Have you ever attempted to tow a trailer with mirrors that don't allow you to see past the front of the trailer? It's impossible to safely change lanes or see what is going on behind you and worse yet it is very nerve racking. So before you go and purchase that dream camper or cargo trailer lets review some key points that will allow you to choose the right towing mirrors for your tow vehicle.
Permanent or Temporary
If you tow your trailer often, you may want to consider purchasing mirrors that are permanently installed onto your tow vehicle. These mirrors wire into your vehicle and cannot be removed once you install them. However, they often offer greater stability and additional features, such as turn signal lights, for better usability. Temporary mirrors are often the best choice because you can remove them when you aren't towing and maintain the slim vehicle width.
Select the Right Size
Certain towing mirrors are designed for specific vehicles or a series of vehicles. Before you buy your mirrors, make sure you know the exact make, model and year of your tow vehicle. This will ensure you choose the right mirrors that will fit over your standard mirrors. Even if you will be replacing your current mirrors with permanent towing mirrors, you need to make sure you select the model that is designed for your vehicle.
Some mirrors have special features that can be useful in certain situations. For instance, if you want to make your turn signals more visible, choose a set that wires into your vehicle and coincides with your signals. Some mirrors are also heated, allowing you to travel through colder areas.
Pay close attention to the way mirrors attach to your vehicle's standard mirrors. Some of them slide over your mirror casing. Others attach via a suction cup. Still others use specialized clips. Talk to your RV specialists to determine which type of attachment will work best for your vehicle and the conditions in which you drive.
Choosing the right towing mirrors is essential to the success of your next camping trip. While many people choose to skip these important additions, it is important to use them at all times while towing to decrease blind spots and create safer driving conditions. Remember, these mirrors are often the law.
If you are in the market for a new set of towing mirrors to make your driving experience safer, contact us. We carry a vast selection of mirrors to fit any need.