Side Mirror Extensions

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Peggy and Dog Jake
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Side Mirror Extensions

Hello, I have a Scamp 13foot which hasn't made it out of my driveway as yet, but with tons of practice hopefully soon.  My question is where do I go and what do I request for mirror extensions?  I have a 2008 Honda Element and the rear view mirror is no longer helpful and the existing mirrors don't make me feel safe.

Thanks to anyone who might have a suggestion.

mustang26
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Side Mirror Extensions

The least expensive are mirrors that strap onto your existing mirrors.  They are convex mirrors that give a wider angle view and work well (although a caution as with any convex mirror...objects in the mirror are closer than they appear).  Your existing mirrors are still useable.  Cost is about $11.00 each upward to approximately $30.00 and usually available at any camping stores, RV dealers, Walmart, catalogs and online.

The absolute best are McKesh mirrors at about $150.00 plus or minus.  They are fully adjustable, will fit almost any vehicle and available online at WWW.McKesh.com .  Your existing mirrors are still useable.

I have both and use both on different occasions.

 

Don
2015 Scamp 16'
Tow Vehicle...2013 Lincoln MKX 3.7L V-6
SW Ohio

ManWithaVan
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Mirrors on Tow Vehicle

Here is an excerpt about mirrors from a posting titled "Training for Backing Up a Trailer"

Have the proper Mirrors; If you can't fully see along BOTH sides of the trailer and where the trailer tires meet the pavement (on BOTH sides) you need better mirrors. There are "clip-on" mirror extensions that are not too expensive or, you may need to purchase a pair of "towing" mirrors for your TV. In either case you need to be able to fully see the sides of your trailer and the traffic behind you.

Read full post here: http://www.scampcamper.com/forums/training-backing-trailer

As Always,

Happy Scamping !!!