Hey everyone. I'm finally getting a used 2018 Hawk this weekend. One question I have is are towing mirrors necessary? I already ordered a pair, but they won't arrive in time for my first trip. Should I pick up a universal set for my 2013 Chevy Silverado?
I imagine the jacks will be on the Hawk when you pick it up as you'll need them to load. You may want to consider removing them for the trip home. You can of course check the view and make your own decision at the time. But if you take along the wrenches/sockets to remove them you have the option.
When I picked up my F150/Hawk rig about four hours from home and had to return on a rainy night in heavy traffic, I felt the view was terrible and I'd have to get mirror extensions. When I removed the jacks the next day, I was surprised how much that helped and I changed my mind.
The other thing I'd advise is check the view through the camper's rear door and side window to be sure there's nothing blocking it. There may not be much of a view there but any little bit can help. In my case, the screen slider on my older Hawk wasn't a clear one. If I had known I could pop it out for the trip home, I would have done that. I updated to a clear one and that fixed the problem. My older Hawk also has a large side window and I've found it useful in backing out of a parking spot into a traffic lane.
Enjoy your Hawk!