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Old 10-14-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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Toyota Tacoma and Towing Mirrors

My wife and I just ordered a 19'. We'll be towing with a 2014 Tacoma. Do you Tacoma owners find that factory mirrors are sufficient, or are after-market towing mirrors necessary? Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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Jeffrey, I have added after markets and feel like they really help. Were I to do it again, rather than buying the strap on ones I have, I would go with the replacement ones that have been mentioned in other threads. The two varieties of strap on ones I have tried always seem to want to move at lease some and sometimes cause wind noise.
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:56 PM   #3
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I liked having a left side extra mirror, but found the right side extra didn't really do much. The ones I used were the strap on variety, and needed periodic adjusting, especially after sitting out overnight and getting damp.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:03 PM   #4
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My wife and I just ordered a 19'. We'll be towing with a 2014 Tacoma. Do you Tacoma owners find that factory mirrors are sufficient, or are after-market towing mirrors necessary? Thanks.
Hi: Jeffrey King... I got my mirrors from 1A Auto : Aftermarket Auto Parts, Car Body Parts, Replacement & New Automobile and Truck Parts | Buy Discount Car & Auto Parts Online I tow with a Nissan Frontier but the mirrors are avail. brand specific. Alf
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:13 PM   #5
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I do find the mirror extension useful. Like Santacruzer the driver side was very helpful and the passenger side not so much although I do still use one. Without a mirror it's very difficult to see tailgaters behind the trailer. I tried strap ons for a season but they kept shifting. I changed to a suction cup Tow n See brand. I was very skeptical but they work pretty well. They have fallen off a couple times but the safety cord works and I don't lose any on the road. On our last 5300 mile trip one fell off on a bumpy dirt road.
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I replaced my Tow 'n' See mirrors with Milenco Grand Aero ( which are twice as expensive ). Disadvantage of Tow 'n' See is that the suction cup blocks a portion of the factory mirror. The Grand Aero fastens to the mirror housing so it doesn't block the factory mirror and added advantage is that the factory mirror and the Grand Aero can be adjusted independently.

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I understand you can get them at Costco.
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:36 PM   #7
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I replaced my Tow 'n' See mirrors with Milenco Grand Aero ( which are twice as expensive ). Disadvantage of Tow 'n' See is that the suction cup blocks a portion of the factory mirror. The Grand Aero fastens to the mirror housing so it doesn't block the factory mirror and added advantage is that the factory mirror and the Grand Aero can be adjusted independently.

Milenco Grand Aero Towing Mirror | Milenco Limited | Caravan Products | Caravan Security | UK

I understand you can get them at Costco.
I got the smaller ones:Amazon.com: JR Products 2899 Aero 2 Towing Mirror - Pair: Automotive.
I find them very helpful, and at times the right one comes in handy, so I use them both. I haven't seen them at my Costco.
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I have a set of the Pro EFX mirrors and really like them. Great visibility, plus you can get them with integrated turn signals and heat.
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I have a set of the Pro EFX mirrors and really like them. Great visibility, plus you can get them with integrated turn signals and heat.
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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Alf, like I said, if I hadn't already spent the money on the clamp on ones I would go with ones like yours.
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