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Old 07-15-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Tow vehicle mirror recommendation

When I purchased our RV the dealer outfitted me with some mirror extenders for my 06 tundra. They are OK, but they attach to my standard mirrors and vibrate a bit. Does anyone have detachable mirrors that they are pleased with? I met one fellow who swore by his - which were an older style that attached to his hood as opposed to the mirror. I'd appreciate any recommendations you wish to share. Thanks!
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I use the CIPA Universal Strap-On Towing Mirror #11960. I am happy with them. I hardly get any vibration. The only complaint I have is the little rubber feet fall off easily. Easy to take on and off as well.

You can order them from CIPA direct. They seem to have the cheapest price. But check around many online stores carry them.
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I use the CIPA Universal Strap-On Towing Mirror #11960. I am happy with them. I hardly get any vibration. The only complaint I have is the little rubber feet fall off easily. Easy to take on and off as well.

You can order them from CIPA direct. They seem to have the cheapest price. But check around many online stores carry them.
Hi, Kegstealer: I have a friend who also loves those mirrors. I believe you and I both have trailers that are 7 feet wide instead of the more common 8. I felt like my regular mirrors gave me pretty good visibility around the 7-footer, but please tell me if you notice a lot of improvement with the add-ons. Thanks
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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I concur with the CIPA mirrors. You can find them at Camping World. Be sure to get the one to fit your model vehicle.

Our trailer is the 7.5 ft wide model and I still prefer having the additional mirror on my vehicle when traveling.
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I met one fellow who swore by his - which were an older style that attached to his hood as opposed to the mirror.
Hood mounted are a pain-in-the-***** to adjust...a 2 -person operation or get out, adjust, get in, get out, adjust...you get the picture.

These are what I use and they are really nice:

Amazon.com: CIPA 11650

Note that they are NOT sold as a pair. The price still seems very reasonable to me.
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My dad had the hood mounted mirrors and they were a royal PITA to adjust. He gave them to me when I got my first trailer. I never told him I threw them away.
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You are correct Mjones, we both have the same trailer. I notice a difference but I tow with a Liberty, not very wide. They allow me to see someone if they are very close to the trailer. With just my regular mirrors I can't. I believe you have a full size pick up. So I am not sure if you would see much of a difference.

By the way rvron, whilke looking on E Trialer CIPA just came out with specific mirrors for Tundra's. Unfortunatley they do not make them for Liberties.
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You are correct Mjones, we both have the same trailer. I notice a difference but I tow with a Liberty, not very wide. They allow me to see someone if they are very close to the trailer. With just my regular mirrors I can't. I believe you have a full size pick up. So I am not sure if you would see much of a difference.

By the way rvron, whilke looking on E Trialer CIPA just came out with specific mirrors for Tundra's. Unfortunatley they do not make them for Liberties.
Kegstealer: Thanks for the great info.
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This is what I use .



Custom Towing Mirrors by CIPA.
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Hood mounted are a pain-in-the-***** to adjust...a 2 -person operation or get out, adjust, get in, get out, adjust...you get the picture.

These are what I use and they are really nice:

Amazon.com: CIPA 11650

Note that they are NOT sold as a pair. The price still seems very reasonable to me.
Mckesh mirrors are the originals. I can't say whether they are better than the cipa's or not but I just thought I would mention it for comparison shopping. Seems like they cost a bit more also. I have a set, they are very ugly but totally effective!

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