Join Date: May 2005
My Motorhome: Autosleeper Pollensa 2002 on Peugeot Boxer 2.8HDi
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Having been involved in a previous accident where the other side's false claims of what happened resulted in me being falsely held liable, I now have Dashcams fitted front AND rear on our car and motorhome, wired in to come on automatically with the ignition. I also wired spare bases into our second car so when the motorhome isn't in use I can swap them easily.
They are Nextbase 312GW, these constantly monitor and record time, speed, GPS position etc. I fitted decent size SD cards so they can store a good amount of information, this overwrites when the card is full however in the event of a collision (or going over a large pothole bump!) the relevant recorded sectors are marked not to be overwritten. They also sense and record if the vehicle is bumped while parked.
The contents can be downloaded to a PC/laptop and are great for reviewing scenic trips, some of which I edit and keep on the hard drive along with our holiday photos.
You can also play them back at different speeds, which can be fun.
They come with warning screen stickers with logos that look a bit like speed camera signs.
I have noticed some folk who have been tailgating suddenly ease back, presumably when they eyeball the sticker or camera itself.