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Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Mount your Garmin nüvi® portable navigator on the dash (Model #010-10908-00)

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Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Overview

Our take on the Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Garmin's portable friction mount allows you to move your portable navigator quickly from car to car without having to install and uninstall a windshield mount. It features weighted nylon compartments and a no-skid bottom surface which conforms to your dash. Simply place the mount on your dash, attach your nüvi or StreetPilot to the swivel-mount arm, and you're ready to go. Warranty: 1 year.

Seems to be a stable friction mount for the GPS.

Garmin Portable Friction Mount, Grand Junction, CO

What's in the Box:

  • Portable friction mount with detachable mounting arm
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Garmin Portable Friction Mount Reviews

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40 Reviews

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Garmin Portable Friction Mount from Grand Junction, CO on May 29, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seems to be a stable friction mount for the GPS.

Pros: Keeps the GPS on the dash and stabilized.

Cons: None!

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Anonymous from Crestview, FL on April 22, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as intended but as a short person it locates it to far away for my taste.

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Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: GordonC from Pennsylvania on January 6, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this with a Garmin nuvi 2797 and really like it. I would buy again and certainly recommend it to a friend.

Pros: Flexible, non slip, easily adjustable, put away with nuvi so no indication of a portable (non factory installed) GPS. Able to mount anywhere on the dash for the comfort of either my wife or I. Easily swappable between vehicles.

Cons: None

Skid Free Mount

Written by: BillB from West Virginia on September 14, 2015

This is an outstanding mount that is inexpensive and relatively unobtrusive

Pros: It allows mounting a GPS on the dash. This position allows the driver many more positioning options than if mounted to the windshield. The mount holds it position during spirited acceleration, braking and cornering.

Cons: None

Great product!

Written by: Teddy from North Carolina on August 30, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect addition to the Nuvii

Pros: Doesn't slide. Easy positioning. Quick release.

Cons: None

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Joe L. from Tennessee on July 28, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent mount for Garmin RV 760LMT, holds the unit well. Only movement I got was from the bouncing up and down on lousy roads in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Pros: Holds the unit steady

Cons: none

OK Mount

Written by: Larry from Michigan on July 6, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good stable mount for 760, but slides some on dash. Mine feel off dash twice in 1,000 milws

Pros: solid mount

Cons: slides on dash

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Jimbo from Ohio on July 5, 2015

Works well, holds Garmin in place on un-even dash.

Pros: works as described

Cons: none

works as advertisesd

Written by: pete from Massachusetts on June 9, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a versatile easy to use mount that works just as advertised. It can be used on the dash,or with a little experimenting, other places that are convenient.

Pros: so far, none.....and I don't expect any.

Cons: good right out of the box.

Great

Written by: BybeeGrandpa from Bybee, VA on September 12, 2014

The beanbag base allows easy placing of GPS on the dash, the console or on the floor.

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

Great product must have with RV 760LMT

Written by: Cliff from Madison, VA on July 22, 2014

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Stayed put on dash and never moved. A must have product with RV 760LMT

Pros: Works

Cons: None

Garmin Dash Mount

Written by: Bruce from Newport Beach, CA on July 9, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. No GPS going airborne in the car.

Pros: Solid mount

Cons: None

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Larry R from Saginaw, Mich. on April 6, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works very well with the Garmin I purchased

Pros: Won't slip off the dash.

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Works well

Written by: Doug from Hot springs,AR on March 27, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can be placed on dash or other surface large enough and stays in place. Much better than the suction cup system for most users.

Pros: Works as advertised

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Excellent Mount

Written by: dkeeton from Rockville, VA on March 22, 2014

This mount gets the job done, pure and simple. I've used this mount for years with no problems. The 4 beanbag "ears" conform to any dashboard contour with no problem at all. The vertical part of the unit easily detaches making it convenient for storage in a console or glove box. Although I've been using the Nuvi GPS clip mount that attaches to the 17mm ball on the unit, I'm currently purchasing a smartphone cradle that should snap on the ball mount as well.

Pros: non slip surface, stays put

Cons: none

Stable mount

Written by: MKellogg from Greenville, SC on February 20, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This method of mounting is far superior to the suction cup.

Pros: Great mount for our Garmin

Cons: none

Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Ron from Northern Colorado on January 14, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The included windshield suction cup mount may fail if left attached overnight. Many reviews made mention of this and the portable friction mount solves that issue. The unit stays in place in normal driving, even on winding mountain roads. Granted it's not being used in a race car. A good addition to the Garmin GPS unit.

Pros: This friction mount keeps the Garmin GPS unit in place well.

Cons: A little bulky for packing in a suitcase when flying, but it's worth the room it takes up once in-use at the destination.

