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« on: January 10, 2009 08:54:54 AM »

Backstory: I just got a Garmin Streetpilot 330 that is a factory refurb. And it didnt come with a mount. (It was a steal I figured I would find one or order one some other time!) But where it is an older model no one sells the mounts for them any more. I have found some online for $40 but I really dont want to spend that much money on it!! Plus my Beau has an interview 2 hours away on Monday and I would like to have something that will work so he can take it with him.

My Idea: At Best Buy they had a friction mount that was basically just a big sand bag with a place to put your windshield mount in and it stays on your dash. (or so it claims) So I got to thinking.

The Plan: Make a rectangular shaped sand bag with a place in the middle that the GPS snuggly fits into. On the bottom I am thinking get some of that shelf liner to make it nice and grippy. Also put some of that in the GPS spot or maybe even a velcro strip on the bottom of the gps and on the holder.

The Issue: What sort of fabric should I use so that the sand will not leak? Or maybe put the sand in sandwich bags or something? Also a fabric that may be kind of grippy? Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 06:44:40 PM »

I have no idea how this is intended to work, so I don't know if this is a useless suggestion or not, but would it work to use small grain rice instead of sand, or would that not be 'moldable' enough? Rice would get around the fabric leaking problem, at least. I know a lot of people on here use them for wrist rests/heating bags, so I think it's pretty environmentally stable.
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