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Old 06-15-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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Mirror extensions

I'm still searching for quality mirror extensions for my 2005 tundra. If anyone can help out...... I appreciate it!
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:16 AM   #2
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I have a 2005 Tundra too,
There's no mirror extensions that work, I tried 3 types and was not happy with any of them. The shape of the mirror makes it difficult to make strap on mirrors stay on. No one makes towing mirrors specific to our truck.

I found a set of used McKesh mirrors at an auction and they work Amazing! They are expensive new, but worth it in my opinion.

Once they are adjusted you can see very well, the Tundra is not a wide truck to begin with and the mirrors can be adjusted for added width.
They are easy to put on and take off and if you remember where on the door they mount (mine attach with the strap just behind the emblem on the door) you don't need to adjust them every time.

Spend the money and get the best, you won't regret it. I do regret the 3 sets of mirrors I bought that didn't work, and the miles I towed with poor visibility.

Tundra is a great truck, my roll down back window makes it really easy to communicate with people giving directions when backing up!
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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Aero Mirrors

Have you looked at the Aero mirrors from Milencon? I too had tried every kind out there and was unhappy with each of them. The Aero mirrors are not cheap, but they attach easily, don't have to be readjusted each time and are solidly mounted.They also can be moved in or out depending upon the size of your vehicle.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #4
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Have you looked to see if there is a CIPA made for that year model? We had CIPAs for a year or more with our 2011 tundra and liked them until we came to close to F-250 on a dark park road and it took off my driver's side CIPA... decided it was time to go with OEM tow mirrors and my dealer matched the internet price from Sparks Toyota online. The only drawback is because i have a base model Tundra, i don't have heat or turn signals on the new mirrors, but they do adjust electrically, so I'm happy.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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I agree with Aldeanfan. Mckesh mirrors are what we use and they are great. we had the kind that strapped to the vehicles mirrors and they flew off after a heavy gust from a semi.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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Have to correct my previous post. The company is Milenco not Milencon. Home | Milenco Limited | Caravan Products | Caravan Security | UK. Check them out.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your input, I really appreciate it. I don't believe in buying anything that isn't top quality. And, it's crazy that Toyota never made tow mirrors for that model (2006) Tundra. That said, I'll look into the Mckesh and perhaps Aeros. In the mean time I welcome anyone else's comments or suggestions. Thanks again, Mark
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Are there not any extendable towing mirrors availabe for first generation Tundras? Second generation Tundras have extendable trailer towing mirrors.
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I had the same issue with my Ridgeline. I ended up buying a pair of McKesh mirrors and have been very pleased. They are vibration free, give a huge viewing area, and once properly adjusted go on in about 15 seconds per side, and off in 10 or less. And they don't mar the paint. A great product.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #10
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As much as I love the Tundra, there is almost no aftermarket support for the 2006 and earlier trucks, and Toyota did not offer towing mirrors. I got very close to modifying a pair of Dodge towing mirrors to fit the Tundra, but I found the McKesh mirrors first. I guess there are not many Airstream's in Japan.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:53 PM   #11
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Another proponent of McKesh Mirrors here...we love them. We can see behind our rig. Wat a concept!
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I bought new McKesh mirrors when I got my trailer. I like them but they are a PITA to install. I'm using Aero's now. I think they are Italian....were fairly expensive, but MAN do they work and are they easy to install. Will probably sell the McKesh set.... Think the kind of TV may play a role in this. My Infiniti QX56 seems perfectly happy with the Aero's, but all those straps and things on the McKesh. Not so much.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #13
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I bought new McKesh mirrors when I got my trailer. I like them but they are a PITA to install. I'm using Aero's now. I think they are Italian....were fairly expensive, but MAN do they work and are they easy to install. Will probably sell the McKesh set.... Think the kind of TV may play a role in this. My Infiniti QX56 seems perfectly happy with the Aero's, but all those straps and things on the McKesh. Not so much.

That's interesting, I find the McKesh mirrors very simple to install on the Tundra, I have not tried on the Flex yet.
Since every vehicle is different the challenge is finding the right combination!
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CIPA. Easy to install and very affordable, nuff said
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