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Old 01-16-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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Extension Mirrors

After looking at how wide the trailers are in comparison to the tow vehicle, I was just curious what everyone is using for extension mirrors...

I noticed these and they look decent and appear to not disturb your factory mirrors.

CIPA Chevrolet/GMC Custom Pair Towing Mirrors - $63.99

I would like all suggestions...

thanks,
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:34 AM   #2
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I have a set of those for my Ford. I used them a couple times and was very impressed with the product for the price. I think they are about the best designed extensions on the market.
However, I never did get used to them because the actual mirror area is rather small. Your regular mirrors are pretty much useless, but, being the largest area, draw your eyes first, then you have to shift to the smaller outside mirror to actually see if there is anything "back there".
I ended up buying factory tow mirrors and installing those. But, if you don't want to spend for factory tow mirrors, the CIPA's are about the best alternative out there.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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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.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/03-07-SILVER...44c718&vxp=mtr


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Old 01-16-2014, 07:47 AM   #4
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I used these before I bought a new truck that has factory installed extension mirrors.

Eagle Vision Portable Rear-View Mirror - Wheel Masters 6600 - Mirrors - Camping World

These have much larger mirrors than noted by wrvond. They do not vibrate and adjust very easily. They really become part of the truck and they're on sale at Camping World right now. I highly recommend them.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:07 AM   #5
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I agree , although they look fine,they don't compare to the factory mirrors. I put a pair on my f250, they fit fine and looked great, but they are a tad difficult to get used to. Mine did have some vibration at highway speeds. I opted for a set of after market ford mirrors that I purchased through amazon for just a few more dollars. Only took a few hours to install , the headest part was removing the door panel , which was not bad after I looked it up on youtube (its still amazes me what you can find on computers nowadays ) Mine are like the factory ones that extend out while towing. I really think you would be more pleased with the factory clones. Just my $0.02 worth..Chuck in Va
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:29 AM   #6
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I had the "strap ons" until I ordered the aftermarket extendables. Strap ons worked fine but were a nuisance to mount and store.
The extendable mirror wasn't available on 2008 tundra limited so I had to hunt to find them and paid a premium but never regretted it.
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I have those, they work ok and don't rattle. I bought them as a "quick fix" until I could afford OEM extended mirrors but they work well enough that I plan to use them until its time for a new truck. My trailer is only 26ft tho.

Check Amazon for prices. $63 is a ripoff.

Amazon.com: CIPA 10800 Chevrolet/GMC Custom Pair Towing Mirrors: Automotive
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After looking at how wide the trailers are in comparison to the tow vehicle, I was just curious what everyone is using for extension mirrors...

I noticed these and they look decent and appear to not disturb your factory mirrors.

CIPA Chevrolet/GMC Custom Pair Towing Mirrors - $63.99

I would like all suggestions...

thanks,
Gary
I don't have the CIPA slide on mirrors, but have the K-Source Custom Towing Mirrors - Snap On for our Ram.

They have worked great for me with little or no vibration. Our truck came with regular power/heated mirrors. I looked into swapping out to factory towing mirrors, but the cost $600+, so went with the K-Source mirrors. I purchased them from etrailer.com.

I hadn't really noticed before, but other folks in our neighborhood that are towing 5ers or TT have been using the snap on mirror extensions as well.

If we ever buy another truck I would definitely like to get the retractable factory towing mirrors though.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:56 AM   #9
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I use the CIPA's on my F150 to tow my 26' TT. I think they work fine for the occasional local weekend trips that I take. Would the factory extension mirrors be better? Probably, but how often are you going to use them? I got mine from Amazon for a lot less than $64.
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My CIPAs work great !!
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