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Old 04-14-2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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I'm searching for a decent pair of tow mirrors. I was looking at the Tow-N-See mirrors. http://www.tow-n-see.com/

I also saw the McKesh mirror http://www.hensleymfg.com/mckeshmirrors.html
and wondered how that was.

Does anybody have experience with these? Is there something better without spending huge money? Plus, I need fast shipping.

Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:11 PM   #2
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The McKesh mirrors are better IMO than the tow-n-see in that they have a larger mirror area PLUS the convex mirror option. (I have both of them. Don't ask .) The tow-n-see can be ordered with either flat - or - convex mirrors and are not bad but don't have the features of McKesh.

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Old 04-14-2006, 06:18 PM   #3
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After using several brands of tow mirrors over the years, my Mckesh mirrors have served me well.
$15 at a thrift shop.
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:34 PM   #4
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I also have a set of McKesh mirrors. I think they are the best. I've tried the slide on type and I don't like those.

What type of vehicle are you going to use them on?


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Old 04-14-2006, 06:51 PM   #5
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They are going on an Escalade. I want something that goes on easy and comes off easy without scratching the paint finish.
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:57 PM   #6
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Quote:
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I'm searching for a decent pair of tow mirrors. I was looking at the Tow-N-See mirrors. http://www.tow-n-see.com/

I also saw the McKesh mirror http://www.hensleymfg.com/mckeshmirrors.html
and wondered how that was.

Does anybody have experience with these? Is there something better without spending huge money? Plus, I need fast shipping.

Thanks.
I have a set of these.
http://www.oraproducts.com.au/clip_on.html
Love em!
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:12 PM   #7
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Here's another vote for the McKesh mirrors.
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:55 PM   #8
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Tow Mirrors

Another vote for McKesh Mirrors!

I have two sets, both with convex spot mirrors mounted on each side. The set that I use on my Cadillac Eldorado convertible are at least 25 years old, and are still perform as well as the set that is just a year or two older than my Suburban. After trying at least two other brands of clamp-on fender mirrors as well as two varieties of the "CIPA" type clip/strap-on mirror, McKesh is the only mirror that I would consider should I need a new set. Much like ZipDee awnings, it is possible to get replacement/repair parts at very reasonable cost even for McKesh mirrors that are decades old. I recently replaced the webbing and pads on both sets of my mirrors for less than $50.00 for all four mirrors.

One of the reasons that I have two sets is that the older set is chrome plated and seems to look more at home on my 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible than the later model mirrors that are a flat black/charcoal gray finish. I have had no problems with finish damage from either set of my McKesh mirrors -- some compression of the window gaskets is present immediately after removing the mirrors, but they spring back very quickly particularly in warm weather.

Good luck with your decision!

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Old 04-14-2006, 09:01 PM   #9
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More McKesh votes. We have been using them for years as do most of the people we know. Some bought clones at first to save a couple of bucks but eventually realized the error of their ways. Mine were both acquired at swap meets, $10 and $15 per pair and had another set I had to go all the way to $20 that I resold to a friend in need for the same money.

Over the years we'd tried a lot of other types of mirrors and nothing compared to the McKesh once we put them on. And they fit anything.

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Old 04-14-2006, 09:10 PM   #10
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I use these "slide-on" jobs...



They really do the job well and are SO easy to install and remove I can do both sides in about 30 seconds. Personally I can't imagine myself messing around with more elaborate towing mirrors that don't really seem to offer much more in terms of function.

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Ok. I'll be the non-McKesh party pooper. I was more interested in a permanent solution. I discovered the Schefenacker site, and ordered a pair:

http://www.tttmirror.com/

They aren't cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but they give you a fantastic view of the trailer while towing, add side turn signals and running lights for better safety, and do not vibrate or come loose in any way. All of the stock vehicle mirror features are maintained, such as mirror heat, remote adjust, etc.

When you're driving without towing, you push them back in, and they look as if the factory might have installed them originally. That's possible because Shefenacker supplies OEM mirrors to the big car companies.

I installed mine myself. Took maybe two or three hours, but that was because I tend to be pretty careful with electrical things in vehicles.

Anyway, I know this will be an unpopular suggestion, but I wouldn't go back to anything else after having these for a year of full-timing.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:31 PM   #12
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Thanks Bill!

Looks like McKesh it is. Silvertwinky hooked me up! Thanks Bill.
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:31 AM   #13
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Hi--I've used the slide on mirrors as shown in T Man's great photos above, on both pre and post 2000 model Suburbans with great success towing my 27' Overlander. Once adjusted, I don't even have to readjust after remounting. Easy on, easy off, and I store them in the box they came in, when not in use.--Frank S
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My Vote McKesh

I just ordered the mirror set with concave.Should last me a life time.
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