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Old 12-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #15
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We use the Aero 2 mirrors by Milenco. I really like how they mount to the stock mirrors without straps.

+1 for the Aero 2 Milencos. Easy on, easy off and really improve visibility.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:33 PM   #16
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My wife was very surprised the first time she drove with the Aero 2 mirrors at how much the visibility improved. Yes, we are very happy campers with these mirrors. The easy on and off are another big plus for them.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:15 AM   #17
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This may apply to only a few - or no - folks but having learned something I thought I would pass it along -

After unsuccessfully trying to find OEM towing mirrors for my '06 Chevy Silverado HD I've ordered after-market mirrors from etrailer.com

<< http://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Towing-Mirrors/Chevrolet/Silverado/2006/KS62075-76GE.html?vehicleid=2006300792 >>

How did we get here?

It turns out that when I bought my truck "gently used" the truck arrived with standard mirrors. I knew they would need to be replaced with towing mirrors but the rest was too good to pass up. On an unrelated project I asked my dealer to print the spec sheet for my VIN's build. The build sheet showed that my truck was built with factory accessory towing mirrors. Eh?

Then it got interesting. After shopping a variety of highly-rated after-market providers I thought to try the factory accessory for a price comparison. Although I expected the factory accessory to be much more expensive than the after-market choices it was priced from the dealer for less than similar aftermarket mirrors. Not by a lot, but let's say a low-budget dinner for two, hold the wine. Eh?

So I ordered the factory mirror by the part number my dealer pulled. It turns out that the factory accessory part number was for the '07 Silverado - - - and it didn't fit. Not only did the form not fit the truck but the plugs were different. Eh?

It turns out that, according the the parts fellas here, the factory mirror was too heavy and "they were falling off" the '06 model trucks. As a result, according to them, GM stopped making and selling the heated and adjustable accessory mirror for the '06 Silverado, although the unheated and unadjustable mirror is in stock and available from GM. That's a non-starter for us. Sheesh!

As I wrote there were a number of very attractive mirrors on the after-market. I ordered the mirror above as I did not wish to have a power extension feature. I did want electrically adjustable mirrors with manual extension, retraction and folding.

After we install and test the mirrors we'll post a comment.
gsmithii,

Bought our 06 Burb used in 07, GM program vehicle, 11k on the clock.

The build sheet showed the optional DPN-OSRV,(manual) retractable camper style power mirrors w/turn sig and heat, it had the standard LT trim mirrors installed.

Chevy installed the trailer mirrors under warranty, all necessary wiring was there, no up-grade to wiring or plugs was needed.


I know of no "mirror falling off" recall, as far as I know ALL mirrors are installed with three 10mm studs and nuts. Very secure.

You could PM dznfog he may be able to supply more current Info.

Disclaimer....I worked at the Chevy Store at the time.

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:18 AM   #18
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No recalls in 06 or 07 and no service bulletins concerning the assemblies falling off. Nor did I hear of any. But there was a service bulletin concerning the glass adhesion in a small number of 2006 vehicles. It was caught early and resolved. This is the MANUAL extended and adjusted mirror....not the electric one.

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2006 Chevrolet K Silverado - 4WD | Sierra, Silverado VIN C/K Service Manual | Document ID: 1758070
#06-08-64-006: Wide Load Outside Rear View Mirror (RPO DPN) Glass Cracked, Broken or Fell Out of Mirror Housing (Replace Mirror Glass) - (Feb 1, 2006)

Subject:Wide Load Outside Rear View Mirror (RPO DPN) Glass Cracked, Broken or Fell Out of Mirror Housing (Replace Mirror Glass)

Models:2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban
2006 GMC Sierra, Yukon XL
with Wide Load (Trailer) Outside Rearview Mirror with Lower Convex Glass (RPO DPN)

Condition


Some customers may comment that either (or both) the upper or lower glass in the outside rearview camper mirror (RPO DPN) has cracked, broken or fell out of the mirror housing.
Correction


Do NOT replace the entire mirror assembly.
Replace only the mirror glass, using the parts listed in the Parts Information section. Refer to Service Procedure in this bulletin for upper and lower glass replacement procedures.
Service Procedure


Upper Glass Replacement


Caution The entire glass surface must be taped to prevent personal injury.
1. Tape the entire glass in order to prevent injury.

2. Tilt the upper glass down.
3. Tilt the lower glass down.
4. Using a sturdy putty knife or similar tool at the bottom of the upper mirror, pry the upper glass toward the top of the housing until the glass backing plate disconnects from the housing.
5. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
6. Dispose of the old glass assembly.
7. Attach the electrical connectors to the new glass assembly.
8. Align the spring fingers of the new upper glass assembly to the ramps at the sides and bottom of the housing.
9. Position the glass assembly at the top of the housing opening and slide down to engage the locking tabs.
Lower Glass Replacement


Caution The entire glass surface must be taped to prevent personal injury.
1. Tape the entire glass in order to prevent injury.

