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Old 10-14-2014, 11:08 PM   #21
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Co-pilot worked today for us, and at a scarce moment for pullover.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:03 AM   #22
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Nothing irks me more than a passenger leaning forward to look out the passenger side mirror, leaving me to look at the back of their head and to wonder what if anything is going on inside it.
I'm driving. You are passengering.
Though there are other things that irk me more, I wholeheartedly agree that the passenger should be keeping their head out of my view of the mirror. Not only is it inconvenient, it can be quite unsafe if you need to see from there.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:49 AM   #23
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Hi: ATHiker... My mirrors are powered, heated, and extendable. That was the way the OEM ones were. We replaced the small car like frontier mirrors in anticipation of a wider trailer. Sure glad I did. Not a bad deal at $239. free shipping and no tx. either. DIY installation w/ lots of helpers!!! Alf
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Escape Artist, Unfortunately for those of us with Tacoma's, heat is not an OEM option. But you are correct, these after market mirrors are great options. For me, the OEM mirrors on the Tacoma are really small. I much prefer the larger size.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:55 AM   #24
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Bingo - I bought the Grand Aero mirrors based on rave reviews on this and other RV sites. I couldn't be happier. They never moved a bit, even on the forest service roads and I find with my 2013 Tacoma and 17B trailer they really make a huge difference, both in seeing what's down the road and in backing up. I bought them at Costco Canada - pricey, but well worth it in my opinion:

http://www.costco.ca/Grand-Aero-Towi...100033995.html
We ordered from Costco Online also, however, purchased both the tear-drop and the more square type since we weren't sure which one we would use. We ended up keeping the square shaped ones and Costco happily let us return the tear-drop ones.

We had one issue near the end of Our First Trip when we camped at Derby Reach. We unscrewed and took off the mirrors for running around town. In so doing, we didn't tighten the adjustable clamps which sit on the truck mirrors, and lost one of the screws. (One of the screws that hold the Milenco mirror onto it's clamp which sits on the tow vehicle's mirror). Luckily this was at the end of our trip since we had no passanger side Milenco mirror for towing the trailer back to store at Escape Industries.

We ordered a replacement clamp through EBay from Vanplus Leisure Ltd in England. The clamp took about a week to get here and cost 11.94 Pounds (around 25.00 Canadian). Very positive experience for us with Vanplus Leisure!

In the future we will remember to tighten the screws on the clamp if we take the Milenco mirrors off for any reason but leave the clamps on the tow vehicle (to prevent theft of the mirrors which can be taken off in a nano second).

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Old 10-15-2014, 12:16 PM   #25
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I unscrew the clamps at the mirror housing and remove the whole thing. I'm not quite sure, but it appears that you are just removing the rod and mirror?
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:33 PM   #26
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I unscrew the clamps at the mirror housing and remove the whole thing.
Same here, but really never considered otherwise. I take them off when the trailer is uncoupled from the car.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:40 PM   #27
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I unscrew the clamps at the mirror housing and remove the whole thing. I'm not quite sure, but it appears that you are just removing the rod and mirror?
I also do the same. A great thing about taking the whole mirror off is that it goes on nearly exactly the same as it was before it was taken off, with minimal adjustment required. Makes it very easily to get going again without having to spend any significant time adjusting the mirrors.
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Nothing irks me more than a passenger leaning forward to look out the passenger side mirror, leaving me to look at the back of their head and to wonder what if anything is going on inside it.
I'm driving. You are passengering.
Unless the passenger is my wife. It is officially illegal for me to be irked by her.
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:18 PM   #29
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Unless the passenger is my wife. It is officially illegal for me to be irked by her.
If you are capable of that, you should write a book..... just sayin'.
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On taking off just the mirror / rod and leaving the brackets.

My thought was taking the brackets on and off a lot could eventually mark up the TV mirror housing. But we will be rethinking this in the future.
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