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Old 03-11-2015, 09:36 PM   #11
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:37 PM   #12
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Will do. Thanks. I will start out likely with some clip ons. Pick up my White Hawk next week and wanted to be sure.
I would go with the CIPA brand about $40 or so from Amazon, Easy on off, stay away from the clip ons for reasons stated
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Yes...there's not doubt they are necessary.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:19 PM   #14
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I got a set from JR Products on Amazon that clamp onto the factory mirror frames. Pricey, but they are rock solid. Strap on, clip on, suction cup... Most of them vibrate and bounce while towing.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:21 PM   #15
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I have a '12 Armada Platinum with the stock mirrors. ... Are the stock mirrors enough to safely tow on hwy or should I definately invest in some tow mirrors? Thanks.
Yes, it is imparative that you are able to see around and as far down the side of your trailer as possible whenever you when towing
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:22 PM   #16
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I agree they are a cheap investment for the safety they provide. I can say this much, I have never heard someone say they wish they didnt have them
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:27 AM   #17
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I bought a set of Cipa tow mirrors for my old Tow Vehicle. They were great and are very easy to install and remove. I think they were $40 online.
(Some states require that you have tie mirrors)
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Don't have them, have never used them, and experience from 20 years of towing reinforce they aren't necessary. But don't believe me, go to any CG or look at the RV's you pass on the hwy. The stock mirrors on my silverado 2500HD provide adequate view angles and we use hand held radios when backing into a site or parking area.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:52 AM   #19
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Yes, I would recommend them. I use the clip-ons. Like the CIPA ones, but a different brand. They vibrate quite a bit, but like someone else said, I'm interested in knowing IF there's a vehicle there. Only thing that bothers me about the vibration is I'm afraid I might not be able to see if a tire blows. I've never had it happen, so I don't know if I would be able to see it with my mirrors.

I have towed short distances (like home from the storage lot when I forgot my clip-ons in the garage) and I have to adjust my factory truck mirrors WAY in to see down the side of the trailer which means I can't see next to me at all unless I lean WAY forward. No worries for the short drive home from storage though, it's all 2-lane roads.
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Many states have legal requirements for mirrors, they vary from state to state. Here is AAA's summary of mirror requirements.
Trailer Mirrors | AAA/CAA Digest of Motor Laws
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