Escort Radar Forum  

Go Back   Escort Radar Forum > Detector Accessories > Mounts

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 2nd, 2017
BigRedDg BigRedDg is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 5
Default Visor Mount for 360?

I own a MAX 360 and have two sticky cup mounts. While I find these mounts to be adequate, I am growing weary of having my radar detector bounce off of the dashboard of my daily driver every so often when the "sticky" part decides that it has had enough and loses it cohesion and drops from the windshield onto the unsuspecting dashboard.

I am aware of the cleaning/recovery process for these sticky cups. I do this every couple months or so and meet with success, however, the detector still bounces off the dash unexpectedly. Blendmount does not make a device for my particular rear view mirror (incompatible mirror). I had a very positive experience with the mounts offered by Country Joy Crafts (they were fantastic to work with), but a universal mount is what fit my situation and after a while the weight distribution of this solution loosened up my rear view mirror to the point I had to stop using it. The process to tighten this back up is tedious and not something that I want to do with frequency.

I have owned many Escort detectors through the years going back to their original release (remember the big rectangle box that would detect X and K?). I have always preferred to mount my RD on the passenger visor and would like to do so again, but I cannot find a mount that would facilitate this as the "clip" part on the end of the mount is different across the RD's themselves and I just don't see this available for the 360.

Am I destined to a sticky cup only solution until my daily driver (a Toyota) finally gives up? This could be years away.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old June 2nd, 2017
TBNTX's Avatar
TBNTX TBNTX is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Topeka, KS
Posts: 5,820
Default

Visor mounts for any of Escort's GPS-equipped detectors would be a bad idea. It would position the GPS antenna below the roof of your car, thereby blocking the GPS signal.

For any GPS-equipped detector to work it requires a direct line-of-sight to the sky above.

Speaking for me, I use a Blendmount. It might take longer to acquire the GPS signal each time I start-up my car, but it always connects.

A visor mount shouldn't be considered.
__________________


Countermeasures:

Radar Detectors: Redline EX, Max 360, & others plus Escort Live!
LIDAR Defense: Escort LSP + Veil G4
Phone: Apple iPhone 6s (128 GB) + AT&T
CB: Midland 75-822
HAM: Yaesu FT-7900R, Baofeng UV-5R, UV-3R
Scanner: GRE PSR-500 (Triple-trunking)
GPS: iPhone 6s with GPS Plus and Waze
Dashcam: Thinkware F750 (backup: DOD LS430W)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 2nd, 2017
BigRedDg BigRedDg is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 5
Default

Can you offer any alternatives to Blendmount? They do not make a mount for my vehicle.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1 Week Ago
Marine Marine is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 13
Default

Since you favor the Blendmount (as I do), I hope you can answer a question that is haunting me: I have a Max 360 and have just ordered a Redline EX. I would like for them to be interchangeable with the Blendmount. I kind of doubt that the newer model EX will work with the Blendmount that I have been using with the Max. However, if I purchase a Blendmount for the EX, will it work with the Max?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1 Week Ago
TBNTX's Avatar
TBNTX TBNTX is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Topeka, KS
Posts: 5,820
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marine View Post
Since you favor the Blendmount (as I do), I hope you can answer a question that is haunting me: I have a Max 360 and have just ordered a Redline EX. I would like for them to be interchangeable with the Blendmount. I kind of doubt that the newer model EX will work with the Blendmount that I have been using with the Max. However, if I purchase a Blendmount for the EX, will it work with the Max?
Hi Marine.

The short answer is "no". Let me say more.

I own both the Max 360 and the Redline EX, and both require different mounting systems. The 360 uses a metal tang, but the EX uses a magnetic mount. I was able to get the parts from Blendmount to adapt mine from using the tang to using the magnetic mount, but it's either one-or-the-other. There's not a "universal" solution, I'm sorry to say.
__________________


Countermeasures:

Radar Detectors: Redline EX, Max 360, & others plus Escort Live!
LIDAR Defense: Escort LSP + Veil G4
Phone: Apple iPhone 6s (128 GB) + AT&T
CB: Midland 75-822
HAM: Yaesu FT-7900R, Baofeng UV-5R, UV-3R
Scanner: GRE PSR-500 (Triple-trunking)
GPS: iPhone 6s with GPS Plus and Waze
Dashcam: Thinkware F750 (backup: DOD LS430W)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 1 Week Ago
Marine Marine is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 13
Default

Thank you TBNTX. That sure wasn't the answer for which I was hoping, but I guess it is what it is. I appreciate your time.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 1 Week Ago
Marine Marine is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 13
Default

I have to say, this issue of Detector Mounts is something that should receive serious consideration by Escort. Those of us who prefer the Blendmount over Escort's sticky cup can find Escort's willy-nilly approach to Detector Mounts to be very expensive. Personally, I feel there are some (though minor) safety considerations when attaching something to the windshield; and, an adhesive mount being placed on the dash can cause some damage.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2017 Escort Inc.