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Old 04-04-2014, 09:26 AM   #15
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Ive heard that the power connection is behind the door panel. Im interested but cant do it right now. Want to order my maxx air fan to replace the fantastic fan.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:47 AM   #16
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Hey Alf, why do you have to remove the door panel? I checked my Haynes manual to see and while it tells you to do it it doesn't show why. Raz
Hi: P. Raz... The plug part of the plug and play is behind the door panel... so you must remove both panels from the door. The black one for the mirror mount 10mm. bolts and the grey one 2 10mm. bolts behind the armrest and 1 10mm. bolt behind the door handle escutcheon. It took us time to figure it out without any instructions or manual. In the pic. I am doing the plugging!!! Second mirror was easy!!!
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:48 AM   #17
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Hey Alf, why do you have to remove the door panel? I checked my Haynes manual to see and while it tells you to do it it doesn't show why. Raz
Raz, its my understanding is if the truck has power mirrors the panel has to come off as the harness for the power mirrors is behind the door panel, if no power mirrors then you don't need to take the panel off.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #18
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Some more info for those considering adding these mirrors: in other discussions with Alf, I learned that these mirrors add a few inches to the width of your vehicle. An additional 7" if I recall.

Given that I park my truck in the garage during the winter, that makes the extra width an issue for me. Not impossible, but definitely a challenge to get the truck in the garage with the mirrors extended. So I got these mirrors I'd be left with the options of being very careful and meticulous when I park, or opening my driver's window and folding the mirror every time, or parking out in the snow and ice. I'm still sitting on the fence as to whether I want to grab them or not.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:08 AM   #19
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Some more info for those considering adding these mirrors: in other discussions with Alf, I learned that these mirrors add a few inches to the width of your vehicle. An additional 7" if I recall.
Is that extra 7" when they are retracted or when they are fully extended?
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:06 AM   #20
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Sorry for the lack of clarity... The extra 7" is when the mirrors are neither folded nor extended. That is, when they're in the normal non-towing configuration.

And that's 7" total -- 3.5" each side.
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And that's 7" total -- 3.5" each side.
Thanks for the clarity!! got it.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:00 PM   #22
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bummer, not seeing anythign for little Ford Escapes. Just the larger suvs and trucks.
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:36 PM   #23
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I have a Nissan Frontier, do I need telescoping mirrors to pull a Casita? How far do the mirrors extend? Also, does it matter if you get the heated ones or not?
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I pull a 16' Scamp with no extended mirrors and don't find it a big problem. You would defiantly have more sight with the extended mirrors but thats pretty well the case with pretty well all vehicles.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:21 PM   #25
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Those mirrors look exactly like the mirror that were on my 2004 Nissan Titan. I drive a 2014 Nissan Frontier now. The mirrors worked great on my Titan, might have to buy a pair, mirrors.
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The best temporary add-on mirrors I've found are Milenco Grand Aero. They're sold in the US as JR Products.

Amazon.com: JR Products 2912 Grand Aero Towing Mirror - Pair: Automotive
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:31 PM   #27
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Just ordered a set of these 1AAuto Towing Mirrors for my Frontier. My 17' Casita measures only 4" less than the outside edges of the factory mirrors. That effectively left 2" mirrors to see behind the camper. With the additional 3" of width, these mirrors will give you 5" mirrors and then you can extend them for 3" more to get a better angle to see behind your camper. They also have a wide angle section at the bottom for better side vision.

This is just what I needed for my 3,200 mile adventure in September. I have towed over 1,500 miles with the factory mirrors with added blind spot mirrors, but felt my factory mirrors were just marginally acceptable. I had to be extremely careful when lane changing, taking my eyes off of the road ahead of me to check multiple blind spots. I'm sure the extra width and angle of these mirrors will result in safer lane changes with fewer blind spots.
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Just ordered a set of these 1AAuto Towing Mirrors for my Frontier. My 17' Casita measures only 4" less than the outside edges of the factory mirrors. That effectively left 2" mirrors to see behind the camper. With the additional 3" of width, these mirrors will give you 5" mirrors and then you can extend them for 3" more to get a better angle to see behind your camper. They also have a wide angle section at the bottom for better side vision.

This is just what I needed for my 3,200 mile adventure in September. I have towed over 1,500 miles with the factory mirrors with added blind spot mirrors, but felt my factory mirrors were just marginally acceptable. I had to be extremely careful when lane changing, taking my eyes off of the road ahead of me to check multiple blind spots. I'm sure the extra width and angle of these mirrors will result in safer lane changes with fewer blind spots.
Hi: Fun Sized... Let us know how the mirrors work for you. I can't remember what it was like with the OEM mirrors on the truck.
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