20 - 20 Hindsight gone

After I installed the windshield gauge pod with 3 gauges, the rear view mirror didn't aim as high as I prefer. Not a big problem, as I was off to
AK for 6 weeks and really didn't need to look at the front of my 5th wheel in the rear view mirror. I'll deal with it when I get back.....
About a week after I got back, I found the RVM hanging from its wire harness. OK, I'll get some stickum and stick it back up. Before I could get the stickum, I go out one afternoon and the guage Pod is hanging down. It has been hot, so I just pushed it back in place. It lasted 2 days. Then 1, and now its down to 5 min or a very mild bump.
I bought more velcro and plastered the back of the pod with it and rehung the pod. Success lasted 4 days. Read the package, not for glass.... crap.
Now, I have some heavy duty velcro and glass is ok, but not to be used in direct sunlight. This is a windshield, but there is that black dotted sun shady thingy at the top of the windshield that may protect this velcro stickum. I'll try it soon as I get some of that goo-gone to get rid of the reminants of the previous failure.
In the meantime, instead of gluing the mirror back in place with the "Glue the mirrow back in place" glue from the local auto store, I thought that maybe the dealer had a special part for this. The reason I thought so, was there's a rubbery feeling stickum thingy where the mirror originally hung. It has a bit of thickness, like maybe 1/16" or so. I was thinking it was maybe there to dampen any vibration of the HO.
I send my son to the dealer with "2003 2500 HO Laramie 4WD LWB, need the thick rubbery sticky thingy to stick the RVM back on the windshield" and he comes back and said it had to be ordered. It came in on Monday last and he went to pick it up. Looks just like the "Glue the mirrow back in place" glue from the local auto store.
He wouldn't show me the bill.
So, after I'm comfortible with the pod sticking in place, I'll stick the mirror where the sun shines (maybe a bit lower if the harness will allow). The question is, what about that 1/16" thick rubbery thing? Is it not necessary? I suspect I'll scrape it off to put on the new glue. Will the new glue set up to be the 1/16" thick rubbery thingy?
Any better idea to keep the pod up (not viagra).
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Nope - but I seem to recall discussing this a few days ago, and saying to stay away from the windshield pod, because lots of people were having problems with it falling down... :)
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