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I tried a vent mount, but the lower legs rested on the touch screen. Can't legally use a windshield mount in the middle of the windshield in California.
 

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I'm using an adhesive backed magnetic mount - stuck it just to the left of the gear shifter knob (2016 model). Mine came without adhesive tape on the backside, but luckily I already had supplies at home. Seems to work just fine there... but then again, I'm not using it consistently for navigation or anything else really important while driving (so frankly, more often than not, the phone is in my belt case)

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I use an Iottie. Someone else on the forum mentioned them in another post and I bought one for my '06 V. I think its great. Cost a little over $20 from Amazon and it gives you a lot of mounting options.
 

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@iismail , I liked your spot better and moved mine there. It no longer blocks the vent.


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Thanks to Joeflyer above. I ordered that phone holder and it works great. The part that clips on to the vent wraps around it and the lower support fits perfectly on the CR-V Display so the phone does not jiggle or sag. Once you have it on the top slat you can move it to the left so you still can control the vent and still get some air from it. Here is the link on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CZTOFXG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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ProclipUSA hasn't come out with one for the 2017 model yet, but if you value mounts that do not shake or vibrate one bit, you should look into them. They are expensive (approx $60) but are heads and tails over any mount I have ever had. I've put in an email to them about when they will release the 2017 model and when I hear back, I'll update.
 

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Curious as to why people would want a vent mounted one that blocks the vent, even if it only does partially, vs the one that sticks to the console and uses a magnet?
I have read many reviews of items that stick to dash or glass that mention they loosen in hot weather. I live in Florida and hot weather is common here. Have also read where the sticky or suction cup leaves mark on the dash. Was tempted by the sticky mount that was small enough to mount on the display as that would solve the mark but would still suffer from heat loosening it.

By mounting the clip I bought to the far left I still get half the air from the vent and still have control of the direction, something I have not seen with previous vent mounted solutions.

The other point against the magnetic solution is that you cannot leave the metal plate on the phone or between the phone and case if you use wireless charging which I do. I did try having a different case for when I was going to use the car but found that a hassle.
 

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ProclipUSA hasn't come out with one for the 2017 model yet, but if you value mounts that do not shake or vibrate one bit, you should look into them. They are expensive (approx $60) but are heads and tails over any mount I have ever had. I've put in an email to them about when they will release the 2017 model and when I hear back, I'll update.
+ to this. Your phone mount will work with any dash mount so if you change cars you only have to buy a different mount for the vehicle. I will be watching the Proclip site for a 17 CR-V mount.
 

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I used the vent mount because I didn't want anything that leaves residue and have had plenty experience with adhesive mounts failing. If you're concerned about blocking the vent, put the mount on the passenger side. I researched ProClip. When it makes a CR-V mount, I will probably switch to that. It is possible to use a console mount, but the cost for all the parts to make it work would be close to $150.
 

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I used the vent mount because I didn't want anything that leaves residue and have had plenty experience with adhesive mounts failing. If you're concerned about blocking the vent, put the mount on the passenger side. I researched ProClip. When it makes a CR-V mount, I will probably switch to that. It is possible to use a console mount, but the cost for all the parts to make it work would be close to $150.
But....... wouldn't that just block the ..passenger vent?

I've been using the sticky magnet mounts for a couple of years. Never had one fail. I remove the stock tape and replace it with heavy duty double sided tape. I bought the car for me, not the next potential used car buyer. When I sold my last car I gave the buyer a back plate and left the mount in place. He saw that as a feature.

That being said, I understand logic of some people wanting to keep their car in original factory condition.


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But....... wouldn't that just block the ..passenger vent?

I've been using the sticky magnet mounts for a couple of years. Never had one fail. I remove the stock tape and replace it with heavy duty double sided tape. I bought the car for me, not the next potential used car buyer. When I sold my last car I gave the buyer a back plate and left the mount in place. He saw that as a feature.

That being said, I understand logic of some people wanting to keep their car in original factory condition.


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To me, trying to keep a car in factory condition is like when my parents had all their couches all wrapped in plastic for years so they wouldn't get dirty.
 

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Pro-Clip Mount Availability

FYI I reached out to Pro-Clip USA as to when the mount will be available for the 2017 CRV and here's what they said:


Thank you for contacting us with your interest in our ProClip products. At this time we do not have a ProClip vehicle mount for the new Honda CRV. The good news is we do anticipate having mounts for this vehicle. However, due to the availability of the vehicles in the local showrooms, we anticipate the mounts to be available in the first mid 2017 or next couple months depending on the availability of the vehicle at our local dealerships. Once we have the mounts available, you will receive a separate email notification letting you know the mounts have become available.


I'm going to go with one of the magnetic mounts in the meantime.

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