The kids are out of school and racing season is in full swing.

Whether you’re RVing across the country, trailering boats or off-road vehicles to your natural playground of choice, or hauling your race car to and from the track, towing season has officially arrived.

It seems obvious enough, but effective side view mirrors are an RV or trailer-hauling driver’s best friend. To see what’s happening behind your vehicle and extend your vision to eliminate blind spots, a handful of vehicle accessory manufacturers make side view mirrors designed specifically for towing. Depending on your needs, you can also get basic replacement side view mirrors, blind spot side view mirrors, and even low-mount side view mirrors to increase safety during your travels.

CIPA offers one of the most popular towing mirrors — the CIPA Custom Towing Mirror.  In this video, you’ll see how easy it is to install one these towing mirrors on a late model pickup truck.

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Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.