Uniden R7 suction cups - hate them

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That's a good question for the OP. @CheatDay2020 - are you trying to mount on the windshield frits? If so, that's going to cause any suction cups (other than the single sticky cup) some problems.

nope. All smooth glass. I tried the V1 suction cups on the R7 mount and the “nipples” are too small for them to work. Ordered the 3m mount. Gonna stick it and let it sit for awhile before I mount the R7 to it.
 

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I had called uniden to get a new one but while waiting , i decided to ck out a escort mag suction cup , while doing so noticed it would work and its been on my window for about 5 months now , it has not moved !!!
 

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So I guess a mirror mount is out for some reason? (Never having seen the RVM up close enough.)
 

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With the R3 I could always tell the big cup would stick the best, but I never yet have found a windshield vertical enough to have it mount the detector level, including my truck... never figured out what they were thinking with that one. Useless in anything but an 18 wheeler cab.

Unpacking the R7 yesterday, I found included a big cup mount with that one that actually has a range of motion that works with a real windshield... awesome! That is my new semi-permanent mount in my daily driver and it is backwards compatible with the R3 too. It is basically tucked up under the mirror and not visible with the detector mounted... no problem as far as I'm concerned.

For my other cars I can just check the tightness of the cups before throwing a detector up there and generally they work find although I've had them come off before too. I haven't looked yet, but if I can find a couple more of the R7 style big cup mounts, I'd just leave one in every car semi-permanently and be perfectly happy.
 

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Wow! I just received my R7. Those are some kind of "special" little suction cups! I think they found them in the closeout bin at Dollar General! 🤣....Now I understand!

They did stick after some persuasion, but they don't inspire confidence. I guess I need to find my spare V1G2 cups to see if I can make them work.....
 

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I spend the money on the Blendmount, fits tight and only see the R7 not the mount, no octopus marks on glass, and not going to fall off
 

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I spend the money on the Blendmount, fits tight and only see the R7 not the mount, no octopus marks on glass, and not going to fall off
I need to order one for the CX5 after I figure out the mirror tap pinout.
 

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My suggestion is to throw them out the window at at least 100 mph in an area that you're not familiar with to make sure you can't find them and be tempted to keep trying to make them work! LMAO! ALL suction cups suck! Even my V1 cups are a b*tch! If you don't think so, try swapping out 2 V1's between cars during testing and having to move the mounts from car to car at the end of the day! They will make you learn a new language! I gave up years ago and went to the perm tape mounts on Ebay. They make them for pretty much every detector and they work great! The V1's version works if your windshield is shaped just right, which of course none of mine are! I ended up running one of @OBeerWANKenobi 's mounts for my V1G2 and love it! Escort's sticky cup mount worked great for my Redline-O's, but I still prefer the tape mounts. To each his own! I've had my V1 cups stay up for quite awhile if you leave them alone and do everything perfectly when mounting them. Just don't try to move the mount without boiling water, alcohol and plenty of spit!
 

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I actually bought a couple more permanent mounts this evening from eBay. I'm getting a replacement windshield tomorrow since a huge rock blasted it on the highway. I was able to scrap it off I don't want to bother trying to find that good black backed 3m tape. Lets me mount it very close to headliner. Luckily my thinkware dash cam came with an extra adhesive pad.
 

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doesn't anyone use the single sticky cup mount...works great for me?
For now, I'm using the large sticky cup mount because there's not enough clearance on the mirror stem in my new Mazda for me to hang my BlendMount. The sticky cup is solid, but I'm hoping I can find a way to fix the mounting clearance problem soon so I'll have a more permanent solution.
 

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Single sticky in the NB Miata and standard mount in the CX5. Seems to work fine so far. The cups included in my R7 packaging are really nice ones.
 

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The 2 clear ones that come with the R7 are better than the 2 black ones that come with the R3. And with the clear ones you can see if you got most of the air pushed out.

I got a 3 suction cup mount off eBay for the R3 that worked pretty well, the R3 jiggled at bit on it. It works even better with the R7, rock solid.
 

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i dunno what people are complaining about here. the standard 2 cup mounts that come with the R3 and the R7 work beautifully. never falls off in the heat, cold, humidity, bumps, anything.
 

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i dunno what people are complaining about here. the standard 2 cup mounts that come with the R3 and the R7 work beautifully. never falls off in the heat, cold, humidity, bumps, anything.
I'm running the super single in the Miata, and double in the CX5. No issues with the single. The double has been holding on fine for the last few weeks despite the freezing temps, it does make the detector bounce more than I'd like though.
 

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I bought one of these triple suction cup mounts almost 2 years ago. Use it quite frequently between two different vehicles. Works great and never falls off. Very solid mount. I hate seeing my detector bouncing up and down with the 2 suction cup mount that Uniden provided when I’m driving. This stopped that from happening.

 
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I bought one of these triple suction cup mounts almost 2 years ago. Use it quite frequently between two different vehicles. Works great and never falls off. Very solid mount. I hate seeing my detector bouncing up and down with the 2 suction cup mount that Uniden provided when I’m driving. This stopped that from happening.


I’ll second this recommendation. Picked up one of these triple cup mounts for my travel R7 about 2 months ago after leaving my stock double cup mount in a rental car. This works much better.
 

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