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Old 01-18-2021, 09:49 PM   #1
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Dash cam placement

For those of you using a dash cam, Iím curious where you mount it on your windshield. Do you mount it high or down low just above the dash? Iím thinking the lower placement would work out better overall but have never used a dash cam. So itís all new to me. Thanks for your replies.
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Old 01-18-2021, 09:53 PM   #2
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Ours is down low, above the windshield wipers, and in the middle of the windshield itself.
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Old 01-19-2021, 02:14 AM   #3
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Mounted mine lower center, just high enough to keep wipers from being in frame.

I also considered mounting high. Went with low because it is closer to the position of car mounts. Figured that cameras were designed with viewing angles for cars rather than class A motorhomes. So low position should provide optimum height above road surface.

Also should be cooler at the lower position.
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I keep mine low so the cord isn't as annoying.
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Higher is better, just like it's easier to see further down the road driving the motor home than in a car.
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:50 AM   #6
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I mounted mine low on the dash. Keep in mind on a class A that is still about 6í up in the air.

I considered mounting high to hide the wire; but then I realized it would be either be blocked by my sun visor when it comes down or if stuck to the windshield it would block the visor from coming down. The dash location solves all of that.

While driving I canít see this wire. I also added a dash switch to turn on/off.

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For those of you using a dash cam, Iím curious where you mount it on your windshield. Do you mount it high or down low just above the dash? Iím thinking the lower placement would work out better overall but have never used a dash cam. So itís all new to me. Thanks for your replies.
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The one in my car is high and on the passenger side. It's pretty much blocked from the driver's field of view by the rear view mirror.

The RV one, built into the GPS, sits on the center dash and back away from the windshield. It has calibration settings for whether it is high or low as well as left, center, or right on the windshield. It's a Garmin RV 785.

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We mounted ours high, lens just below windshield tint. Ran the 12V power cord over to the upper comm bay and hard wired in.

That way anytime the 12V power is on it's recording, cam has motion detection.

We get great high up long distance recordings, angled just down enough to see couple feet in front and out, works for us, also keeps the dash clean free from clutter

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I mounted my dashcam just below the rearview mirror!
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I have a Garmin RV785 with built in dashcam also. I use a Garmin dash mount and place it directly in front of me above the instrument cluster. It is almost 24Ē away from the windshield but only 6Ē forward from the steering wheel and very handy to operate, even while driving. It is high enough so the WSW blades barely show in the video but only about 3Ē above the steering wheel so doesnít block my view of the road ahead. I could also easily aim it in a different direction if desired
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I mounted my dashcam just below the rearview mirror!
You have a rear view mirror in your M/H?
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Actually I have one in mine too. It has compass and temp display.
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They are all a little different. Mount it in several places with different settings and watch the video to see what "you" like best.
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I mounted ours real low - it "looks" out just below the wiper when it is in the rest position. It's out of my field of view and works great.
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