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Old 12-17-2006, 03:04 AM   #29
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Lincoln mirrors

Checked into the availability for the Schefenecker mirrors for you Lincoln Truck - and there is some.

Lincoln '05 and NEWER, they have the full range of options available.

They list retail cost, but a call to them would likely get a better figure, then you hit them with the old (but it works!!!!) and an additional rebate for CASH? Oh, and I want to install them myself. Got about $100 knocked off on my mirrors that were gonna cost $550 plus tax - installed.

Phone call to be sure they had them - Saved $50
Installed myself - saved $40
Cash - saved $10

That's a 20% reduction in price out the door. Works for me.

You success may vary.

Peace out

Axel

BTW - All the info used and quoted came from the 2006 RV Accessories catalog. Schefenecker is on p.520 in the Automotive section.
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:53 PM   #30
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Christmas comes early? Hardly!

Hello all -

Christmas comes early....? Hardly! Picked up the Schefenecker mirrors came in yesterday, paid and took 'em home - in the snow. Over 2 hours to take the 20 minute run... Wrecks ALL OVER!!!!

4x4 paid for itself yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 12% grade with a 300degree hairpin right in the middle of it!!! Full power! 4x4 LOW! GIANT CHUNKS OF SNOW rooster tailing off all 4 tires!

Kinda cool in retrospect! Of course I was trying to stay on the road, and out of the guard rail they kindly put up, to keep me and mine from the 60+ foot drop off on the other side....

Shoveled the driveway off - 4 inches. Overnight we got an additional 15 inches!!! No way the wife is getting her Honda up that 12% incline. Hotel in town for her....

Back to the mirrors - They are going to have to wait for more favorable conditions outside.... ARG!!! I've had them out of the shipping box 4 times, read the manual about 8 times, thought about going outside and giving it a try despite the weather..... about 35 MILLION times!!!!

Having to sit on my hands - certainly makes typing tough!! Hunt and peck with a toothbrush in my teeth - took 20 minutes to do this note Kidding!

Seriously, though, these mirrors are going to be great! The documentation online is EXACTLY what I got with the product. FAST shipping. They look terrific, will be fully functional - they way I want them to be. WITH lights and Signals!

Will report again after the install.

Stay warm!

Axel
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:04 PM   #31
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Do these mirrors vibrate from the wind when driving and would they vibrate the mirrors off the vehicle in long term usage?I am thinking about getting a set because the ones I have were cheap and have finally gave out.
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:20 PM   #32
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Not on your life!

Devo -

Not on your life!!! These are a hard mount, essentially they replace the OEM mirrors on the mount point on the door. Same location, same wiring, same everything.

If your OEM mirrors vibrate, then you have larger issues than a aftermarket mirror can solve.

Seriously, these things look GREAT!!! I CANNOT wait to get them mounted and then tow!!!! They extend out another 12 or so inches, out away from the body to allow better visibility around SilverToy... Add the additional running lights, turn signals (both LED!) and full adjustability with heat!

Sounds perfect IMHO!

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Old 12-20-2006, 02:43 PM   #33
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Sorry About that.

I am sorry...I was talking about the Tow-N-See Mirrors.I have a Touareg and from what I know,They do not make anything for towing for the mirrors.I wish they did though.
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:48 PM   #34
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No worries Devo!

Just a correction - I said that the extension on the Schefenecker mirrors was 12inches - I mis-quoted, it is nearly 5inches per side, so nearly 10 inches total - if that sort of size thing matters to you. Just want to be factual.

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Old 12-22-2006, 08:46 PM   #35
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Hi Friends

We have owned and employed both the Schefenecker and the Tow-N-See mirrors and must add that if a truck is used mostly for towing, then nothing beats the Schefenecker series.

But we are in New York City and our daily driver/tow vehicle must fight its way through narrow spaces every day while towing is done on four to five occasions per year. Our Schefeneckers were posted on this very site and finally sold on Ebay after one trip to Florida. This was at a loss of $250. but they were just too much for the city.

We found the Tow-N-See mirrors a simple, workable and economical solution for those of us who only tow for about 10% of the time.

