Arkon Dash Mount – Suctions Onto Your Windshield or other Smooth Surface
I’ve just gone through the installation process for adding SiriusXM Satellite Radio to our Tesla Model 3. But how to prop or hold the actual satellite unit in the car. At first I just let it sit on the floor of the center console, but that wouldn’t be plausible for the long term. It was then I found this Arkon Dash Mount that would be the solution to our problem.
Based in Arcadia, California, Arkon manufactures phone, table, and radio mounts, amongst other things, for a variety of vehicles and situations. Whatever it is you’d like to keep safe and accessible, they’re probably got a mount for it.
Are you a baker who wants a sturdy mount to hold your phone while you record yourself baking or decorating cakes for YouTube or TikTok? They’ve got a mount for that.
Need your phone to be safely held on your motorcycle so you can use GPS? They’ve got a mount for that.
Want to use your GoPro to record your bike rides or any other adventures? They’ve got a mount for that.
As you can see Arkon, has a variety of solutions for your electronics mounting situation.
What I Ordered
For this particular situation, I decided that the best Arkon Dash Mount for my situation was the “ARKON Windshield Dash Suction Car Mount for XM and Sirius Satellite Radios Single T and AMPS Pattern Compatible, Black – SR114”. I ordered this item from Amazon and it came rather quickly.
Contents within the package included:
- 1 Mini Windshield Suction Mount
- 1 2-Way Single T Slot to 4 Way AMPS Adapter Plate
- 1 Adhesive Dashboard Mounting Disc
- 4 Screws
It may have been what I stuck my Akron Dash Mount to, but the adhesive on the back of the dashboard disc only lasted about 3 or 4 months before coming apart. I had stuck it to the inside of my Tesla Model 3 center console, which is a felt type material.
To fix this, I bought some Scotch Extreme Strength Mounting Tape and replaced the adhesive disc with that (3 strips on the back of the disc, cut out to cover the entire disc). We’ll see how long it lasts, it has only been a few days since I did that…but it’s holding up well so far.
Aside from that, the mount is great for what I’m using it for. The actual suction cup sticks to the disk very well, and the mount seems to hold in place well enough. Rating the entire unit 3 stars only because of the adhesive issue (although again it may have been what I stuck it to). If the extreme strength mounting tape holds up, I’ll probably bump this up to 4 stars.
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Akron Dash Mount – Final Thoughts
I’m going to bump this to 4 stars. The extreme strength mounting tape has worked very well over the past few months – I can’t give it five stars given I had to buy something else to make it work, but this is really the only annoyance I have. The actual mount is great other than this one point.
If you’ll be using it in the same capacity I have, I recommend buying both the mount and the mounting tape at the same time and eliminate the issue of it falling off within four months.
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