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Old 03-15-2016, 01:07 AM   #1
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Will 2014 Ford F-150 need extended towing mirrors?

We are planning to order a 21' Escape after April 1st. Will I need to get extended towing mirrors for my 2014 Ford F-150 EcoBoost? I currently pull a 17' Casita with no issues.

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Old 03-15-2016, 01:22 AM   #2
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Hi reddog,
The 21 is a little wider so I use Fit System slip on mirrors to see better.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:53 AM   #3
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With my F-150, when buying, I looked for one with the trailering mirrors on it. They are much bigger to start with, and the power extensions are great.

I have not pulled an Escape yet, but have pulled my construction dump trailer. It has high sides, and is almost exactly the same with as a 21 or 5.0TA. I did find it better with them extended, so you might do better with some kind of extension.

Can you get aftermarket extending mirrors for your truck. I know Alf put them on his Nissan. I think they are a great thing.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:39 AM   #4
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I can't speak for Texas, but some jurisdictions require a "thou shalt see X feet behind trailer" mirrors.

On my non-ford truck, the sport mirrors are each about 2" wider than the hooked up trailer (88" width and whatever the awning adds), which for my comfort level is "just enough" for short hops (ie to/from storage lot). Long haul I put on the extensions.
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With the slightly wider 21, I'd recommend extended mirrors on your F150. On our 19 with stock width mirrors, we have pretty good visibility, but extended ones would be better. I think you'll be legal without them, but legal and good are often two different things.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:43 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone! Looks like I have another option to add to my list...

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