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Old 03-21-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Mirrors?

What do you do/use for mirrors? How big, how far out/wide? Permanent or do you put them on only when towing?
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:59 PM   #2
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at the moment I am using the stock mirror on my Dodge Ram but am looking to upgrade to the Factory Tow mirror's very soon since I have a hard time seeing down the passenger side
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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Yes ...I use the stock mirrors along with the slide on extention mirrors... they work well...got the at Camping World on sale! I WANT the kind thaty fit further out on the edge of your truck hood but my hubby said NO WAY!! He doesn't want to scratch the paint! Ggggeeeeezzzzz!

Whnen no in use while towing...I put them back in the box (keep them from getting broken) and storge them either in the trailer or in the bed of my pick ( have a hard shell cover).
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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campnqueen - I looked at those mirrors you are talking about - my mirrors are plastic and those slide over them - I am afraid they are going to scratch my mirror housing up from removing them all the time - do they scratch your existing mirrors? and how solid do they stay on the existing mirror?
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #5
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Hello Sherdep,
NOPE they don't scratch your mirrors! They stay on great too!
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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Hello Sherdep,
NOPE they don't scratch your mirrors! They stay on great too!
Might have to give those a try ($68 for the set) until I decide to get the factory tow mirrors then - thanks for the info
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:08 PM   #7
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I used the Cipa slip on mirrors for 18 months ans 8000 miles. No scratching, very little vibration, worked very well.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #8
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I also use the CIPA "custom tow mirror" that slips over the stock mirror. very happy with them. no scratches yet! I take them off once we get to our destination.
CIPA-USA - Your one-stop source for mirrors and aftermarket accessories
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #9
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I got the plastic slide over myself and considering the best price i have found for the factory row mirrors was over $300, i think they are worth it. My instructions said to slide over te end of the mirror but i had trouble getting one tight. I found instructions for another truck make and they said to put the bottom on first and snap the top over and that works much better for me.
Only complaints i have is adjusting the mirrors correctly, mainly on passenger side, i can never seem to get it right. So i purchased a 2" round sticky mirror that swivels and that has helps if it isnot adjusted good. Also, the passenger mirror is not the "object may appear.." types and really seems magnified to the point you do not have a great top to bottom view as on the drivers side.

All in all i am happy with them for now, especially the drivers side. Maybe i will just buy the passenger factory tow mirror and leave the cipa on the driver's side. I am sure that will make for some great laughs

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Old 03-21-2011, 10:45 PM   #10
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CampingWorld...Cipa mirrors. work great on the Ridgeline! Very happy with them.
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