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Old 05-27-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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Tow mirrors...

I have a 19'bambi and a 2008 lincoln truck and i cant see behind me when driving. I have found all kinds of tow mirrors out the in all price ranges ...Recommendations please ... thanks.

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Old 05-27-2011, 07:22 AM   #2
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I have also been looking for mirrors for my 2010 Tacoma truck and 16' Bambi Sport. I haven't had much luck so far. I tried some strap on mirrors that had adjustable rubber cups but they would not stay in place and whistled while driving down the road. The Tundra has a great extension that fits right over the existing mirror and looks almost like a factory mirror. I wish they made one for the Tacoma.

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Old 05-27-2011, 07:27 AM   #3
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Take a look at my tread from a few years ago for some good pictures of the factory extendable mirrors from Ford. They'll fit your Lincoln just the same.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:33 AM   #4
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McKesh mirrors are taylor-made for towing. On or off in seconds, and they give you that w-i-d-e look at what's happening behind you.

They have been around so long now that you can find them used online. Mine cost me $25 for the pair, in Canada they are something like C$150/pair new here.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:38 AM   #5
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I'm using the CIPA extensions on my Tundra and have been pretty pleased with them. The only thing I haven't liked is that on my passenger side unit, the threads in the mirror attachment are not exactly the same as the threads on the screw that goes in and it is a little bit much for my old and sometimes arthritic hands to deal with. CIPA customer service did send me two new screws but upon further review it is clear that the treads in the mirror extension itself were not properly machined. I haven't gotten around to deciding whether I need to appeal to them to send me a new mirror or just chalk it up to being a slight PITA. But as to functionality and vibration-free usage, I think for the price they are outstanding.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:57 AM   #6
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Hey BlueSkyChx, factory mirrors would be the best but, at what price? I've had many add-on mirrors over the last 20+ years of towing. None of them were satisfactory while driving due to excessive vibration, etc. Recently acquired a pair of KSource 3891 clip-on mirrors and I'm completely satisfied. About $40 a pair from Amazon and others. Safe travels........
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

I use the Toe-N-See towing mirrors. They stick on your regular mirror so that they are remotely adjustable. I see everything behind. They are now at Wal-mart and cost $20. They work and they are a good deal. I have now been using them for about 70,000 miles of towing. I usually only use one on the left.

I originally had a set of McKesh Mirrors. They were kind of a pain and hard to store. I sold them to another member here.

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Old 05-27-2011, 09:50 AM   #8
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Bought a pair of black slide-on extension mirrors from Camping World, cost $30+. Easy on, easy off!

Looks like original equipment when installed, serves the purpose for me, '05 Suburban.

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After trying several other types of mirrors, we finally went with McKesh...they are the best!
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I am also a big fan of the McKesh mirrors. They work just great on my Jeep Liberty towing my 16' Bambi.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:52 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by BlueSkyChx View Post
I have a 19'bambi and a 2008 lincoln truck and i cant see behind me when driving. I have found all kinds of tow mirrors out the in all price ranges ...Recommendations please ... thanks.
Hi, Steve gave you the best answer; Buy the trailer mirrors from Ford for the F-150. I wish I could do that with my Lincoln. I have the CIPA slip ons and they are OK and I couldn't get the McKesh mirrors to work at all. McKesh Mirrors look great and work great for a lot of vehicles, but not mine.

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Be careful of the McKesh with the straps, the straps when wet can make some loud noises, and don't torque them too much, keep an eye on the placement points for and deforming of the metal or plastic, (that's includes us T-Rex owners)...

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