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Old 08-27-2013, 05:33 PM   #11
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I just put the AERO 2 mirrors on my Jeep Grand Cherokee. When I was towing the 19 I almost needed the extra mirrors, now when I pick up the 21 I will need them. I cut 4" off the rod so they will sit just out side the originals and I can still extend them another 3 or 4" if needed. I only drove a few miles at 50mph or less, but I think they will work well and and not damage my paint. I've already threw the original packing away, they better work. I bought them through Amazon, $92.00 total.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:11 PM   #12
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I've been using them for a couple of years on my RAV4 & 17', and found them the best of all I've tried.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #13
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After using the Grand Aero mirrors from Costco for past couple months, I find they are very easy to attach or remove, takes about 1min per side. Sometimes I worry that they may be too easy for someone to steal, so if I am in spot for more than a day or two, I may remove them. They do vibrate a bit on the highway, but not enough to seriously impede your rear view. They have greatly improved the field of vision when I tow with my FJ. For me they were a worthwhile purchase.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:58 PM   #14
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Towing mirrors, something I'll have to look into, no pun intended...
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #15
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I used the Tow-N-See mirrors until replacing them with Aero.
Tow-N-See uses a suction cup to attach to factory mirror. Advantage of the Aero is that they attach to the mirror housing, so they don't block any of the factory mirror. So, I can adjust each independent of the other to cover a larger field of view.
There is some vibration and if anybody figures out how to reduce that, please post.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #16
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I too have a bit of vibration with my Aero mirrors at high speed, but not enough that I can't see with them. When my wife holds the the mirror housing with her hand, it eliminates it, so the issue seems to be with that, and not the mirror. Seeing they are made mostly of plastic, I doubt much can be done.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #17
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I purchased the Aero mirrors for our Highlander and 19 but haven't used them yet. Towed a couple of times without and seem to do OK; however, I do think they will improve rear visibility. I used to be good backing up my boat which was a little longer but narrower but the trailer blocks my rear view more and I think the mirrors will help with backing up.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:55 PM   #18
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It's not just backing. Law requires that you be able to see a certain distance behind the trailer. ( I don't remember the specifics, but, I can see some with the RAV mirrors, but I can see much further with the Aero ).
If you need to pull into the left lane to pass, you need to ensure nobody is coming up on you fast, and you need to see when you can safely return to the right lane.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #19
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Grand Aero. YES. Don't waste money on anything else that is bound to join our used collection at the landfill.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #20
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I've been waiting for someone to post that they installed such-and-such brand mirrors a few years ago, and have never looked back.

Seriously, thanks for the good discussion. I'll get the Milenco Grand Aeros from Costco.
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