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Old 08-10-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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I'm towing our little Shadow cruiser with a 08 jeep Grand cherokee, I find I can not just see past the trailer, so what kind of towing mirrors do most of you use, I would probabaly think those Universal type.

I would want a good pair that won't blow off right away or vibrate badly.
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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i use some cheap strap on ones on my wrangler, they never fell off yet but do vibrate alot, but i can still see enough to change lanes
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
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I bought one of the (relatively) expensive ratchet types from Pep Boys and it blew off (apologies to the guy in the Taurus). Now I use one of the cheap strap-on variety, but I've modified it to fit the rim of my permanent mirror tighter. That involved adding a couple of shims to the channel that fits over the rim. Now, the mirror doesn't slip or vibrate. works really well.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
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When I tow with my Commander, I use the Cipa strap on mirrors. I turn the ratchet really tight and they don't vibrate too badly (I actually have to look really closely on a bumpy road to notice any "shake"). My only complaint with them is that they a) don't have a bigger knob on the tightening ratchet (I use a set of channel locks on them to get a better grip) and b) the lousy glue they used to hold the mirror onto its post. I knew in advance about the bad glue and merely popped them off when I bought them and used some 3M emblem cement to glue them back on. They extend far enough to give a good view down the sides and hold really well; if you tighten them up really, really tightly.

When I tow with the Ram... Well, it has these really "sweet" optional tow mirrors from the factory



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Since I tend to be ... thrifty? ... I like to spend the least on something with quality that works. We have used these Cipa #11950 mirrors for several years, first on our quad cab Dakota, now on the RAM. They do have some vibration shake, but not so much that it is distracting or that you can't see what is 'out there'. As long as the trailer is not a full 8' width, these work really well, can be easily adjusted and removed, are inexpensive and the straps are replaceable as they wear from sun and stretching.

See http://www.amazon.com/CIPA-11950-Uni.../dp/B00029WRKA for $5.54 each. I think I paid $15 ea from the local RV dealer when I bought them 4 years ago. Just replaced the straps for $8.00 a pair, from Amazon too.
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See http://www.amazon.com/CIPA-11950-Uni.../dp/B00029WRKA for $5.54 each. I think I paid $15 ea from the local RV dealer when I bought them 4 years ago. Just replaced the straps for $8.00 a pair, from Amazon too.
This is the same mirror I use on my '04 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It vibrates a little, but not enough that their functionality is affected.
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