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BooCrew
08-21-2004, 11:41 PM
This may have already been posted elsewhere but wanted to pass along in case not.

We cache on a tight budget so cheap is our motto! I got tired of the GPS sliding off the dash or having to drive one handed but I was not going to fork out 30 some odd dollars for a mount. I found a cell phone holder at Wal-Mart for 4.92 that clips to the car vent and voila! :D My Garmin Gecko fits in quite nicely and it is adjustable.

Just thought I'd share.

arkansas_stickerdude
08-22-2004, 12:02 PM
Boo I looked at those but my 60c weighs so much that I think it would break the vent or the mount.

BooCrew
08-22-2004, 07:30 PM
Well like I've said..... we cache on a budget and I got the cheapest GPS I could find and it's the size of a cell phone so the mount works great for us! Of course now I'm wondering if the cheapness of the Gecko is the reason I really HATE micros!!!

arkansas_stickerdude
08-23-2004, 03:14 PM
Micros are just challenging the geko is just as good as a $400 GPSr it just gets you within 30 or so feet and then its up to you. MICROS RULE.

BooCrew
08-23-2004, 06:39 PM
Dude, you are obviously warped! :P

arkansas_stickerdude
08-23-2004, 09:32 PM
:twisted: hahahahahahahahahaha If you can find a micro you can find anything. :twisted:

Geoark1
08-23-2004, 10:21 PM
Dude some of us have trouble finding them OUT in th open until someone kicks something for us . All part of the game in creates friends.

BACKPACKNJACK
08-24-2004, 08:02 PM
Good for you BooCrew. I like working things out for my seft too.
My Garmin GPS12 is heavy but I like the goto funtion plus it holds 4 AA's
It doesn't have maps so I've never had to figure out a car mount. I did find a snap pouch at a gun show ($2.50 I think), that fits like it was made for it. I think it may have been for a radio.
My new Maggellan Meridian Gold is lighter but much wider and flatter so maybe will be much harder to fit (at my cheeeeeeper is better price)
The mounts and pouches they sell for it cost a lot and high S&H prices just irk me. I will take it to the Hunter Expo end of this month and see what I can find but the gun shows have a lot more stuff to experiment with.

No SD I don't think micros rule, I think they hurt. Just before the event I filed my first "DNF" because of a micro. Went back and got it the next day after the event and had no trouble finding it. I guess most caches are hid as well as the last person who was there wanted it to be but some people are just devious :twisted: with them.
Edit : I had one tooooo many A's in the bats

BooCrew
08-24-2004, 08:44 PM
Dude.... bet you can't find my friends car keys! She lost them IN Cove Lake 4 years ago. 8O :D

I, myself, have "lost" the Gecko twice. Fortunately I found it both times. I'd put in on the gas tank of the 4 wheeler while looking for the 6 Mile Creek caches and managed to run over it before finding it. Then I thought I'd left it at a cache site in the woods but found it in the trunk. :oops:

BooCrew
08-24-2004, 08:58 PM
Jack, the Gecko doesn't have maps either but I have a nine year old that likes to watch the arrow and this avoids fights when mom needs to see which direction we're supposed to be going. :)

I was thinking of upgrading the GPS but Dude says there's no need the Gecko will work just fine. So instead, I'm going to start saving for a cache mobile. I got a brand new Malibu that I hate, hate, hate taking out in the wilds. It's not built for it. Love the gas mileage though.

So, I'm gonna keep my eyes out for an old 4x4 or truck that I won't cringe about taking down some cow trail. :lol:

BACKPACKNJACK
08-25-2004, 02:48 PM
Wheels:
I Know what you mean boo, I would like my convertible to clear the ground more then 1/4" :? so I could start walking where everyone else starts, not miles back down the road but the mileage is great. My 4X4 Nissan is only 4 cyclinders but gets less then half of what the car gets.
GPS:
If my new GPS with the maps, also had the arrow page like the old one I would tell you I now have a winner. Heck it may have one but I can't figure out how to work it. I tried drawing an arrow on it with a magicmarker but then I couldn't even find my car.

GEO
08-25-2004, 03:22 PM
Well I have a dollar GPS mount for my RINO 120 it is heavy and the 12 volt cable in the truck kinda puts weight on it.

But at Walmart a simple DOLL yes a DOLL stand for Barbie's works excellent as a dash mount for it.

I am a mizer when it comes to money,because I do not have much.......
So I tend to find the simple cheap good things.

It also holds very well on those bumpy roads the OZARKS are known for,even in the 4X4.

Gaddiel
08-25-2004, 03:29 PM
I tried drawing an arrow on it with a magicmarker but then I couldn't even find my car.

Hey, I tried that, too! Nice thing about it is that whatever direction you turn, your GPSr shows you're going the right way!!! Maybe we need something like that for the club. :wink: Reminds me of people that leave their blinker on all the time... They must be driving around the state... lol

Has anybody found a CHEAP solution for a car mount for the eTrex line? I tried one of those vent-mounted cell phone holders, but it wouldn't stay tight...

GEO
08-25-2004, 03:34 PM
Well I have a dollar GPS mount for my RINO 120 it is heavy and the 12 volt cable in the truck kinda puts weight on it.

But at Walmart a simple DOLL yes a DOLL stand for Barbie's works excellent as a dash mount for it.

I am a mizer when it comes to money,because I do not have much.......
So I tend to find the simple cheap good things.

It also holds very well on those bumpy roads the OZARKS are known for,even in the 4X4.



FIT'S ALL MODEL BARBIE'S WOOP I MEAN GPSR'S

BooCrew
08-25-2004, 06:22 PM
So what did you mount the stand to on the dash?

motexoutlaw
08-31-2004, 07:45 PM
My top of dash mount for my Little Yellow Etrex is really the cheap route :oops: . I took a clear 1 pint plastic water bottle, cut off the top to leave about 3-4 inches of the bottom. Used the bottom part for the holder. Cut a 1/2-3/4 inch notch the width of the Etrex in the back for it to lay in and keep it from turning in the "holder". Cut about 2 inch notch the width of Etrex in front for clear view of screen. Used epoxy to glue a two inch square of velcro to dash (top center) (Chevy Venture Van) and "Bottle Holder" Bottom. Works great and a lot cheaper than anything from Garmin or GPS Geek. I would post a photo, but someone might get the idea of filing a patent on this novel devise :lol: .

BooCrew
08-31-2004, 10:12 PM
I'd thought about using an adhesive backed velcro as a really cheap mount but didn't want to mar the dash on the new car. Of course backing it into my son's ball goal probably marred it more than a little adhesive would. :evil:

Gaddiel
09-01-2004, 08:20 AM
I would post a photo, but someone might get the idea of filing a patent on this novel devise :lol: .

Oh, come on. Please??? One little photo? Seriously, I'd like to try something like this, and it seems to fit my price range...

arkansas_stickerdude
09-01-2004, 09:54 AM
Sounds like smart thinking I would like to see a picture for my patent papers. Oops I was not supposed to say that out loud. :lol: