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Dashcam - definitely need one after reading this

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by chuam, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. Feb 10, 2021 at 1:28 PM
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    chuam

    chuam [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Feb 10, 2021 at 1:31 PM
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  3. Feb 10, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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    Subbed for answers. Definitely need a dashcam
     
  4. Feb 10, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    I've got this unit; very happy with it. Mounted up near the GoPro mount, out of sight from the driver's seat, but provides excellent visibility and good quality video fore and aft. The rear-facing camera is an IR unit, and works well even on the darkest nights; would have no problem seeing someone breaking into the truck in the dark.
     
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    There was a thread on here that did detailed dashcam reviews. I have a Rexing that I bought for 100 bucks or something. There is a lot I like about it, and a lot that I don't. It produces a great image, and has a parking mode. But the thing that burns me is that when its in parking mode it wont start recording until it senses an impact.


    If I had to do it again, I would buy this unit.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RZQJYD...colid=R4LK2ZS4QKX1&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Looks and functions exactly like mine, except that the sensor is slightly better and that it has a 20 second buffer in parking mode so it will start recording before it senses impact. Plus I found some etsy shop that makes a gopro adapter for it.
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2021 at 2:19 PM
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    I bought the least expensive unit first to see if it is something I would use.....I bought this and decided to keep it Its great for frontal/

    I don't need the rear because the front will indicate if I am hit in the back...Inexpensive insurance

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  7. Feb 10, 2021 at 2:21 PM
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    I have the Nexar NEXS1. Great dashcam and they give you unlimited cloud storage and include an SD card. You can view your drives right on your smartphone from their app. They also have great customer service. All their dashcam's are currently on sale. I added the link for you to check out.

    https://shop.getnexar.com/products/...SqZoTd163uVpTATw2IMm_kZ8isRdvKygaAp5JEALw_wcB
     
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    rexing v1 or v3 is what I had

    currently have a kenwood that integrates with my headunit
     
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    I installed a couple of Apeman dash cams (two different models) in the wife's RAV4 and my Tacoma. Both work well so far. Cost was about $36 and $60.
     
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    I bought a Garmin mini. It has no screen, so you have to download an app to control it, view video, and so on. I mounted it behind the rear view mirror and used a Dongar https://www.dongartechnologies.com/ Simple USB adapter to power it.
     
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    Another vote for the Blackvue 2 channel camera setup; I have the DR900S, and it works exceptionally well. As I have a canopy, I routed the rear camera the rear window of the canopy, so that I'm always recording front & rear.
     
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