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What do you use

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DC321

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UPDATE:

So I went to adjust my R7 mount with the suction cup. I pulled it off of the windshield and took the window tint with it.

I have now had the tint replaced and have ordered the Blendmount. I have had Blendmount int eh past, and know it works, but it is expensive.
 

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Ouch! I guess the one positive is it demonstrates it's a strong suction mount. The BlendMount is a great ongoing solution, despite its upfront cost. The one thing I always say though is I recommend adding one of the thin additional foam pads they supply to the thick pad that's already there to stabilize the top surface as it helps with any bouncing around on rough roads.
 

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UPDATE:

So I went to adjust my R7 mount with the suction cup. I pulled it off of the windshield and took the window tint with it.

I have now had the tint replaced and have ordered the Blendmount. I have had Blendmount int eh past, and know it works, but it is expensive.
What I did with my R7 is I applied three double sided 3m strips behind the original suction cup mount and mounted it above my RVM permanently. It's still there since the release of the R7. It holds amazing.
 

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Nice. You can get the cable even cleaner if you loop it though the slot in front of the tongue. That way it holds it snug against the detector and it looks about as stock as you can get. I also find that, despite BMW having orange illumination, the R7 red actually looks closer to the BMW color than their new lighter orange setting does.

You have the same setup as me with the BlackVue just above it. If only they offered a combo BlendMount that could take both devices at the same time!
 

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R7 in 2016 durango with single suction cup uniden hard wire kit with relocated mute button and power switch for if i get pulled over and dont want the detector going off lol because that would just be a uncomfortable
(sorry for dirty interior)
 

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Just sharing my blendmount clean install.

That is super clean. Originally I had my R7 mounted with suction cup and then installed my dash cam afterwards without worrying too much about positioning. After I got the blend mount, I had to install the R7 lower hanging than I wanted as the Dashcam is too low. Seriously thinking I better just reinstall the dash cam and tighten up the R7 to the mirror after looking at your picture. That looks great.
 

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UPDATE:

So I went to adjust my R7 mount with the suction cup. I pulled it off of the windshield and took the window tint with it.

I have now had the tint replaced and have ordered the Blendmount. I have had Blendmount int eh past, and know it works, but it is expensive.
I had my permanent mount already installed when I had my windshield tinted and just asked them to cut in around it. Sure, long term it might come up as something I could have done different but no plans to remove the mount anytime soon. I thought about pulling the tint off too before I made that decision. Ha.
 

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I just ordered from formulaoneracer001 since it showed he's sold 281 of these thus far. I'll keep you posted if he hasn't updated his design.
 

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I just ordered from formulaoneracer001 since it showed he's sold 281 of these thus far. I'll keep you posted if he hasn't updated his design.
That is where I I picked mine up too.
 

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That is where I I picked mine up too.

I've used these mounts in the past as well and they have worked. However, on a Jeep Wrangler with its near-vertical windshield, the mounts are not working well with the current shank length. I prefer a higher mounting position compared to the under-mirror mounts; what is everyone using on their Wranglers that isn't under the mirror?
 

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That is where I I picked mine up too.
I've used these mounts in the past as well and they have worked. However, on a Jeep Wrangler with its near-vertical windshield, the mounts are not working well with the current shank length. I prefer a higher mounting position compared to the under-mirror mounts; what is everyone using on their Wranglers that isn't under the mirror?
Well the results are in: I've had it on for a week now and it's a great mount. No issues!
 

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So I just mounted mine using a Blendmount in my VW Atlas and am not really thrilled with it at all. I loved the one in my Honda, but due to an incredibly short rvm stalk, my Atlas required one of their custom versions. The thing will mount fine but I had a really hard time getting it into a position to still allow the mirror to be adjusted down enough for my wife. I had to skip using the rear plate that the bracket is squeezed between because there wasn't enough room to allow the mirror to angle down. Even then, the R7 would sit against the mirror and up against my garage door button. So I ended up using the two additional adhesive strips over the original padded mount to get it away from the button. It needs to be made so the detector hangs lower than it does now.(this is even with the clip pulled all the way down.

The kicker though is the clip. IMO it is not good. It almost seems too big and it it hard to insert. And I struggle each and every time to pull the R7 off because it forces you to press the button while pulling. Because it seems too big, it sticks and is very hard to pull off(saw a Youtube video saying the same thing about getting it off).

I LOVED the clip on the R3 as it simply used the pressure to hold it and had an open end that didn't require the use of the button to pull it off. I have no idea why they made this one the way they did.

I'm almost wondering of the clip I got wasn't cut right or something.
 

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My single suction mount kept falling off after 4 months of louisiana heat , called uniden they sent a new one out but , i had a few new escort single mag mounts , so i took the r7 bracket off there suction mount put it right on the escort mount so far so good !! Atleast escorts good for something !!
 

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My single suction mount kept falling off after 4 months of louisiana heat , called uniden they sent a new one out but , i had a few new escort single mag mounts , so i took the r7 bracket off there suction mount put it right on the escort mount so far so good !! Atleast escorts good for something !!
Very inventive. I use old Escort power cords for a few hardwire installs because I have so many.
Unfortunately the Escort single cup mount has a known issue of breaking at the clamp lever hinge.
That happened to the one I have six months old.
 

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3 saves yesterday north of Auckland, thank you R-7! Vertically mounted with the big single suction cup
 

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