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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'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.

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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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5 out of 5

Great

Written By BybeeGrandpa, Bybee, VA on Friday, 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
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5 out of 5

Great product must have with RV 760LMT

Written By Cliff, Madison, VA on Tuesday, 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
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5 out of 5

Garmin Dash Mount

Written By Bruce, Newport Beach, CA on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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Great product. No GPS going airborne in the car.
Pros:
Solid mount
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written By Larry R, Saginaw, Mich. on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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Works very well with the Garmin I purchased
Pros:
Won't slip off the dash.
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5 out of 5

Works well

Written By Doug, Hot springs,AR on Thursday, March 27, 2014
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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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent Mount

Written By dkeeton, Rockville, VA on Saturday, 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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Stable mount

Written By MKellogg, Greenville, SC on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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This method of mounting is far superior to the suction cup.
Pros:
Great mount for our Garmin
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Portable Friction Mount

Written By Ron, Northern Colorado on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written By Bruce, Birmingham, AL on Monday, November 11, 2013
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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.

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Pros:
Stable mounting, easily removed and hidden to keep from drawing attention.
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pretty good so far.

Written By Bill P, Pine Grove, CA on Sunday, 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.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Garmin friction mount

Written By Frank F., Moseley, VA on Sunday, September 15, 2013
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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.
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5 out of 5

Dash mout for nuvi GPS

Written By Sue, Racon Falls, CT on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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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
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4 out of 5

works

Written By xxxxxxxxxx, michigan on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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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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4 out of 5

It works!

Written By Mkeener@suddenlink.net, Charleston, WV on Tuesday, July 02, 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.
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5 out of 5

Garmin Friction Mount

Written By FSTFWRD, Southern CA on Friday, June 21, 2013
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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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written By Rick in PV, Prairie Village, KS on Saturday, March 16, 2013
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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
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5 out of 5

A Must have

Written By Mick E, Springfield ,Ill on Saturday, October 06, 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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Works as supposed to..

Written By Brian, NW Ohio on Tuesday, 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.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Best mount Garmin has put out

Written By john D., Orange County, CA on Thursday, August 25, 2011
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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.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Garmin friction mount

Written By leslie W, New York, NY on Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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excellent product . Functions as described & is easy to use. Flexable too !
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written By Jim, Xenia, Oh on Sunday, 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.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great !

Written By Sue, Decatur, AL on Sunday, 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.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Must have!!

Written By NeelF, Aiken, SC on Monday, November 08, 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!!
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

great mount

Written By little mo, Orange County, CA on Saturday, October 02, 2010
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This mount works great with my Garmin. I love it.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

If you like EASY ...

Written By Al, Alexandria, VA on Sunday, 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.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Someone was Thinking !

Written By ken, Pascoag RI on Saturday, 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,
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Very useful.

Written By Howard, Framingham, MA on Monday, 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.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written By George, Apex, NC on Saturday, 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.
12 out of 12 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written By Patrick, Chicago, IL on Tuesday, 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
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect accesory

Written By J.J., White Oak, TX on Friday, February 01, 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.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Garmin Portable Friction Mount

Written By Lisa, Memphis, TN on Sunday, January 27, 2008
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Very secure, yet easy to move from car to car.
16 out of 16 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

I have one for a 6 year old 4.3" screen NUVI. Will mine work with the larger 5" screen NUVI? [ Wayne  Dec 20, 2013 ]
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  • 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 Staff  Dec 20, 2013 ]

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