The mirrors are okay. Because of the angle I look back at the camper, I can see a good amount of the sides. However, I can't see all the way to the back side and it's next to impossible to gauge whether someone is far enough behind you in the next lane to switch lanes. I hope that makes sense. I use a mirror extension on the passenger side and that helps a lot. I'll be getting an extension for the drivers side as well very soon. My rear camera is getting installed on my camper next week as well so I'm hoping I'll be able to use it while driving and maybe it'll help see traffic towards the back end. It sure would be nice to have the option of installing real tow mirrors. Eh, maybe they would be super ugly too so who knows.
By the way, the camper is a 2016 Grand Design Imagine 2600RB. 29'9" from hitch to bumper. About 26' actual livable space. Awesome camper.
I also really like Wildest450's camper (Aerolite 213RBSL). We looked at that before purchasing the Grand Design and it was a close one between the two. I liked the Aerolite better and the wife liked the Grand Design. Now you know who wears the pants in the fam.
Happy wife, happy life.
When I was just a tyke, my dad was driving somewhere and passed someone on a two lane road. I didn't understand how to use the mirrors or anything, so I asked him how he could tell when it was clear to pull over in front of the car he just passed. His answer was pretty simple, if you get up enough speed, as soon as you are along side, just put on your signal, and then pull over. By the time you have turned on the turn signal, you should have traveled far enough to clear the other vehicle. I use a similar approach with the trailer - with enough speed, not a problem. Was it the movie "Around the World in 40 Days" where the driver ripped his rear view mirror off and took off on his journey?
More seriously, on the highway, the limited visibility just causes me to think further ahead on my journey, make sure I am in the correct lane sooner, pay attention to traffic around me. Nothing bad about that. It is backing the trailer up that is always the issue. I hate to think I would have to install a rear view camera on my camper, which means a display screen has to be mounted somewhere in the cab. Another distraction, another contraption in the cab.
One issue I have is I frequently am camping with a 10 year old that I do not trust to direct me backing into a campsite. Thankfully, there usually are other dads to help out.
Keep the pictures and suggestions coming.