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BenK

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Posted: 03/10/20 10:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rear video camera mounted on the would solve and satiate state requirements


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Posted: 03/10/20 07:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BenK wrote:

Rear video camera mounted on the would solve and satiate state requirements

Except you're not permitted to have video visible from the drivers seat.

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Don't know if it's legal and don't care. Haven't seen the reverse video camera cops on patrol anywhere but on rvnet, lol.
Back to mirrors....I tow trailers of many shapes and sizes with different trucks and having real towing mirrors is a great convienence and a worthy upgrade if you're considering it.


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librty02 wrote:

Boomerweps wrote:

Been looking at getting the factory towing mirrors since I first considered buying an F150.
Pricing on the aftermarket copies is down in the $200-250 range.
My TT is a "narrow" version and the standard truck mirrors work to see pretty much straight down the TT sides. BUT being able to see more is always better [emoticon]
Anyways, being too lazy to run out to a Ford dealer right now, anybody with a 2019 F150 with towing mirrors care to measure the mirror sizes and distance from the window for me, please?


Since no one has as of yet I can measure mine when I get home...Do you have any specific measurements would you like?


Yes, thank you.
Main mirror size, convex mirror size. Outside edge of mirror retracted & extended. From that I can figure anything else.


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philh wrote:

MI Law requires you to see BEHIND the trailer. I don't recall the exact distance, but think it's 200'. that 200' seems to be a common distance according to AAA Summary


Thanks. Something else I'll be searching [emoticon]
Edit: OK, read the whole AAA article. Many states define you have to be able see to down the road at least 200 feet with your mirrors but it never says behind a towed vehicle or trailer. Most say if you can't see behind you with an interior mirror, you must have exterior mirrors left and right.

* This post was edited 03/11/20 11:54am by Boomerweps *

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I’d give you some photos, if this archaic forum wasn’t such a pain in the rear to post pictures. [emoticon]

The top part of the tow mirror is slightly larger than the oem mirrors, about 2” wider, and maybe an inch taller. The convex mirror is about 4x10”. The extension adds about 3-4” from the retracted position, which is already about 4” wider than original equipment.

Hope this helps. Recommendation: buy them. You won’t be disappointed.


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manley wrote:

Hope this helps. Recommendation: buy them. You won’t be disappointed.

At a cost of several hundred dollars? I'll put up with slip on mirrors until I get the next truck.

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philh wrote:

manley wrote:

Hope this helps. Recommendation: buy them. You won’t be disappointed.

At a cost of several hundred dollars? I'll put up with slip on mirrors until I get the next truck.


Okay then. Don't.

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Posted: 03/13/20 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Standard mirror dimensions:
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Tow mirror dimensions:
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Tow mirror fully extended:
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From the front, with tow mirrors extended:
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I tried to get a shot with both mirrors in the photo. Kinda hard to do, but you get the idea:
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Posted: 03/13/20 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Manley, thanks so much for the pics and details. It seems the standard mirrors are similar size to the towing mirror tops. Big gain is the large convex bottom mirror and the width gain both before and after extension.

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