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Old 03-31-2014, 05:36 AM   #1
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mirror question

I will be towing my new x17z with my 2013 Tacoma and was wondering if I will be fine with the stock mirrors or would I be better off with CIPA 11960 mirrors?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:07 AM   #2
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That's totally up to you, but I'll bet you won't be able to see much with the stock mirrors. Hook up, and go for a short drive on a known course. You will have your answer before you get back home.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:23 AM   #3
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Can you see the sides of the RV in the mirrors you have now? If not you need other mirrors..
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:25 PM   #4
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You are almost always better off with mirrors that extend out farther.

I agree with NewBlackDak, once you hook up, you will be able to see (or not) very quickly.

I have found that the right side (passenger side) is the most difficult for me to see adaquately, but that is my experience over many trailers but the same tow rig.

Maybe you could purchase the mirrors, see if they do what you want and return it/them if not.

I actually use that mirror you mention as a spare. It works fine, but it's a bit heavy and can be a little tedious to install. The rubber caps that contact the truck mirror housing can come off and make things a little dicey-But they do work

I prefer the slip on mirrors that CIPA makes, like the 11300 for the Tundra. I have a pair for my '99 E350. that work very well. They fit well, don't vibrate and there is not much to lose. Call CIPA to see if they have slip-ons to fit your mirrors, they have always been very nice on the phone.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:46 PM   #5
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I think some states have regulations about how far behind the trailer you need to be able to see. This website might be a place to research.
http://trailers.com/state-laws/
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I towed a 7 ft wide trailer with a Trailblazer, probably comparable in width to your Tacoma. I could not see enough without extension mirrors. The X17z is 8 ft wide, I'd just get the extension mirrors. They are cheap, you won't be sorry.

In WI, they are required.
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:23 PM   #7
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mirrors

Thanks for the response. I do like the slip on style. I emailed the company to see if they will fit on my Tacoma stock mirrors.
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I have a 2013 Tacoma and X17Z. At his time I don't have towing mirrors and have made at least 10 trips without them. Although I don't find it ultimately necessary to have them it would make backing the trailer in some instances much easier. You have a couple options for the Tacoma, you can get a set of clip on mirrors being the cheap route to go or purchase a set of bolt on replacements that are quite expensive. Here are some links for the mirrors, and I did a lot of research previously on this subject and these are basically the only decent options out there.

http://www.amazon.com/Fit-System-389...pr_product_top

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gro...g-mirrors.html
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Thanks for the response. I do like the slip on style. I emailed the company to see if they will fit on my Tacoma stock mirrors.
If they have slip on style for your Tacoma, check Amazon. I just bought them for my Sierra, they were $45 for the pair.
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If they have slip on style for your Tacoma, check Amazon. I just bought them for my Sierra, they were $45 for the pair.
If you have a TRD Sport Tacoma these will almost certainly scratch the paint on the mirrors when being taken on and off.
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