Blackvue DR900S Dashcam 4K camera

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I just thought of this in the security camera discussion going on and since it's Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale weekend those interested may want to check to see if you can get a deal on this now. I learned of this Dashcam watching @turbopilot coach videos and was impressed with the quality but also the continuous recording which my Garmin 65W didn't have I later learned. I bought the single channel Blackvue DR900 for the coach as I can't see how I'd get a rear camera wired in 41 ft back. I then bought a two channel for the toad but waited 6 months to install it as things like this in a car seem daunting, in the end it was very easy. I'll document the install at a later time but I love love love this dashcam. I use separate email accounts for the two dashcams to avoid paying a subscription.

Single channel Blackvue for coach:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CZPS1LQ/?tag=rvf01-20

Dual channel (2 x cameras) for toad (with power magic pro):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C3H8YXB/?tag=rvf01-20

Buy a 128 GB SD card separately, do not buy with the dashcam as the prices are outrageous!
 
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Curious where you decided to position your dashcam in the coach. Down by the dash, or up high by the overheads?
 
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Curios where you decided to position your dashcam in the coach.
It is centered and at top just below the blue tint. So it and the wire is out of site and works great there. They give you plenty of wire so I ran it to the side pillar and down under the dash then into a 12V receptacle I added.
 
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I have a Vantrue 2CH that I use in the car, and just move it from the car to the coach when we travel. I did request a special for the upcoming coach for USB outlets in the center dash by the windshield. Both cameras are on the same unit, so in the coach we can get some hilarious footage of our adventures.
 
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Does it have picture stabilization? The specs do not mention stabilization.
 
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Does it have picture stabilization? The specs do not mention stabilization.
Not that I'm aware of but I also have seen no need for it.
 
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Would love to see a sample video to get an idea of what the picture looks like through the motorhome windshield. Does it give you mirror to mirror coverage?
 
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Would love to see a sample video to get an idea of what the picture looks like through the motorhome windshield. Does it give you mirror to mirror coverage?
Here is mine riding in the middle of the windshield just below tint. 4k@30fps excellent video.

 
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I have this dash cam and have liked it. It is loop recording, and you can set the length of (10min). I used on Alaska trip and was nice as we would mark the time then go back once we stopped for the day and look at the wildlife we had see.

Inexpensive but good quality, with BT download and zoom feature.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075QBPJ96/?tag=rvf01-20 have
 
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Here is a sample video I have on YouTube.
 
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Here is a sample video I have on YouTube.
Thanks @NWIP. Looks like another nice unit. Colors and clarity look great.

Hard decision to make! I’m leaning towards the Viofo A129 Pro, since it uses a capacitor (better for cars that get hot) and you can get a Bluetooth button for your dash to save a video.
 
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Remember that thread about the forums enticing you to trade in your coach more often? Well, how about a thread about forums enticing you to buy other stuff?

Now I’m thinking of buying a dedicated dash cam for the coach. The VanTrue I have is really nice, but I have to take it down to access the memory card, and plug it in to a card reader to download the videos. Not a real problem in the Jeep or Mini, but near the top of the windshield on the coach is an issue. So looking for one that can transfer the videos via WiFi or Bluetooth to my iPhone or iPad.

I know the BlackVue has WiFi, but I noticed that it only comes with a cigarette lighter cord. On their website, the only other cord is a direct wire. I would really prefer a USB cord, as that’s what I’ll have available in the center of the dash (requested special). Does the BlackVue run on 12v, as opposed to 5v?
 
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...Well, how about a thread about forums enticing you to buy other stuff?

...Now I’m thinking of buying a dedicated dash cam for the coach.
We all know how cars are around trucks and RV's. When someone cuts you off and then even slams on the brakes and you rear-end them, you're going to need video evidence. It's a small price to pay for protection as well as security. Mine is always on so it's recording even while stationary at the CG.

You could use the power magic pro like I use in my toad which converts the cigarette lighter plug to wires. Or just add a 12V receptacle which is easy too.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008B8ERIO/?tag=rvf01-20

I bought the Blackvue kit with power magic pro for the toad:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C3H8YXB/?tag=rvf01-20

I would not get a dashcam with less then 4K video. When you need to read a license plate you'll regret being cheap and not getting the best video.
 
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Wow! The video images posted by Turbopilot and NWIP are really crisp! OK...OK...let go of my arm guys...I'll order one!

TJ
 
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Well, how about a thread about forums enticing you to buy other stuff?
Jeeps and RV’s.... there is *always* something that you didn’t know you needed. :)
 
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If I remember correctly from discussions at our previous roost, the BlackVue 900S was a little finicky about the brand/type of microSD card at 128 GB. I did a search there, but couldn't find that particular discussion. Is this still true with today's 900S and, if so, any recommended 128 GB microSD cards known to work with that unit?

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If I remember correctly from discussions at our previous roost, the BlackVue 900S was a little finicky about the brand/type of microSD card at 128 GB. I did a search there, but couldn't find that particular discussion. Is this still true with today's 900S and, if so, any recommended 128 GB microSD cards known to work with that unit?
Here is what I use and have had no issues:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FCMKK5X/?tag=rvf01-20
 
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Thanks, @Neal. I just ordered that microSD card and the BlackVue 900S 1-channel unit. When it gets here, I'll probably need some help getting it up and running. Stay tuned!

TJ
 
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