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Old 06-06-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
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Towing Mirrors

Hi All
I have a question! We will be getting our 5.0TA next month. We are so excited! and was wondering if any you guys use after market towing mirrors on you vehicles.

Thanks Fred & Ann
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:51 PM   #2
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I installed these on our F-150 yesterday in about 2 min. I won't know until this weekend how well they work with the trailer attached but so far I'm very pleased with the easy on and look of them.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:53 PM   #3
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Had aftermarket towing mirrors on my previous truck, got the factory towing mirrors on the new truck. Either way, towing mirrors greatly enhance your visibility and IMO are a must.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:09 PM   #4
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This is from BC Motor Vehicle Act. Other provinces and states have similar requirements:
Where a trailer or semitrailer in a combination of vehicles diminishes the driver's reflected rear view through the rear view mirrors required by subsections (1) to (3), the towing vehicle in the combination of vehicles shall be equipped with 2 mirrors, one affixed to each side of the motor vehicle, and each to provide the driver with an undistorted reflected view of the adjacent lane of the highway from a point on the road surface 11 m ( 36 feet ) behind the driver to a point on the road surface 61 m ( 200 feet ) from the rear of the combination of vehicles.

Note that it says adjacent lanes, not the lane you are in ( directly behind the trailer ).
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:08 PM   #5
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I tow a 2017 5.0 with an F-150(2016). The mirrors on my truck are what comes standard. I ordered extension mirrors from e-trailer and they snap on nicely. But.. I have not trained my brain to use them and have since removed them. I now realize I can see just fine with the standard mirrors including the blind spot on both sides. I can also see both wheels on the driver side and just the edge of the Front wheel on the passenger side.
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:13 PM   #6
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I got the K Source back in February after I ordered the trailer. They have been on the truck since and I'm very happy with them.

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Old 06-06-2019, 03:14 PM   #7
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i use the mirrors on my truck i feel i can see very well i have after market mirrors but i don't use them.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:15 AM   #8
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I tow a 21 with a Tacoma, and now just use the standard mirrors. I put stick on convex mirrors on both sides which entirely eliminate any blind spot, and I can see directly behind the trailer with a Furrion camera.



I have a clip on extension mirror, but found it an unnecessary hassle, and it vibrated enough to reduce its usefulness. If I were you, I would install the stick on convex mirrors and see how it goes. I also highly recommend the rear view camera option, but if you go that route, get a good one that will work while driving.
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:50 PM   #9
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Use CIPA slip on mirrors for my 2016 F150. I’m pleased with them. I have towed using just the stock mirrors and that’s workable too.
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Originally Posted by Starbrightsteve View Post
I tow a 2017 5.0 with an F-150(2016). The mirrors on my truck are what comes standard. I ordered extension mirrors from e-trailer and they snap on nicely. But.. I have not trained my brain to use them and have since removed them. I now realize I can see just fine with the standard mirrors including the blind spot on both sides. I can also see both wheels on the driver side and just the edge of the Front wheel on the passenger side.
With our 2016 5.0TA and 2015 F-150 we have the same view with standard mirrors. I had mirror extensions given to me at Osoyoos but they wouldn't adjust and all I saw was the road.
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