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Old 06-06-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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Cool Mirror mirror on the ...........TV

Just interested on what mirrors all the campers are using on there Tow Vehicals.
I did not think of this earlier and we are heading out on June 14 for the weekend. i think the factory mirrors on my 2011 Sierra will be just fine for the trip. but if upgrade is needed some pointers would be helpful.


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Old 06-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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Smile Tow Mirrows

I use a set of CIPA slip-on mirrors designed for my GMC Sierra. They're easy to put on and take off. I also had a set for a GMC Suburban that I used to pull a horse trailer.


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Old 06-06-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
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I use the OEM towing mirrors that came on my truck with the Max Tow package. They are ginormous and will extend out about an additional 4" on each side when towing. I find that they already stick out plenty far enough to see around my trailer and pretty much run them in the undeployed mode unless I want to look really cool.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:55 AM   #4
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I have some of the CIPA brand for my F150. They are great. Easy on/off.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:11 AM   #5
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CIPA brand on my Subby too.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #6
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I replaced my original OEM mirrors with OEM tow mirrors I bought off of eBay
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:58 AM   #7
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I have OEM towing mirrors on my Sierra, used Cipa slip on ones for my Suburban.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:28 PM   #8
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Universal Towing Mirror for Ford Explorer

I have spent over a year searching for good quality towing mirrors for my 2007Ford Explorer. During my search, I used the less than impressive suction cup mirrors. These kept falling off if the truck mirror wasn't perfectlly clean or if it was too windy. Also, due to the different shape of the Explorer mirror, most universal mirrors did not fit/attach properly.

Finally, I have found a universal mirror that is stirdy and strong that won't fall off. I have never seen so far behind my trailer before! These mirrors are a must have!

Here is a link to the company's website:


This is a British company, but I managed to find them in the Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) area at Primo Trailer Sales.

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #9
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My 2003 F-350 came with extendable towing mirrors, like McFarmall's, and I can see anything I need to behind the 33-foot 5er. No aftermarket mirrors needed.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:34 PM   #10
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I have a set of Mckesh mirrors made by Hensley. I have used the same set of mirrors on 4 different vehicles.


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