I am looking for a recommendation on good towing mirrors to attach to my 2009 GMC Sierra SLE.
I am travelling 12 hours and would like to see more of the road behind me. There are so many products and so many reviews.
I installed the oem gm tow mirrors on my truck.They are plug and play.My stock mirrors were power adjusting(not power fold) and heated.The gm accessory tow mirrors kept those options but also gave me turn signals in the mirrors.I can see 100% better when towing or not.
2015 Jay Flight 26BH Elite
2015 Chevy Silverado 2500,LT,4x4,6.0L
Honda EU2000I and Honda EU2000I Companion Generators.
you can probably get a good deal on the OEM mirrors from your local wrecking yard. that would most likely be your best bet. no sense buying "clip-ons or slide-ons" that will give you a shakey rear view.
'07 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD XC LB SRW 4X2.
Powerstop Brakes on all corners.
'15 JayFlight 28BHBE Elite Fibreglass
'07 Northern Lite 10-2RR Camper.
A junk yard is a good place to start looking. O But if not available, try 1A auto on the web. Its w here I got mine for my suburban. Free shipping and prices are always reasonable. Cheaper than Amazon. I tried the clip ons and they just shake too much. If you want to See more of what's behind you, look into a camera system. I installed one of those as well and I LOVE it.
I agree with most of the posts above. Get the OEM mirrors
From the dealer which could set you back $450-$499
From the Junkyard which would be hundreds less.
Or the mirrors from Amazon. Paid $169.00 for my 2010 model year (misquoted $$ in another post). Spent less than 2 hours installing them and they performed well, including all winter with heat and adjustments. They give you much better views of what is behind and to the side. Sold the GMC after a year with the mirrors so I cannot give long term info.
2015 Ford F250 Lariat SD CC STDB
2015 Jayco WhiteHawk 27DSRL
I swapped the oem tow mirrors onto our '10 Silverado, and when we traded it in put the standard mirrors back on (glad I kept them!). Then mounted the tow mirrors on the new 2500HD which had the standard mirrors.
BEST ADVICE I can give, go slow and if possible have help. Because dropping a nut into the door is a PAIN!!!! Lol
As mentioned, unless you have power folding mirrors, the tow mirrors should be plug asnd play. Just make sure to order the correct set as there was a kit for the power fold also.
Don't know if you made a decision or not, but we purchased some CIPA 10800, add-on mirrors for our '06 Sierra 1500HD SLE and I'm very happy with them. They may not show quite as much as some mirrors, they also only cost $41.23 from Amazon, and show plenty of additional area behind and beside my truck.