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Old 09-24-2021, 08:00 PM   #1
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Dash Cam Recommendations

A current thread regarding insane drivers and their impact on RVs contains a recurring theme of the benefits of using a dash cam. I understand the benefits, but what is the preferred method to do the recording? I see some units are stand alone and others are built into auxiliary devices such as GPS/Navigation units.

What is the most useful and practical dash cam for RVs? For me it would be in the cab of a later model truck pulling a 5th wheel.

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To me, a stand alone camera is best
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Old 09-24-2021, 09:27 PM   #3
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I have stand-alone cameras front and back. I have been rear-ended more times than other types.
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Check out the Falcon Electronics offerings. I've had one of their units for four years now, use it in both my RV and car and it's stood the test of time and is still working fine.
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There are literally thousands of different brands or models available, and priced from very cheap to way too much. The two that we have (had!) became orphans about 10 seconds after the 30 second warranty expired (sorry about my sarcasm). You need to look at brands like Garmin, Black Vue, Aukey or Rexing and possibly a few more that will be supported next year either by warranty or information. Our replacements will probably be with a back end view included, with Garmins being under strongest consideration currently.
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A current thread regarding insane drivers and their impact on RVs contains a recurring theme of the benefits of using a dash cam. I understand the benefits, but what is the preferred method to do the recording? I see some units are stand alone and others are built into auxiliary devices such as GPS/Navigation units.

What is the most useful and practical dash cam for RVs? For me it would be in the cab of a later model truck pulling a 5th wheel.

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I'm happy with the Viofo I bought 3 years ago. Still working as new. I got a front only. They also have dual front/rear units.

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I wasted a lot of money on cheap dash cams before buying the Rove R2-4K. It is easy to program and use, and produces great videos! I highly recommend it!
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All, thanks for the input. I have checked out each of the recommended brands. I happen to be invested in Garmin devices in the bicycling world, but not wedded to them although their bike products are rock solid.

I will get a unit that records forward and in the cab. I understand the comments about a rear cam, but this would only be for the tow vehicle, not the 5th wheel, right? Unless there is one of the models I missed, I didn't see a recording rear cam that was wireless and that is long way to string a wire, some 50'. Do any of these recording cams have such a feature? I will continue to look.

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Does anyone make a combo front cam with a Bluetooth rear cam that could mount to the rear ladder?
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I use a stand alone Garmin Dash Cam 66W continuously records plus clips can be save through voice commands.
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All, thanks for the input. I have checked out each of the recommended brands. I happen to be invested in Garmin devices in the bicycling world, but not wedded to them although their bike products are rock solid.

I will get a unit that records forward and in the cab. I understand the comments about a rear cam, but this would only be for the tow vehicle, not the 5th wheel, right? Unless there is one of the models I missed, I didn't see a recording rear cam that was wireless and that is long way to string a wire, some 50'. Do any of these recording cams have such a feature? I will continue to look.

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Does anyone make a combo front cam with a Bluetooth rear cam that could mount to the rear ladder?

For viewing behind my trailer, I have a Haloview Observation camera that records. Works fine. I have the 5" monitor that I mount on my rearview mirror while towing using some women's hair bungees.
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I wasted a lot of money on cheap dash cams before buying the Rove R2-4K. It is easy to program and use, and produces great videos! I highly recommend it!
I have 3 of the Rove 2-4K also. It can be had on sale for around $80. They have sales 2-3 times a year. I've had great success with them but I understand they use a battery which isn't the best in hot climates. So if you live in the southern states where the internal temp can get really hot, a capacitor dash cam is recommended.
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