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Old 03-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Mirrors for 3/4 Ton 4x4 Silverado

I need some advice. I have an 2004 Silverado with 6.7 liter engine and will be pulling a 34 foot Airstream Excella. What exterior mirrors are best for pulling this size trailer? I am new to trailering and have much to learn. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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Not sure what type of mirror you currently have. That is power extension, heated, signal in mirror etc. But this outfit has various tow mirrors that will fit your silver ado.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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I have an '03 Silverado Duramax and use (and like) my pair of McKesh mirrors, sold by Hensleymfg.com. They made a big difference compared to the truck mirrors alone when I owned a 29' trailer; now with a 24' Tradewind, they seem less needed.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:22 AM   #4
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I need some advice. I have an 2004 Silverado with 6.7 liter engine and will be pulling a 34 foot Airstream Excella. What exterior mirrors are best for pulling this size trailer? I am new to trailering and have much to learn. Thanks.
The mirrors in post #2 are pretty close to the Factory option, they work very well with NO vibration...


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Old 03-07-2013, 09:24 PM   #5
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Has anybody used the slip-on mirror extensions? We are currently using some clip on style and they work but the inner mirror does vibrate. We haven't upgraded since I'm not sure they would be an improvement

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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I used these on our 95 Burb, cheep, worked but vibrated pretty bad.
They just slid over the stock small folding mirrors.


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We did not have good luck with the slip ons ... factory for us.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:50 PM   #8
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Has anybody used the slip-on mirror extensions? We are currently using some clip on style and they work but the inner mirror does vibrate. We haven't upgraded since I'm not sure they would be an improvement

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Search for the thread called "Question about Mirrors". I have pictures of my CIPA slip ons on page 2. There are others as well. Sorry I can't figure out how to paste the link with the ipad.

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:27 AM   #9
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We have a 2004 Duramax with the factory mirrors and are happy with them pulling our 1994 34 footer. However, I added the small, rectangular convex mirrors you can stick on to give a wider field of view- important when passing someone or them passing you and you want to ensure the way is clear. Mirrors have never fallen off. The only regretful thing is GM ordered the factory mirrors and they do not extend as far as the manufactured original ones and I learned that when I complained to the manufacturer.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #10
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Great customer service. Have had mine for 6 or 7 years. Had to replace one mirror lens due to an oops and had it in in two days . Never a problem and look great extended or collapsed. Btw. Electric extend and retract.
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I have the TTT Mirrors....
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:40 AM   #12
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I have used the slip-on type side mirrors from CIPA, on my 2002 GMC yukon 1500XL and I like them very much. I originally bought them as a quick fix and did not think I would like a plastic slip-on mirror. However time has changed my mind again. Minimal vibration if any even at 70+ MPH. If the trailer is not behind me I forget there on the truck. I have even driven through the car wash with them on (by mistake) with no problem at all. They are about 32.00 per side and install with no tools. Plus the truck still has factory equipment (mirrors) intact for better resale value.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:45 AM   #13
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I have used these for 12 years and they work great...
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:46 AM   #14
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I like these very much...best I've ever had. (McKesh seems to get equal raves, but I have never used them)

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