View Poll Results: Do you use your interior rearview Mirror
Yes, all the time 23 54.76%
Yes, sometimes 11 26.19%
No, Never 8 19.05%
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:26 PM   #11
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Re: Use of interior Rearview Mirror

Hmmm, I use mine all the time, at least on the highway to see who's behind me. I always try to leave a little tunnel through my stuff in the back to the spot I look out the rear window.

I have to use my side mirrors instead for backing up, though.

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Old 01-27-2009, 08:19 PM   #12
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Re: Use of interior Rearview Mirror

Big Brown has no back up camera, I use the rear view mirror all the time to see, to tell the temperature (always too hot) and the direction. Yes, gentlemen, it's possible to get hopelessly turned around in Harlingen, Texas. Any time I can't see the water, I'm in trouble. Must be a trait left over from being a Left Coaster.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:06 PM   #13
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Re: Use of interior Rearview Mirror

I can't stand to not see out the back. If the shades are down I have to stop and open them. There is actually less view in my TJ because the spare is in the way- but still I can't stand not having the rearview adjusted to see what I can.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:20 PM   #14
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Re: Use of interior Rearview Mirror

I use mine all the time for quick visual reference to provide an overall view of all that is around me and we have the Kenwood Backup camera as well .
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:49 PM   #15
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Re: Use of interior Rearview Mirror

I never use mine except as a permanent mounting point for my GPS receiver.

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Old 01-29-2009, 03:16 PM   #16
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Re: Use of interior Rearview Mirror

I usually drive with all the shades down, so mine is not used unless the wife is driving.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:54 PM   #17
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Well one time I picked up a great lookin gal in Death Valley who was back packin into Marble Cyn I got a bunch of use out of it that day. My buddy kept tryin to adjust it to his point of view. I told her not to tell her dad that 2 old guys picked here up in DV in a white van
(BTW this gal was great and had something special to be there on her own...a very unique person to meet. The hike with her made my day...never forget it)

Actually I never use the mirror except to read the temp and compass. I would never spend the money again for such an expensive upgrade.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:12 AM   #18
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Re: Use of interior Rearview Mirror

I have a RB-50. With the rear curtains open, I see through using the rear view mirror as with a car. It's real nice. Why would someone close their curtains and limit their views and safety?
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:23 PM   #19
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Re: Use of interior Rearview Mirror

Jeff,

Two thoughts....

1. Curtains may not be the only thing that restricts the view out the rear of a SMB... cabinets, spare tires, bumper boxes, ...can all also restrict the view, and thus keeping the curtains closed allows for more security and less heating from the sun.

2. Not using this rearview mirror does not mean one is being at all unsafe. Side mirrors and rearview camera's can provide you a view of all areas for safety. There are many types of vehicles out on the road that have no ability to use an iterior rearview mirror, and safety is not reduced.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:03 PM   #20
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Re: Use of interior Rearview Mirror

I use mine all the time. The limo tint does darken the view somewhat in the day but at night I can easily see the headlights.

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