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    Location of GPS

    I have just been placing my gps in the glove box. Is this giving me an accurate reading? Do I need to put it in a water proof bag to get a more direct reading? Better yet, is there something more permanent that I could install like some have done on the big boats?


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    I really like the RAM mounts. I bought a handlebar mount for the GPR and a fixed mount for the boat. Then, I can transfer my GPS from one to the other. That sucker doesn't budge, even in the roughest of water.

    http://65.102.174.116/rammount/searc...andlebar+mount

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    here is how I mounted mine!
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    I just got the Garmin bicycle handlebar mount. I put it on the right side stock handle bar. Just trimmed the stock plastic cover down a lil and fit great. I will post some pics for you this afternoon. Cost 15$ and will not move. You can pop it on and off without any problems. We have put this mount on 3 different skis and 2 different 4 wheelers and it has yet to come loose and it is alomost unnoticeable.

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    To answer your question regarding the accuracy of the reading if it is in a glove box, I get the same results. I tested this back to back, I taped it to the seat and got the same reading.

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    purple haze... i shove mine under front screen goes in well and a good fit and looks straight to the sky..

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    I heard about the Garmin 201 on here. It mounts to the handle bars via a velcro strap. On the stock handle bars I use the extension and put it over by the choke lever, on aftermarket bars I put it on the cross bar. Sweet. I bought two of them one for each ski. GPS in glove box gives same results. I like to watch the the gps as a speedometer. The 201's are about $100 on Ebay. They have rechargeable batteries with 14 hour life. They don't seem to shut off like the E-Trex.

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    RAM mounts work...Try and get the motorcycle mount it is more secure than the bike mount.

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    I currently have the etrex. Might just try and get a reliable mount. Thanks.

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