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Old 01-19-2016, 06:20 PM   #1
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Tow mirror question

I am looking at purchasing a set of telescoping tow mirrors for my truck. Is there anyone out there with telescoping mirrors on a silverado that can tell me how far they stick out when not extended? It is a tight squeeze into my home parking spot so wondering how much tighter it may be. I know they fold in, but not sure I want to mess with folding them in every time.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:43 PM   #2
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I never put the tape to mine to measure a before and after difference when I swapped out my stockers for tow mirrors. Educated guess?...about 3" each side.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:51 PM   #3
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They stick out about 3" further than the stock non-telescoping mirrors that came on my truck. I'll get a measurement tomorrow for you, it's cold and dark outside, my truck is too long to fit in the garage...
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:11 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you. Three inches sounds reasonable. I had a reply to this question on the site I plan to purchase from that said 19". The stock mirrors stick out 12" so that is a big difference in terms of clearance. I can work with six inches more width, but 10" more was getting real close. If you wouldn't mind getting an actual measurement when convenient I would very much appreciate it.

Did either of you use add on slip on or strap on mirrors with the stock mirrors? If so, would you say it made a huge difference in what you see in the mirror? I can see okay with the strap on mirrors, but it isn't great. Backing up with the mirrors is impossible, I just can't see well enough. That would be another benefit to the telescoping mirrors, they would be power adjustable from the driver seat.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:32 PM   #5
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My new truck came with the "camper" mirrors as Chevy calls them. They are great.

Prior to my 2500, when I had my 1500 I purchased the CIPA slip on mirrors. They were awesome. Clean, sleek looking and they looked stock. Easy to remove and clean. If I didn't have the mirrors I have now, I would have purchased those again.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:47 PM   #6
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jenoble99:
I have a set of CIPA mirror extensions from my previous 2012 Silverado if you would like to purchase them cheap.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:44 AM   #7
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Ok, in the normal position, from the window glass to the outside edge of the mirror is 14". Extended in the tow position from glass to outside edge is 18.5".
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My buddy ordered the mirror extensions at the same time that I purchased my replacement mirrors and we put them on in the same driveway on the same day to travel together the following day. I loved mine and only spent $170 on Amazon to get them. Took about 1-1/2hr to install both. He wasn't so please with the slip-ons. Enough so that he ordered the replacement mirrors from Amazon as well when we returned and sold the slip-ons on Craigslist. His biggest gripe with the slip-ons was vibration while going down the road making it hard to see clearly in the mirrors.
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I believe OP has a 2009 Silverado. 2007.5 to 2013 should be the same but 14 and on are different.

I had the CIPA slip-ons on my 1500 and they worked well for the cost but love the actual tow mirrors on my 2500. I have the Chinese knock-offs found all over Amazon. They stick out about 13" normally and slide out 4".
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Thank you everyone. The difference in width is rather small so think I will order a set. I am ordering from Amazon. The mirrors that I am looking at are 150. It will be nice to just slide the mirrors out and not having to deal with the strap on tow mirrors that I have been using.
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