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Old 08-01-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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I'm new here. We are in the process of buying our first ever trailer - a flying cloud 20' and are excited, but a little bit nervous too.

I have a bunch of questions, but there doesn't seem to be a search function on the forums. I'm sure I'm going to be asking questions that all of you have answered over and over.

For starters, is there a discussion somewhere about extension mirrors. We will be towing with a Dodge Durango.

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Old 08-02-2014, 12:11 AM   #2
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What are your questions about mirrors?
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:40 AM   #3
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Good idea to use search first. I see the search box in the blue banner across the top of the page, next to New Posts.

If you like, you can use google, ie extension mirrors site:airforums.com

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:30 PM   #4
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Ah, I see the search now! I must have been having a "blind" moment.

My tow car is 76" wide, and the Airstream is 96" wide. DH thinks that means we need mirrors that add 10 inches on a side - if there even is such a thing. I'm telling him that we don't need that much, just enough to see something beside us.

Anyway, that was just my little question. Now I'll search on mirrors!

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Ah, I see the search now! I must have been having a "blind" moment.

My tow car is 76" wide, and the Airstream is 96" wide. DH thinks that means we need mirrors that add 10 inches on a side - if there even is such a thing. I'm telling him that we don't need that much, just enough to see something beside us.

Anyway, that was just my little question. Now I'll search on mirrors!

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Hi. I would highly recommend the Grand Aero Towing mirrors available at Costco ( online?) They can be attached a couple of different ways depending on your mirrors, don't vibrate at speed, and are easy to remove when you are driving without the trailer.


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Good idea to use search first. I see the search box in the blue banner across the top of the page, next to New Posts.

If you like, you can use google, ie extension mirrors site:airforums.com



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Jeff gave you some solid advice. Using the google search in your address bar, by entering your "search term" followed by "site:airforums.com" is really effective. You can use quotes to tell Google to really be specific too.

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:51 AM   #7
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You should definitely have mirror extensions. Take a look for McKesh mirrors on ebay.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:07 AM   #8
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Do mirrors "go walking"

Thank you all for the information. I'm looking at the type of mirrors that can be removed for when I'm not towing the trailer. I just don't want to drill holes in my new tow car.

I'm guessing that the mirrors will be left alone when I'm in the campground, but how about then I am not towing and am just driving around, grocery shopping, etc? I'm thinking that I'll have to remove the mirrors to keep them from being stolen, right?
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:21 PM   #9
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As to my previous post, I would - and did - go with McKesh. The two sets that are on ebay are over priced as they are in pretty poor shape. If you choose to go with this product, keep looking. I have found they are the best for my purposes - others will have a different opinion. For me, they give an excellent view of my trailer and cars as they come up on both sides. I have no trouble keeping an eye on traffic around and behind me and my trailer. They do not vibrate. They are very easy to put on and take off, once properly set up.
When in camp, I take them off and store them inside my TV. This takes about 10 seconds per side, literally. When I'm ready to go again, about 20 seconds per side and I'm done. I wouldn't use anything else, and I've tried several options. All vibrate and have issues loosening up while on the road. But again, that's just my experiance - maybe I was doing something wrong.
So there you go.
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