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dosxx

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Dash cams & GPS
« on: February 04, 2017, 09:02:50 PM »
Considering a dashcam & RV specific GPS.(Seperate units)  Any thoughts/opinions/suggestions/recommendations greatly appreciated
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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 06:58:15 AM »
I would be curious to hear the feed back on this as well.
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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 10:44:15 AM »
« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 10:47:43 AM by prfcdoc »
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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 11:00:14 AM »
I recently bought the top rated dash cam and sold it after a few weeks to buy one with a built in rear camera. It also clips over the existing rear view mirror so it is not such a tempting target to thieves.

Old one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N8BM0BU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 11:48:58 AM »
Whatever you do, get a dashcam with a built-in gps. If you ever need it for proof of an occurrence, the dash cam's video will have a record of the position it occurred. A dedicated gps unit with a bulit-in dashcam should do the same.
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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 11:57:13 AM »
Whatever you do, get a dashcam with a built-in gps. If you ever need it for proof of an occurrence, the dash cam's video will have a record of the position it occurred. A dedicated gps unit with a bulit-in dashcam should do the same.
Be a careful driver...the GPS versions also usually log your speed ;) . That can be used against you.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2017, 12:12:51 PM »
Be a careful driver...the GPS versions also usually log your speed ;) . That can be used against you.
If you are going to install a dash cam you darn well better be a careful driver. You are always on TV. :)
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2017, 12:44:22 PM »
If you are going to install a dash cam you darn well better be a careful driver. You are always on TV. :)
I've  known a lot of very careful drivers that "were just staying with traffic" or speeding to use the correct word. 8)
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2017, 12:55:40 PM »
I've  known a lot of very careful drivers that "were just staying with traffic" or speeding to use the correct word. 8)
Then I don't think they are very careful. Speeding is dangerous no matter what excuse you use.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2017, 02:30:42 PM »
Then I don't think they are very careful. Speeding is dangerous no matter what excuse you use.
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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2017, 04:57:44 PM »
I did some research for a dash-cam recently and found a great one on Amazon for $99;

The VIOFO A119 2.0 + GPS Logger 1440p Car Dash Camera

Search this on YouTube for some reviews. I'm considering buying that one.

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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2017, 10:10:15 AM »
Garmin now makes a Drive Assist unit that is a GPS/Dashcam combination.
It is portable i.e. can be moved from vehicle to vehicle, and removed from sight
when vehicle is parked.  Kind of pricey, but it is not a bad option.  I am likely going
to get one this summer. 

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-DriveAssist-Camera-assisted-Notifications-Activation/dp/B01N1TW0A4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1487520552&sr=8-2&keywords=Garmin+drive+assist&refinements=p_89%3AGarmin
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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2017, 02:36:38 PM »
Garmin now makes a Drive Assist unit that is a GPS/Dashcam combination.
It is portable i.e. can be moved from vehicle to vehicle, and removed from sight
when vehicle is parked.  Kind of pricey, but it is not a bad option.  I am likely going
to get one this summer. 

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-DriveAssist-Camera-assisted-Notifications-Activation/dp/B01N1TW0A4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1487520552&sr=8-2&keywords=Garmin+drive+assist&refinements=p_89%3AGarmin
That's pretty sharp. I didn't see where it shows things like overpass heights though. I wonder how specifically RV friendly it is.
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BruceinFL

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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2017, 06:21:55 PM »
You can get low clearance information (data base) at [url]http://www.lowclearances.com/compatibility.html/url] and add it to any Garmin, Magellan, Tom Tom, etc. I have it on my Garmin and it works great.Also have it on my desktop'streets and Trips.
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Re: Dash cams & GPS
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2017, 08:03:31 PM »
Thanks Bruce. Didn't know that.
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