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Old 03-31-2018, 08:57 PM   #1
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Are tow mirrors necessary for a 5.0TA

We are leaving in about a week to pick up our 5.0 TA. We will be towing it with a 2017 GMC Canyon short bed. Do folks think tow mirrors are a necessity? Seems like other than ordering the Clearview (likely not an option at this point), universal clip/strap on ones are the only option. Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:03 PM   #2
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We are leaving in about a week to pick up our 5.0 TA. We will be towing it with a 2017 GMC Canyon short bed. Do folks think tow mirrors are a necessity? Seems like other than ordering the Clearview (likely not an option at this point), universal clip/strap on ones are the only option. Thanks.
Yes, if you want to have a reasonable view of what is behind you.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:20 PM   #3
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We are leaving in about a week to pick up our 5.0 TA. We will be towing it with a 2017 GMC Canyon short bed. Do folks think tow mirrors are a necessity? Seems like other than ordering the Clearview (likely not an option at this point), universal clip/strap on ones are the only option. Thanks.
We got these for our 2016 GMC Canyon short bed towing a 21. Works fine. Been on the truck for about 9 months now.

https://www.amazon.com/Dometic-DM-29...milenco+mirror
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The 5.0TA and the 21 art wider than the 17 and the 19. While you may be OK without towing mirrors on the 17 or 19, you definitely want them for the 5.0TA or the 21.
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Can you measure the distance between the 2 mirrors? One would think they should be equal to or more then the Escapes 7'4" for effectively backing in to camp sites and having a proper view when under way.
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I have towing mirrors on my F-150 which already stick out further than a regular mirror, and will extend an additional 3". While I can see fairly well without them extended, and do drive like that in some situations, I still appreciate the much better rear view with them extended. If I had regular smallish mirrors I would add a set of towing mirrors.
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Thanks everyone - mirrors ordered.
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I have towing mirrors on my F-150 which already stick out further than a regular mirror, and will extend an additional 3". While I can see fairly well without them extended, and do drive like that in some situations, I still appreciate the much better rear view with them extended. If I had regular smallish mirrors I would add a set of towing mirrors.

Yep, yep. My sport (small) mirrors give me about 5" max clearance on either side of my full size pickup, but the clip ons might extend that out to 8" or so. The classic awning arms cut into that on the passenger side of course.
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Specs from new Clearview USA distributor. I was hoping that with the 2019 Colorado/Canyon body refresh there would finally be tow mirrors. Apparently, that may not be so these will be on my XMas list.
https://clearviewmirrorsusa.com/towi...rs/gmc-canyon/
The link even has a how to install video
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I have the Clearview mirrors and wouldn't be without them. Another upcoming option that looks like it might be equally good is from Boost Auto Parts, who are saying they will have tow mirrors for the Colorado/Canyon beginning sometime this summer. Boost already sells tow mirrors for the full-sized GM trucks.

https://boostautoparts.com/pages/col...on-tow-mirrors
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