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Old 01-30-2020, 11:49 PM   #1
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Tow mirrors

Hi, this is my first post! I have a 2015 Chevy suburban and it is a 1/2 ton with standard mirrors. What is everyone's favorite tow mirrors? Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2020, 12:47 AM   #2
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I used CIPA slide on mirrors, on my Chevy Avalanche.
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I know some people have been adding the mirrors from this site on their Chevys
https://www.1aauto.com/tow-mirrors/a...4aAg38EALw_wcB


I had the Cipa extensions on my 1999 Silverado. I used them a couple times and sold them. They were annoying.
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I have used McKesh mirrors since 2004 on my Sequoia. Available from Hensley. These strap on using the window channel and a strap to the bottom of the door. Sort of ugly, but, very functional, store in trailer belly, and are solid. Have not scratched paint, and even though the outer window rubber deflects when mirrors are installed, it just resumes its shape when mirrors removed.
https://hensleymfg.com/product/mckes...owing-mirrors/
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Old 01-31-2020, 05:19 AM   #5
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I know some people have been adding the mirrors from this site on their Chevys
https://www.1aauto.com/tow-mirrors/a...4aAg38EALw_wcB


I had the Cipa extensions on my 1999 Silverado. I used them a couple times and sold them. They were annoying.
I never have any issues with the CIPAs on my Avalanche, for the 10 years i used them.
And haven't had any issues with the CIPAs on my F150 for the past 3 years.
IMHO, well worth the money.
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:06 AM   #6
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I never have any issues with the CIPAs on my Avalanche, for the 10 years i used them.
And haven't had any issues with the CIPAs on my F150 for the past 3 years.
IMHO, well worth the money.
Yep everyone is different. I made sure when I ordered my F-150 I got the factory tow mirrors.
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:43 AM   #7
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I only get mirrors designed for my specific vehicle. I pass on the universal fit mirrors. That's assuming you're just getting clamp-on mirrors. You also have the option of getting factory-type towing mirrors.
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:51 AM   #8
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The door mount McKesh were GREAT on my Explorer. I keep looking at the CIPA slide ones and the factory type towing mirrors for my F150. BUT... I can look straight down my current TT sidewalls with the factory standard mirrors.
What is the width difference between your TT and TV mirrors. I.e., do you really need more mirror width?
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Old 01-31-2020, 12:17 PM   #9
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Before I got my current TV I used those Camco suction cup mirrors. Only about $15-$20 each, depending on where you get them. Worked fine for me and I never had one fall off.
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Old 01-31-2020, 12:21 PM   #10
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I know some people have been adding the mirrors from this site on their Chevys
https://www.1aauto.com/tow-mirrors/a...4aAg38EALw_wcB


I had the Cipa extensions on my 1999 Silverado. I used them a couple times and sold them. They were annoying.
I put the Trail Ridge mirrors on my 2011 Expedition and love them. Some reviews state they shake when extended; however, I have not experienced that and believe me on Michigan roads they would. The mirrors are a direct factory replacement so power and lights all work once installed.

Had the standard strap on mirrors for a while, and the rubber eventually stretched and started to dry rot and the mirrors wouldn't stay adjusted, which meant at highway speeds they were useless.
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Old 01-31-2020, 12:45 PM   #11
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Only one set of vehicle specific tow mirrors for my Grand Cherokee (2016), they're replacements, and are about $700. Since I'm not towing every week, I think I'll just get a set of ones that strap to my mirrors.
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+1 for the CIPA slide on mirrors made for your vehicle. They slide over the stock mirrors and add ~6" of mirror to both sides.
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+1 for the CIPA slide on mirrors made for your vehicle. They slide over the stock mirrors and add ~6" of mirror to both sides.

I wish they made them for a WK2.
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I have used McKesh mirrors since 2004 on my Sequoia. Available from Hensley. These strap on using the window channel and a strap to the bottom of the door. Sort of ugly, but, very functional, store in trailer belly, and are solid. Have not scratched paint, and even though the outer window rubber deflects when mirrors are installed, it just resumes its shape when mirrors removed.
https://hensleymfg.com/product/mckes...owing-mirrors/
I used this type on my 04 Grand Cherokee and then on my 12 Armada.... loved them. Now have the Sunseeker but still have the McKesh... I'd give them away if someone would take them. Even have extra parts!
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