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Bruce from Birmingham, AL on November 11, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This friction mount is the only way to go as far as mounting your Garmin GPS. No mess, no falling off your windshield, it's great. This is the third friction mount we have bought and could not be more satisfied with it's performance. Thanks

Pros: Stable mounting, easily removed and hidden to keep from drawing attention.

Cons: None

Pretty good so far.

Written by: Bill P from Pine Grove, CA on September 15, 2013

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The Portable Friction Mount holds our Garmin device securely. The clamp connection of the base to the magnetic mount is a big improvement over the suction cup connection on our old TomTom. The base is also sleeker and more compact then the TomTom base, but we have had one occasion where the whole unit slid off the dash of our Subaru Outback while making a fairly quick right-angle turn; our TomTom never slid in 4 years of use.

Pros: Convenient size. Easy to place on dash. Excellent clamp connection to device mount.

Cons: Has slid off the dash on one occasion.

Garmin friction mount

Written by: Frank F. from Moseley, VA on September 15, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Mount worked so well I purchased a second one for another car.

Pros: Mount works with all dash board types.

Cons: Have not experienced any.

Dash mout for nuvi GPS

Written by: Sue from Racon Falls, CT on September 3, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love it, stays right where I put it, doesn't move around. Did not want tousled suction mount on windshield, just don't trust it. Easy to attach GPS unit to it as well as easy to remove it. Highly recommend it

Pros: Can put it where you want it on dash & it stays put

Cons: Little bulky but it fits fine in my glove compartment

works

Written by: xxxxxxxxxx from michigan on August 21, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works quite well, slips a little but would buy again if I needed one. much better then the stick on disks.

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It works!

Written by: Mkeener@suddenlink.net from Charleston, WV on July 2, 2013

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Easy placement - distance and direction - precisely where I need the GPS to sit in either auto.

Pros: Easy to set up and use....

Cons: If you have excess cord its weight may gradually reorient the GPS screen. Have to be careful about locating the excess cord... so it does not drag away the GPS screen.

Garmin Friction Mount

Written by: FSTFWRD from Southern CA on June 21, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect. I thought it might be to light for the touch screen function but not the case. My 2597LMT stays right where it put it and the angle is easily adjustable. Very pleased.

Pros: Everything. Works perfect

Cons: Nothing, works perfect

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Rick in PV from Prairie Village, KS on March 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as described. Stays in place on dash. Much easier to reach when mounting, adjusting or removing. No more GPS falling off windshield and no more residue on windshield. Easier to move from vehicle to vehicle.

Pros: See review.

Cons: None

A Must have

Written by: Mick E from Springfield ,Ill on October 6, 2012

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A must have for your Garmin ,Fits great , stays where you put it and portable for use with other vehicles .Quality made as well .

Pros: it does just what it is designed to do .

Cons: none

Works as supposed to..

Written by: Brian from NW Ohio on July 17, 2012

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I bought this to use with my Garmin 2555LMT that I just bought on here and recently used this mount on a trip and I have no complaints. It has a kind of rubbery bottom surface that sticks to the dash with out actually having any adhesive, so it's easy to move and take off the dash when not in use. If you're on an especially bumpy road after a while you may need to adjust the mount as it may vibrate slightly from where you placed it, but no big deal. On regular, decent roads it should stay put just fine.

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Best mount Garmin has put out

Written by: john D. from Orange County, CA on August 25, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really pleased with the Garmin friction mount for my GPS. . I had tried various ones with older Garmin GPS and they either came off or had to be stuck together to the dashboard with Crazy Glue. This new one is sturdy and not once has it come lose or feel wobbly. And it's easy to remove.

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Garmin friction mount

Written by: leslie W from New York, NY on August 17, 2011

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excellent product . Functions as described & is easy to use. Flexable too !

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Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Jim from Xenia, Oh on May 29, 2011

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Works great. Stays on curved dash areas and fits into odd shaped spaces. Stays where I put it. Easy to move when needed. Can orient GPS in any direction.

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Great !

Written by: Sue from Decatur, AL on April 24, 2011

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Great holder - so much easier to use than the windshield mount which places the GPS out of easy reach. Also when parking, the mount and GPS can quickly be placed out of the sun and returned just as quickly. Have owned another friction mount, but this one conforms much better to dips on the surface and holds on great.

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Must have!!

Written by: NeelF from Aiken, SC on November 8, 2010

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Great design, stays where you put it. A must have for multiple vehicles!! Plus, leaves no 'suction cup ring' on the windshield to encourage breakins!!

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great mount

Written by: little mo from Orange County, CA on October 2, 2010

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This mount works great with my Garmin. I love it.

