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Old 08-30-2012, 10:52 PM   #11
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Yes you do want mirror extensions. I use Aearo mirrors. I like them there is very little to no vibration and you can make them reach way out there.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #12
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We bought CIPA mirror extenders from Camper World. Haven't regretted them since!
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #13
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Yes, you will need mirror extensions. I tow a Jayco X213 with my Traverse, and I bought the clip on mirrors made by Reese. I got them at Wal-Mart. They work really well. Find slip on ones is impossible, because the Lambda's (Acadia, Traverse, Outlook) have wonky mirror shape. Also, with the Reese ones I bought, you can still see the turn signal on the mirror. Good luck with your trailer. We love our Traverse for towing. It's not diesel, but it holds its own. Come over to the Traverseforum.com for any towing tips. I also installed a scanguage 2 to monitor my transmission temps.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #14
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We have used CIPA mirrors in the past. They are shaped for your specific vehicle and fit very well. If they don't stay adjusted you can push some foam into the cavity behind the mirrors and they will stay adjusted better.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:08 PM   #15
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I'm surprized the tow package didn't come with "extendable " mirrors,but to answer your question, NO you can't see what you need to. I believe N.H. has a law pertaining to that and there is a fine. Larry
Our's didn't either. Worst yet! I saw 2500 Ram diesel last weekend withouth tow mirrors? Really? What the heck is a 3/4 ton truck for if not for towing?? Tow mirrors should be standard!
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:06 PM   #16
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My wife owns the Traverse with a "towing package" as well - we don't tow with it - and it did not come with anything other than standard sized tow mirrors. I know I wouldn't want to tow with them and rely on them for lane changes, etc. As others have suggested, I think some aftermarket mirrors will be a must for you. It will just be a matter of deciding which ones to buy.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:36 PM   #17
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I bought these mirrors http://www.etrailer.com/Mirrors/CIPA/11650.html for my KJ for towing a 24' TT. Here is my review from etrailer.com.

I installed these mirrors as well as Cipa 5" spot mirrors for towing a travel trailer with my Jeep Liberty CRD. Setup was pretty straight forward. Because I was also attaching the spot mirrors, I bought a longer bolt to hold the mirror head to the arm. I was not comfortable with the amount of threads after going through additional brackets. Going down the road, vibration was minimal and I felt 100% confident in the setup. I had no problems passing other vehicles and merging in traffic. 2 things keep this from being a 5 star product. 1st, tightening the strap on the drivers side is a bit hard because the T-handle is not reversible. The OEM mirror is in the way. Luckily, on my Jeep, the mirror also folds forward to make it a little easier to get to. I would suggest that Cipa use a removable T-handle with a 1/4" square on either end of the assemble so that you can tighten from either side, or use a 1/4" ratchet if you misplace the T-handle. The other thing that keeps this from 5 stars is the mirror head. I feel that it is cheaply made. I notice when adjusting, the bottom of the mirror head would flex where the bolt threads into the head. I found that to adjust the mirror head vertically, I would have to cup the back of the mirror, holding both the top and bottom, as not to flex the head. All in all, this is a great product, and after the initial setup and adjustment, these mirrors come on and off in minutes.









If my mirror heads ever break, I am going to look for ones off a 80's to 90's Ford F series. I believe they are slightly bigger and a lot better made.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:27 AM   #18
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One way or another, for safety's sake, you really need mirrors that allow you to see down the sides of the trailer, so that small vehicles cannot "sneak" up on you in your blind spot. I know extended mirrors are an extra expense, but compare their cost to the cost of a potential accident. And peace of mind is priceless.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:47 AM   #19
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CIPA's on my Ford F-150 no regrets. Great product, easy on/off.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:51 AM   #20
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The best removable tow mirrors I've tried were McKesh mirrors. Fully adjustable. Easy on and off. Mine are 11 years old and would still be using them if my new truck did not come with extendable camper mirrors.

http://www.safetowingstore.com/McKes...rs-p/70007.htm
Definately the McKesh mirrors. Best I've ever had.
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