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Old 03-11-2015, 08:16 PM   #1
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Tow mirrors a must?

I have a '12 Armada Platinum with the stock mirrors. I'll be towing an 96inch wide camper. Armada width is 80inch (not including additional width of the mirrors). Are the stock mirrors enough to safely tow on hwy or should I definately invest in some tow mirrors? Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:23 PM   #2
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I don't know for sure because I have them on my one ton.towing but other people in parks that I have stayed at have told me that they wish they had them. When I tow sometime I forget to pull my mirrors out (don't have the power extend mirrors) and I can tell the difference but I am towing a 43 ft coach.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:26 PM   #3
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try it and see butwould only help to have them soyou can see down side and see tires
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:32 PM   #4
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They make a huge difference. I use slide on ones for my ram 1500 that has regular mirrors. The allow me to see down the whole side and behind my trailer. Cheap investment for what they provide.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:39 PM   #5
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I agree they are a cheap investment for the safety they provide. I can say this much, I have never heard someone say they wish they didnt have them
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:50 PM   #6
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When your panicking if there is something coming up the inside or outside when your trying to change lane you will wish you had them. Unless you can see down past your trailer you should seriously think of getting them.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:22 PM   #7
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Will do. Thanks. I will start out likely with some clip ons. Pick up my White Hawk next week and wanted to be sure.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:29 PM   #8
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Checking the specs on our old hybrid compared to our new 24FBS, the new one is 5" wider. We used towing mirrors whenever possible when towing the hybrid, but one of our favorite campgrounds is literally half an hour from our front door to the campsite. When we go there, I usually never put the towing mirrors on. But anything further away, the mirrors are used.

The strap-on ones vibrate quite a bit and a lot of people don't like them for that reason. For me, they work adequately well; I'm not interested in being able to read the license plate of the car in my blind spot. I'm more interested in knowing that there is a car in my blind spot.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:32 PM   #9
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Sure are a must and I got mine from Campworld. I can see down the side as well as my tires and they provide a great view when backing up.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:35 PM   #10
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Lots of good advice. I will say I've towed both with and without the wider tow mirrors, and I wouldn't tow again without them....
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