Thursday, September 21, 2023


Do you have a dash cam on your RV or tow vehicle?

Dash cams have become fairly popular among RV owners. Sure, you can capture what are sometimes insane wrecks on the road in front of you, but they can also come in handy if you yourself get into a wreck. You have proof for the insurance company if the accident wasn’t your fault. A dash cam is worth having just for that!

Do you have a dash cam on your RV or in your tow vehicle? Are you glad you have it? If you’re thinking about buying one, Amazon has tons of options here.

Please tell us in the poll below. If you have one and like or dislike it, please leave a comment too so you can help other RVers.

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.


  1. I have one in every vehicle we own (5), after having too many close calls with {bleeped} drivers I told my wife were getting them. A few years later a lady ran a red light, speeding, and T-Boned my F-350 and totaled it. The wreck happened about 10pm with no traffic around, other than the one witness that seen the accident and stayed and gave his statement. I was extremely grateful for the witness but ecstatic we had video footage to prove what happened. You are absolutely nuts if you don’t have them.

  2. I wouldn’t be without one. I live in a major metropolitan area and I’ve lost count of the number of drivers that have come within inches of clipping my front bumper in their haste to get around my class C. I’ve been lucky so far but it’s only a matter of time.

  3. Still on the fence, but would want one that was more than a short loop so the journey would be recorded. Also, might be nice to have a record of all the people driving like crazy folks putting others in danger.

  4. I have one and every vehicle I have has one in it. It has been useful to many. I worked with a guy who had someone run a red light and swore he had the green. He had a friend who was behind him who said that it was green. My co-worker showed the officer the dash cam video. The other driver was cited for the accident and his friend was charged with lying to a law enforcement officer. Had this guy not had a dash cam, he likely would have been cited and his insurance company would have had to pay and his rates go up.

  5. Don’t own one and have no interest in owning one. If I bought a vehicle that had one I would disable it immediately.

  6. In many instances, if you’re in any kind of collision where the other is at fault, people will not take responsibility and just out and out LIE…and it’s usually very hard to get witnesses. It happened to my SIL. Immediately after her serious accident, the one at fault apologized profusely to her, actually admitting it was their fault (which it was)…until the cops showed up. Their story changed. There were two in the car that hit her while she was alone. The passenger corroberated of course, and there were no other witnesses. If she only would’ve had a dashcam! She still has neck and back pain after eight years btw…

  7. Yes! After many near misses I bought what looked like a really neat one with lots of features and a great price. After using it for a year or so it’s phone app stopped updating. I tried to contact the manufacturer for support but they seemed to have vaporized. Having learned a lesson I bought a much more expensive one made by a reputable US based manufacturer which is still serving me well, five years later.

  8. I have one for my motor-coach, car & motorcycle. Nowadays with so many rude, angry and just plain lousy drivers it has become a necessity to protect us from false liability. Having excellent video capture using our mobile phones in addition to the dash cams goes a long ways in documenting anything that is happening around you.

  9. Having a dash cam saved our son from years of legal battles when someone darted in front of him then slammed on their brakes and he hit them. We just got our dash cam before our last trip to protect us in that type of circumstance.

  10. We bought a NuCam dash camera 4 or 5 years ago and have been very pleased with it. The functionality coupled with the price made it irresistible. More information on it can be found on the Road Gear Reviews YouTube channel . In fact, it was this review that we found so compelling as to buy a camera for ourselves. We have several 64 gigabyte memory cards that we use in the camera and thereby were able to retain every mile of the Cassiar Highway from our 2019 trip to Alaska. I really enjoy reliving our drives in the RV by saving and watching our dash camera footage.

  11. I was using my personal dash cam in the dump truck I drive for work when I was involved in an accident on the George Washington bridge. Luckily I had that showing the woman passing on the right after 3 lanes merged into 2. After that my company bought dash cams for the whole fleet! I call it my “crash cam”! 😊

  12. We’ve used a quality Dash Cam for many years. Ours will record in HD and use a 128GB memory card. It will record a few days of travels without writing over previous recordings, but I take out the memory card each evening and move the day’s captured videos to my PC for viewing and culling later.

    We use the cam mainly to capture the beautiful views encoutered while driving through scenic areas of the country. This summer we are exploring the Black Hills and the videos the camera has created are awesome: The Badlands, Bear Country, the Granite Spires, and the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park to name a few. While driving the Wildlife Loop, a herd of Bison ran out in front of us and the Beggin’ Burrows approaced us looking for snacks.

    It was great to capture things that pop up unexpectantly. You never know what’s around the next bend, and it’s neat to have the camera capture it all for you.

    When we’re not traveling, we just let it write over itself continuously,

  13. Answered yes. Never had one before but after a near accident when a driver just had to pass me, pull in close to the front of my TV, and then abruptly taking the exit to the right, cutting me off.
    I now have one that records speed, time of day and GPS coordinates. The resolution is good enough to see the license plate number.

  14. I’ve had several dash cams over the last 6 years. My son in law was involved in an accident in Atlanta (who would’ve thought) when a woman suddenly pulled in front of them and slammed on the brakes. Pulling a 41’ 5th wheel he couldn’t stop before hitting her. Naturally he was charged with following to close, without proof of what had happened the police said they had no choice but give him the ticket. I had been encouraging him for months to get one and after that accident he purchased one. In a way they are like buying insurance, you hope you never need it, but it sure is nice if you do.

  15. The first trip I took, my dashcam picked up a nasty accident. A woman passed me in a 35mph zone, doing about 45-50. As she passed I noted she was texting and driving. She never saw the cars in front of her stopped at the red light. When I walked up to her door she still had the cell phone in her hand. I offer a copy of the video to the police officer who arrived to investigate.
    The second time my dash cam caught an accident I was sitting at a red light. The woman in the car next to me was fidgeting around with a bunch of paperwork. All of a sudden she accelerated into the intersection and was T-boned. She clearly had the red light. I waited around to tell the trooper what I witnessed and offered a copy of the video. She claimed she had the green light until the trooper told her it was all on video and he had an eye witness.

  16. Yes, I also need to re-install my other Dash Camera in my Toad, I removed the camera from my old toad three years ago and just haven’t got around to the re-install. I have dreaded fishing the rear camera through the roof head liner due to all the Air Bags up there. I think with a stiff fish tape I can avoid having to drop the head liner and will probably try it later this summer after all the other projects are finished. Also need to buy and install a trailer brake controller as the current Tekonsha will not fit anywhere in reach with out hitting my knees. I hate the crowded cabins in the new cars with the center counsel taking up so much valuable real-estate.

  17. After almost hitting a small car that pulled out in front of me, I decided a dashcam was a good investment. I constantly see people that just have to get in front of the big RV take the risk and pull out from side streets and on the interstate just in front of the dually truck and 40′ fifth wheel so they don’t get stuck behind. If I ever get in a wreck because of it, I’d like to be able to prove it was on them rather than “the big rig didn’t stop”.


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