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Old 07-04-2015, 04:23 PM   #21
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You can see the blind spot with a convex mirror. On my old GMC I used the small ones you stick on the corner of the existing mirrors. The new truck has a rectangular convex one under the normal mirrors.

Also have an old set of the strap on McKesh mirrors, came with additional small round convex for that purpose.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:26 PM   #22
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The rear-view cameras that come factory only work when the vehicle is in reverse. They do that for a reason.
Watching the guy behind you tailgate is only going raise your anxiety level and your blood pressure and maybe cause you to do something unsafe.
Hi mine is the wireless Voyager . It is not a factory install .Mine works as long as I have camera plugged in . Forward or backwards . Pat
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:32 PM   #23
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You can see the blind spot with a convex mirror. On my old GMC I used the small ones you stick on the corner of the existing mirrors. The new truck has a rectangular convex one under the normal mirrors.

Also have an old set of the strap on McKesh mirrors, came with additional small round convex for that purpose.
My truck is f250 . Do not even need any extensions on mirrors . I did however add convex mirrors to bottom of arms on my mirrors . Truck 6 ft wide , trailer 7 ft wide . I can see pretty good . Backup camera new, good deal from my brother for 350 . Had Escape install for me . I really like to see what is going on behind my trailer too . Pat
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:42 PM   #24
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The only reason I would get a camera back there is for backing up seeing cars behind me won't help me I can't stop them from plowing into me if that's their bent. I am thinking about getting the tow mirrors I've never used them. will I be able to see in my blind spot ? I always get a little spooked when changing lanes quickly. They seem so expensive 130ish but probably worth it.
Unless you have a real wide tow vehicle, towing mirrors are a must, and in many case a requirement. In most states and provinces you must see for 200' to the rear. Mostly it is just common sense to be able to see behind the road behind the trailer as good as possible.

Ford Super Duty trucks (F-250 and F-350) have mirrors that extend electrically, and I can sure see the road behind the trailer great with them. I really like the ones like this that Alf added to his Nissan.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:12 PM   #25
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Ford Super Duty trucks (F-250 and F-350) have mirrors that extend electrically...
The standard equipment is manually telescoping - electric is an option on an XL and presumably included in higher trim levels - but telescoping is standard.

I find it really annoying that vehicles with lower towing capacity - but still capable tugs for their trailer weight range - don't even have telescoping mirrors available. Buying an extra ton or two of truck to get more suitable mirrors would be ridiculous.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:12 PM   #26
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These are best towing mirrors I have found in 30+ years, easy on/off for my Tacoma.

http://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-29...r+mirror+grand
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:30 AM   #27
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My super duty f250 does not have telescoping mirrors
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:39 AM   #28
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My super duty f250 does not have telescoping mirrors
They could be a new feature, or vary by country - I only checked the current specs on the Ford Canada website.

Fortunately, they are at least available... for many vehicles we are not so lucky.
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:46 AM   #29
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Yes I think I will buy the towing mirrors they should fit on either my F250 or my Highlander.
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:21 AM   #30
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I've had three super duty trucks, the very first year of that new platform 1999, a 2009 and 2013. All three were XL's and all three had manual extendable tow mirrors.Pehaps they are an option that most dealerships order.
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