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Old 03-21-2012, 06:08 AM   #11
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You might want to investigate state mirror requirements for the states you will be traveling in. Many states have a specified distance that you need to be able to see behind the trailer.
I used McKesh mirrors for several years. My current TV has factory installed trailer mirrors.

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:59 AM   #12
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You need mirror extensions. I used the slip on custom mirrors, and bought the tow mirrors for my pickup. I used a new Suburban two years ago to tow my trailer short distances, and it was difficult to see where the back of your trailer is.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:13 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by JAMMFAM View Post
I bit the bullet and bought some OEM mirrors from replacement parts.com
I have a half ton truck with the 3/4 ton mirrors basically. The are electrically controlled from the inside just the originals. Easy to put on, "plug and play" basically...Have not used them while towing yet, but am betting it will a lot easier to see down the side of my 33' TT.
I have the same mirrors on my 3/4 ton, they are excellent. On my previous tv (suburban) I had CIPA slide on towing mirrors. You need them, they allow you to see around your rig, it is a matter of safety.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:53 PM   #14
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McKesh all the way. Easy on. Easy off. Vibration free goodness!
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by villain2000 View Post
McKesh all the way. Easy on. Easy off. Vibration free goodness!
I agree!
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:41 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by gilldawg79 View Post
I bought these. They are awesome and look OEM. If there are used ones to buy, buy them. That's what I did and saved 10 bucks.

We have a 2007 Suburban and added mirrors for a trip to Alaska with a used 15' Pioneer that sold after the trip. Glad I had the extra mirrors. I now use the same type on my 2011 F150. They help very much and look great.


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