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Old 10-26-2010, 10:46 PM   #29
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Gina, what are you towing now, and are you towing it with the Jeep Liberty? What can you see with the extra mirrors that you could not see without them?
Karalyn, did you check out the photos that John H. posted on the first page of this thread? If you click on them and make them bigger, you can get a pretty good feel for what they do. I am thinking it is a good idea to use mirrors like these. Of course, some people don't use their mirrors (or their eyes, for that matter) out on the road . Of course, nobody on this forum is a bad driver, right?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:15 AM   #30
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McKesh towing mirrors were the answer for my problem. The 8' wide Bigfoot behind our Toyota Sienna minivan required something better than strap-on extensions. I could not be happier.

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Old 10-29-2010, 11:21 AM   #31
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Our mirrors on our Tundra are fine you just have to make sure the person you are passing is really tiny when you pull in.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:12 PM   #32
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Just bought a pair of the CIPA strap-on extension mirrors from Camping World. I tried them on, but haven't towed with them yet. They are easy to put on... I'm hoping they hold steady on the highway!
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:48 PM   #33
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Just bought a pair of the CIPA strap-on extension mirrors from Camping World. I tried them on, but haven't towed with them yet. They are easy to put on... I'm hoping they hold steady on the highway!
Keep your receipt. If they are like mine I could get them tight enough to stop the excessive vibration. I lost my receipt so they've been gathering dust in the shop for 2 years.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:03 AM   #34
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Just bought a pair of the CIPA strap-on extension mirrors from Camping World. I tried them on, but haven't towed with them yet. They are easy to put on... I'm hoping they hold steady on the highway!
Jesse,

Which model (PN) did you get?

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Old 11-01-2010, 10:21 AM   #35
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Oops, looks like it is not CIPA brand. I was looking at quite a few, and that name stuck with me for some reason. It is Camping World item #25855.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:33 AM   #36
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I am really close to buying those CIPA mirrors... just two problems: 1) nobody close to me sells them. I was planning a trip to Camping World, anyway... so no big deal. 2) My car has turn signals on the mirrors, and I hate to block them.
They are what I have as well and they will not block your turn signals on the mirrors. Pretty sure I picked mine up at Wally World.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:21 PM   #37
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They are what I have as well and they will not block your turn signals on the mirrors. Pretty sure I picked mine up at Wally World.
They do block anyone beside and slightly back from seeing my turn signals. I am not as worried about merging into someone's lane, but rather about someone not knowing that I want to change lanes (and hopefully make room for me).
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:17 PM   #38
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Adjust vehicle mirrors to clearly see traffic approaching from behind or use extension mirrors or backup camera set on to view while driving if necessary. "trailer is 8' wide so use wireless camera system"
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:25 PM   #39
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Trailer towing requirements: as per mto
-1,360 kg or 3,000lb or 50% of vehicle weight needs brakes with breakaway switch
-safety chains with clips capable of retaining trailer
-load-equalizing hitch maybe needed, trailer and vehicle must be level and hitch must handle min of 10% of load on hitch
-Adjust vehicle mirrors to clearly see traffic approaching from behind. Can use extension mirrors if necessary or rear camera
-vehicle cargo weight, plus tow weight max equals total without trans cooler or tow kit.
-class 3 500 / 5000lb or less depending on setup “equalizing hitch shares load front and back”
-class 1 200 / 2000lb
-8' 6" width max trailer width
-st 225 / 75r15 60psi proper 17’ boler tires
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:17 AM   #40
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Oops, looks like it is not CIPA brand. I was looking at quite a few, and that name stuck with me for some reason. It is Camping World item #25855.
I used these extension mirrors for the first time over the Thanksgiving holiday. They worked pretty well. As expected, they shake a bit at speed, but they are still useful. I can see quite a bit further back than with my car's stock mirrors. I found it most helpful to adjust the extension mirrors to see straight back, and the car's mirrors to see further out to the sides.

I recommend them.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:51 AM   #41
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Our new trailer is wider and taller so we purchased a wireless backup camera to add to trailer for backing up and have also purchased door mount strap on extension mirrors from RV dealer; one RV dealer said we did not need mirrors, 2 others said mandatory. I went to MTO web site for advice on mirrors.
"Vehicle mirrors adjusted to clearly see traffic approaching from behind. Use extension mirrors if necessary."
This Quote is stated on the MTO web site.
Have not used them yet, thanks mcbrew will try your setup for mirror adjustment
P.S. was wrong on original Boler tire size it was st205r14 / 75r14 not 15" as on trailer now.
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