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Old 03-24-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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My wife and I are getting a 2011 F150 at the end of April and it will come with regular mirrors. What do you recommend for clip-on tow mirrors that fit and work well.
We will be towing a fun finder x 189fds.
Thank you very much for your reply.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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I use these on my 2007 F-150. They are not clip on.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...w-mirror/14887

They are reasonable but not perfect.

1. If the web belt gets wet, it will become loose and require tightening.
2. The curbside mirror is tough to adjust.
3. Once adjusted and the hardware tightened, they can be removed and if you don't slam them around they are still in adjustment when you put them back on.
4. I keep a 1/2 inch wrench in my door pocket to adjust/tighten the mirrors.
5. They do not block the built in turn signal in the factory mirror.
6. There is a small amount of vibration no matter what you do. I live with it.
7. They have never left a mark/scratch on my truck, although the web belt leaves a dirty place on your door.

I want to add a convex spot mirror to these. There is plenty of room on the frame to put one. Just haven't got to it yet.

My brother uses clip on mirrors on his Toyota. Thinks they are mediocre at best. (same opinion I have of my mirrors) I guess if they aren't factory, they're just not that great.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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My wife and I are getting a 2011 F150 at the end of April and it will come with regular mirrors. What do you recommend for clip-on tow mirrors that fit and work well.
We will be towing a fun finder x 189fds.
Thank you very much for your reply.

Not too long ago, Ford had their own trailering mirror, saw many on trucks pulling horse trailers.

I would ask about them at the dealer. They were a type composed of two large diameter arms holding large mirrors, which would be pulled out to the telescopically extend out from the side when needed and pushed back in when not.

Here is a link to the type I was trying to describe above. The link is for an after market replacement for the similar Ford original equipment mirror.

http://www.discountautomirrors.com/c...%20Replacement


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Old 03-24-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
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Then again there are these slip on type.

http://www.truckchamp.com/towing-mirrors/make/ford

http://www.etrailer.com/tm-2011_Ford.htm


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A friend of mine bought a set of those strap ons hit a steel post with one and riped the skin off a door. always use a foldaway.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #6
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I used the CIPA mirrors that are listed in the etrailer.com link on my Chevy Tahoe to tow my Holiday Rambler TT and they worked very well and I never had them come loose. My current Ford F-250 has the mirrors that extend out for trailer towing.

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