Every trailer I connect to is not straight in my right mirror

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  1. JayTemp94

    JayTemp94 Bobtail Member

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    Has anybody had this issue?
     
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  3. Spyro2112

    Spyro2112 Medium Load Member

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    Yep doglegged, alignment will fix that, .......company equipment
     
  4. black_dog106

    black_dog106 Road Train Member

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    "Every trailer"?
    Adjust your mirror
     
  5. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Yep, simple. It's an illusion created by the angle of your mirror if it's every trailer.
     
  6. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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  7. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    When you're riding the lane marking on the left and the right side of the trailer is on the right line and your company doesn't want to fix it, time for another company.
     
  8. Trucking in Tennessee

    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

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    If you mean the trailer appears to be leaning to one side yes, I have had this issue before. You look in one mirror and it seems normal, then the other mirror and it seems to be off. Optical illusion of some kind.
     
  9. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Heavy Load Member

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    passenger mirror tells you where you are, driver mirror tells you where you're going. you have to consider both for it to work out ok. kind of like male and female. also one is always confusing you, and never quite comfortable enough
     
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  10. black_dog106

    black_dog106 Road Train Member

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    Take a few minutes to adjust mirrors to your comfort. Losen mounting bolts so not twisting, distorting mirrors, bending arms etc.
    Driving, and backing, is ssoooo much easier when mirrors are set to my natural, comfortable seat position. A quick glance and I see what I should be seeing vs leaning to accommodate mirror position. This is amplified when each mirror is in different position, both wrong, leaning back 'n forth to accommodate each wrong mirror position.
    Stay safe :occasion5:
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2020
  11. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    One thing I’ve noticed messing with lots of different trucks over the years is mirror brands and quality are different. Some will distort/twist images and some will make distances shorter or longer. Back up to a dock and you know what I mean. Some styles and brands put the rear corner dead nuts on the dock while others make it look like you still have 3 ft to go or you hit it 3 ft ago.
    Worst mirrors are the ones IHC used on the S-series trucks. Always dull and dim glass and made you look like you had a yard to go behind you when you hit.
    Best ones were Freightliner. The wedged back stainless steel ones they used on everything from the 80’s till they went plastic. Dead nuts and bright clear glass on those.
     
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