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Blind Spot Detection?

Has anyone installed a blind spot detection system in their van yet? I recently purchased a LWB 12 passenger van, and I think having a blind spot detection system would be very valuable. The after market systems I see listed online seem to get very mixed reviews. If I do install one, I am leaning towards a GOSHERS BSDS-003016P system.
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I test drove a few Transits, and found the blindspot detection feature annoying. Once you get used to the two-part mirrors, it becomes an irrelevant feature IMO. The backup cam + sensors are super valuable however...
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After driving my MR 130" for a year and almost 20k miles, I am still not 100% okay covering my driver side blind spot. Every once in a while a car ends up there unexpectedly.

It seems that my habit, refined over 50 years of driving, is to look to the main rear view mirror first. It's a hard habit to break. I then need to look down, and really focus on that smaller convex to check for blind spot surprises. Its certainly not a foolproof operation for me, so the thought of adding a simple stick-on sensor and light, would be a worthy safety improvement for me.

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Yup...... Wife has a blind spot system in her Denali and I haven't gotten myself to rely on it. Two part mirrors rock. I would not spend the money to install one after the fact.


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