Almost 70% of damage reported for rented vehicles on Outdoorsy took place in the blind spot behind the driver’s side of the vehicle. How can this be prevented? Mirror checks. Performing mirror checks helps increase visibility and prevent damage.
To perform a mirror check, you’ll need to adjust four things:
Simply, you can’t avoid the things you can’t see, and it’s more difficult to see the things that are behind you. Mirror checks help you see more!
With proper mirror checks, you:
RV owners should help educate renters on how to use the 2-mirror system on larger RVs.
To perform a mirror check, follow these three steps:
This will be different for every driver. Adjust the seat and wheel to the position that will be most comfortable for the drive.
Flat mirrors allow you to see alongside and behind your vehicle. You use these mirrors to:
Once mirrors are adjusted correctly, the flat mirror will view a narrow band, straight back starting near the rear bumper and off into the distance as far as the eye can see. This view allows you to see vehicles approaching from behind.
Convex mirrors allow you to see the entire lane next to you.
Once convex mirrors have been adjusted, you should have a viewing angle that runs down the side of the RV along with the adjacent lane.
Take some time once the renter gets in the driver’s seat to make sure their mirrors are properly adjusted. Helping increase their visibility will help keep the bumps and bruises off your rig and keep the adventures moving. And because you’ll still need an extra layer of peace-of-mind, keep your RV covered with Roamly, our preferred RV insurance provider.