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Old 08-16-2015, 12:52 AM   #51
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Is the passenger side mirror flat? Mirrors on the far side from the driver are usually convex, so you see more, but everything looks smaller (and further away) than it really is.
Stock mirrors are driver's side flat, passenger side convex. Aero's are both convex, same degree of "convexity" on each (can be swapped side-to-side), but degree of Aero convexity is less than degree of stock mirror convexity.

On driver's side, Aero extends field of view approx 60% (subjective guesstimate) over stock mirror, but on passenger side, only about 20% over stock -- probably because of the differing degrees of convexity between stock & Aero.

To put it somewhat differently, with the Aero's I can SEE vehicles way closer behind me on driver's side than on passenger side - regardless of how close they APPEAR in the mirror. The passenger side has a much larger blind spot, with or without the Aero's.
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:24 AM   #52
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My Grand Aero mirrors are both flat. No distortion. Depends what you order.
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:14 AM   #53
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I ordered and got the Aero 2 mirrors. Mine came from Amazon without any instructions. Had to look on the box picture to try and figure out how to place them. Not sure if I got them right but in the end decided I didn't need them for the cargo trailer I was towing anyway. Saving them for when my 17A is ready.


Did you get instructions with yours? The curved bar is a bit confusing.


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Old 08-16-2015, 02:31 AM   #54
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I feel like I see pretty well with my normal mirrors I have a 17 so with the wider trailers it might be needed. My issue is the blind spot I was thinking I should get the mirrors to help with the blind spot but reading above it sounds like it doesn't help?
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:41 AM   #55
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The Cargo trailer I was towing from Tacoma, WA to Skagway, AK was only 6'+ wide but tall
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:45 PM   #56
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The new, stock towing mirrors from GM are excellent - no problem seeing everything when changing lanes. Maybe GM has an option that would work for your truck.
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I ordered and got the Aero 2 mirrors. Mine came from Amazon without any instructions.

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Old 08-16-2015, 02:46 PM   #58
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The new, stock towing mirrors from GM are excellent - no problem seeing everything when changing lanes. Maybe GM has an option that would work for your truck.
I ordered the large extendable camper mirrors when I ordered the new GMC tow, but the biggest disappointment was that the lower part of the mirror is not convex. Ford's mirrors are convex and totally cover any blind spot along side of you. They have aftermarket mirrors just like mine but GM doesn't recommend them because there is extra bracing in the door with the factory ones. Loren
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