easy and took me less than a hour to make.
 

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