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post #1 of 6 Old May 14th, 2007, 4:04 pm Thread Starter
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Visibility with a Aspen Classic

I have the Aspen Classic and the wife and I finally got a trip in this last weekend, We were loaded pretty heavily, two up, and got about 40 mpg. That is a lot better than what I got with a similar Kwik Kamp behind. But the item that caused me some concern is that the height and width of the camper blocks most of the rear view in the mirrors. Has anyone noticed the same thing and what did you do to fix the problem.

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post #2 of 6 Old May 14th, 2007, 9:24 pm
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I have the Aspen Classic and the wife and I finally got a trip in this last weekend, We were loaded pretty heavily, two up, and got about 40 mpg. That is a lot better than what I got with a similar Kwik Kamp behind. But the item that caused me some concern is that the height and width of the camper blocks most of the rear view in the mirrors. Has anyone noticed the same thing and what did you do to fix the problem.

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Yeah exactly the same...you need higher mount mirrors. I think GW makes the ones that go right at eye level on the windscreen.
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Have you tried the RS mirrors? They are in addition to the regular mirrors. They are higher abd give lots more visability. I have an extra set if you are interested. $60 for the pair. They mount directly to the hand grip assembly. (Look around your grips and you will see a hole that goes straight through)

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I have the Aspen Classic and the wife and I finally got a trip in this last weekend, We were loaded pretty heavily, two up, and got about 40 mpg. That is a lot better than what I got with a similar Kwik Kamp behind. But the item that caused me some concern is that the height and width of the camper blocks most of the rear view in the mirrors. Has anyone noticed the same thing and what did you do to fix the problem.

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Hi, John - take a look at this outfit for a variation on rear view mirrors. And when you have time, check out some of the other products they make and offer for two-wheel riders. Interesting stuff.
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How are you doing with visibility?

Noticed this thread while searching for something else. I also have an Aspen classic and LOVE it, but can't see behind me. I am currently trying to put together a rear-view camera system that would give me full-sight video. I figure to mount the small "lipstick" style camera on the top trunk but haven't figure out yet what to do about a viewing screen. These systems are made for RV's and are not cheap, but I think it can be done for under $200. COSTCO has a very cool memory-storage video system, but the screen is mounted in the camera and only points in one direction. The same concept with a back-looking camera would be perfect. Any ideas here would be helpful!
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Have you tried the RS mirrors? They are in addition to the regular mirrors. They are higher abd give lots more visability. I have an extra set if you are interested. $60 for the pair. They mount directly to the hand grip assembly. (Look around your grips and you will see a hole that goes straight through)
+1! I never even use my stock mirrors anymore, except for backing up with the trailer...


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