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Old 01-13-2021, 08:18 PM   #1
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F150 standard mirror size

Just wondering how easy or not is it too see around the escape 19 trailer with standard size factory mirrors.

Thanks Ken
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:36 PM   #2
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I'll be curious as well
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:54 PM   #3
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Yes i am more in favor of the std look vs the tow look, but if rear vision is not good then??
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:38 PM   #4
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I find the factory mirrors work just fine down the sides of our 19.

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Old 01-14-2021, 09:07 AM   #5
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Just wondering how easy or not is it too see around the escape 19 trailer with standard size factory mirrors.

I use the standard F-150 mirrors to see around the 21 which is wider than a 19. I preferred the look of the standard mirrors but made sure I could upgrade to the towing mirrors if needed. After towing for thousands of miles I am sticking with the standard mirrors.



I could see easily see people preferring the better view with the towing mirrors, but I would not say it is absolutely necessary.


I hope that helps!
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:22 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for advice, think i will stay with fcty mirrors and spend money saved on the lt tire options.
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:28 AM   #7
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I prefer the towing mirrors. Like the increased size & the convex lower panels on both mirrors. That said, even with the 21 I do not need to extend them, and while the downlight LEDs built into them is somewhat useful, they sure are expensive lights!
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:39 AM   #8
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Just wondering how easy or not is it too see around the escape 19 trailer with standard size factory mirrors.

Thanks Ken
I have the standard mirrors and find they are suitable for towing the E19. I did buy the Snap On mirrors that do give me the tow mirror benefit and can be installed and removed easily when not towing.
K-Source 81850 Snap-On Towing Mirrors For Ford F150 (15+), Black
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:30 PM   #9
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I prefer the towing mirrors. Like the increased size & the convex lower panels on both mirrors. That said, even with the 21 I do not need to extend them, and while the downlight LEDs built into them is somewhat useful, they sure are expensive lights!
I'm with Jon on both the preference and not extending mine.

Though I won't say they are "necessary" I surely do enjoy the view the towing mirrors provide even with my very narrow Casita. The full-width lower convex mirror is especially appreciated.

Not an option when I bought my '05F150 (first year of the body-style), I added the bolt-on-swap Ford OEM parts when they were made available 1 year after I purchased the truck. They're basically the same as the current offering (maybe a bit more square at the top), I'd go for 'em no question if equipping a new F150 for towing anything. YMMV.

BTW, I recall remarking how the towing mirrors reduced wind-noise back when I made the change from the standard mirrors (!?!)
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