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Old 10-06-2013, 01:45 AM   #1
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Flip up towing mirrors

The stock mirrors on my '07 Tacoma were pretty tiny. Our Bigfoot is two feet wider than the old tin can trailer we had so we needed some kind of towing mirrors.

I found these on eBay. They were guaranteed to fit and plugged right into the power mirror plug. They are much bigger than the stock mirrors even when they are folded in, and folded out they give a really wide view.

Just had them installed today so I haven't towed with them yet. They are good so far. Much bigger, much wider field of view and a good parabolic mirror in the corner.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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They look nice, great idea on the flip up part. Could you post the Ebay link, perhaps they have other models?
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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Please post the Ebay Link . I am interested in adding towing mirrors on my PU but on my truck the mirrors are controlled by the trucks computer and to change the mirrors requires a reprogram . Maybe the mirrors you bought have found away around that problem
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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Wow, those of us that are buying or already own wider trailers are going to love looking at this thread.

I really need that eBay link
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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Hopefully this will work on the link. New tech attempt for me:


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Side View Power Mirrors Black Flip Up Tow Towing Pair Set for 05-13 Tacoma 1YR Warranty. Guaranteed Correct Part, Highest Quality

That didn't work... second try:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231015104599...84.m1439.l2649
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #6
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One note for Steve Dunham - for the Tacoma they have three types of mirrors that were supposed to exactly replace what type of stock mirror that you have. One is completely manual, one has power adjustments, and one has power adjustments, heat and a turn signal. They offer all three, but on the Tacoma all of them either just bolt in or bolt in and plug in.

Hopefully they've got a fix. That eBay merchant has over 200,000 sales so they seem to have the market figured out pretty well on aftermarket/upgrade parts.

Good luck.
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I did a search on the vendor's eBay store page for "towing mirrors" and a ton of them came up for every imaginable make and model. Here's a link directly to their eBay store front page with the search field:

items in auto parts 1A Auto aftermarket automotive part car and truck store on eBay!
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Thanks Joe,
That will make future searches easier for the seller, as the item page will expire in a while.
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Thanks Joe
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:38 AM   #10
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Do the mirrors fold as well as flip?
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It's weird - they have the joint in the plastic as if they would fold, but they don't. That would be a nice addition. They're pretty wide.
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I think the car and truck manufacturers should AUTOMATICALLY install these safer, wider mirrors on all vehicles when making them. Where is our government when needed to help the drivers safely see on the sides and rear of our cars/trucks??? This should be a no brainier for the car industry!!!!!
In the mean time, will check them out. Ca-ching for add ons.
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I think the car and truck manufacturers should AUTOMATICALLY install these safer, wider mirrors on all vehicles when making them. Where is our government when needed to help the drivers safely see on the sides and rear of our cars/trucks??? This should be a no brainier for the car industry!!!!!
In the mean time, will check them out. Ca-ching for add ons.
They are too busy in Washington, operating the government efficiently and with a balanced budget. ...... Anyone want to buy a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge?
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:25 AM   #14
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Hi Joe. I noticed that you had them installed. Is this required or can the buyer install them without too much trouble? About how much did it cost to have them installed?

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