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Old 02-28-2015, 12:27 PM   #1
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Clip on side mirrors

I have Lexus GX460 towing a 25'FB FC. While underway my rear view is limited. Has any one used strap on mirrors with good success? If so what do you recommend?
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:38 PM   #2
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I have a set of cipa mirrors I use on a Touareg. They are acceptable BUT my trailer is not as wide as yours. The last ones on this page: Universal Fit Towing Mirror Clip-On Mirrors | etrailer.com

Crossing the straps and learning to adjust them properly helps reduce jiggle.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:49 PM   #3
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Cool Mirrors

I had a pair of CIPA for '87 Suburban that I used from 1993 to 2006.

Now I have a 2003 Silverado and had to get a new pair. They both work great.

They slide over my original mirrors. I tow a 28' Airstream now.
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I have Lexus GX460 towing a 25'FB FC. While underway my rear view is limited. Has any one used strap on mirrors with good success? If so what do you recommend?
We have been using the very simple and inexpensive trailer mirrors that attach to your vehicle's outside rear view mirrors with a screw-down suction cup and safety tether. These work well as they adjust with your tow vehicle's electric mirror adjuster.

We have been using these for years with excellent results. They are now available at Wal-Mart for about $20 each. We have two, but usually only use one on the driver side of our Suburban tow vehicle.

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I used these with very good results.
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Just buy one of the rearview camera systems and you won't have any blind spots.
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Milenco Aero 2

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I use the Aero2's from Milenco
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I second daboose's recommendation of the milenco aero2 mirrors. We use them with our 2012 Flying Cloud 25FB and they are perfect. They don't jiggle much at all and they don't restrict movement of our tow vehicle's power mirrors. They are also easy on and off and adjustable for length of extension. I have not seen a better solution other than maybe the extendable mirrors on large pickups.
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Ditto on the Milenco mirrors.
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McKesh is believed to be the best. Likely the most expensive, the quality is there. Compare to other imposters, the vision-vibration is minimal and nearly non-existent with McKesh.
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I had a set of the McKesh. I sold them because of all the vibration. Gave me a nasty headache.
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I also had the McKesh years ago. I found them expensive, hard to put on and off, big to store, hard to adjust, and scratched the truck. I sold them on the Classifieds years ago.

That's when I went to the little adjustable ones, and I still use them.

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Milenco's are great.

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Regarding the Milenco's, how much of a lip is needed at the top of the TV mirror for the clamps to fit well? I have a 2014 Ford F-150, and theres only about a 1/2" to 3/4" lip.
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