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Posted November 17, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Since the HMS Raqinmaker is fearuted in a lot of my posts, I figured I's let you know about the new 'goodie' I got for it.
After the experience with "Einstein the FedEx Driver", and just recently, one with his younger and dumber brother, who drives for Swift, I decided that a dash cam would be a good thing to have.
I had been researching them, and decided that one that mount to the morror would be the best.
The Rainmaker doesn't have a mirror, since you couldn't see out of the back anyway, but it does have the mount for one.
I picked up a replacement mirror at NAPA, mounted it, mounted the camera and plugged it in.
It seems to do a decent job, but does vibrate some at times which gives a blurry picture.  I think I can cure that as the mirror and the vehicle mount don't fit real well.  I'll try a different mirror to see if that cures the issue.
Here's a bit of video that it took just a bit earlier today when I left the WPGTA Plow day.

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 12:32 AM


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Posted November 17, 2013 - 12:41 AM

Interesting ride through that rural area. Specially that one lane bridge. Cam not bad at all. :thumbs:

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 01:35 AM

Look like it works great.  You only need fair video for a few minutes if something ever happens..  Enough to prove your case.

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 03:22 AM

I started watching and heard the dash chick say to turn left... I said "No" out loud... Kept hoping to hear "recalculating"

The video doesn't do the hills and that one lane justice. There is a zero percent chance of catching me on that bridge with the Rainmaker and a trailer... If there was a better way to get home for me, I wouldn't go that way with our truck and trailer either. I have to smile when I go over it tho, friend of mine called the big steel pieces "drunk bumpers" but I bet they've saved many a car from kissing the Guard rails

Neat cam, hope you can get it the way you want it.
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Posted November 17, 2013 - 08:28 AM

Thanks for the ride! I really like the bridge,looks plenty safe to me! :smilewink:

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 09:01 AM

Hey that seem's to work very well nice picture

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 09:26 AM

VERY nice setup OB!!

I wish the company I drive for would install something like this. 

Of course with no "extra funds" for things like tires with tread or brakes that actually work on all axles I know its never going to happen.

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 09:51 AM

Just remember, it is recording your actions too!

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 10:59 AM

It seemed to do a good job.  I hope it does what you want.  Interesting ride.  Thanks for bringing us along.

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 11:45 AM

I turned left out of the parking field, so not familiar with turning right, but looks like a challenge I might try next time lol.

Great addition, hope you have fun with that dash cam.

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Thanks for the ride, I sure like to see new country! By the way, are all the power poles that close to the road down your way?  Scary!!

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 09:40 PM

OB, will this allow you to be part time, night parking lot security at Wally World?? It could be like an undercover operation. Maybe add a few more cams? You might even get Wally world to supply them. You probably wouldn't catch much though. Thieves don't like to work in the rain.  :D

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Posted November 18, 2013 - 10:58 PM

That was very good OB I enjoyed the ride. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted November 19, 2013 - 06:00 AM

Ah yes, beautiful downtown Renfrew.  The whole area came about from the oil boom back in the day.  That bridge isn't as bad as it looks really.  Why down in Harnerville there's a two lane bridge almost as wide as this one.  This area gets flooded a lot.  The bridge has been under water (or near it) and, when OB comes across the bridge, you can see the Renfrew post office off to the right.  That post office was almost completely under water just a few short years ago.  I've pulled my trailer over this bridge hundreds of times.  The worst thing you have to worry about is some jerk not taking his turn!  At least the Governer's mansion looked good as you came across the tracks.

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