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Old 02-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #31
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

I'm still happy with my Tow-N-See mirrors, even if the name is dumb.

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #32
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Hi: Jim Bennett... Try some Lepages "No More Nails" tape. you can cut it to shape...peel and stick. Make sure things line up as there's no second chance. Our full length mirror has been stuck to the bathroom door of "Our Escape Hatch" since 2008. Alf
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #33
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Alf, are both sides sticky? I don't want to permanently attach it to my car mirror.

I wonder if the company would send me more of the little pads, I should try them.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:34 AM   #34
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Hi: Jim Bennett...This could be a very sticky solution. Yes No More Nails is sticky on both sides!!! Alf
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:57 AM   #35
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We just ordered towing mirrors that I haven't seen before on this forum--Aero 2 Towing Mirrors by Milenco.
Our Milenco towing mirrors have arrived, but we won't be towing with them for a few months yet. They look well-engineered and well-made, and we really like the clamping system.

Here is a big CAUTION, however:

The genuine "standard" Aero 2, as sold in Europe, has an arm length of 31 cm., and that's what we thought we were buying.

In the U.S. and Canada, however, there is only one distributor, JR Products, and they sell only the Aero 2 XXL, which has an extra-long arm length of 41 cm. Yet, they are selling the Aero 2 XXL under the name Aero 2 on Amazon.com.

Just wanted you Escapees to be aware so you know what you're getting if you order on this side of the Atlantic. If you want really long arms, you'll be happy. If you want short arms, well........

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Old 02-15-2012, 03:56 PM   #36
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See our customer images of the Aero towing mirrors on a Ford Flex at http://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-AE...9338051&sr=8-1
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #37
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I posted this question on the Amazon site, before I realized it was your customer comments, so I'll repeat myself; Is it possible to saw a bit off the mounting arms in order to move them in closer to the regular mirrors?

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Old 02-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #38
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I posted this question on the Amazon site, before I realized it was your customer comments, so I'll repeat myself; Is it possible to saw a bit off the mounting arms in order to move them in closer to the regular mirrors?

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Hi Dave,

I'll repeat my answer here for the interest of the Escape forum-- JR Products says that this is possible, and at first recommended it as one possible solution. They later retracted that recommendation. In communicating with them about this we learned also that the arm is powder coated tube steel. JR said, "If you cut it (with a hacksaw) you will need to make sure you use a rust proof paint on the exposed end before you put the rubber plug back on again." I pass this on in case anybody else needs this information.

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Old 02-15-2012, 06:42 PM   #39
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Thank you. I'm good friends with Rust-o-Leum...so it should be pretty easy.

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Thank you. I'm good friends with Rust-o-Leum...so it should be pretty easy.

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So, Dave, I take it you are getting/have gotten the Aero towing mirrors and plan to slice some length off of the arms? Oh, I hope so! We would love to hear how that goes.

We've never owned towing mirrors before, but we've roughly figured that the outside point of the tear-drop will be 15" wider than the Escape 19 on each side. To us that seems like a lot. Do you have an opinion on that?

Since we don't have our Escape yet, there's no way we can test the set-up. Our latest thought is to take the hacksaw and miter box up to Chilliwack, and if we still want shorter arms after we pick up the Escape 19, we can saw them off in some beautiful national park while camping! We'll be traveling for nearly a month before we get back home, so that would make for a lot of miles with mirror arms that are too long.

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