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Old 05-07-2010, 02:23 AM   #1
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:48 AM   #2
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what? Don't like the GPS or something?
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:29 AM   #3
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maybe the gps is blocking too much the view
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:43 PM   #4
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maybe the gps is blocking too much the view
I believe its illegal to suction cup anything to your windsheild in CA.
And yes its a stupid place to mount it, that thing could hide a pedestrian, or motorcyclist or even a small car from view!
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I've owned some Fords over the years...for whatever reason, the placement of the rear view mirror is such that it can hide an 18-wheeler. A friend of mine first noticed this in his '74 Pinto Wagon, and I had the same problem in my '85 Continental and my '84 Town Car. Where that GPS is could cause the same problem.

In both the aforementioned Lincolns, I did have a compass suction-cupped to the windshield...but on the upper edge, well out of the way.

It could be that the location this person chose was the only spot which got a good signal from the satellites...
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:15 AM   #6
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While he does have it pretty close to his line of sight from the driver's seat, which is stupid... EVERY one in the NKY/Cincy area mounts them on their windshield... most put it over by the A-pillar or to the right of the rear view mirror up high.
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i put mine as close as i can to the bottom in the middle of the windshield on my s10.

those GPS can get signal in a glovebox or center consle so that aint the issue.

the one time i had it in my chevette i just left it sittin by the gearshift.
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I've never seen a GPS that can get a decent signal without line-of-sight to at least part of the sky. Maybe GPS signals are stronger where you live?

That doesn't make it ok to put the GPS where it blocks your ability to see the road, though. If you can only get a signal by putting it there then you need an external antenna.
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My Garmin Nuvi is tucked as far down against the dashboard as the mount will allow. The part that is in my vision is no higher than, and in the same location as a hood orniment.
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I've never seen a GPS that can get a decent signal without line-of-sight to at least part of the sky. Maybe GPS signals are stronger where you live?

That doesn't make it ok to put the GPS where it blocks your ability to see the road, though. If you can only get a signal by putting it there then you need an external antenna.
i dunno its always worked great (ive never seen it NOT have full signal strength) and thsi si from the tippy end of southern il in Shawnee national park to downtown Chicago and everywhere in between in all weather types

now my handheld unit it can lose signal when u go in deep woods and bottom of ravines
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