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Old 06-05-2013, 03:52 PM   #21
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Jim, I have a 2012 Pilot and am thinking of an Escape 19'. Do you need extended mirrors?
Carol, I pull my Escape 19' with my 2010 Pilot and bought mirror extensions but don't need or use them. I heard some states have regulations about this so maybe some other members can comment...BTW, the Pilot pulls the 19 easily. I use a WDH and sometimes throw my canoe on top of the pilot.



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Old 06-05-2013, 08:01 PM   #22
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Jim, I have a 2012 Pilot and am thinking of an Escape 19'. Do you need extended mirrors?
I have them and find they really make a difference. That said, I often go without them on some shorter trips when feeling lazy.

I had mentioned somewhere on here how the cops in BC told me I needed them, as I could not see down the side of the trailer, and a couple hundred feet back in my lane without them. I imagine that could be the same in other provinces and states too.
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BTW, the Pilot pulls the 19 easily. I use a WDH and sometimes throw my canoe on top of the pilot.
I have yet to use a WDH, but did buy the Anderson one, and will be trying in this weekend headed to the rally.

One thing I found (and is problematic with many mid-sized SUV's), is that the darn roof rack is way too short, especially for a canoe. What I did was by a Yakima roof rack that mounts right near the front of the roof, and combined with using gunwale brackets, it really has firmed up the canoe on the roof. You can see it in this photo.

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I am interested in your impressions of the Andersen WDH after your next trip.
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I will definitely report back. Having towed all kinds of trailers all my life, I have never used a WDH ever, so it will be new to me. I do like the anti-sway of the this brand too.
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