dash cam, sunglasses, seat cushions

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Tynom, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Tynom

    Tynom Bobtail Member

    Jun 11, 2013
    1. Worth it to get a dash cam recording when you're driving?

    2. Are sunglasses necessary? What are some good ones? Walmart? Truck stops? Online?

    3. What do u think about those metal seat guides/cushions that are suppose to make u sit up straight while driving? What about those seat massagers?
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  3. Balakov100

    Balakov100 Road Train Member

    May 10, 2012
    Temple, TX
    1. I don't have one yet.....but I think so....
    2. Don't think they're neccessary, but it really depends on how sensitive your eyes are to the Sunlight.
    3. metal seat guide? never heard of it.
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  4. Tynom

    Tynom Bobtail Member

    Jun 11, 2013
    Metal/plastic.....you put it on ur seat and then u sit down with ur back against it, it is suppose to straighten out ur spine with back support. There are also seat massagers that massages ur back while driving. What do u guys think?
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Yes, get some good sunglasses, otherwise you can get cataracts or other eye damage, especially to the left eye. Can even get cancer of the eye after years of driving. I had to get eye surgery on the left eye due to sun damage. That's due to sun coming in the drivers side window. I got used to driving with both sun visors down and pushed against the windshield, plus a spring loaded rollup window shade on the drivers side. The shade doesn't interfere with looking at the rearview mirror & I roll it up when crossing scales in case some jerk is on duty. Can get the window shades at Walmart, auto supply, truck stops.
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  6. x#1

    x#1 Road Train Member

    Dec 24, 2009
    Cherokee County, Alabama
    sunglasses that are worthwhile are now referenced as "performance eyewear".go to a sunglass hut outlet store and buy polarized.you'll thank me in a later post.

    NEVER buy cheap sunglasses.

    i am reviewing dashcams each evening that i stop due to the incompetence that surrounds me daily.yes i will be investing in one-
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  7. The Breeze

    The Breeze Light Load Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Fayetteville, NC

    1. I think so. I have one. Cost was only about 40bucks. I see them selling for less than 20bucks now. Search for "car dvr" on Ebay.

    2. Pretty sure that the glass window blocks +90% of harmful UV rays. Still... polarized shades are pretty nifty while driving.

    3. I've seen them. I can't justify spending the price they usually want for them when most decent truck seats have ergo back adjustments. A simple pillow also works for me.
  8. Crossroads

    Crossroads Light Load Member

    Feb 28, 2013
    Lumberton NC
    Sunglasses? Wouldn't drive without them. Usually have a backup pair. Even more important in winter states where sun reflects off the snow and salt on your winshield.
  9. Sequoia

    Sequoia Road Train Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Sunglasses are a must.
  10. flood

    flood Road Train Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    helped when I was hit & run at the truck stop and having it run 24/7 you may be able to help someone other they yourself

    yes they are and don't go cheap....cheap are tinted when you need is polarized...! you can see better in rain/snow/fog/sun.... if you squint at all you should be using sunglasses and using sunglasses your eyes will be more relaxed

    I don't use them
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  11. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    Houston, TX
    With all the feminine hygiene products on the roads these days, a dash cam is good to have.... protect yourself against the lane change/brake check rear ender, or if something completely unavoidable happens. Say, you're driving down the road and two grizzlies wrestling each other roll into the road in front of you. Who would believe that? Got it on cam. Get a memory card big enough to record all day and delete day if nothing important or worth saving happens
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