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1 hour ago, OneMoreFarang said:

How long are you in Thailand?

And you still think there is a "Why". 555

I think your 'Why' is taken out of context. 🙂

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3 hours ago, EVENKEEL said:

My half a brain would pay some one to install for me.

me too.  I don't do anything  remotely practical myself,  if i can find someone to do it for me. as I just know for certain that I will screw it up. 

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14 hours ago, Pilotman said:

me too.  I don't do anything  remotely practical myself,  if i can find someone to do it for me. as I just know for certain that I will screw it up. 

@pilotman   where are you? If you are in Pattaya got a place. I am a cheapskate so bought a Honda CRV 2 wheel drive. I still wanted the sound/video/GPS that the 4 we have so got a guy to install a Chinese copy system and front and back cameras. Did a near wiring job and specialises in this type of installation. 

He's got a small shop as you come off the bridge from Banggers into Patts. on LHS. Sign says 4 Wheel Drive or something like that. Got bullbars and car lights/radios etc in shop. Get a quote and talk him down a bit.

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On 7/28/2020 at 11:00 AM, carlyai said:

Why try and fine someone for doing 91kph in a 90kph zone, and why decorate a bridge in the middle of a long weekend? Rhetorical question.

as long as they try to find a substitute.............. it will always remain " Amazing Thailand "

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2 hours ago, carlyai said:

@pilotman   where are you? If you are in Pattaya got a place. I am a cheapskate so bought a Honda CRV 2 wheel drive. I still wanted the sound/video/GPS that the 4 we have so got a guy to install a Chinese copy system and front and back cameras. Did a near wiring job and specialises in this type of installation. 

He's got a small shop as you come off the bridge from Banggers into Patts. on LHS. Sign says 4 Wheel Drive or something like that. Got bullbars and car lights/radios etc in shop. Get a quote and talk him down a bit.

I'm not too far away, in Ban Chang.  Thanks for the info 

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On 7/29/2020 at 9:06 PM, Pilotman said:
On 7/29/2020 at 8:28 PM, NanLaew said:

Chocolate fireguard syndrome.

 

(mine was only 900 baht, fitted it myself)

anyone with half a brain can fit a bog standard dash cam. One that records your speed data needs to be connected to a GPS system, have a GPS input, or have that incorporated into it.  You don't get those for 900 Baht.  

My 900 baht bargain bin special does all AND does my eggs over easy that but I seriously doubt the average plod is going to pay much attention. All my 900 baht (and your 2000 baht) chocolate fireguard will get us is a longer, ultimately ticketless dick-about when we get pulled over. They don't magically make all cops honest and make all shakedowns and fines disappear. But if you do break the speed limit, they can make your journey even longer.

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On 7/30/2020 at 12:47 PM, EVENKEEL said:

My half a brain would pay some one to install for me.

It's not exactly rocket surgery either.

 

On 7/30/2020 at 2:53 PM, CGW said:

Well done, now you have the experience if you have a few hours spare could you bob around and fit mine, its been in the box 2 years now! 

Appreciated :thumbsup:

Maybe @EVENKEEL can send down the unused half of his brain to do it for you?

 

Only 2 years already? You can see how absolutely essential THAT purchase was.

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On 7/30/2020 at 4:36 PM, Pilotman said:
On 7/30/2020 at 12:47 PM, EVENKEEL said:

My half a brain would pay some one to install for me.

me too.  I don't do anything  remotely practical myself,  if i can find someone to do it for me. as I just know for certain that I will screw it up.

I can see where you're coming from. I agree that it's always best to acknowledge and accept ones limitations.

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11 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

My 900 baht bargain bin special does all AND does my eggs over easy that but I seriously doubt the average plod is going to pay much attention. All my 900 baht (and your 2000 baht) chocolate fireguard will get us is a longer, ultimately ticketless dick-about when we get pulled over. They don't magically make all cops honest and make all shakedowns and fines disappear. But if you do break the speed limit, they can make your journey even longer.

I have had cops turn away and wave me through when they look into the car and clock the camera.   That can't all be coincidence.  

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2 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

I can see where you're coming from. I agree that it's always best to acknowledge and accept ones limitations.

I know mine, I just wish others acknowledged theirs. 

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On 7/31/2020 at 6:59 AM, carlyai said:

@pilotman   where are you? If you are in Pattaya got a place. I am a cheapskate so bought a Honda CRV 2 wheel drive. I still wanted the sound/video/GPS that the 4 we have so got a guy to install a Chinese copy system and front and back cameras. Did a near wiring job and specialises in this type of installation. 

He's got a small shop as you come off the bridge from Banggers into Patts. on LHS. Sign says 4 Wheel Drive or something like that. Got bullbars and car lights/radios etc in shop. Get a quote and talk him down a bit.

Extra Note from my experience with dash cams. I've got windscreen and rear screen vacuum attach cameras. They tend to come unstuck if the car is left for a while in direct sunlight. Also the large SUV rear door if slammed (by guests) dislodged them.

I think I would go for a combined rear mirror camera set up next time.

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2 hours ago, Pilotman said:

I have had cops turn away and wave me through when they look into the car and clock the camera.   That can't all be coincidence.  

I've had SOME cops do that too but not ALL cops.

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Going between Korat and ubon H24.
pulled over in BuriRam for doing 119km/h. BIB at the roadside desk suggested not going above 110 to avoid being stopped. 
after that it was 120 to 140 all the way home. 
A week or so later received two letters c/w photos of excessive speed, both in Surin I think. 
went to my local cop shop and was advised not to bother paying as I’d already coughed up that day. 
Nothing more heard, but have kept all the docs. 
seemed a fair deal 

albeit the law, 90km/h is ridiculously low. 
JMHO

more importantly, Arsenal for the cup😊

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On 7/29/2020 at 4:36 AM, tso310 said:

500B ! It was a standard 200B a couple of years ago. Inflation is rampant in Thailand

Was 100 quite a few years ago .... when the 500'S were the size of an A4.

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On 7/29/2020 at 5:33 AM, carlyai said:

Really my point was that I feel for the my countrymen here, the Thais. I am only a guest, but they have to put up with this <deleted> and they know it's <deleted>. 

Doing 100kmh in a 90km zone, OK fine me. But not 91kmh.

Creating a huge traffic jam on the first long weekend with Covis, to put up birthday decorations. Put the decorations up before the long weekend. A bit of thought and care about fellow countrymen from these people with power would be nice.

mate of mine was fined and 3 points on his licence for driving at 32 mph in a 30 mile an hour limit. That was in UK ! <deleted> happens 

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