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Old 09-10-2022, 09:27 AM   #1
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Dash cams for RV's

I have a 2009 Winnebago Journey and will be going on a cross country trip in a few weeks. I want to get a dashcam that will record any incidents I might have on the way. There are plenty of choices on Amazon however as with most of you, our RV front windshield is relatively vertical, unlike a regular auto. The vast majority of the dash cams on Amazon seem to have canted or sloped mounts. I know that most are articulated to some degree but have not seen one that is straight. Does anyone have any suggestions on which one would best fit a vertical windshield?
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Old 09-10-2022, 09:35 AM   #2
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Do you have the center post in your front windshield? If so, what you can do is drill a couple small holes into the plastic cover, then into a gooseneck camera holder, and mount it that way. I use an aftermarket gooseneck in both my vehicles rather then the mount that come with the cams as they just aren't as versatile.

This is just one example out of thousands available: Gooseneck...

I've had mine for years now and even the one I use with it's suction cup on the cars window is still working fine. Be sure to avoid any that say they have the 'gel' to stick to a window as the sun melts the gel and it takes much work to scrape it off as it stays sticky.
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I use an older version of this 70mai dash camera. It's cheap, but reliable. I've moved it around to several cars and 3 motorhomes. You can get them on Amazon. They have many other models.

https://www.70mai.com/cam1s/

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Actually I have a solid glass windshield. Will buy one from Amazon and see if it works.
Thanks for the help.
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I use an older version of this 70mai dash camera. It's cheap, but reliable. I've moved it around to several cars and 3 motorhomes. You can get them on Amazon. They have many other models.

https://www.70mai.com/cam1s/

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Does this cam start based on motion? and do you know if the rear cam is connected by cord or WiFi? I would like to have a dash and rear facing cam out the back of a TT. WiFi would eliminate the need for cords. Thanks DR
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Does this cam start based on motion? and do you know if the rear cam is connected by cord or WiFi? I would like to have a dash and rear facing cam out the back of a TT. WiFi would eliminate the need for cords. Thanks DR
This model starts when power is applied to it. It needs a power cord, but is powered via a USB cable.

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Old 09-16-2022, 06:00 PM   #7
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Garmin Dash Cam 57

I use a Garmin Dash Cam 57 with a 512GB microSD card. This will capture four or five days of 300+ miles each.

I've also tested it for inclement weather by running it through the washing machine and dryer. I had to drop it in a bag of rice for a couple of days, but it came back to life and works fine.

My process is to download the videos to an external drive for archive. I enjoy geology and typically take the "Roadside Geology of ___" books with me, but don't always have time to read about the route before we do the day's travel. This permits me to return to whatever location I was and 'drive' the route again while following along in the book.

I also snag some cool photos now and then. For example, a couple of weeks ago we crossed the Continental Divide on I-90 near Butte, MT. I went to the dash cam clip and snipped a single shot out to post on FB for my family and friends.

My dash cam is positioned near the bottom of the windshield so as to NOT capture the wipers slopping back and forth during rain.
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I love my Blackvue camera. I have the 1080 and now they have 4K models.
I would strongly suggest the 4K. Makes it much easier to read license plates.
I can get over 24 hours of recording. Built-in GPS attached to videos.


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I have Rexing 4K in the dash of my motorhome and dash of the Jeep.
I have a Rove 4 K in the rear window of the Jeep.
All 3 run continuously while I drive.
Here is a playlist of some videos
Some videos have the view from the Jeep too
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...t5DI3hDDehTnah
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wanting an easy-to-use dash cam

looking for a simple to use Dash cam brand and model
would like something to work with my iPhone, easy to
install and easy to operate
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I use a Garmin Dash Cam 57 with a 512GB microSD card. This will capture four or five days of 300+ miles each.

I've also tested it for inclement weather by running it through the washing machine and dryer. I had to drop it in a bag of rice for a couple of days, but it came back to life and works fine.

My process is to download the videos to an external drive for archive. I enjoy geology and typically take the "Roadside Geology of ___" books with me, but don't always have time to read about the route before we do the day's travel. This permits me to return to whatever location I was and 'drive' the route again while following along in the book.

I also snag some cool photos now and then. For example, a couple of weeks ago we crossed the Continental Divide on I-90 near Butte, MT. I went to the dash cam clip and snipped a single shot out to post on FB for my family and friends.

My dash cam is positioned near the bottom of the windshield so as to NOT capture the wipers slopping back and forth during rain.

I immediately recognized that picture, as I have the same one from a trip out West last year.
We actually took that exit and stayed overnight at the Homestake Pass BLM site right off the exit.
I also carry a portable hard drive and save the dashcam video as we go. We've enjoyed some great home movie nights watching the videos. It's like driving it again.
I was using a Vantrue X1 camera, and really liked the video quality, but after 5 years, the internal battery would no longer retain a charge overnight. Every time it turned on, I'd have to reset the date and time. Then it just started malfunctioning.
I replaced it with a Rove R3, and am really liking it. It saves a lot more video, using a 256 GB SD card, where my previous camera would only take a 64 GB card. The 64 GB would hold about 8 hrs. of driving time.
I lost some great video in Utah, driving 6 hrs. on a 32 GB card, so the first 2 hrs. were overwritten by the time I reached my destination.
The Rove R3 also allows me to connect to the camera via WiFi to review or download videos to my phone.
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Also planning a large summer trip and thinking of a dash cam. Saw an interesting comment in one of the online reviews, paraphrasing.... A dash cam will cut both ways for accident investigation. That is if you were not at fault or at fault. So it might be advantageous to have one that does not stand out.

Also for at fault vs not documentation recording the driver might be helpful. That is proof the driver was not distracted and did check mirrors.
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I’ve found in that regard, it makes me pay more attention to my driving. I make sure to come to a complete stop at stop signs, and watch my speed closely, as my new camera has GPS, and is recording my speed as well.
I want to make sure I also have evidence that I wasn’t speeding or falling to come to a complete stop, in case someone says otherwise.
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https://youtu.be/TWg77o8VzIQ

Hereís a good explanation about the different dash cam resolution claims.
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