Wednesday, November 29, 2023


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

Dash cameras use to be a pretty high-tech gadget that only a few had. Now, they’re pretty common for drivers including RVers. Hey, if something happens to you while you’re driving, you’ll be incredibly thankful that you had footage to look at.

Do you have a dash cam on either your RV or your tow vehicle? If you do, will you share which brand you have in the comments and whether you like (and recommend) it or not? It could be helpful for those looking to get one.

As always, Amazon has a huge selection and it looks like this one is the highest-rated.

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Ron (@guest_185352)
1 year ago

If you have a GoPro it can be used as a dashcam.

tom (@guest_185171)
1 year ago

Dash camera in all vehicles. Not much argument with video and audio evidence.

Roy Davis (@guest_185149)
1 year ago

I have a dash camera on every vehicle I own, and wouldn’t drive without one. As a state trooper said to me, “When you have a dash cam there is no ‘he said/she said’ argument over who is at fault.”

John (@guest_185080)
1 year ago

I have a Garmin Dashcam Mini on my truck. I have had it for two years, though I haven’t needed it yet.

Deborah (@guest_185077)
1 year ago

We drive motorhome and it has a back camera, but we also have a dash cam, just because people love to sue people that they think have a lot of money.

Scuttlebutt (@guest_185180)
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah

How many people have sued you because of the motorhome? Oh zero….

Ron (@guest_185351)
1 year ago
Reply to  Scuttlebutt

But it does happen!

Steven Peterson (@guest_185892)
1 year ago
Reply to  Scuttlebutt

Not worried about being sued, worried about the numb-skull who cuts me off, causes an accident and says it was my fault. No accidents yet, I am very cautious, but we have had some close calls and they were on the camera!

Camera is on when the engine starts!

Paulo99 (@guest_185075)
1 year ago

I have a Thinkware U1000 – good hardware but difficult to set up. I got it because there are too many hit and run incidents and a video can help with insurance claim disputes.

Jeff Craig (@guest_185068)
1 year ago

Have had one in my Jeep for years, and have used a backup camera system with recording on my last two work vehicles. I’ve considered getting a similar system for my RV, just for insurance purposes if nothing else.

Bob Weinfurt (@guest_185067)
1 year ago

I bought a rear view mirror mounted one a year or so ago. Guess I should get it out of the box one of these days.

Neal Davis (@guest_185042)
1 year ago

I have seen too many videos of accidents to consider not having a dash camera.

Dale (@guest_185039)
1 year ago

I have been wanting one for a long time and finally got one recently. I took the recommendation from a friend and got VanTrue 4k with rear camera as well. So far I am pleased with it.

Smith (@guest_185036)
1 year ago

Beware of some of the “deals” on Amazon. I bought a pretty capable looking dash cam that worked pretty well for a year or so but the manufacturer stopped supporting the iPhone app, making it worthless.

I’ve used a Garmin “Drive” for about four years now and am quite happy with it. It was fairly expensive but I’m confident that Garmin will not disappear.

Rich (@guest_185031)
1 year ago

KDLinks. 👍👍👍

Dr4Film (@guest_185029)
1 year ago

I have had one in the motorcoach since 2010, Guardian. Then when the Rove was introduced, I ordered a 4K unit for the car. I liked it so much that one year later I ordered one for my motorcycle too. All of my vehicles are now covered.

Last edited 1 year ago by Dr4Film
Sue (@guest_185027)
1 year ago

We have them in both vehicles. Crosstour – not sure if that’s the brand or the model.

TIM MCRAE (@guest_185018)
1 year ago

Absolutely! I know you didn’t ask for recommendations, but I agree, VAVA.

I have tried quite a few, but I stopped testing new ones after I got the VAVA.

Mark Mettler (@guest_185015)
1 year ago


Joseph (@guest_185013)
1 year ago

Rove R2-4K is an excellent dash cam. Highly recommended.

Stay safe, Joe

ed venuto (@guest_186236)
1 year ago
Reply to  Joseph

how difficult was it to setup. not a technical person

Larry (@guest_185012)
1 year ago

Yes, have one in all my vehicles. Recorded a wreck in front of us in Alabama. Pulled over to help out. Cop viewed the video which helped with the investigation. Unfortunately, lady was watching our RV as she pulled out of a side street and did not see the Jeep coming from her left.

Bob (@guest_185004)
1 year ago

I have one in my TV, It records speed, time and GPS coordinates. Pretty hard to argue who’s at fault with that data.

Don N (@guest_185051)
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob

How fast does your TV go down the highway?

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Don N

Hi, Don. He’s probably referring to his Tow Vehicle. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Bob p (@guest_185000)
1 year ago

I’ve had one for several years, tried to convince the SIL he needed one pulling that 42’ 5th wheel. Going through Atlanta a older car suddenly swerved in front of him and stopped, he rear ended her. He told the cop what she did and the cop asked if he had a dash cam to show it, no. He got the ticket for following to close and his insurance paid a big claim. He now has one in the truck and DW’s car. Far to many scammers looking for a vehicle that can’t stop as fast as they can to pull that stunt, if you can’t prove they caused the accident you get charged.

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