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Unread 06-01-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Easy Camcorder in car install

After seeing a video of Death Valley taken with a camera mounted inside the vehicle, I decided I just had to have it

I got a windshield suction mount, and it worked great at Hollister and PIsmo.

Here is the write up
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Sample video taken from it
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Unread 06-17-2005, 07:32 PM   #2
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The steady can function works well eh! What was the rattling sounding. Sounds like loose suspension components.....
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....just messing with ya Andries
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Unread 06-18-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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The steady can function works well eh! What was the rattling sounding. Sounds like loose suspension components.....
Yeah I think those drunk Aussies made a mistake with my OME suspension






Yeha the clicking sound is actually some clips on the side of the mount I need to remove as they dont serve any real purpose. Apart from extra noises.
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I have this same camera mount (not used yet) and will be looking forward to using it on our AB trip in October. See you all there!
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Any tricks to getting this thing to stick nicely?
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Make sure the windshield is clean. I add a little moisture on the suction cup before installation as well. Then make sure the the little pads are below the suction cup when mounting. It is a bit tricky to get to stick properly, you have to press very firmly on the mounting base before using the lever to suck on the windshield. ALso I have found that by making sure the windshield and air in the 4R is hot before mounting. I found that when I installed it in the morning when it was cold it can get loose during the day as the sun heat everything up. When I installed it during the day when it is hot or heating up the windhield beforehand with the temp turned way up on defrost and heating up the suction cup before mounting it would stick fine for the whole day or weekend, no probs.
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Mine doesn't want to stick very well. Works great on verticle surfaces tho..
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Try holding it up with your left hand and press it hard against the windshield. Then flip the lever over for the suction cup with your right hand, or vice-versa.

It is tricky to get it to stick on the windshield, but once you get the hang of it it works real well. Trick is to make the suction cup and pads are firmly against the windshield when flipping the lever. Also make sure the pads are below the suction cup.

I normally sit in the passenger seat while mounting it.
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What pads?
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There are 2 small rubber pads on the mounting plate just below the suction cup.
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This thing is not sticking......
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Think I found the problem...
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Unread 02-10-2006, 06:23 PM   #14
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Might be, send it back and get a new one. When I researched mine I found some guys on the internet had problems wiht theirs due to defective suction cups or mounting plates. They returned it and got new ones that worked just fine. Maybe just return yours, you might just have a bad unit.
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Got a new one, works flawlessly!
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Good, as it should.
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Speed Bump Test
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nice parking at the end
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Bringing back an old thread from the dead. Hey Andries do you have or know the website forwhere you ordered this mount? Also, how much $ did it run? I want one of these mounts.
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It is a Hama camera mount that I got from IO Port Racing. No idea what they cost anymore. Info is in the write up link.
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