2. Break the glass and remove at center for access to the attaching screw.
3. Remove the screw and dispose of the glass, backing plate and star washer.
4. Align the new backing plate, star washer and screw to the attaching hole.
Important: The star washer must be centered.
5. Tighten the attaching screw.
Tighten
Tighten the attaching screw to 10 Nm (89 lb in).

6. Clean the glass backing plate attaching surface with alcohol.
7. Remove the protective paper from the adhesive strip on the glass.
8. Align the glass to the backing plate and press into place to secure.
Parts Information




Part Number



Description



19120895


LH Upper Reflective Flat Glass with backing plate


19120896


RH Upper Reflective Flat Glass with backing plate


19120897


LH Lower Reflective Convex Glass with backing plate


19120898


RH Lower Reflective Convex Glass with backing plate


19120899


Motor / Actuator


19120900


GASKET, O/S RR VIEW MIR RH


19120901


GASKET, O/S RR VIEW MIR LH

Warranty Information


For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:


Labor Operation



Description



Labor Time



B4150


Glass, Outside Rear View Mirror - Right – Replace


Use published labor operation time.


B4151


Glass, Outside Rear View Mirror - Left – Replace

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #19
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Thanks!

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thanks for the great info. I knew if I threw that stick in the pond something useful might jump up. Isn't it interesting how there is always something . . .
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:40 AM   #20
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We use the Aero 2 attached to my power mirrors on a 07 Burb. I would rate them about a B. The positives are very easy on and off, and light weight, and low cost. The negatives are twofold. First, the horizontal thumb screws have to be really tight or the mirror will begin to sag out of alignment after awhile. Second, there is a bit of "jiggle" compared to the mounted car mirror.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:33 AM   #21
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Keep in mind that one needs a set of mirrors to do the following:

1] Provide good sight lines along the TT. What is behind us. Distance.

2] Also give information about what is next to us. Wide field-of-view.

These two are vital.

IOW, [1] the standard mirror, and, [2] the convex spot. The latter must be of sufficient size. Three inches, round, is about worthless, IMO. 4-5" is better and larger than that better yet.

I don't find mirror extensions to be worthwhile given the problems to be solved in a near instant.


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Old 12-16-2012, 12:07 PM   #22
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Rednax' makes a good point.

I tried clip on mirrors (rubber straps actually) years ago and found them lacking. The image was blurry because they vibrated and I had to look in the mirror longer to figure out what I saw—every second with your eyes off the road is not good.

The cheap mirrors I had bought in '02 just had one mirror, so they did little to tell me what was next to me. I know there are better aftermarket mirrors, but I think they, like Rednax says, have to have 2 mirrors and not vibrate. I don't see how anything not screwed to the truck will not vibrate and eventually loosen. I love the lower, rectangular mirror on our Tundra to see alongside the truck—it helps when we're not towing too.

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Old 12-16-2012, 01:30 PM   #23
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While it's a bit of an old thread, I'll add my two cents.

I started towing with what were recommended by many as the best add-on mirrors. These were the McKesh towing mirrors. I added spot mirrors on both sides (highly recommended if you go with these mirrors).

These units are easy on / easy off and provide good visibility.

On my new Ford F150 TV, I installed the factory tow mirrors rather than keep with the Mckesh mirrors for a number of reasons:

1. Safety. Because the Mckesh mirrors are not on the vehicle all the time, I found it would get slightly confusing as to which mirrors to look at. This is not a problem in normal driving - but at a time when a quick decision is required, I don't want to be looking at the wrong mirror.

2. Adjustability. One can get the mirrors set up with enough manual adjustment. But because they stick out so far, it is inevitable that somebody is going to hit one and knock it out of alignment. It then takes time to get everything all adjusted again.

3. Visibility out the passenger side mirror. Because the mirrors are identical on both sides, the view out of the passenger mirrors is limited. The factory mirrors like all permanent mirrors have a wider field of view on the passenger side because you view it from further away as compared with the driver mirror.

4. Shake. While the view from the Mckesh mirrors were ok with respect to stability - the OEM mirrors are significantly better.

I'm much happier with the OEM mirrors. I feel they represent a significant improvement in safety over the add-ons.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:11 AM   #24
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Good so far

"After unsuccessfully trying to find OEM towing mirrors for my '06 Chevy Silverado HD I've ordered after-market mirrors from etrailer.com

<< http://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Towing-Mirrors/Chevrolet/Silverado/2006/KS62075-76GE.html?vehicleid=2006300792 >>

After we install and test the mirrors we'll post a comment."

We had our first experience with these mirrors when we brought the trailer home from storage for our forthcoming trip. Over a short distance although in city traffic they were great..

Key points were extended view behind the trailer - not a lot more but anything toward Virginia's requirement of two-hundreed feet is welcome.

The blind spot mirrors on both sides are a great improvement. Now I can really see my blind spot and clear it. In traffic as we all have experienced it seems there is always a (fellow citizen - arrgh!) who lives in the blind spot.

The unexpected benefit was that in making turns I could easily see the trailer wheels in the blind spot mirrors. There have been times in close quarters when that would have been welcome.
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