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Old 02-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #29
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Welcome to the forum, Adam, and congratulations on your purchase. What are you using for a tow vehicle?
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #30
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I think he might have some kind of Mercedes. Maybe a GL320. Just guessing.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #31
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I am going to pick up my first Airstream, a Classic 27FB, in a few weeks and need to purchase some towing mirrors for this vehicle. Does anyone have a suggestion?

What kind of tow vehicle will you use?
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:18 PM   #32
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Ah, it's probably something other than a Mercedes GL320. But I'm 60% sure it's a Mercedes something.
I think I saw it on the uToob.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #33
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We also love our Aero's!
I just wanted to share a tip about the Aero's that might save you some grief. As I was driving down the highway last weekend, one of mine flew off and shattered to bits. And I am obsessive about tightening them. I think that you have to be careful because when you open and close the doors it must jar them loose. Always be sure to re-secure them. They are still great mirrors.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #34
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A while back I was talking to a Dodge dealer about a 1500 truck, and they told me they could install the large towing mirrors on the 1500 truck that come with the 2500, 3/4 ton truck.
Great mirrors! They rotate up for even more view ... the downside is that they are always "out there".
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #35
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The tow vehicle is a Mercedes GL320
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:15 AM   #36
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I posted a thread a while back about a great bargain I found on Amazon for a pair of CIPA slide on mirrors for my Suburban. Advertised as "used but like new" and in fact they were/are new. Got some feedback from folks who prefer other mirrors, that the CIPA mirrors vibrate, are hard to see out of, etc. I wonder if those guys have ever used them. I just returned from a round trip to Florida (1800 miles) and the mirrors worked flawlessly. Absolutely NO vibration. From the driver's mirror I could see the rear running light on the trailer (it was blocked on the passenger side by the awning posts) and as far behind me as my old eyes could see. Not sure how I ever towed without then. Easy on/easy off, look like OEM mirrors and do not impede the folding mirror option on the Suburban.
Personally cannot think of a mirror that would be better. But I suspect someone out there might disagree.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #37
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I have both the McKesh and Aero mirrors. Still trying to decide which I like better. The Aero's are much less "fussy" to install, haven't had any issues with stability. The McKesh's are "out there" a little bit further -- which is both a curse and a blessing. Interestingly, I get an "almost" equivalent view with my standard QX56 mirrors -- left side slightly better than right side. Go figure...
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #38
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I have both the McKesh and Aero mirrors. Still trying to decide which I like better. The Aero's are much less "fussy" to install, haven't had any issues with stability. The McKesh's are "out there" a little bit further -- which is both a curse and a blessing. Interestingly, I get an "almost" equivalent view with my standard QX56 mirrors -- left side slightly better than right side. Go figure...
I have a new set of the McKesh mirrors for seal in the classifieds section here...used them 1 time...
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:14 PM   #39
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Grand Aero review - not so good

I got a set of Grand Aero mirrors for my new rig. The TV is a 2010 GMC Yukon Denali. The TT is a 2013 25FB Flying Cloud.

I'm still using the Grand Aero mirrors, but I am not very happy about them.

1) Attachment: The Yukon mirror shape is flat on the bottom, curved on the top. There is a lot of clearance between the factory mirror and mirror housing on the bottom. There is less clearance on the top and sides. But also, there is chrome trim on the bottom of the housing.
If you clamp the GA mirrors on the bottom, the outer clamp surface does not sit flush because the trim area is thicker than the non-trim area. So the mirrors do not look stable when they are clamped on the bottom.

When the mirrors are clamped on the top, they are clamping to a compound curve shape, and they flex the housing. I don't know if this will be a problem in the long term. The clamps touch the edge of the factory mirror, and the factory mirror drags along the clamp surface when the factory mirror is adjusted. The mirror motor seems strong enough to overcome the drag without straining, but it is not a good situation. Also, vibration from the GA mirrors (they do vibrate to some extent) is transmitted to the factory mirror.

With the clamps positioned several inches apart on the top of the mirror, about half the surface of the GA mirror extends beyond the width of the trailer.

2) Visibility: What I have not seen mentioned about the GA mirrors is, the mirror surface is moderately convex. This is good for seeing who is right along side your rig. But it makes it really hard to see behind the trailer.

If you adjust the GA mirror to give you a wide view of the lane(s) beside you, the outer portion of the mirror is looking out at an angle. The portion looking straight back is the near edge, and that edge is only seeing the front of the trailer.

What I have done is to add a stick-on convex mirror to the GA mirrors, and adjust them so that the outer edge of the GA mirror is aimed down the side of the trailer. This wastes most of the surface of the GA mirror (because it is looking at the front of the trailer) but allows me to see beside me (with the stick-on mirrors) and behind me (with the GA outer edge).

If the GA mirror surface was flat, and it was supplemented by a convex add-on, it would give good visibility.
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Towing Mirrors

I have a 2008 Dodge Ram Mega cab 5.7

I recently bought towing mirrors from Canada Parts Online!!
The parts came from the U.S.A.
I bought both mirrors for $276.00 all inclusive shipped right to my door in Hamilton,ON.
They are electric/ heated remote control mirrors . They swivel up like a transport truck mirror does, when towing is necessary. They do stick out further in regular position however!!
Easy to install!!
After searching the internet this was the best price I could find!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:50 AM   #41
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I have one word reply to your thread about the Aero mirrors. Store them in the garage somewhere and buy a set of CIPA mirrors made specifically for your vehicle. I have used then for hundreds of hours and thousands of miles and they have performed flawlessly. Easy on, easy off and look like OEM mirrors.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #42
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I have lost one of the CIPA mirror on Hwy after rain, cheap but not very sturdy. Bought a set of McKesh on recommendation of some wonderful folks on this forrum and they are very good: easy to install and remove, adjustable do not vibrate, long extension. I have used them for over two years and 10,000 miles in rain, snow, high winds and had no problem. The price may be steep compare to other on the market. I believe you get what you pay for.
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