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Old 07-15-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
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I used to pull my Trill with a GM minivan. With this I had extended rear view mirrors that slipped over my regular mirrors.
I am now driving a Volvo V70 wagon and cannot find any extended mirrors that fit in any way.

Anybody got any ideas?
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:51 PM   #2
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I used to pull my Trill with a GM minivan. With this I had extended rear view mirrors that slipped over my regular mirrors.
I am now driving a Volvo V70 wagon and cannot find any extended mirrors that fit in any way.

Anybody got any ideas?
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:58 PM   #3
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I use the clip ons and there are many types of them.

http://www.rvpartscenter.com/prodselect.as...142&CID=338


http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-mirr...p%20On%20Towing

http://www.amazon.com/Reese-Towpower-72787...r/dp/B0008FUH3M
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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I've tried that style but unfortunately the Volvo fender has a lining that won't allow the bottom hook to grab.
Thanks anyway.
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:19 PM   #5
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Check out CIPA here.
They have all kinds of towing mirrors.
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:51 PM   #6
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Wow!
Thanks Byron!
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:37 PM   #7
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I used to pull my Trill with a GM minivan. With this I had extended rear view mirrors that slipped over my regular mirrors.
I am now driving a Volvo V70 wagon and cannot find any extended mirrors that fit in any way.

Anybody got any ideas?
I have left and right Reese mirrors. I had to grind away a little part of part of the lower hooks so that my Tacoma power mirrors would not conflict. I tried the driver side first and it may be a little weaker to the wind, it is holding fast. Since they don't sell a passenger side, I turned the second one upside down and ground the plastic like the first one. If the straps are adjusted just right, they stay good in the wind at least for the last 1000 miles.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:43 PM   #8
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I've gone with a wireless remote rear camera. I'll have it hooked up before the weekend, it's really pretty simple. It is powered from the trailer lights when the truck is hooked on and you plug the receiver into your cigarette lighter and it sits on your dash. This should give me a full view of what is behind me while towing and more usefully..while backing up.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:35 PM   #9
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"I have left and right Reese mirrors. I had to grind away a little part"

I have a Taccoma and use the same mirror. They worked well to Texas and back (3500 miles) without any problem.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:27 AM   #10
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I used to pull my Trill with a GM minivan. With this I had extended rear view mirrors that slipped over my regular mirrors.
I am now driving a Volvo V70 wagon and cannot find any extended mirrors that fit in any way.

Anybody got any ideas?
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HMMMM though not fimiliar with the Volvo I would think that what I have may fit. I just got from an RV store a cheap set of mirrors that had 2 arms, top and bottom that adjusted to any conformation and att he end of the arms it had little tabs that hooked where auto mirror was and then it had 2 adjustable rubber straps that went around the back of auto mirror and hooked to top and bottom tabs to hold it tight to auto mirror.
They were inexpensive and they are on thier 2nd season with no signs of ware.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:08 AM   #11
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I got these when I couldnt find any to fit my Suzuki Grand Vitarga when I was pulling my 13..


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Old 07-16-2007, 08:18 AM   #12
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Ian,

Some folks like the McKesh towing mirrors, which are attached to the door by straps with a rachet mechanism. I bought CIPA Universal towing mirrors for my Jeep and found that the curved front surface didn't want to hold the adjustable feet well. I had to use bungie cords to make them stable.

The ones Gerry mentioned are worth a try. Spending more money on towing mirrors is not necessarily a good strategy, at least for the universal varieties.

Towing mirrors are one of the best arguments for buying a pickup truck to tow your trailer! Some of the best towing mirrors are only made for Ford or GM pickups. Good luck, hope you find something satisfactory.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:31 AM   #13
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I used to pull my Trill with a GM minivan. With this I had extended rear view mirrors that slipped over my regular mirrors.
I am now driving a Volvo V70 wagon and cannot find any extended mirrors that fit in any way.

Anybody got any ideas?
These will fit and are very good. (Top seller in the Netherlands)
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I purchased the only universal towing mirror I could find. Found it at Canadian Tire and it was $60. A little pricey in my opinion but of course I have left it until the last possible moment. Definately keeping the box incase it does not work out on my first trip (can always return unless it goes flying down the hwy
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