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Old 06-09-2019, 05:20 PM   #1
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I'm new to AS and this forum. On our really first trip out a 5 yd dump truck side impacted our brand new 2019 25' flying cloud. Picked her up Dec. 28 and was hit and totalled on 2/21. We picked up our 2nd brand new AS 2 weeks ago. Still haven't gotten the nerve to go out yet. I'm thinking about dash cams. Any thoughts or experience?
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:40 PM   #2
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:19 AM   #3
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Dash Cam

I drive professionally for my living. KD Links X1 is one Dash Cam I have experience with and I find it to be very good. A good dash cam is essential in todays world of crazy drivers and hungry lawyers.

Hope you have better luck with your 2nd AS. Happy travels.


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I have been using the BlackVue series of Dashcams. Hit twice in parking lots, once got back into and the most recent driver pulled out of a parking spot and hit the rear quarter panel. Both times the other insurance company started squawking until I said I had video and sent them a screen capture. No claim to my company and totally covered including rental of another truck so that I could tow.

Just installed the latest BlackVue 900S 4K 2ch on my new Ram. Did front and rear this time. Easy install and connects to cloud if you have a wifi signal in the vehicle.

Don't leave home without it.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:38 AM   #5
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I did some ( but not enough) research on dashcams before I did the SW Caravan. I went by price and it burned me. It worked at home and on the way there. Then, just when I wanted to use it the most to capture the scenery of the SW. It failed. I couldn't delete images or reformat the card, I was just stuck. I bought it on Amazon and they helped but that was after the trip.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:52 AM   #6
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I drive professionally for my living. KD Links X1 is one Dash Cam I have experience with and I find it to be very good. A good dash cam is essential in todays world of crazy drivers and hungry lawyers.

Hope you have better luck with your 2nd AS. Happy travels.

Approaching 2 million miles in commercial trucks. So far, so good. Fingers crossed.

Uraljohn, quite an accomplishment. I'll bet you've got plenty of stories.
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Hello, any thoughts on Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash. I have been looking for the best dash cam and this was recommended to me. I have also been reading reviews on different review websites, especially this dash cam review blog, but I am not sure which to pick. Any experience with the one above?
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:32 AM   #8
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The user Ephraim’s recent thread is a good read on this subject IMO:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f540...mi-201860.html

Does the dash cam record info about its own vehicle, like GPS location and vehicle speed? If so, are there any privacy concerns, or potential for assessing liability in an accident, in which the recording vehicle is speeding?

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PS — Welcome to the forum Tahoe19 . . . And sorry for your loss! We were hit by a reckless driver recently. . . no fun.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:27 AM   #9
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I fear you will get a lot of opinions, like which brand of tow vehicle is best...
But I bought Garmin because I am familiar and happy with their electronics. Although it has a pre-defined video save function, I like that I can talk to it to tell it to save a video as I am driving. Maybe they all have that?

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I chose to go with the AutoVox Rear View Mirror. I have the Airstream Rearview monitor, a TPMS monitor, the Navigation center in the truck and I just couldn't see putting another display on the dashboard. This one replaces the rearview mirror and I am VERY happy with it. It's easy to use, easy to get the video off of it and it records everything an insurance adjustor or police will want to know about.

Make sure whatever you get is full HD too.
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After reading member Ephraim's post 'run off the road by a semi', I started thinking about the need for a dash cam. I know you generally get what you pay for, but I saw a dual dash cam by Apeman on Amazon for $99.00, and reviews sounded good. Anyone out there tried one of these?
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I have a BlackVue 4K system. Premium for sure. But worth every penny.
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After reading member Ephraim's post 'run off the road by a semi', I started thinking about the need for a dash cam. I know you generally get what you pay for, but I saw a dual dash cam by Apeman on Amazon for $99.00, and reviews sounded good. Anyone out there tried one of these?
I am seriously considering the Vantrue N2 Pro on amazon costs 199 bucks and there is a newer model. I read the full description on this site https://dashcamcar.com/vantrue-n2-pro/ , the cost is on the high side. Maybe I should check the Apeman you saw. Is there a particular model to check? Thanks
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I am seriously considering the Vantrue N2 Pro on amazon costs 199 bucks and there is a newer model. I read the full description on this site https://dashcamcar.com/vantrue-n2-pro/ , the cost is on the high side. Maybe I should check the Apeman you saw. Is there a particular model to check? Thanks
I wouldn't worry too much about costs. All it takes is one instance and then all you care about is "Did it get it?"
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Viofo A119, not too hard on the pocket and I've had no issues thus far. Been using it for about a year or so.

I opted out of the vehicle data recording, going solely for the dash video of events unfolding out in front.
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Questions:
1. Are they easily removable for when the car sits in the hot Sun? Or does it matter?

2. I know GoPro had heat issues with their 4K causing them to power off after a short time.
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Viofo A119, not too hard on the pocket and I've had no issues thus far. Been using it for about a year or so.

I opted out of the vehicle data recording, going solely for the dash video of events unfolding out in front.
the data recording comes in handy when it is evidence in a police report or insurance claim. the AutoVox gets the data by simply having a built-in GPS.

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The AutoVox takes the place of the rearview mirror so is not really removable, though you can if you want. We live in New Mexico and there have been no issues even on 100+ degree days.
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I'm still waiting for Audiovox support to see if the rear view mirror camera will work with the Ford F-250 large mirror stalk. My guess is no.

The large area behind the mirror holds the camera used in lane control.

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The Viofo has a bracket that tapes to your choice of location on the windshield. The camera slides on to the bracket. The camera is easily removed, which I do in summertime heat. Just unplug, slide up, and it's off.

There are options on the Viofo, and different models. You can get it with, or without, data recording.

I run the wire along the headliner, down the A frame pillar at the side of the windshield, across/under the glovebox and right to the 12v connector in the F250's console. Easy Peasy.
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