This extremely popular GPS series was introduced by Garmin in 2013. The Garmin Nuvi 2757LM and Nuvi 2797LMT represent the company’s first large screen mainstream GPS since the very popular Streetpilot 7200 and 7500 models from roughly ten years earlier. I remember the Streetpilot 7200 was priced at around $1000 but people would buy them because the alternative was a small 4.3 inch screen. It came with an integrated cradle and charger which seemed to fail after several years. When Garmin discontinued the integrated mount for the 7200/7500 series it left their customers with a very expensive but unusable GPS.
Technology has come a long way since the Streetpilot series. The Garmin Nuvi 2757LM and 2797LMT have lifetime map updates for free plus the latter model has integrated traffic. The Garmin dezl 760LMT is the same GPS but the map package is customized for truckers meaning that weight and height restrictions are integrated into the map set. The Garmin dezl 760LMT also has a lifetime map subscription. If the trucking features aren’t important to you then save some money and go with the Nuvi series.
So today we will discuss mounting options for this series. This GPS is somewhat larger and heavier than most others found on the market. If using this GPS on a motorcycle, I prefer the RAM Cradle for the Garmin DEZl 760Lmt, Nüvi 2797Lmt and Rv 760Lmt coupled with the metal motorcycle u-bolt mount. This combination is going to be the most secure for motorcycle use. The cradle is custom made for this GPS model and the unit will snap in along with the power cradle that came with your unit. While there are other mount available that will use the socket on the back of the cradle that came with your unit, I think the size and weight of this particular series is too much for those types of mounts.
As previously mentioned, the Garmin dezl 760LMT is the model that is used for trucks. A truck has an extremely long reach to the windshield and I find it surprising that Garmin does not provide an extra long mount. Fortunately the people at Arkon provide a nicely constructed extra long mount that will fit this line. The mount included a 17mm ball adapter that is made to fit the socket on the back of your power cradle. It extends from 14-18 inches and has a metal arm that withstands vibrations reasonably well.
The Garmin Nuvi 2757LM and 2797LMT have a few options beyond the traditional suction cup mount that came in the box. We have written an extensive review on the Garmin Portable Friction Mount. This mount features a non skid bottom and has a 17mm ball that will fit the power cradle that came with your GPS. That’s the one in the photo that accompanies this article.
As a nice alternative location Garmin offers a vent mount. Unlike many of their competitors, Garmin saw the need for a vent mount with a clamp on the back if it. This means these mounts will fit horizontal and vertical vents. If opting for the vent as a mounting location, be certain that your vent is sturdy enough to support the weight of this heavier unit. If the vent slats can be easily pulled out with your hand, this might not be a terrific choice for your GPS.