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Old 01-05-2020, 04:25 PM   #1
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Thinking about installing a dash cam. Anyone done this? Recommendations?
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:22 PM   #2
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Don't leave home without mine. Nothing fancy just off the shelf retail.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:26 PM   #3
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I purchased the new Garmin RV GPS with a Built-in Dash Cam this past Summer and like both the GPS and the Dash Cam.
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I got one, even after a several calls to the tech line, never could figure out how to use it.
Confusing directions and icons so small I couldn't tell what they were, took it back. Don't recall the brand.
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:02 PM   #5
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Michelle and Ann: I would appreciate knowing the model you bought and where you purchased. Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:18 PM   #6
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I have the Crosstour CR600. There are many to choose from but this one has worked well. I like the simplicity and small footprint.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:31 PM   #7
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We use the Y1 Smart Dashcam. Wouldn’t leave home without it. Install SD card, power up, nothing else needed. Records and overwrites flawlessly. Clarity is great. So many extra features. Top rated. We have had it for 2 years.
Check it out.

https://www.gootbuy.com/deals/yi-sma...ng-grey-coupon
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Michelle and Ann: I would appreciate knowing the model you bought and where you purchased. Thanks.
We have the Garmin 785 GPS with Built-in Dash Cam.
I purchased directly from Garmin, they had a special this summer with
free shipping. I like the fact that you can zoom in and change the route to suite your style of travel.
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:42 AM   #9
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Whichever dash cam you end up with, first, make sure you have backup manufacturer support and secondly, that the screen size and functions on that screen are readable. I bought one for my wife;s SUV and it has neither. The screen setup directions were so tiny that you needed a magnifying glass to read them. It went in the trash. The one I had in the truck has no support and works only occasionally and will be trashed soon as well. My history with these dash cams -- is lousy!
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:10 AM   #10
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I have my dashcam hardwire up by my rearview mirror, I don't have any pics of it but I can I have been using one for about ten years.
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:23 AM   #11
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Here is some pics but it was dark I will get some in the daytime.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:37 PM   #12
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I have a Viofo A129. Relatively cheap, 1080P, has a lot of features, and works great. Front and rear cameras. Got it on Amazon. Uses wifi to connect to my phone. Added the bluetooth button that allows you to save/lock footage on demand.

I work with truckers and these guys swear by dashcams. People always mess with them, brake checks, pull in front of them and go slow, won't let them merge, etc. They have to protect themselves against road rage drivers in the case of an accident. Driving is their livelihood.

We are essentially in the same boat pulling these trailers around. They are big, heavy, don't get up to speed quickly, require larger than average space to maneuver and braking isn't always ideal. People lack patience these days and tend to over react. Then you have the people who can't put down their phones. I felt it in my best interest to add an extra layer of protection.
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:07 PM   #13
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dash cam

We have the Whistler brand dash cam. Bought it at Costco for a good price. It's the "dual dash camera, model D2200. It has two cameras (one on each side of the housing) that are adjustable. One can point out the front, and one could point to the back I suppose, to either watch whomever is in the back seat (crew cab?) or the trailer behind. I have ours both pointed at slightly different angles so it both covers the front and to the sides a bit. It's all about liability when you go to court after the guy who cuts you off then slams on his brakes claims you were following too close and rear-ended him! At least you have the evidence to dispute his claim. It's why buses and truckers have them now! Have had it for over two years now with no problems, and they do have good customer support.
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:42 PM   #14
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We use the Y1 Smart Dashcam. Wouldn’t leave home without it. Install SD card, power up, nothing else needed. Records and overwrites flawlessly. Clarity is great. So many extra features. Top rated. We have had it for 2 years.
Check it out.

https://www.gootbuy.com/deals/yi-sma...ng-grey-coupon
We also have had this camera for about 2 years and have had no problem with it....Also recommend the YI
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:07 PM   #15
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VANtrue dash cam works great, cam inside and out

https://www.vantrue.net/Goods/detail/gid/29.html

https://www.amazon.com/N2-Pro-Infrar.../dp/B0742J69SQ
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:27 PM   #16
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I bought wife a Garmin she don't even use it, I had them to hardwire mines in, I had this dashcam for about 7 or more years from my radar detector days.
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