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Old 08-16-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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towing mirros

Hello all.

Just curious what others are using for towing mirrors. We have a set that clamp onto the front quarter panels between the hood line and the wheel well. The only thing I don't like much is they vibrate while on the highway so its hard to see clearly. We also use a backup camera mounted on the rear of the Escape above the window to see cars tail-gating in close behind the trailer and for backing up.

What are others using for towing mirrors and how are they working for you?
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: towing mirros

Here is what I've been using..One for each side. http://www.safedriving.com/Mediumauxiliarymirror.htm It works for me with my '05 Sienna. How did you hook up a back-up camera? Can you continuously observe the traffic while travelling? That is on my wish list.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:53 PM   #3
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Hi SandraL - thanks for the reply.

I looked at the mirrors on the link - how do you get them out far enough to see behind the trailer?

Our backup camera is permamentally mounted on the trailer and wired through the back closet and down behind the corner panel to the +12V power at the inverter under the RR seats. Its wireless from there to the display which plugs into the cigarette power and sits on the truck dash. yes we use it as a continuous "rear view" mirror when we are driving. I got it at Canadian Tire. I will take a couple of pictures tomorrow if I get a chance.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:55 AM   #4
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Re: towing mirros

The glass in the frame (which is curved) can be manually positioned to one's liking. Unfortunately there is a lack of visual capability immediately behind the trailer. It is kind of like one of those "blind spot" mirrors plus long distance viewing. The smaller version I found first at Camping World, then ordered the larger ones from the website. What is the brand of your back-up viewing set-up? Thanks for the wiring info.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:36 PM   #5
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Re: towing mirros

THIS is what I use. I am quite happy with it. Minimal shake to it, and is a nice double check. I find I use them quite a bit in addition to the regular mirrors.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:37 PM   #6
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Re: towing mirros

I can't see behind me, if I'm driving straight. I can see most of the lane beside me, so passing is not a problem. If I really need to see behind me I "wag" just a little (a slight "steering event" combined with a well timed look in the mirror - works every time and if done correctly there is no added vibration).

As for backing into sites - I thought that's what the sturdy bumper was for - to tell you when you have gone too far....
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:10 PM   #7
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Hi: mosquitodirk... That's called the "Blind Method". Park by sound not by sight 8) Alf
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:08 AM   #8
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Hello.
Let's see if I can posts some pictures of the mirrors and backup camera we use....
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:14 AM   #9
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Okay, this is going to be tedious....you can only attach two pics per post and if you do posts too quickly you get an error message: "The last posting from your IP was less than 120 seconds ago. Please try again later. " Is there a better way to post pics on this forum?

trying again with the camera pics.....
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:16 AM   #10
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And after waiting the prequiste two minute penalty, I can post the final two pics....
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