It's your vehicle, your install, and your head on the line and if you feel it's safe and secure then that's good. Yes, you get honest opinions here. Some people speak from experience, even experience with heavy-duty mounts, and are just trying to help or at least bring things to light to make sure you've thought them through. Hopefully all advice was given respectfully and taken as such.This is why I like RR - you get honest opinions /even ones you may not agree with. But honest opinions.
The suction cups are the heavy duty lock in place kind that are locked to the mounting bracket with nuts and lock washers. The suction cups come down to bolt witch I ran through the holes of the mounting bracket.
I can pull on them and they are secure. My feelings are if an accident causes enough damages for the windshield to break ---- I have bigger problems.
Also it looks like it is on the dash but it is just hovering as to not scratch the dash.
I enjoy the pro 197 being visible vs looking down which is a distraction.
As far as not being able to see the Explorer has a large windshield and the drivers side is unobstructed.
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