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Old 02-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #41
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

We just got back from a test drive with one of the Aero towing mirrors on the passenger side of our car. We took video which we hope to post elsewhere. We got up to 65 mph to test the steadiness of the Aero mirror, and it looked quite good. We like the Aero mirrors more and more and no longer think we'll need to shorten the arms. With our Ford Flex, the Aero mirror sticks out 10" further than the car mirror does (measured on a line perpendicular to the window). That's better than we thought it would be.

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Old 02-16-2012, 07:15 PM   #42
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Thanks for answering your question!

No, I don't have towing mirrors yet. I know I need them but they just haven't made the top of the list of things to get. Based upon the conversations here, they just moved up several places on that list. I'm congenitally compelled to modify everything I have (hell, I even sanded the edges of my Kindle because I thought they were too rough), so I'm willing to saw the mirrors down if needed.

BTW, I doubt you would need a miter box to saw those rods, it should be very easy to saw them square by eye; in fact, I bet Reace has power things to shorten them, if needed.

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #43
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

Tried to purchase the Aero Towing mirrors by Milenco via Amazon.com - message stated could not ship to address in BC?? Noticed there was a rectangular mirror for $110.00 and the diamond shaped one for $91.00. Liked the shape of the rectangular one?? Any suggestions how/where else to purchase these mirrors. I have been using the strap on one from Canadian Tire - it is better than not having mirrors - but just.

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Old 03-24-2012, 08:26 PM   #44
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

We tried Amazon first without success.
We had success purchasing the Aero mirrors via E-bay. ($92 CDN all in)
Haven't tried them yet but they do look good.
Took 2-3 weeks for them to ship via mail.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #45
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

Should point out the mirrors came with 12 " arms.
Not the longer 22" version JR Products are promoting.
E-bay got them from Kenway Caravans in the United Kingdom.
Hopefully they will be perfect for the 19' Escape & Ford Flex.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:51 PM   #46
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I am glad i don't have to deal with towing mirrors. My big Tundra is wide enough I can see both sides of the 19.6 Escape.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #47
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

I purchased a set of the Aero mirrors (the larger rectangular ones) and am pleased with them.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:31 PM   #48
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

Have been researching towing mirrors for a while now - was surprised that Toyota didn't make tow mirrors for our Tacoma since towing ability is one of the main reasons people buy them. After reading numerous reviews on different sites, I also decided to go with the Grand Aero mirrors. A little pricey but since it's for safety, I can't complain. Will provide an honest review after a few road trips.

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:54 AM   #49
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

We had a Tow-n-See on one side and a CIPA on the other. The first time we used the Tow-n-See, it was not on tight and there was awful wind. We figured it was no good. The second time, I put it on very tightly and it worked great. In several days, it did not move while the CIPA gradually edged downward. The Tow-n-See did get blown out of whack by trucks passing some of the time but overall it was better to see with. I cocked it so as to give a wider view since it is tall and narrow.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #50
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

I purchased the aero mirrors as shown in post 35 for use on my Tacoma. Overall I am pleased with the way they work. But do note that they tend to shake and shake the truck's mirror as well but not an unreasonable amount. I am thinking about adding small round mirrors to the tip to help a little more in the blind spot. These mirrors do provide excellent vision behind the trailer.

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