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Old 06-23-2016, 10:34 AM   #1
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Dash cam

Do any of you use a dash cam? Any recommendations on which ones you prefer? I am considering purchasing one after nearly being wrecked in Dallas traffic on Tuesday. Some young kid did not want to let me change lanes in stop & go traffic to get to my exit, semi next to me held him up so I could merge in front of him, apparently the kid didn't like it and waited till traffic was moving at 45 mph and swooped in front of me and locked up his brakes, I just about creamed him, he did this 2 more times and sped off. I brakes so hard that it actually broke the mounts on my kitchen window shade. I had grandkids & wife in the truck! Stupid stupid kid put everyone's life in danger for no reason. Sorry that I got off on a rant, but I'm still pretty steamed.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:35 AM   #2
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I have also given so thought to a dash cam now that the price has come down I can't answer your question but feel like you do
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:42 AM   #3
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I use an app on my Android phone called DailyRoads Voyager it is a free app and I use a suction cup mounted cell phone holder. Works good enough for me
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:44 AM   #4
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I actually just got one yesterday via Amazon.
KDLinks X1 Car Camcorder. A bit pricey, and probably overkill, but got good reviews. I figure, cheap insurance for the price.
Will also now allow me to prove that I've seen aliens, flying pigs, and pedestrians crossing an interstate in rush hour traffic.
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I actually just got one yesterday via Amazon.
KDLinks X1 Car Camcorder. A bit pricey, and probably overkill, but got good reviews. I figure, cheap insurance for the price.
Will also now allow me to prove that I've seen aliens, flying pigs, and pedestrians crossing an interstate in rush hour traffic.
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For the aliens & flying pigs I'd probably have to get a go pro camera, I usually don't see those until set up and enjoying a few adult beverages.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:08 AM   #6
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For the aliens & flying pigs I'd probably have to get a go pro camera, I usually don't see those until set up and enjoying a few adult beverages.
At the time of occurrence, I couldn't figure out if it was a flying pig that "looked" like an alien ship, or an alien ship that "looked" like a flying pig!
Pedestrian was real...almost hit the SOB, I-495 around Washington, DC.
Then, again, it might have been a politician, so no loss.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:03 PM   #7
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Might've had to go up on the sidewalk for a politician😀
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:08 PM   #8
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I got this one on sale and it seems to work well:

TaoTronics Car Dash Cam HD 1080P Wide Angle with G-Sensor WDR Night Mode 2.7" Screen

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0119F9EPG..._NCbBxbC6V6ZK2
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I've been using dash cams for 3 years now. The one I have now has two cameras. One facing forward and one in the rear window. It records both. It also accepts a 32 gig card. I've caught some very interesting stuff on it. It comes on when I start the truck. Here where I live it pays to have one.
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