Re: Fender style towing mirrors - stopping vibration
I've not got a great deal of towing experience to draw on and these are the only towing mirrors I've ever used. We picked up the Escape on the 17th September and headed south immediately, the 3,200 miles we did were the only "real" towing I'd done (other than tent trailers with the stock vehicle mirrors). The distracting thing was the two images to look at mirror wise, the stock Tacoma mirrors and beyond them the fender style. It took some time to train myself to look at the more forward ones. Also distracting at first was the two different sized images on the passenger's side, the reduced one on the stock mirror and the "normal" sized one in the fender mirror. They worked fine for me, particularly on freeways where it's nice to see who's coming up to pass in the fast lane and also when traffic is merging from the passenger's side.
The mirrors would have been useless unless I'd made some sort of mod to stop them vibrating.
I also thought I'd take them off when using the truck alone but I never did so and they stayed on the entire trip.
2001 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 (4 cylinder)
2012 Escape 19