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Old 06-10-2007, 03:17 AM   #1
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Hi All.....Got our 5th wheel hooked up, and ready to go. It is 25 ft, being pulled by a 2007 Dodge Ram short box. We have a slider, with an extenion on the 5th wheel. We are not going to have any turning problems. But, we can't find a towing mirror that Keith likes. He says he does not need any. What problems will we come up against by not using a towing mirror? I am a bit nervous about this.....Bev
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Hi All.....Got our 5th wheel hooked up, and ready to go. It is 25 ft, being pulled by a 2007 Dodge Ram short box. We have a slider, with an extenion on the 5th wheel. We are not going to have any turning problems. But, we can't find a towing mirror that Keith likes. He says he does not need any. What problems will we come up against by not using a towing mirror? I am a bit nervous about this.....Bev
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:20 AM   #3
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I believe (at least in WA.) it is a legal issue. If you don't have adequate mirrors to see past what you are towing you could get a ticket.From a practicle point, it will be almost impossible to back up. It can be a real challenge with REAL GOOD mirrors.
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I think most states, like CD said, require mirrors that allow the driver to see past the towed load and what is behind. I use the cheap strap-on towing mirror(s)(<$20). They are adequate for towing and backing when adjusted properly.
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:49 AM   #5
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I would highly recommend mirrors that allow you to see the back of the trailer and beyond. It is very difficult to back up with out them, and little scary tying to make lane changes not knowing what is behind you. I used the CIPA Mirrorsthat slipped on over the factory mirrors when I had my '99 Dodoge 1500. They worked great and were very stable.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:19 PM   #6
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Get McKesh mirrors, I love mine.
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Thanks Cliff...Told Keith about the law. We had a 1977 Itasca Motor home years ago, and I think he forgot about the fact that we could see behind us through the rear window. We will be looking for towing mirrors.....Bev
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:58 PM   #8
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Thanks to you all . We will be traveling with towing mirrors. We are retired, with friends in Fla. So most of our travels will be quite a distance away, and we want to feel secure in our travels. ....Bev
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:22 PM   #9
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My vote is also for the McKesh. Here's the link to their web site so you can check them out for yourself.

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With the McKesh, the difference is night and day as to what you can see behind you. I don't know how people can safely tow using only regular, non-extendable truck mirrors.

Another "Plus" for the McKesh mirrors is that the passenger side mirror is a real mirror and not a convex mirror where OBJECTS IN MIRROR MAY BE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR. This helps tremendously when backing the trailer into a slot or site on that side.
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I vote forMcKesh as well. I used them for several years on a Dodge Ram. Easy on and off and they were very stable.
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