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Old 10-20-2017, 06:42 PM   #29
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... I also recommend checking the mirror clamps at each stop. I had one mirror dangling from one clamp when it vibrated loose...
No one else has mentioned it. When I used clip-on mirrors -- before stepping up to proper trailering mirrors -- I always tied a slack safety line on the doggone mirrors (I used black mason line) and attached to the truck mirror. After all, if the frickin' clip-on mirror came off at 60 miles an hour, aside from likely damaging my vintage aluminum, it liked to kill somebody downstream.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:51 AM   #30
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Older Tundras won't support OEM style towing mirrors

The type I tundra 2000-2006 models won't accept a complete replacement of th e mirror with a new extendable type. Have to use a clip-on as far as I know. theres a rumour that later model Tacoma tow mirrors will fit. Anyone have experience?
I'm ordering the dometic clip-on Aero3 model. see what happens...
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:13 PM   #31
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Truck tow mirrors

Just found these and think I will try them for our 2001 Toyota Tundra. Reviews are great. Look better than the clamp-on ones. They slide on and so you can use your inside mirror electric adjustment feature.

https://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Towi...id=20014027946
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:51 PM   #32
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Do you mind telling me what brand you went with ?
I have a 2018 sr5
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:01 PM   #33
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Nervous Newbie

Iím looking to buy my first AS , a 25 Ď fb . I have a 5.7 Tundra which Iím confident is up to the task , just not sure of the driver -: the biggest thing Iíve pulled is a 7x 12 cargo trailer . The 25fb looks a little intimidating. Any advice for a nervous Newbie ?
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:14 PM   #34
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Any advice for a nervous Newbie ?
Yeah.
Just go.
After driving five minutes you'll be thinking, "This thing tows great!"

As far as mirrors, I use the CIPA clip on's for the Tundra. Rock solid, good looking, not expensive. $33.
https://www.amazon.com/CIPA-11300-To...pa+tow+mirrors
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:40 PM   #35
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Do you mind telling me what brand you went with ?
I have a 2018 sr5
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Who me?!!!
I did infact get the: JR Products 2912 Grand Aero Towing Mirror and they are excellent Easy on / Easy off and do the job well.



I'd get them again.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:07 AM   #36
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Iím looking to buy my first AS , a 25 Ď fb . I have a 5.7 Tundra which Iím confident is up to the task , just not sure of the driver -: the biggest thing Iíve pulled is a 7x 12 cargo trailer . The 25fb looks a little intimidating. Any advice for a nervous Newbie ?
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I got my Tundra when I bought our AS 25FB last year. It is TOTALLY up to the task. I forget the trailer is back there. I strongly recommend getting the Toyota OEM tow mirrors. No vibration at highway speed, blind spot mirrors at the bottom, and they telescope out far enough to see around the AS. The mirrors plus the included AS rear view camera means no issue towing. Since I can see all around the trailer, merging in traffic is no big deal.
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I donít have a tundra, but a 2015 sequoia.

Can you tell me how wide the are while telescoped? With a reference please.
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:08 PM   #38
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I donít have a tundra, but a 2015 sequoia.

Can you tell me how wide the are while telescoped? With a reference please.
When telescoped, outside mirror edge to outside mirror edge measures 9 foot 1 inch across.
Since the 25FB is 8 foot wide, this means I can see the rear side marker on the driverís side. On the passenger side, the awning arm blocks the side of the trailer a little bit, but I can still see that lane of traffic.
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