I've been using my Gopro's with my Jeep ever since I got last year and I've captured some pretty crazy drivers and things along the way. My first version of the mount looked like this
This one worked good but it really stood out and I was always worried about it coming loose when going 70mph+ on the freeway. So I upgraded the front to a blackbox camera CR500 HD which is mounted inside the Jeep so I decided to move the gopro camera to the rear view.
So having the new blackbox camera running all the time I had to figure out how to mount the gopro to the rear of the Jeep. This was my first idea
This one didn't work since it used the gopro auto suction cup mount and it gave a great view looking down but wasn't totally secure. So I moved it to this mount using the same mounting gear as I did with the front
This one worked good and have a more secure clamp mount the rear tow hook. Gave a good point of view as well but still was a pain to take off and on and the way it stuck out made me a little nervous going really fast on the freeway that it would eventually come lose or fall off so I wanted to make something more secure. Plus the video would be a little more shaky having such a longer arm.
So last night taking some new parts I bought I put together this mount -
Using the same clamp that I now reversed so it was more secure and used a shorter metal arm and metal mount system that I still mount to the bottom tow hook but when locked its totally solid. No movement at all and I'm not worried at all now that it will fall off. Being lower now I was worried the video would not be as good but I shot some driving to work today and it works great. Still plenty clear to catch bad drivers or anything happening behind me.
Here is a video from this new mount from this morning drive into work
- (this one isn't full 1080P on youtube but its shot that way)
Once parked I leave the clamped locked in and detach the arm only to safe keeping which is so much faster when de-mounting and re-attaching when ready to go.
This type of setup works for day to day driving but I don't think it would work for off road use since its too low and may get hid on some serious rocks but still gives a good point of view in a secure way. Any questions let me know