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Old 01-17-2014, 04:17 PM   #21
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Dont waste your time on clip ons.

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I too, opted for a pair of these.(ebay)..there are a ton of options you can get depending on the options your truck came with ie heated, turn signals etc. You can get the turn signals integrated in the mirror or on the outside housing ( the one I got). Install is 3 nuts & a wire connector. Pull 'em out to tow, push 'em in when done. LOVE having 2 separate mirrors in one!
Had the slide on ones on a previous truck...couldn't stand the vibration.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:34 PM   #22
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I use the clip on ones. I have had no problem with them. Heated,turn signals are nice on the mirror but the cost is not worth it. IMHO
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:57 PM   #23
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I have to use the clip on mirrors. There is no factory tow mirror for the Expedition. I've used them for years and and haven't had a problem with them.

I had the Cipa slip ons when I had my 99 F150 and they were very easy to use.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:23 PM   #24
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I started out with a set of CIPA mirrors on my 2004 Dodge Ram and then a buddy had a set of Factory tow mirrors he took off his truck since he was selling it and gave me a killer deal on factory tow mirrors - after using the factory tow mirrors - I will pay the extra for the factory mirrors - night and day diffrence and they work with the electronic mirror switch in my door so adjustments are easy
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:21 AM   #25
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I don't want to hijack but any recommendations for the clip on mirrors? I just switched tow vehicles from a GMC Sierra to a Ford Expedition. I used the CIPA slip-on mirrors with the GMC and liked them, but there is no factory replacement or slip-on option for the Expedition.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:49 AM   #26
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I don't want to hijack but any recommendations for the clip on mirrors? I just switched tow vehicles from a GMC Sierra to a Ford Expedition. I used the CIPA slip-on mirrors with the GMC and liked them, but there is no factory replacement or slip-on option for the Expedition.
What year is your Expedition?
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:54 AM   #27
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Dont waste your time on clip ons.
Buy these install and enjoy.
I did an install thread on here for these.
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I followed Turbs' advice (and his install thread) with great success, and I am not mechanically inclined. No problems and the mirrors are exactly what the doctor ordered. His is the perfect answer to this question, IMO.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:34 AM   #28
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I went with the clip on mirrors rather than forgo the $450.00 for the aftermarket ones. We have a 27RLWS and I forgot to put the mirrors on and drove about 10 miles before I realized it. When I put the extensions on I found myself looking in the factory mirrors more than the extensions. Of course we live in an area where the roads twist and turn so a quick glance to either mirror will reveal the rear of the trailer. They work well for the price and maybe one day I will go with the OEM mirrors.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:07 AM   #29
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No doubt, factory or aftermarket tow mirrors are the best, but for towing a few times a year, the clip-on tow mirrors will do the job. i was planning on getting the CIPA's but the people at the dealer were big on the Aero mirrors, so thats what we went with. They are a little more $, but they are big, they are stable, easy to mount and adjust, and they are universal, so you can always move them to a new TV if needed. We took a 2,800 mile trip tis summer, and these worked really well.

Amazon.com: JR Products 2912 Grand Aero Towing Mirror - Pair: Automotive

X2 for the Grand Areo mirrors. Dealer recommended these and I don't regret them. Never have a problem with them shifting, and they're prominent enough that I find I look at these first before my factory ones. They're fairly rigid so I find as long as I reclamp them in the same spot, I rarely need to adjust them. I think I only had to do it once all of last year.

Plus it's nice to have both mirrors available. I use the tow mirrors to see behind and I adjust the factory mirrors down slightly to keep an eye on where the trailer tires meet the pavement. (I like to verify I'm staying in the lane when on curves.)
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Expedition is a 2012. I will look more closely at the Grand Aero mirrors. The only other one that looked interesting is the CIPA Universal mirror, which is about $33/each, although it still requires straps to tighten around main mirror housing. Anything with straps just doesn't strike me as being very rigid.
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