RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > Sitting around the Campfire
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-06-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
Artemus Gordon
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Redding
Posts: 1,421
M.O.C. #12339
Dash-Cam update

I know, I am posting too much! That said , I mentioned in a post my F450 was vandalized last week. I ordered and installed my dash-cam. It's marketed by Kim Komando, who's radio show I respect. I did tons if research. It came a few days ago. It's really simple to set up. I have cameras pointed out front window. It even hooks into my rearview safety monitor. I can also turn it on, when parked, while away from the truck and RV. I just aim one camera at my door, the other out windshield. It's memory card, saves several hours and worked in my Mac to save video on hard drive. Otherwise it just records over non saved video. Not trying to sell these things, just report my experience. The only real worry I have, are the 115 degree days we get all summer. Not sure it will survive? Also I put stickers on the truck, warning people they are being filmed, and so far so good ! Here is a link.

http://store.komando.com/p-1824-the-...-dash-cam.aspx
Artemus Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 01:56 AM   #2
chieflawdawg
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Salisbury
Posts: 561
M.O.C. #6935
Neat idea!
chieflawdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 02:59 AM   #3
scott-pati
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location:
Posts: 602
M.O.C. #12894
Thanks for the info. I added the link to my favorites, definitely food for thought!
scott-pati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 03:31 AM   #4
Alwims
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheatland
Posts: 675
M.O.C. #10623
Some times you people just PO me to no end. As most of you know, I'm a surveillance camera nut and now you've found another camera setup I've got to go out and buy. Thanks a lot. Really, I mean it, Thanks a bunch. I've been looking for something like this and at $149 that not a bad price at all.
Alwims is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 04:27 AM   #5
Rainer
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oceanside
Posts: 534
M.O.C. #13378
Send a message via MSN to Rainer
Artemus - you made me do it. I just ordered The Komando Dual Lens Dash Cam.
Rainer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 04:38 AM   #6
JandC
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Frostproof, FL USA
Posts: 2,303
M.O.C. #13272
Artemus, besides this being used as a security camera, couldn't it be used as another backup camera? It looks like it came with two lenses. I replaced my tailgate with the diamond plate V-shape tool box and in the process lost my factory backup camera. I have two small wireless exterior cameras I used to have at our stick house. I was going to set them up under the Monte when parked for longer periods of time, but depending on where my truck would be parked this could serve that purpose also.
__________________
Previous: 2008 Montana 3400RL & 2014 3725RL
Current: Full Time F350 pulling SOB Toy Hauler
JandC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 04:51 AM   #7
mhs4771
Montana Master
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sebring
Posts: 3,020
M.O.C. #9969
Dash cams were being pushed at the GS Rally in Atlanta and a defense against Red Light Cameras and to give support evidence in the event of an accident. Guess they're becoming almost common place across the Big Pond.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2018 Chevy 3500HD High Country DRW 4X4 Crew Cab w/Duramax/Allison, Formally 2010 Montana 2955RL, Now Loaded 2016 SOB, Mor/ryde IS, Disc Brakes & Pin Box, Comfort Ride Hitch, Sailun 17.5 Tires.
mhs4771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 05:15 AM   #8
grampachet
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portland
Posts: 1,107
M.O.C. #8045
I have an app on my smart phone called "auto guard" that is a great dash cam.
grampachet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 08:08 AM   #9
Art-n-Marge
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Murrieta
Posts: 5,816
M.O.C. #9257
Send a message via MSN to Art-n-Marge Send a message via Yahoo to Art-n-Marge
Artemus - Check the operating specs for the maximum operating temperature. If the outside temp gets to 100-110 or so, just add 20-30 degrees because of where the camera sits. Hopefully the Op Temp is above that temp. I wish they had posted the spec sheet to review prior to purchase, but since you not have the unit, hopefully you have the spec sheet. Hopefully they have the minmum operating temp, too.

I wouldn't worry about the frequency of postings since your topics are pretty good - informative and helpful. We kinda like that. If we didn't like them we wouldn't be reading or commenting on them. That said, I, for one, am looking forward to your next posts.
Art-n-Marge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #10
Artemus Gordon
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Redding
Posts: 1,421
M.O.C. #12339
Art, sadly the book does not offer that information. I have sent email to manufacturer. Will report back.
Artemus Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 09:43 AM   #11
WeBeFulltime
Montana Master
 
WeBeFulltime's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hixson
Posts: 3,274
M.O.C. #11397
Can't the thief just steal the dash cam too?
__________________
2018.5 Montana 3791RD


Full Timers 9/1/2010 through 1/16/2020.
WeBeFulltime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 11:05 AM   #12
Tom S.
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Waterford
Posts: 3,693
M.O.C. #7500
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by WeBeFulltime

Can't the thief just steal the dash cam too?
That would be my luck!
Tom S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 07:22 AM   #13
Alwims
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wheatland
Posts: 675
M.O.C. #10623
It might surprise you folks to realize how stupid most thieves are. We had a career criminal neighbor break into one of our sheds. I was watching him from 1300 miles away and the sheriff dept. was on their way. He went merrily working away loading his pickup with our stuff. I moved the camera to get his plate number and the camera must have made some noise, because he jumped up, looked at the camera, jumped in his truck and flew out of my drive. Only to be met by the deputy as he hit the gravel road. Stealing the camera didn't cross his mind. In this case it wouldn't have mattered as it was recording and had already sent me video. I'll bet most criminal would be just like him though and wouldn't give a thought to stealing the evidence.
Alwims is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2014, 07:52 AM   #14
DQDick
Site Team
 
DQDick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wilsey
Posts: 17,911
M.O.C. #11455
Thanks for the info, looks like something to put on my future mods list.
__________________
Dick, Joyce, Diego, Picatso and Gustav
2017 3720 RL, and 2013 HC 343RL
2017 3500 Dodge Maxi DRW 4X4, Pullrite Hitch, IS, Disk Brakes, 3rd AC, Winegard Traveler, Bathroom door mod, Dometic 320, couch for desk swap, etc.
DQDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who has a dash cam & what's your experience? WaltBennett Tow Vehicles & Towing 20 02-11-2016 08:58 AM
Dash Cam: Got one? Ozz Additions & Improvements 11 10-29-2015 08:16 AM
GMC built in dash GPS (OEM) dpam Tow Vehicles & Towing 4 06-26-2013 02:13 PM
Gremlin in dash DonandJudy_12 Tow Vehicles & Towing 10 11-18-2011 02:59 PM
The Dash Waynem Sitting around the Campfire 6 01-24-2009 03:28 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×