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Old 02-28-2011, 01:45 AM   #1
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Towing mirrors

We are going to be towing our 18ft TT (JayFeather) with a 6 Cyl Chevy Trailblazer 4x4. Bringing it home from the dealership it towed very nicely. Can someone tell me what kind of mirrors would be recommended for being able to see if there is a vehicle trying to pass us or even behind us. Prefer lightweight that can be removed easily after every trip and that won't damage the paint on the Trailblazer.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:19 AM   #2
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There is several kinds of clip on mirrors out there that mount right ot the existing mirror.

Something to keep in mind ones with rubber straps are fine but remember to check the straps often for weather checking.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:27 AM   #3
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I have really liked the McKesh mirrors- made by the Hensley hitch people. Check the Hensley web site. I do recommend adding the convex option. I had some extension mirrors that attached to the existing side mirrors and did not like them at all.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:05 AM   #4
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Tweety has online shopping for rv accessories. Not sure what they have, but you could check it out.... click
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:42 PM   #5
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I purchased some CIPA snap on mirrors that are custom fit to the vehicle. I think they were like $50 and work very well.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:35 PM   #6
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I have also had McKesh mirrors for several years and have been vary happy with them. I do have the convex option and use it along with the non-convex mirrors. Had some problem with loud humming vibration from the strap but fixed that by giving the strap a single twist with no effect on the door panels
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:53 PM   #7
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I used a slip on mirror extension on my last truck. It slid over the shell of the regular mirror and was fastened with a J hook and plastic nut. No straps to mess with. I can't remember the company that makes them.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:43 AM   #8
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I vote for the McKesh mirrors. I used them on my 1996 Ford F-250. They install/remove in seconds and provide a great view; especially with the (optional) round convex mirrors. The only repairs I made in the ten years I used them was a periodic replacement of all the pads. The only concern I ever had using them was the possibility of damage to your door if you hit something with them because there is no "break away" feature. The closest I came to that was reteieving a toll ticket. I was too close and the mirror wouldn't clear the dispenser. I couldn't back up because there were other card behind me. So, I reached out and turned the mirror sideways which gave me just enough room to clear. I also keep a pair of those attachable mirrors in my truck... just in case.

The only other problem with the McKesh mirrors is that they're expensive to buy. But, you get what you pay for. Sometimes, you can find someone one selling a set on Ebay or Craig's list. You might want to try there for a better deal on a used pair of mirrors.
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I got the CIPA mirrors from Amazon. They slide over the mirrors and work really well. No vibration at all.
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I got the CIPA mirrors from Amazon. They slide over the mirrors and work really well. No vibration at all.
Cipa is what i got as well. $50 for the pair, work very well on my Tundra.
Easy on and easy off. No vibration or movement whatsoever.

I would highly recommend you getting towing mirrors, they are a must if you are towing a TT.
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