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Old 02-25-2010, 11:34 PM   #15
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We have the CIPA mirrors for our 2008 GMC and are extremely happy with them.
My husband is ultra picky and he would complain constantly if they even caused the slightest problem.
They are silent, do not vibrate and are simple and quick to install.
They do not cause any damage or wear to the truck's mirrors.
He thought he wanted the expanding towing mirrors option but now is happy that he doesn't.
He likes that he does not have to drive around daily with over-sized mirrors.
With these mirrors, what started out as make-do turned into just what we want.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:39 AM   #16
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Thanks all. McKesh mirrors are sold at a new web address now www.safetowingstore.com.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:59 PM   #17
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I bought a pair of CIPA slip on mirrors from Campers World for my 2010 Expedition and they work just fine. They stay put and don't vibrate at any speed. They are fairly priced too.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:07 PM   #18
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Hi, the extention mirrors sold by Ford were made by CIPA and that is what I have, and use, on my Navigator. They work pretty good and are better than nothing, but I wish I could have [and I would pay the price] for the factory extendable mirrors like TinLoaf has. Unfortunately I don't have that option/choice.
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We have the CIPA mirrors for our 2008 GMC and are extremely happy with them.
My husband is ultra picky and he would complain constantly if they even caused the slightest problem.
They are silent, do not vibrate and are simple and quick to install.
They do not cause any damage or wear to the truck's mirrors.
He thought he wanted the expanding towing mirrors option but now is happy that he doesn't.
He likes that he does not have to drive around daily with over-sized mirrors.
With these mirrors, what started out as make-do turned into just what we want.
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I bought a pair of CIPA slip on mirrors from Campers World for my 2010 Expedition and they work just fine. They stay put and don't vibrate at any speed. They are fairly priced too.
Hi, I will agree with most of what you said:

(1.) Price isn't too bad.

(2.) Easy to install and remove.

(3.) Don't vibrate and very seldom move or come loose.

(4.) Virtually no wind noise.

(5.) Vehicle has normal sized mirrors when not towing.

Dislikes:

(1.) Outside mirror would be nice if a bit larger.

(2.) Not quite wide enough to see whole side of trailer while backing into tight spaces; This makes it impossible to tell if trailer is perfectly straight with tow vehicle. [necessary when parking in places like my driveway]

(3.) These mirrors have and will damage the paint on some factory mirrors, mine did. I had to cover the inside tightening bar with cloth material to prevent this, but still get scrapes and marks on top of mirror.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:12 AM   #19
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Towing an 8' wide AS with a 4runner I tried the suction cup and clip-on extension mirrors. The suction cup ones drove me nuts because they block the most valuable space of my regular mirror and because I couldn't adjust my regular mirror the way I wanted (had to adjust it for the suction cup extension). The clip-on also limited the adjustment of my regular mirror. Neither was far out enough to see down the side of the AS. I ended up buying the McKesh with the extra parabolic mirrors: $$ well spent!
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:58 PM   #20
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I vote McKesh!
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #21
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I vote McKesh!
We towed for many years before changing over to a MH. Tried many different mirrors, also.

The McKesh were fairly priced, connected to the doors of our 2001 expedition with ease, did not mar the paint, had the least amount of vibration and gave us the best rear view of any. I highly recomend them.

Our Expedition was a 2001 and nobody made an aftermarket extendable side view mirror (like on the excursion) for that year.

BTW, I would highly recommend extended mirrors when pulling a TT, for your own safety and for the safety of your fellow highway travellers.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:38 PM   #22
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Uugh. So I'm going to have to get different mirrors? I like my mirrors but... I suppose I will lose my rear view and then these will be too teeny. I just wish they weren't all plasticy.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:43 PM   #23
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Another vote for McKesh Mirrors here... you just can't beat them, they are easy to install and remove, don't hurt the paint finish, and you can actually see behind you! What a concept!
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:54 PM   #24
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I ordered a set of McKesh Mirrors and tried to mount them on our GX470. The body cladding and window seals wouldn't allow proper mounting, so returned them.

In desperation, bought a set of clamp on tow mirrors, which restricted OEM mirror adjustment.

I ended up modifying clips for clamp-on mirrors and they work fine.

I wonder if I should try to modify a McKesh set. I can envision a modification for the bottom of the door attachment, but don't know about messing with the upper window seal/attachment point.

Any solutions?
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:56 PM   #25
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I have a new 27 AS on order. Quick question. I have a 2010 Ford Expedition. Will I need extended side-view mirrors for towing my AS? Thanks for your help.
Hello Aquabud,

I noticed that we are practically neighbors. We live just a couple miles away in Bloomfield.

Unless they sell an aftermarket mirror for your 2010 Expedition that functions just ike the mirrors on the Excursion, then cut to the chase and get McKesh.

Afterall, you have already spent big bucks on the best TT. Why not pair your new toy up with best mirrors available?

Good luck and enjoy your TT.

BTW, when do you expect to take delivery?
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:38 PM   #26
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One thing I noticed when trying to mount the McKesh on my 4runner is that at first I thought they wouldn't fit at the bottom of the door. The "lip" really isn't, i.e. the door is too thick and anything that wraps around to the inside prevents closing. But then I noticed a 4"-5" section towards the front of the door where there's like a groove into which the brackets fit perfectly. It's as if toyota has made that groove for mounting the McKesh mirrors! Sweet!
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:58 PM   #27
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McKesh, not magic for all vehicles.

Hi, I tried the Mckesh mirrors on my Lincoln and never could get them to fit correctly. I got them on and adjusted, but it was a fight because the belt moulding and window glass fit very tight against each other. With the mirror bracket stuck between the door glass and the belt moulding it was very tight and putting a lot of pressure against the door glass. With this set-up I would have to leave my windows closed. Running the window up and down with the bracket in place would eventually scratch or break the glass. I sold them and will just have to be happy with my CIPA slip ons.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:13 AM   #28
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We use McKesh adjustable mirrors on our 2003 F 150 Super Crew pulling a 2009 28 ' Flying Cloud . We have tried several different setups and found the McKesh to be excellent.
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