Ep. 236: Why You Need a Dash Cam | Garmin Dash Cam 57 review RV travel

Avatar admin | January 5, 2022

If you've ever towed a trailer, or driven a motorhome or semi, you've already witnessed lots of people doing stupid things in front of you, expecting you to be able to stop that heavy rig on a dime. We've all had the guy who passes your RV, and then squeezes into your lane in front of you while slamming on the brakes in an effort to beat you to an exit ramp. When it comes to determining fault for these accidents, the video from a dash cam eliminates any ambiguity.

We've been in the insurance claims industry for well over 30 years, and people with dash cameras have made our jobs a whole lot easier than they used to be. But which dash cam to buy?

We tried several cheaper models before settling on a Garmin Dash Cam 57, and you get what you pay for. The cheap models struggled with high-contrast lighting or night vision, and their resolution was insufficient for reading license plates. Not so with the Garmin that we've tucked right behind our mirror. In this episode we'll review the Garmin Dash Cam 57 and share how, along with our other recording cameras on the sides and the rear of our fifth wheel, it makes our RV travel more secure.

Filmed: January 3, 2022


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:55 Why a dash cam?
  • 2:08 Which dash cam?
  • 2:58 Garmin Dash Cam 57 in depth
  • 8:12 What about side and rear view cameras?
  • 9:03 Wrap-up


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