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If you like EASY ...

Written by: Al from Alexandria, VA on September 19, 2010

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... you'll love this. No squiggling to attache an unwieldy suction cup to the deeply slanted windshield on a rough surfaced dash. More importantly, you can remove it and restore it in a wink -- so you don't leave tempting evidence that there is a valuable GPS inside, just waiting for someone to break into you car and steal it with who knows what else. Innovative and smart.

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Someone was Thinking !

Written by: ken from Pascoag RI on May 16, 2009

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I gave this a good test today , I traveled about 100 miles on mostly country roads with hills and curves and it stayed in one place . What a great idea. I like it better then the suction device because it is simple to place and to put out of site at the destination . Thanks for the help Brooke,

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Very useful.

Written by: Howard from Framingham, MA on October 27, 2008

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This is a great accessory to the Garmin Nuvi 550. It allow you to move the GPS between cars and there are no marks on the windshield or dashboard to show anyone that there is a portable GPS in the car. Also it allows one to use their GPS when neccessary and not have it permanently attached to the car.

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Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: George from Apex, NC on June 28, 2008

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I use my Garmin between 2 cars and also use a windshield sunscreen when parking. The suction mount is cumbersome to take on and off so this mount solves both problems. Works perfectly and won't damage the dash. A well thought out product.

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Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Patrick from Chicago, IL on March 18, 2008

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Its a lot bigger then I expected but its works great and won't need replacing every year like all the other types

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Perfect accesory

Written by: J.J. from White Oak, TX on February 1, 2008

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I love the friction mount for my Garmin. It places the GPS at the exact spot I wanted it and it makes it easier to hide the wires. So far, I've liked every Garmin product I've bought.

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Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written by: Lisa from Memphis, TN on January 27, 2008

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Very secure, yet easy to move from car to car.

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What's in the box?

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  • Portable friction mount with detachable mounting arm

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Garmin 010-10908-00 is a portable friction mount designed to fit Garmin GPS units. The portable friction mount features a weighted nylon pad with a non-slip base to secure your Garmin GPS unit in your vehicle without a permanent installation. The friction mount features a detachable swivel mounting arm that connects to the ball socket on the rear-panel of the Garmin StreetPilot and nüvi models. Once you have positioned the 360-degree swivel arm in place you can lock the arm so it will not swivel or detach.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

I like the idea of portable mobility for this very sturdy looking mount. [ James  Jun 20, 2016 ]
prefer this mount style over the windshield mount type. Have used this in the past. [ Kristine  Jun 11, 2016 ]
reviews [ Julie  May 27, 2016 ]
Didn't want to mount on windshield as it probably won't stay very long. Plus this is easier to swap between multiple vehicles. [ K  Feb 25, 2016 ]
I purchased this so that I did not have to suction the GPS to the window. Being an outside business development manager, I go to unknown areas around the Midwest, and a ring on the window makes for a prime target. Now I can quickly put my GPS away and never fear of the unit falling off the glass. [ Nicholas  Feb 11, 2016 ]
I chose the Garmin Portable Friction Mount to allow more options for mounting the 7 inch Garmin in my pickup. I selected the larger screen size Garmin to allow better viewing with my old eyes, but did not want to restrict visibility out my pickup windshield. Also, my wife is much shorter than I and while the pickup seat adjusts in height, I want to avoid a visibility issue for her when she is driving the pickup with 5th wheel trailer in tow. [ Alan  Feb 07, 2016 ]
Picked because of comments on ease of use. [ M A  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Good reviews on this product [ John  Dec 05, 2015 ]

2 questions already asked

There is almost nothing to "install" with this dash mount. The GPS "holder" snaps onto the ball, which allows the GPS to be positioned for viewing and the dash mount itself simply sits on the dash. The "feet" of the mount contain metal balls that prevent the mount from sliding on the dash itself. Nothing could be easier and it works! [ RICHARD W  Nov 29, 2015 ]
There's really nothing to install! The mount is attached to a kind of heavy beanbag that keeps the navi unit from moving around on the dash. Just click the unit into the mount, drop the whole thing on the dash and off you go! Convenient in that you can easily drop the unit and mount in a center console or glove box to keep out of sight from prying eyes. Enjoy! [ ROBERT J  Nov 29, 2015 ]
Yes! It just sits on dash. Have absolutely no trouble with it sliding off. Very satisfied with it. [ GEORGE  Nov 29, 2015 ]
Yes, it's easy to install. [ JOSEPH M  Nov 29, 2015 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current gear. They will be able to pull up your Nuvi and see if this will work with it. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 20, 2013 ]  Staff

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