What dashcams are best ?

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  1. homesick

    homesick Light Load Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    I need to get a dashcam but don't know what's the best brand to get any suggestions
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  3. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    I agree

    although ever dashcam I’ve ever owned , has been a gigantic pain in the butt to download the video to a smartphone

    most requires a laptop to see the video
    Which defeats the purpose of having it , since you can’t show it to the cops writing the report and tickets .
    “Vortex radar “ on YouTube has a good reviews of a lot of dash cams
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    I run a Transcend Drive Pro. I can download wirelessly to my phone or laptop. I get good quality video, day or night. I just can't figure out how to upload a one minute video to sites like this. Always says file is too large.
  5. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

    Jun 26, 2020
    South Texas
    Have you tried compressing it with Handbrake?

    Actually, it would probably be easier and higher quality to just upload to YouTube and post a link.
  6. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    I have had the same Garmin dash cam for 8-9 years now. Aside from having to remember to reset the memory card once a week so it doesn’t freeze from being full it’s a good device i’d say - it does the job.
  7. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
    I just have a Rexing. Seems to work just fine. It is a pain to have to eject the microSD card and insert it in my laptop to have access to the video it records. But, unless you pay alot more, they all seem to have that limitation. To get one that has easier access to the video and multiple cameras, like for the 2 side views, you have to spend alot more, like around $500, compared to around $100. The more expensive ones are more geared toward fleet management than simple driver use. But, they also have the ability to download video off of them much easier. I hope to one day get one of these systems. I'd like to have 2 side cameras besides the front facing one and also have easier access to the video. But, the cost is such that I haven't been able to fit it in my budget. In the mean time, my Rexing works just fine for what it is and provides. I've been lucky that I haven't been in a situation where I needed to show DOT folks video to clarify a situation. But, having and using it does give me alot more piece of mind than not having it.
  8. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    And if you get involved in an accident , when the cops show up , and you and the other driver meet with the officer , just hand over your DL and say to the cop loud Enough so the other driver that caused the accident can hear you “ you can take to them first , I will go download the video from my dashcam so you can see what happened “
  9. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

    May 27, 2011
    Canton, GA
    No. Let the other person lie their ### off for 10 minutes, THEN announce the presence of a camera
  10. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    It’s pretty bad when so called security at the front gate decides to create trouble. Accuse me of cutting in line. Being unsafe. All kinds of BS. Flat out try to ban me from delivering. When I’ve got three dash cams. One belongs to the company. Two record onto clouds. Idiots were too stupid to look for dash cam before starting trouble.
    Shipper agreed to get a new exporter on the west coast.
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