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Old 01-03-2020, 08:09 PM   #1
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Is there such a thing/gimmick ?

I'm looking for something that can hold multiple dash screens. I need something that holds 2 screens. (1) the GPS, and (2) the back up camera screen. I use a Garmin Portable Friction Mount for the Garmin. I really like it, no adhesive, no screws or holes in the dash. So has anyone come across anything that can hold multiple screens or even a bar or something that'll convert a single screen mount into a double mount for 2 screens. I don't have the back up camera till next Tuesday or actually need it before spring. But looking for a clean organized solution usually takes a little while to find, so I'm looking for options others are using on there dash !!
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:58 AM   #2
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In the past, I have used a rear view mirror monitor for the backup cam. Straps right over your existing mirror, and you can hardly notice the difference from factory. one thing I liked about it is that typically, my eyes go directly to the rear view mirror when the truck goes into reverse anyway.
Of course, the image is much smaller, but you see what you need to see.
Since switching to a wireless unit, I could no longer use that monitor, though, since the wireless has its own.
Just a thought.
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:39 AM   #3
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Thanks Rrizz. This camera is going to be installed on the back of the RV, to monitor the boat being towed behind the Rv. I'm thinking of installing it just above the left tail light so it catches the boat and also the traffic following behind, and wired to the tail light so it's on all the time when I have the marker lights on. Reviews were very positive, and had a few answers replied back that there was no problem with the distance of 45' between monitor and camera wireless connection. From what I seem to notice this morning from a video is it could quite possibly accept the same friction mount that I use on my Garmin, so when I receive my camera i'll swap a few things around for trial and error, and if all works as I think it will i'll just order another mounting pad for the dash. Those pads work good as its easy to take them off the dash, out of site out of mind, and less inviting for sticky fingers with a ball-peen hammer. i'll do a little practice run as soon as i receive it, with the units camera just soft wired with a battery back there, and the monitor and truck parked where it's the correct distance away to make sure all will work as expected before I fully install and wire it in permanently for this spring, and before to much time laps and can't return it if need be. Actually I'll even see how far I can pull ahead of the trailer to see how much distance this unit extends. That'll be a interesting fact !!
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:23 PM   #4
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Rear View Safety has split screen monitors with multiple inputs.
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:11 PM   #5
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Got my camera/screen today and see the Garmin friction mount will work perfectly to carry the screen on the dash, no holes/no adhesive, so just about to order that. Come spring I think I'll finally have our trailer fully loaded for all aspects of camping/fishing, regardless if its boon-dock or a government campground be it 2 days or 2 weeks, be it serviced or nothing. But I will probably need a long week to get everything installed come early spring.
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Old 01-09-2020, 05:16 PM   #6
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magnet

Amazon has an amazing little magnet for about $12 if you have the real estate, but it is adhesive

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:27 AM   #7
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Thanks for your input, but ordered another Garmin friction mount.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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WOW!
They sure rip you in Canada when you order.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=garmin+fr...b_sb_ss_i_2_21
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:35 AM   #9
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WOW!
They sure rip you in Canada when you order.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=garmin+fr...b_sb_ss_i_2_21
Yea true, but it's also in Canadian dollars which are about 25% less valuable, and after a while you get use too it, so some say. PLUS there's also the reality that we have to just be happy we can even find it up here. There have been times that I spent a day looking for things that I need and you just can't find thing that in the US is a realily available as sliced bread. I will comment that Amazon is pretty darn good, and like the fact that you get what you ordered in about a week. Ebay sometimes is OK, but unless a seller collects the tax, customs will tie that up for 2-3 weeks, but some sellers also have a broker service which eliminates problems, but again gets expensive fast, but what can you do when that is just the piece the Doctor ordered. Like I said, sometimes you just have to grin and bear it, and build what your building. But it's never easy or cheap. I'll give you a perfect example yesterday, needed a 5/8'' sleeve to 3/4'' to increase a 5/8 rod to accept a wheel with 3/4'' bearings. that sheave, spanner/sleave whatever you want to call it is a common item in the US and worth $2 bucks. I checked everywhere in my local city to no avail, and to get a machinist to lathe down the pipe with a 5/8 center to the needed 3/4'' outside diameter was $50 bucks, so I came home and designed a templete to do it with a grinder on my wood lathe. took a lot of time, but I did get it exact. Oh yea, can't change the wheel's bearings, cause the melted/molded into the hub. never that easy, lol.
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