WIDE LOAD MIRROR EXTENSIONS, & OVERSIZE LOAD MIRROR EXTENSIONS
FOR KENWORTH, PETERBILT, WESTERN STAR 6900, FREIGHTLINER, & INTERNATIONAL WITH THE "WEST COAST" STYLE FACTORY MIRROR
Welcome to wideloadmirrors.com, home of the patent pending, fully functional wide load mirror extension system. Designed with a "no tool adjustment feature" and a 360 degree spindle for optimum driver viewing. Utilizing the factory mirror assembly for mounting, a 65D bushing attachment to minimize vibration is incorporated. Built in Safety feature using DOT Approved High Visibility Reflective Material to increase awareness when extended. Designed to accommodate a variety of mirrors depending on your needs, and installs permanently in minutes by simply removing the top factory mirror nut, inserting the slotted adapter and re-installing the nut. **Please Note** The photos of the extensions mounted on the truck are from our prototype version. We have refined our design as seen in the additional photos to include: All Aluminum Design, a pivoting "cab side" 65d mount, a vibration dampening knob, all star style knobs and locking plate, and a round mirror spindle. All threaded hardware is High Quality Stainless Steel for corrosion resistance. Please click on the photos below and a pop up will appear with photo descriptions. Oversize Load Mirror Extensions, WIde Load Mirror Extensions
Prototype installed on a T800 Wide hood
A BIT ABOUT ME AND MY "MIRROR EXTENSION SYSTEM"
I have been in the Over-size load transport industry for nearly 20 years. Undergone hundreds of DOT inspections and they all have one thing in common when hauling "wide-loads", VISIBILITY. Nearly every permit, if not all of them, for every state has a clause pertaining to mirror requirements. Upon inspection, if the requirements cannot be satisfied, then a "pilot car" must be used, typically at a cost of $1.70 to $2.00 per mile! There goes all of your profit! I have tried every solution out there, and while a few might get you through a weight station, none of them actually function as a viable solution to the issue, and while using them, if inspected its not likely that they will pass the DOT officer's test. Further more, in the event your in an accident with an Oversize load, everything will be subject to a cause for liability.
With the issues listed above, the concern for safety of the surrounding motorist and risk of liability, I made and tested several different designs to come up with the best solution that incorporates a very easy adjustment for the driver to use. I can't count the amount of times I was parked in a truck stop with my mirrors extended out, and another truck hit them. Other design's, including mine, required tools and hanging out on the step to slide them in and out which made it very inconvenient after driving all day. It has been a common event for our other trucks to call me and say they left their mirrors extended and someone hit them, so now they are out of service, and need a pilot car to continue. My new and final design has built in features to address all of these issues, not to mention "THEY ACTUALLY PROVIDE THE VIEWING REQUIREMENTS". When not in use and in the stowed position, they even provide and additional function that act as an extra mirror to see even more blind spots than the factory mirrors provide. They are very handy to have for backing purposes. Mirror Extensions, Oversize Load Mirror Extensions.
Currently, my mirror extension systems come as a set both driver and passenger side, and arrive to you ready for your mirror of choice.
Thank you for your interest, and please be safe out there!