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Mogwyth
 


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Towing mirrors

Following on from a conversion on D3/4 FB group, just wondered who uses towing mirrors when towing wider than their discovery be interesting to see if attitudes differ.
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tintenter
 


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as it is a legal requirement i hope every one does Thumbs Up
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Pelyma
  


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Yes, why wouldn't you?
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Mogwyth
 


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Bit of faith restored seems many on the FB page think they arent needed with a D3/4 and it seems the hrosey set are worse

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I can honestly say that in 40 years of being around horses and being at horse shows and events, NOT ONCE have I ever seen a towing vehicle with add on mirrors, not even for the 'toilet' caravan!


Seems that many thing they can see the side of the van that's good enough, a typical response

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I tow with a discovery and never needed to fit tow mirrors I can see clearly down both sides so why would I fit them?
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QQ then: I have just bought an expedition trailer that comes in at 1900mm wide and the D4 is just over 2000mm (2200 mirrors out). I guess you make a judgement call based on towing, but would you use towing mirrors for this?
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Cannot understand why anyone towing a trailer that is wider than the towcar wouldn't use them. It does amaze me the amount of drivers I see towing without suitable mirrors. Seeing the front corner is completely different to seeing the rear corner.
  
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Mogwyth
 


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I would say no based on it being narrower. But this is what you need to comply with if its wider.

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https://www.caravanwise.co.uk/caravan-tips/towing-mirrors.html
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Only time i haven't is when i'd forgotten to put them in the car when picking van up from service, other than that then yes & it is so much better with them on
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I don't use them on the horse trailer, it's a lot narrower than the caravan.
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Mogwyth
 


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Nor do I Horsebox we borrow is only 5"6 wide, our livestock trailer on the other hand is 2.3 so do with that farmers are quite guilty of not using them.
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I use them when going away with the caravan, but must admit to being guilty of laziness and not bothering if I am just taking it to the dealership 3 mile away
   
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Always with the tintent but I've towed trailers the same width or just under that of the car and then decide dependent on how far we are travelling
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I use them on my D4 and D2, my caravan is wider than both but they are not a legal requirement as I do not need them if I tow it using my Transit. I do not use mirrors at all towing my IW trailer as they are not required to comply with the law.
  
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tintenter wrote:
as it is a legal requirement i hope every one does Thumbs Up


It is not actually a requirement by law to have towing mirrors but you must have adequate view behind which often means using mirrors but not always. Thumbs Up
  
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Pelyma wrote:
I don't use them on the horse trailer, it's a lot narrower than the caravan.

Same.
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