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Old 07-15-2015, 08:27 PM   #15
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Some interesting comments about some drivers. Personally I appreciate the blind spot assistance on my car. Some cars are more prone to have a blind spot than others, in my case, it helps.

On my MH, I can see pretty well with the mirrors so I don't know how much the monitor would help, or how it would be positioned with the length of the MH being considered. The side cameras would probably help more than the monitors.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:18 AM   #16
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Blind spot detection.

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.....Who hasn't gone to change lanes and been surprised to find somehow a car was there?...
Anyone with proper mirrors properly adjusted who pays attention.


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...I watch my mirrors constantly no matter what I drive and this has happened to me more than once.

Well, then your mirrors are not properly adjusted or you weren't paying attention. Otherwise, this is a totally contradictory statement. If you watch your mirrors constantly and they are properly adjusted, it is impossible for you to be surprised by a car beside you.



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Old 07-17-2015, 07:53 PM   #17
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If you are constantly watching your mirrors who is looking out front.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:02 AM   #18
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JFXG let us know the first time you have baggage door damage.

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JFXG let us know the first time you have baggage door damage.
What is this supposed to mean? Baggage door damage is NOT normal, or something to be expected. If it has happened to you, somebody did something wrong, and that somebody was most likely you. To say otherwise is absurd.

If you didn't see a car or something else next to you when you changed lanes or made a turn, it's completely your fault. This is true whether that's because you didn't have mirrors adjusted properly, or didn't pay attention, or simply have a blind spot that you couldn't (or didn't) correct. You not only have the responsibility to look before making a maneuver, you also have the responsibility to actually see whether there is an obstruction there. If it's not your responsibility, who's responsibility is it? The other car who was not making the maneuver, the light post, the rock on the corner of the turn, or something else? No, it's your responsibility. Period.
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Never happened, but I know I have a blind spot or two and drive accordingly. Unless one puts all the mirrors that a truck tractor has on you will have a blind spot or two even with all the mirrors some objects will jump up and bite. JMO

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Most motorhomes with stock mirrors can have blind spots. Some folks have no idea how to set them to minimize this. Adding more convex view, like with "top hat" mirrors, allows enough view to eliminate any blind spots. It may take a few minutes but if you have some safety cones and an open area in a parking lot you can set the cones up to know exactly what your mirrors are set to show you. I can see both front wheel points out 8 ft. and everything along side tapering out to 30 ft at the back end.....If something is outside all that I could not care less. The biggest thing is people have to learn to use them effectively with quick looks and then do that.
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....Unless one puts all the mirrors that a truck tractor has on you will have a blind spot or two even with all the mirrors some objects will jump up and bite. JMO........LEN

Simply not true. I repeat, "...With the large flat and convex mirrors on a MH, you will have no side blind spots IF you add a Fresnel lens low on the passenger side window directly across from the driver..."
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