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Old 07-16-2012, 07:40 PM   #51
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Another quick question: small survey if you will....how many of you have mirror extensions or have replaced your OEM mirrors? Again, I have a 2010 Ford SuperCrew F-150. I "imagine" that I am pulling my TT behind me now and it seems like the mirrors I have now (OEM) are sufficient. BUT, having never done this, I seek the advice of those who have been there.

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:38 PM   #52
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I have a set of CIPA snap on mirrors for my truck. While I could probably do ok without them, they really help me see around the trailer and know what is coming up behind me. They are pretty inexpensive and easy to take on and off.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:04 AM   #53
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I made it through my first trip towing the TT. I didn't have any problems driving, it was the backing up that killed me.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #54
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One safety consideration that I didn't think of until it happened - keep the kids/wife well clear of the trailer while hooking/unhooking. When we were already fairly seasoned at setting up our trailer, I had the tongue jacked up and started to pull the truck out from the trailer. The truck must have hit a rock or small ledge and it brought the ball up just enough to pull the tongue back onto the ball and pull the trailer off of the blocks under the tongue jack. It's pretty scarry when you don't expect it and you know your kids are out playing around the campsite....

Our kids have always stayed in the truck until the trailer is in place and leveled. Just be careful!
The best thing to do, is place wheel chocks under the TT wheels before you un-hitch, and leave them there until you're hitched back up to leave. We use 4 chocks, two on each side. With tandem axles, the chocks go between the two wheels.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #55
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I used the CIPA mirrors Terry referred to on my old truck. On the new truck I wanted OEM type Telescoping/Tow mirrors but the truck can with standard mirrors, so I purchased a set online and replaced the OEM mirrors.

When using the CIPA mirror extensions I had no complaints, I just like the look of the permanent mirrors on the new truck. After towing, I will say I prefer the permanent extended tow mirrors, I feel the larger mirror provides a better field of vision. Plus the elect adjustment is nice, the CIPA mirrors always seemed to take me some time to get right.

I purchased my mirrors form 1AAuto.com. They published tons of how to videos on You Tube that helped me with this and other projects. Ulitmately after lots or research they had the best price I could find for the mirrors. They shipped for free and quickly, they installed easily and look just like it came from GM that way.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #56
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Another quick question: small survey if you will....how many of you have mirror extensions or have replaced your OEM mirrors? Again, I have a 2010 Ford SuperCrew F-150. I "imagine" that I am pulling my TT behind me now and it seems like the mirrors I have now (OEM) are sufficient. BUT, having never done this, I seek the advice of those who have been there.

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I have the same truck as you and I bought the CIPA 11800 add on mirrors from amazon. (roughly $48 for the pair I think )they fit great and do help. Lots of good feedback on amazon.com about these add on mirrors.

cheers!
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #57
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i debated getting an upgrade to the mirrors on our '07 Tundra, but thought the mirrors stuck out pretty far, and i might get by without... after towing interstate from Texas to Florida, i'm glad i decided to try it without. with the 19H, i can see plenty from the mirrors.... a spot mirror might be nice on the drivers side, but not necessary... anything any wider, or longer, and i would definitely need an extension of some sort.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:40 AM   #58
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Some great advice here from everyone and for everyone, including myself as I think it's easy to forget some of them.

Some things we've learned along our way this summer on our trip:

1) Follow truckers - if you see them moving lanes, there's a good reason for it. Accident ahead, construction, cars merging etc.
2) Truck stops are your best friends - room to get in and room to get out.
3) not to repeat whats been said but its worth repeating:
Plan your exits before you enter. Is there one enter/exit or two at the gas station? I tend to take the outside pumps so I'll have plenty of room to swing around, plus, less chance of some fool pulling to a pump next to you, cutting down on our space
4) If there are two turn lanes - take the outside lane so you can make the turn
5) Never let your tank have less than 1/4 at the most. I found with a 1/4 while towing we only have 2-3 gallons of gas left - carry spare fuel if possible. Lots of towns with no gas stations or questionable quality gas.
6) Put on your 4-ways/hazards when going up hill so others are aware there is a slow vehicle ahead.
7) Do a walk around, double check your connections before you leave and it doesn't hurt to do it again while getting gas, using bathrooms etc.
8) Use your truck mirrors and extended mirrors.
8) Hold on tight, relax and take your time. You are on vacation!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:05 PM   #59
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Ok...I will add my saying ----

"vacation starts when I get in the car". I take my time and don't get stressed on the way. I spend most of my time in the right lane and rarely pass. Sure it adds a few minutes each hour....but just not worth the stress to gain a short amount of time.
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Congrats on the retirement. Done it several times now. 24 yrs military. 8 years airlines. 7 yrs flt simulators. Still camping. Best of luck!!
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