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wizzo
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 2:36:54 AM

When backing up, do you look through the rear window, or use mirrors only?
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down2fumes
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 10:35:45 AM

BOTH
lled
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 10:26:24 AM

both,plus back up camera
jimmy544
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 9:23:11 AM

I use both and would use a backup camera as well if the car was equipped. By the way this backup camera feature is very useful and should become a standard feature in new cars.
BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 9:16:08 AM

I use both
puddy
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 9:13:02 AM

no
eB40
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 9:07:55 AM

Both
ricebike
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 1:47:10 AM

both

but if it's something like a cargo van or cargo box truck, then just the side mirrors
dandeeman
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 5:12:30 PM

BOTH
bentley86
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 4:42:17 PM

I always use both, just feel safest doing that. My car doesn't have a B/U camera ;( maybe next car!
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 4:32:04 PM

Both
TomB2
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 3:36:30 PM

Both
2004VHO
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 2:34:43 PM

Both, and my B/UP camera too!!
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 2:31:23 PM

Both........
ace12012
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 2:25:27 PM

both.
dhmac
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 1:51:59 PM

Both
Bowlerman10
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 1:36:27 PM

both is perferred. each has its own safety measure
eB40
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 7:46:19 AM

Both
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 6:30:58 AM

always both.............
CactusRoper
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 6:29:25 AM

Both
down2fumes
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 12:33:22 PM

both
nichols
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:51:07 AM

both plus use the sonar warnings
jessjames
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 9:14:21 AM

both and camera
toms1120
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 9:13:44 AM

Both
lled
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 7:20:21 AM

both, plus backup camera
2Tall
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 7:10:51 AM

both
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 7:56:19 PM

Both
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:37:57 PM

I rely my rear camera and physically turning my head to look out the back window. Side mirrors and rear view mirror in my truck don't show much of anything since the back of the truck is 12ft behind me
kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:38:32 PM

both
Bushmaster
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:19:17 PM

everything including the back up camera
randy3116
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:59:42 AM

r/v mirrow, door mirrors, and looking back
steffy628
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 2:21:55 PM

Both
toms1120
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:51:33 AM

I use both.
eB40
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2013 5:58:09 PM

Rear window/mirrors
2Tall
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 5:47:40 AM

and turn my head.
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 7:33:33 PM

Window & Mirrors
jessjames
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 9:15:36 AM

window & camera
justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 8:14:23 AM

Rearview mirror.
dakine
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 7:58:13 AM

I use rearview mirror and backup camera.
lled
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 7:18:37 AM

both, plus backup camera
toms1120
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 6:53:53 AM

Both
2Tall
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 6:19:12 AM

yes, I do both.

[Edited by: 2Tall at 9/13/2013 6:20:13 AM EST]
eB40
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2013 7:16:46 PM

I do both.
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 7:41:17 PM

Windows/Mirror
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 8:46:11 AM

Windows and mirrors for me.
2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 7:45:49 AM

yes
Carusle
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 6:29:30 PM

Mirrors
toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 6:21:41 PM

Both
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 7:47:35 PM

both
eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:33:56 PM

yes, both
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 2:27:36 PM

Both
eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 4:36:33 PM

Yes
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