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Old 03-15-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Towing Mirrors

I have a 23b on order for mid April. Towing with a 2012 1500 Ram.
I was perusing pictures of other folks rigs in the pic thread and noticed that many if not the majority of vehicles pictured had no towing mirrors installed. Do people rally get by without? I ordered a set of McKesh.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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Your TV is a little bigger than mine. I absolutely love seeing what is coming up from behind. I do not think you can have to large, to many mirrors. I am using AERO2 mirrors.


By the way hope you love our 23B, we do, it is a great HTT.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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You will love the McKesh mirrors.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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I agree with Jagiven.

I personally believe there should be laws about tow mirrors. It is bad enough that there are thousands of people out on the road with zero towing experience. (Topic for another day, but folks really should have to take a test or go to a class before towing some of these campers that are out on the road.) Having proper towing equipment (including mirrors) makes for a responsible RV/TT owner. You will appreciate having your new mirrors when traveling in high traffic areas as well as two lane country roads. Just my two cents. Happy towing!
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:30 AM   #5
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I agree with Jagiven.

I personally believe there should be laws about tow mirrors. It is bad enough that there are thousands of people out on the road with zero towing experience. (Topic for another day, but folks really should have to take a test or go to a class before towing some of these campers that are out on the road.) Having proper towing equipment (including mirrors) makes for a responsible RV/TT owner. You will appreciate having your new mirrors when traveling in high traffic areas as well as two lane country roads. Just my two cents. Happy towing!
As a truck driver I've been saying this for years , everyday I shake my head at some of the people I see towing that just don't have a clue when it comes to towing. BTW once you use a true tow mirror you will throw away all those clip on types.
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X2 on the real towing mirrors mentioned by THABULL. My F350 truck came with factory extendable towing mirrors, but I would not bother with clip-ons if I had to buy them. It's also nice to have the ones with both a main mirror and a small bottom mirror that looks downward beside the truck to eliminate blind spots. But one way or the other, recommend you get some type of tow mirrors to be safe. It isn't good to try to change lanes if your mirrors are narrower than the towed unit, and you can't see what is behind or beside you.
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I have a 23b on order for mid April. Towing with a 2012 1500 Ram.
I was perusing pictures of other folks rigs in the pic thread and noticed that many if not the majority of vehicles pictured had no towing mirrors installed. Do people rally get by without? I ordered a set of McKesh.
My current TV has extendable mirrors so no need to upgrade. On my last TV with my TT I had a set of temporary mirrors that I would install for towing. Your trailer is wider than you TV and there are too many blind spots that just make it impossible to tow safely. Without the mirrors I could not see the rear of my trailer.
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