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Old 05-16-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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Extended towing mirrors

We'll be getting our 15' next January. Does anyone have any recommendations for clip-on extension mirrors. With the width of the trailer at 6' 8" I'm sure we're going to need them. Thanks in advance for any replys!

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Old 05-16-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

We towed our Casita (which was also 6'8" wide) with the standard mirrors on our Ford Ranger and had adequate visibility. If you do need them, do a bit of research before your purchase as some of the add-on mirrors are notorious for vibrating.

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Old 05-16-2010, 10:28 PM   #3
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

We have also pulled a 17' Casita and now a great 19' Escape with a Toyota Highlander and do not need any mirror extension.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:38 PM   #4
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

Here are the ones we use:

http://www.amazon.com/CIPA-11960-Uni...4063690&sr=8-1

If they are properly adjusted they don't vibrate, remove easily. They are a bit tricky to get properly adjusted for good vision, since they are clamped to the rounded body of the rear-view mirrors on your vehicle. You need to mark which one is for the left and which for the right side.

We are happy with them.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:17 PM   #5
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

After trying to go without extended mirrors for a while, I bought these clip-on towing mirrors. I do not love them - they are unattractive. But they are functional and give me much better awareness of what is going on around me. I will not tow without them.

The shock wave from passing oncoming trucks can blow my driver's-side mirror flat. Nasty surprise at first, but you get used to it. And drive a little closer to the shoulder.

I have seen them in many auto parts and hitch stores. Canadian tire stocks them, as does Camping World. Any parts store can get them in within a day.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:16 PM   #6
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

I have Tow 'N See mirrors. They attach to your factory mirrors via suction cups. They stay on even at high speed, unless the mirror was dirty or you didn't put them on properly.

http://www.tow-n-see.com/

I'm happy with how easy to install and remove and to store. They come in regular and convex. I have regular.

I like the extension because, although I can see past the trailer with my RAV4 mirror, I can't see as far back down the road. If somebody is overtaking you at speed, that can be an issue.

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Old 05-18-2010, 11:32 PM   #7
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

We just returned from our first trip of the year. We used, for the first time, extended towing mirrors purchased from Canadian Tire. Seem similar to the ones shown by Ron but ours have ratchets for easier tightening. We won't drive without them again.
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:50 AM   #8
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I have Tow 'N See mirrors. They attach to your factory mirrors via suction cups. They stay on even at high speed, unless the mirror was dirty or you didn't put them on properly.
http://www.tow-n-see.com/
I'm happy with how easy to install and remove and to store. They come in regular and convex. I have regular.
I like the extension because, although I can see past the trailer with my RAV4 mirror, I can't see as far back down the road. If somebody is overtaking you at speed, that can be an issue.
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Those are really neat, look great, and easy! Good find.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:02 AM   #9
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

Glenn, how heavy are they. My concern is the stress they would put on the adjusting mechanism on the vehicle mirror. It does not take much pressure to move them around on vehicles with electronic adjusting. One reviewer on Amazon claims they bounce around quite a bit, though vibration is a concern when mounting on lots of mirrors.

I really like how easily they mount.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:28 AM   #10
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Re: Extended towing mirrors

We use the clip on mirrors similar to Ron's. They are better than nothing but I am not a big fan of them & had been considering trying something else. The Tow 'N See mirror's simplicity is very appealing but I read the same reviews as Jim. Glad to hear that they are working well for Glenn. I might give them a try.
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