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Old 03-01-2015, 10:13 PM   #29
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See my earlier post #4. They will work well.

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Old 03-01-2015, 10:31 PM   #30
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The AAA website and chart that B_Pi posted is extremely helpful. We need to comply with the mirror laws of every state in which we drive, so this is valuable to have for evaluating the suitability of mirrors for compliance.
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I have a 2004 4Runner, the Toyota version of the GX460. I've got a set of the Camco mirrors that I've used a few times. I'm not satisfied with them. They vibrate in the wind and shake the car's mirrors. When I adjust them to see down the side of the AS the car's mirrors are almost useless. The Camco mirrors really don't show much anyway, way too narrow. It would be helpful if they were adjustable but they'd probably vibrate even more.

There are no 'slide on' mirrors that fit my 4Runner. Other than the Camco style the only other ones that will probably work are the McKesh mirrors.
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I'm afraid they'd scratch the paint so for the time being, I'm just depending on the car's mirrors. I went to Florida and back and didn't have any issues.

I use the McKesh an they do not scratch the paint.
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Thanks for all the response . I will have additional rear view mirrors for my next towing adventure for safety of all, as well as meeting the state regs. Thanks again for the great response.
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Richw46 probably had the wisest and best advice.

When making a post about the add on mirrors. First indicate your tow vehicle. I have a 2012 Toyota Tundra. I can look into the side mirror on the driver's side and see infinity. The "safety mirror" on my right makes vehicles on the right side appear to be 200 feet way, but maybe 50 feet.

A shorter tow vehicle would have different views.
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:10 PM   #34
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I use the McKesh an they do not scratch the paint.
How about the clip that goes in the window edge? Does that deform the rubber edge?

What is your TV make and year?
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:37 PM   #35
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See my earlier post #4. They will work well.

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I have a set of the Camco mirrors like you show in your picture. Maybe they work well on a Suburban but they are miserable on the 4Runner. I've tried them in different spots and even with the best spot, the left side vibrates so much above 50 mph it's just pure annoyance. The right side convex has too much bend to be of any use. I can see nearly as much with just the stock mirrors.
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Rich, the McKesh does have a clip that goes onto the windows edge. On my F150 there was a slight indentation for a short time but no long term loss of seal to the window that I noticed. No scratching either, however, if the rubber protector that is on the bottom of the support leg gets sand in it you can scratch the paint. Be sure it has a snug fit and if you are still concerned about scratching it put a couple layers of vinyl tape or something like that on the door where the leg support sits. These are great mirrors and again vibration is minimal compared to other models.
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I have a set of the Camco mirrors like you show in your picture. Maybe they work well on a Suburban but they are miserable on the 4Runner. I've tried them in different spots and even with the best spot, the left side vibrates so much above 50 mph it's just pure annoyance. The right side convex has too much bend to be of any use. I can see nearly as much with just the stock mirrors.
They have always worked well for me with over 100,000 miles of using them with the Airstream. I can read the front tag on a passing vehicle. I use two of the flat mirrors. I didn't like the convex version at all.

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They have always worked well for me with over 100,000 miles of using them with the Airstream. I can read the front tag on a passing vehicle. I use two of the flat mirrors. I didn't like the convex version at all.
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I guess every vehicle is different in the way air flows around it. I like the way they are easy on and easy off. The flat one is just impossible for me. I was thinking about getting another of the convex mirrors, the vibration isn't so noticeable. Earthcreeper has some good information on the McKesh mirrors. I've been wanting to try them but the wife doesn't like the way they look on the 4Runner. When the snow melts, if ever (more coming), I'm going to see if there is some way I can add some padding to stabilize the left one.

If you are reading front license tags, I really envy you.
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I use the McKesh mirrors, and they haven't scratched the paint or damaged the window seals on our Dodge pickup. Once I learned to tighten the screws on the mirror adjustment, they've stayed adjusted when I take them off and put them back on--careful handling, but nothing complicated.

I'm still looking for a way to keep the straps from "singing." Foam blocks between the straps and the doors work most of the time, but we still get the moaning sound under certain wind conditions. Does anyone have a better idea?
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I used the camco's like Moosetag for a couple of years but had a blind spot. It was an issue of the angle of my Tundras factory mirror that limited the angle I could adjust them not a problem with the mirror. They were fine on my old Tahoe. I next bought a set of LongView mirrors from eTrailer.com and they solved my problems.
They slide over the stock mirrow housing and are custom for different makes of truck. Cured my blind spot problems.
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Where can Milenco mirrors be purchased in the US.
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Where can Milenco mirrors be purchased in the US.

I got mine thru Amazon, price has gone up a bit.

Http://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-29...towing+mirrors.
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