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Old 10-13-2013, 12:06 AM   #29
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After driving 150 miles with a camera I would say the following.

I've had extended mirrors and a rear camera in the trailer. It's no contest, the camera is better. You can easily see what's behind you and regular mirrors show what's beside you.. Camera and normal mirrors are a great combo.

I do add small convex mirrors to the corners of the regular mirrors for a wider view.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:24 AM   #30
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After driving 150 miles with a camera I would say the following.

I've had extended mirrors and a rear camera in the trailer. It's no contest, the camera is better. You can easily see what's behind you and regular mirrors show what's beside you.. Camera and normal mirrors are a great combo.

I do add small convex mirrors to the corners of the regular mirrors for a wider view.
We do the exact same thing.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:03 AM   #31
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If you tow an eight foot wide trailer with anything other than a heavy duty pickup, you will need extra mirror width. I bought a pair of McKesh mirrors that strap from the lower side window opening and the bottom of the door. Still some vibration but they work very well. They extend 12" past the outside edge of the factory mirrors.

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Old 10-13-2013, 11:32 AM   #32
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Hi,
I purchased a pair of JR products 3100 Aero Blind Spot Mirrors on Amazon. They were $29.75 each which included shipping. I see they are now listed at $27.37 which includes shipping.
They install very easily and are almost vibration free. I am extremely happy with them on our Ford Expedition..
They can be mounted either on top of your existing mirror or on the side. I mounted ours on the side (end) and we're able to fold in our factory installed mirrors without the blind spot mirrors hitting the side glass.
Here is the link to the Amazon page:
Amazon.com: JR Products 3100 Aero Blind Spot Mirror: Automotive
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:15 PM   #33
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If you tow an eight foot wide trailer with anything other than a heavy duty pickup, you will need extra mirror width.
The good news is the OP is asking about pulling a Scamp which as are the Casita's only 6' 8" wide which is the same width as the OP's tow vehicle with mirrors. As has been suggested they *may* find that they do not need mirror extensions to meet the 200' law - only way to know for sure is to set it up and measure it out. Agree though that the more you can see behind the better.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #34
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Just for laughs, the camera meets the 8 foot law and the 200 foot law. Once you have one, you can't imagine why every trailer doesn't come with one.

Best of all it costs no more than a good set of mirrors.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:18 PM   #35
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Just for laughs, the camera meets the 8 foot law and the 200 foot law. Once you have one, you can't imagine why every trailer doesn't come with one.

Best of all it costs no more than a good set of mirrors.
And like everything else they will soon become mandatory.
Rear cameras are already a pending DOT requirement for passenger cars.
For now, CIPA makes great attachable mirrors, here's an example...
Cipa Custom Towing Mirrors 10501 and 10502 Dodge Dakota Durango Set of 2 USA | eBay
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:30 PM   #36
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This adapted bicycle mirror works GREAT for my Escape towing my 13Scamp....
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #37
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The strap-on mirrors do let you see better behind the trailer (Burro 13) but they vibrate so much it looks like a line of 15 cars behind me, when it's really just two!

Also, at night, the angled mirrors tend to pick up headlights more than the regular mirrors, which is very annoying.

I'm on the fence about continuing to use them.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #38
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Never had vibration problem with strapons. Maybe my eyeballs are vibrating in sync.

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This adapted bicycle mirror works GREAT for my Escape towing my 13Scamp....
Once again Floyd you have come up with a cool/sweet fix to a problem.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:10 PM   #40
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I can just meet the 36 ft / 200 ft with my Escape mirrors angled out. As confirmed in a wally mart parking lot. I do really like the add on provided by Floyd. I am a big fan of enough mirror to see as much as possible. Now if I could convince DW that she want this done to her car which is the TV..... I'll put it on my todo list.
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Mirrors are fine, a trailer rear camera is wonderful.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:18 PM   #42
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I have both extension mirrors and a back up camera. The mirrors are Grand Aero. Not the cheapest, but they work well. They don't vibrate other than wiggle when you hit a bump in the road. I've tried many different add on mirrors, and these are the best. They do make a smaller version as well.

As to the back up camera, my RAV4 didn't come with one, so I ordered a 2 camera system designed for trailers from Rear View Safety. The one on the RAV4 is great for hitching up, and the one on the trailer is good as a "near the trailer" rear view mirror.

The 5" monitor sits on my dash in the corner of the driver's side front windshield. It is on line with the outside mirrors, so it does not distract your attention as your eyes sweep across it looking to the outside mirrors.

I'd provide links, but I have a slower than dial up internet connection here at Babcock State Park in WV. Reasonably strong Verizon signal, but no speed at all...
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