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Old 05-04-2015, 07:41 PM   #1
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Dash Cam Recommendations?

Coming back from a trip a couple of weeks ago we had a clueless driver jump into the fast lane in front of us (yes, I was doing 67 and passing a slower vehicle) and almost instantly hit their brakes to make an illegal U-Turn in the interstate median! Needless to say, it was all I could do to get the rig stopped behind them and avoid getting rear-ended at the same time!

So, DW and I think a dash cam may be a smart idea. I've done some research and am leaning towards a KDSLink X1.
http://www.amazon.com/KDLINKS®-X1-Da...cm_wl_huc_item

Anyone have this model?

Any recommendations on other models? Any input is appreciated!
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:54 PM   #2
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Darren,

Thankfully you and your family are alright!

Your model looks better than the Mobius I have, but the $80 and the size make it interesting.

I have a Mobius camera that I have used as a dash cam and as a helmet cam.

Mobius ActionCam 1080p Mini HD Camera - Motion RC

It has a "power on record" features that starts recording when it gets power and shuts down 1 minutes after loosing power (runs off of a USB port in your vehicle). Another key features is continues recording (it will record 3 minute sections and overwrite the oldest when the memory card is full). That way you only need to look at the videos of something "interesting" occurs.

Here are a few of my video:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cdrdwd...57645963338154
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cdrdwd...57645963338154
*To see the full quality you can download the video (flickr shows poor quality when it's servers are busy - as as youtube)


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Old 05-04-2015, 07:56 PM   #3
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Coming back from a trip a couple of weeks ago we had a clueless driver jump into the fast lane in front of us (yes, I was doing 67 and passing a slower vehicle) and almost instantly hit their brakes to make an illegal U-Turn in the interstate median! Needless to say, it was all I could do to get the rig stopped behind them and avoid getting rear-ended at the same time!

So, DW and I think a dash cam may be a smart idea. I've done some research and am leaning towards a KDSLink X1.
http://www.amazon.com/KDLINKS®-X1-Da...cm_wl_huc_item

Anyone have this model?

Any recommendations on other models? Any input is appreciated!
I'm very happy with the Garmin Dashcam 20. It's small, has excellent resolution and is easy to operate.....
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:48 PM   #4
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I started with a dash cam DVR for the same reason but got to thinking it did nothing for side or rear. Last year I upgraded to an integrated 4 channel DVR, I now record a 360 degree view around my coach while driving and can also use it for security in a campground. There are a lot more options available since I installed mine. I can record 64 hours on a sim card before it copies over the first file. Everything from eBay. Search on description in my parts list.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:55 PM   #5
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I've had a dash cam for the last 4 years. The one I have now records front and rear with a 32 gig SD card. Not only does it record idiots but other VERY interesting, Youtube quality stuff as well. It comes on before the truck goes in gear. You never know.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:02 PM   #6
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I've been using the Roadhawk dash cams for several years now. Bought them from the UK and never had a single problem with them. I have the original RH-1 in one vehicle and the RH-2 in the other. The RH-s simultaneously records what is happening inside the vehicle as well as outside.

All Roadhawk cameras work alongside google maps and gps plotting to provide a mapped route when played back through your computer. The cameras record audio and any impact or shocks experienced by the vehicle as well as speed and direction. Simple to install and like I said, extremely reliable. If you order it through the UK distributors there is no tax.

I have included links to both cameras and see that at least one of them can be bought through amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Timetec-Windsh.../dp/B00CXB186Y

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To Stormrider 151: Who is the manufacturer/supplier of your setup?
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:09 AM   #8
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I'm very happy with the Garmin Dashcam 20. It's small, has excellent resolution and is easy to operate.....
Same here.

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I bought a Pilot cam, small and cost $40 . Records video and sound and has a 4GB card.Video looping auto on off.120 Degree viewing. Not the best but it serves the purpose. Later RJD
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I bought a Pilot cam, small and cost $40 . Records video and sound and has a 4GB card.Video looping auto on off.120 Degree viewing. Not the best but it serves the purpose. Later RJD
Walmart - X 2 already saved me a hassle when some lady pulled out in front of me and almost had me looking through her glove compartment.
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