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Old 12-22-2006, 11:19 PM   #36
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Hi, I E-mailed to Schefenecker Mirror company and received a reply from them stateing: They do not make mirrors to fit on my 2000 Lincoln Navigator. I have the Cipa slip ons, but not real happy with them. Biggest complaint, not wide enough to see straight down the sides of my trailer. Very important when backing into tight spaces like my driveway. Because of this, I have to get out of my TV several times to see exactly where I'm going.


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Old 12-23-2006, 03:11 AM   #37
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Sharon and Winston

I am very curious as to the details, that caused you to remove and sell the Schefenecker mirrors. More mirror is generally good - a significantly larger glass with the addition of the smaller concave glass gives me unparralleled vision to everything on that side if the vehicle.... Amazing.

I love the ability to see, better than before, and to have loads of additional features, in addition to the OEM factory features I have gotten used to.

So this brings me back to the question. What was the problem, that drove you to the trouble to remove and sell them. TOO large? Knocking people on the sidewalk over when you forgot to retrackt after the camping outing? Narrow garage?? What???????????

Inquiring Minds ....here.......

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Old 12-23-2006, 03:28 AM   #38
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Sharon and Winston

Reread your post.

I say that you get some 48" tires on some 12" rims. Get a CB with a 15 whip antenea, a Brush bar with 8 Hella Lights across, and a 3 horn AIRHORN!!!!

Those paying attention babies will SEE you coming and get out the way so fast, and the non-attention paying, well, they get the "HOLY CR*P scared out of 'em when you pull right up on thir bumper then you hit the AIRHORN - HARD!!!!!! They'll make that mistake only once!!! Then they'll move out of your way.

But seriously, the streets can be narrow (we lived in Vienna,Austria - talkabout TIGHT streets!!!!) I still have nightmares. THe streets in towns aren't that small that I could see these mirrors becoming a problem. Perhaps I am not thinking of something that perhaps I shoud consider, if you could share.....

I know that the Holidays are FAST approaching so please do not feel obligated to respond before the big day, after is fine as well. You can contact me easiliest at my email address - factor8man@yahoo.com or you should feel free to contact me by phone at 505-440-0046

All the best to you and yours for this Holiday Season, and wishes for a truly happy New Year!

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Old 12-23-2006, 06:34 AM   #39
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Just ordered a set. Hope I see them before we leave for the Get Together. Thanks for the info Phil
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:10 PM   #40
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Hello SILVERTOY

Happy Holidays to you. We are never too busy to respond to a question.

Even the regular mirrors of the Tahoe are sometimes too much for New York City. There are delivery trucks, emergency vehicles and trucks of all sorts which have been known to come to a halt on many a street which was already narrow to begin with. We are forced to employ that automatic fold away feature which allows us to squeeze by on our way to work or to our son's school. Another source of pain was navigating the vehicle through the shared driveway to the garage in the back. With the Schefeneckers attached this feat necessitated many trips to the outside of the Tahoe to fold away and then open the same. This gigantic set of mirrors was in our opinion at their best when actually towing a trailer. Once the trailer was no longer behind us-- 90% of the time, there was too much information. We only need to know the contents of the one or two lanes on our left or right. With the Schefeneckers we could see more than five lanes at once. Too much information.

With the Tow-N-See variety which cost under $30. each we are able to see the lanes beside the AS and once we become unhitched these are easily removed and we are back to our regular rearward vision. I hope we have answered your questions. Now we're off to get those last minute gifts which we forgot. Enjoy the Holidays.

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Ditto

Just picked up my 19' Bambi from the dealer and drove home up I-5, Hwy 12 here in Northern California. Used my Tow-n- See mirrors. Until Toyota makes some REAL towing mirrors, these will be the ones I use. They work great. And, the fact you can adjust them using the regular electric mirror controls is a real plus.

No vibration either.

Enjoy - and EVERYONE have a great HOLIDAY season.
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Old 01-13-2007, 04:20 PM   #42
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I purchased a pair of Tow-N-See mirrors. They worked great until one fell off. If I was comfortable that they would stay on I would continue with them but I do not have that comfort level.
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