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Old 07-07-2016, 03:22 PM   #15
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I replaced Tow-'n'-See with Milenco Grand Aero.
They attach to the mirror housing with thumb screws so you can operate the vehicle mirrors independently ( unlike Tow-'n'-See, which blocks part of the mirror where it is attached ).
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:13 PM   #16
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Glenn, Amazon has the mirror set you mention at 3.6 pounds and $125... Is that a lot of weight on your auto mirror? Looks like a good product
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Maybe that includes the case and packaging. They don't weigh much. Until you asked, it never crossed my mind.
I got the flat mirror, not convex, because I want to see what's coming up in the distance and I can adjust the vehicle mirrors to fill in blind spots.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:27 PM   #18
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The Fit System 3891 mirrors that I mentioned previously are convex mirrors
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:49 PM   #19
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My Ford Expedition mirrors, which have inset convex lenses, are fine for the lanes left and right with my Casita 17, but I can't see who's right behind me. I doubt if extensions would help much.

I'm thinking of getting one of those signs the truckers have:

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In some areas mirror extensions or towing mirrors are law if the trailer is wider than the towing vehicle and tall enough to obscure the view. Check your local rules and remember if you go into another area you have to also meet those rules.

Remember to play safe and have fun

P.S. our boler is 7' 11.5" wide at the middle so would see nothing with out mirrors also at 8' 3" tall guess we need them for our trailer
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My Ford Expedition mirrors, which have inset convex lenses, are fine for the lanes left and right with my Casita 17, but I can't see who's right behind me. I doubt if extensions would help much.

I'm thinking of getting one of those signs the truckers have:



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Like the sign lol
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:01 PM   #22
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Carol H. usually seemed to have things like the various legal requirements at her fingertips, for both CA and US, but she is lost to the Aluminium World.

How about the sticker one of the members has: "IF YOU CAN'T SEE MY MIRRORS I CAN'T SEE YOU!"
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This is scary - four of us have the same idea within 12 minutes!
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Vermont law is loosy goosey. Most others requires visibility to rear in adjacent lanes for 200'.
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How about the sticker one of the members has: "IF YOU CAN'T SEE MY MIRRORS I CAN'T SEE YOU!"
Yup, stick it over the interior mirror.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:16 PM   #26
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I replaced Tow-'n'-See with Milenco Grand Aero.
They attach to the mirror housing with thumb screws so you can operate the vehicle mirrors independently ( unlike Tow-'n'-See, which blocks part of the mirror where it is attached ).
Similar to Glenn, after trying other products, I've ended up with the Milenco and am very happy with it. It's easy to install and remove, sufficiently stable for a clear view, and as he points out, it doesn't interfere with the fixed mirrors. I tow a scamp 13 with an '08 Highlander and wouldn't feel safe without a good towing mirror. I use a rear camera as well, but the view works well only for close-trailing vehicles and isn't adequate to replace the mirrors.
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[QUOTE=M Scott;596880]Leon, you can have my flat mirrors - I quit using them, as I can see fine with my Subaru Outback mirrors. The flat mirrors move from vibration and I'm constantly adjusting them. I check the review mirror on curves for vehicles too close behind me. Think I'll look into the convex type.

Convex is good.

Measure the "wing span" of your side mirrors. Compare that with the width of the trailer. (Scamps are about 6' 8" overall width) Unless your mirrors are wider than the trailer you cannot see anything behind the trailer.
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The law isn't concerned with you being able to see directly behind the trailer. It requires that you can see traffic in adjacent lanes for 200'.
A convex mirror makes those vehicles small, distorting the view. I attached small convex mirrors to my vehicle mirror to see hazards that are close.
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