For those of you who remember, I asked about towing mirrors a month ago here
. I now have the CIPA mirrors, and everyone was right, they were easy to install and set up, and have very little (or no!) vibration.
Question: what's the best way to set them to see behind. This may be hard to describe, but I'll try. Starting with my standard driver's mirror, I have it set so that it's turned out so I do not see the door handles (plus some) on the truck. The CIPA mirror is set to continue the visibility into the driver's mirror. I.e. if a person were to stand just outside of what the standard driver's mirror would see, they would be visible in the CIPA mirror. I think that one's correct.
The standard passenger mirror is set the same way as the driver's mirror. I can't see the door handles on the truck, and it's turned out a little bit more after that. But the CIPA mirror is a giant magnifying glass on the passenger side. What am I trying to see here? I can't set it the same way as the driver's side CIPA mirror because the magnification is radically different then the driver's side. I can tell you the year on license plate renewal sticker of the car 3 trailer lengths behind me, but I can't tell you what's beside the trailer as it's not in the mirror. Is this right? What am I trying to see with that mirror?