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Old 10-25-2014, 12:59 PM   #57
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Wow, who knew a question about side view mirrors could stir such passion?

Perhaps this would be a good moment to ask about the best type of hitch, trailer tire and tow vehicle to use with my new extended mirrors, cameras on stalks, and rear view camera?
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:02 PM   #58
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Towing mirror: can see following cars directly behind the trailor?

Fwiw, my sunglasses cost more than twice the $100 I brought up above... So That was not meant as an insult but as a statement of fact. Displays are hard to see with sunglasses on.

(While my scrip sunglasses are expensive, they are about five years old.)

My view is camera plus good mirrors are safer, camera instead of good mirrors NOT safer.

I don't think this view is so controversial,
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:15 PM   #60
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Regarding mirrors such as the Eagle One or McKesh, has anyone found that this type of mirror can scuff the finish on door of the TV? About to order one or the other.

Yes. It is why I went to Milenco when I got my new Jeep. I have found the Milencos to be easier to work with but keep the McKesh in reserve, because they served me well for 20? Years. Jim


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Old 10-25-2014, 01:33 PM   #61
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I'm in the same camp as Mr. Morgan on this one. We have good towing mirrors and a good rear view camera. That combo works well for us.

We leave the dark window protectors on the front of our trailer. I'd rather not have to replace a window just yet - we have a nick on one of those guards, so it's clear they are doing a job that needs doing.

YMMV - know your blind spots and do what makes you feel safe on the road. If you're getting surprised by traffic or objects around you, it's probably time to make some improvements.
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So you can't see close enough behind you and a LEO stops you. You get a ticket. He doesn't care about cameras, all he cares about are mirrors, and yours are inadequate. Tell the judge your cameras are better. He says the law doesn't say anything about cameras, only mirrors. Does the law need to be changed? Jim
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So you can't see close enough behind you and a LEO stops you. You get a ticket. He doesn't care about cameras, all he cares about are mirrors, and yours are inadequate. Tell the judge your cameras are better. He says the law doesn't say anything about cameras, only mirrors. Does the law need to be changed? Jim
If you can't see close enough behind you your cameras are quite obviously inadequate. But if he is ONLY interested in mirrors, suppose thats why they are trying to change wording of the law?

Look, I'll drop my argument, just wanted to bring up technology which is current and moving forward at a very good rate and in a positive way. I started this part of the discussion in a manner for which I am sorry. Didn't mean to ruin anyone's day, question anyone's knowledge or create an adversarial situation. I'll keep my nose out of the discussions now. Sorry.
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Hell renderit you ain't having a little fun? Nothing wrong with a good argument after all. None of us are ever that far apart as we're all trying to solve the same problems.

In the meantime it is likely that other than 1T truck drivers have anything like mirrors close to adequate even for solo maneuvers. The center interior mirror is expected to do the work. That mirror is useless when towing so I see why folks think a camera is a substitute.

But unless one is backing what is directly behind one is irrelevant to the task of driving.

A trailered combination needs to know what is next to it. And what may be behind that. But it first must be lane centered under possibly trying conditions and not stray into other lanes or off the road itself. That is the order of precedence.


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Look, I'll drop my argument, just wanted to bring up technology which is current and moving forward at a very good rate and in a positive way. I started this part of the discussion in a manner for which I am sorry. Didn't mean to ruin anyone's day, question anyone's knowledge or create an adversarial situation. I'll keep my nose out of the discussions now. Sorry.

As far as I am concerned we are cool.

We are just discussing things, shooting the breeze..

No harm no foul, and besides, you have not been proven wrong.
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I have the rear camera the factory installs and it makes a big difference in safety. One sees vehicles moving up on the sides, it is easy to see when you have cleared a vehicle when passing so you can move back over, and when backing into a spot it makes judging your rearward travel very simple. I do know it is a wireless digital signal and if one wants an additional camera, this must be hard wired.


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