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Old 03-09-2016, 07:24 AM   #1
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Extension Mirrors - What's your experience?

I'm looking at extension mirrors for my 2010 F150 when towing my 23RLSW. Overall, vision is pretty good with the F150's standard mirrors, but for longer trips I'm thinking extension mirrors would be a good idea.

What's your experience with clip-on mirrors like this one from CIPA?

11950 Clip-On Towing Mirror | CIPA USA, Inc.

Or would you recommend a slip-on mirror like this one?

11800 Ford Custom Towing Mirrors | CIPA USA, Inc.

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Old 03-09-2016, 07:47 AM   #2
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I'm looking at extension mirrors for my 2010 F150 when towing my 23RLSW. Overall, vision is pretty good with the F150's standard mirrors, but for longer trips I'm thinking extension mirrors would be a good idea.

What's your experience with clip-on mirrors like this one from CIPA?

11950 Clip-On Towing Mirror | CIPA USA, Inc.

Or would you recommend a slip-on mirror like this one?

11800 Ford Custom Towing Mirrors | CIPA USA, Inc.

Thanks!

Roger
I have used them both, I liked the slip on ones better but both types vibrated to the point where I couldn't see out of them without readjusting them. So I upgraded the mirrors on the truck to extending tow mirrors from amazon. They are way better, bigger mirror to see further back and they extend out far enough to see the back corner of the camper.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:55 AM   #3
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Roger,

When we had a TT I used the Mekesh Mirrors.

The CIPA 11650, Deluxe Door Mount Towing Mirror are very similar to the Mekesh.

This are not clip on or slide on, but door mounting mirrors.

I found these to be much better then either the clip on or slide on (which I've tried both) because they had much less vibration and because of that provided better visibility.

They were also very easy to mount and remove.

The door mount mirrors are an alternative to upgrading your tow vehicle to tow mirrors with less vibration then clip on or slide on extension mirrors.
But I agree with Jason that upgrading the tow vehicle to tow mirrors is the best away to go.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:20 AM   #4
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Check on e-bay


Mirrors Manual Towing Black Left LH & Right RH Pair Set for 04-11 Ford F150
US $156.57
http://stores.ebay.com/AM-AutoParts?...p2047675.l2563 Free shipping
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I used the 11800 Cipa's on my Ford and was very happy with them. They stayed put, no wiggling, and reached out far enough to see beyond the trailer.

I tried the other model (or one very similar to it) on my Jeep and they sucked. Didn't stay in place very well, and created an odd noise at highway speed
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Didn't like the clip on ones (rubber will deteriorate UV rays)...........The slip on ones are better but you might have to put on a certain place some foam tape for scuffing the standard mirrors. I am sure molds might been different between mfg.'s
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I have Milenco Aero 3 XXL Mirror. They are easy to install and adjust. The reach is fabulous, very little to no vibrations. I can see the HTT bumper. I am very happy with them.

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I used the clip ons with 2 different towing setups that didn't have something better available. The clip ons are better than nothing but they do bounce a lot.

I am currently using the CIPA custom fit slide ons, and had a set for my old '95 'Burb. I love them. Fairly inexpensive, no issues with bouncing (don't really see how they can bounce when installed properly), and they look like they belong when traveling. Scuffing is not an issue as they have rubber on the contact surfaces.
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I considered several different clip-ons until I found plug n play towing replacement mirrors. I don't know what you're looking to spend but they were only a fraction of the cost of the OEMs and you can't tell the difference. I went through 1aauto.com. This same company also sells them a lot on ebay for a bit less than their website.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:27 PM   #10
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Thanks for the responses so far. Those of you using the CIPA slide-ons, do they leave enough clearance to see the turn signal LEDs at the bottom of the existing mirrors? Hope so!
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