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CIPA Universal Tow Mirror

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Description


Extend your rear vision further than any OEM mirror.
CIPA's fully adjustable Universal Tow Mirror is aerodynamically designed for the least wind resistance, with no annoying vibration. No tools required for the simple installation. Adjustable feet, securing clamps and tightening knob situate your mirrors perfectly. Black.




Technical Specs


Tech Specs

Weight: 2.05 lbs.

Dimensions: 9"L x 7"H x 3"D.

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Warranty: Mfr. 1 year warranty

Manufacturer: Cipa Usa Inc

Mfg Part #: 11960

Tech Notes: Shipping Weight: 3 lbs.



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CIPA Universal Tow Mirror: Customer Reviews

Camper's Choice Rating

(4 Based on 45 Reviews)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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had to return part missing


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
September 18, 2014
It's bad when you order an item and it has missing parts.
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So far no problems


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 18, 2013
I've only used it once and it works fine so far. I noticed that it sliped down a little once I got on the road with a little wind resistance, so I adjusted the mirror angle so it would work in that position. One thing to note is you only get one mirror per order. Not sure if that was in the fine print, but if you want extended mirrors on both sides, order two.
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CIPA Universal Tow Mirro


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
July 27, 2012
Fits '07 Tundra okay. But didn't extend far enough out to see the back of our 34' TT. Vibrated a little. Easy to put on and take off.
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Lots of wind noise


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
October 12, 2011
Mounted fine. Stays in place. Had them for three trips so far in 4 months. The wind makes them howl even at 45 mph. Louder when faster. Different mounting positions vary pitch and volume. Hoping to find a position that won't make noise. Seems to be related to the shape of mirrors on our 2010 subaru Outback in relation to the position of the tow mirror. I would recommend them if you can try them with your mirrors and return them if they make noise.
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Two person job


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
September 21, 2011
I have the Toyota 4 runner (above) It seems that each time they are added all 3 feet need to be readjusted (I marked left and right on them hoping that would help with set- up), and trying to find the right spot to apply them is a job; was going to permanently mark on car mirrors where each foot worked best hoping to save set up time (seemed to take 60 mins. each time added by myself). Installed mirrors snug to the side of my car mirrors, once one stuck out further and it caused a whistling noise and had to move it closer to car mirror; they always need the non-slide shelf liner under each foot or they would slide around. Coming home from the trip, one mirror came loose and blew off on the highway before I could pull over. If someone would have been next to me, it would have taken out their windshield so learned they need to be checked each time you stop. These were the only mirrors that would fit on my car but recently bought another type (from England) and attaching them takes 1 min. so will change to thie new system for the next trip. I recommend these if you can't find anything else that will fit you tow vechicle but they take a lot of fiddling to install each time. If I wouldn't had discovered the other style of mirrors, would have continued to use these but they were the most dreaded part of getting hitched.
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Tow mirrors


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
June 18, 2011
I have owned and used these mirrors for over three years and I find them very easy to adjust, although you need help from the passenger for the passenger side mirror. As far as them moving, I have never had a problem. Ratchet them tight enough and they don't budge at all. I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
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Still using


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
May 06, 2011
I wrote the previous review with the Toyota. Added a S hook to the top outside car mirror and tied string from it thru top bar on mirror, another S hook at inside bottom car mirror and tied string next to tightening knob -these should help prevent slipping. Was almost home when notice 1 mirror had moved (just thought it moved lower on strap), looked for a place to pull over when the mirror flew off and smashed onto the hiway -no one was next to me or I would have taken out their window. Believe the knob slide outward and loosened, still, there doesn't seem to be a better choice to fit my mirrors so gave it 3 stars, just need to check them at each stop. Still love the old-fashioned type that fasten to fender, wish the car sideview mirror and frame didn't block these mirrors on driver side. PS, if there is a gap between the car and add on mirror, an irritating whistle happens so have the mirrors as close to each other as possible.
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Works on Toyota 4runner


0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
February 02, 2011
Bought this car because it was made to tow a trailer but couldn't find mirrors to work with it. It takes a lot of fiddling to get them set up (added a piece of the anti-slide shelf liner under each foot -this stopped the mirror from slidding down). Drove 1000 miles and they stayed in place & didn't vibrate. Have some ideas to helping with installation - need to try adding something to them. Toyota has large odd shaped mirrors backs which make installation difficult., don't know about other vehicles.
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Its simple and it works. The foam feet design sucks.


6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.
August 15, 2009
I have been using these mirrors on my Toyota Sequoia for about 2 years, 10,000 miles, 25 trips. They work great. The whole mounting system is simple and effective. I have driven 60 mph into a 60 MPH headwind in the Columbia Gorge twice. Both times the mirrors worked fine. I clean dirt and bugs off the Toyota mirrors before mounting - the feet have not damaged the paint on the mirrors at all. The only design shortcoming is the little foam feet attachment socket, which fall off the adjustment screw and get lost - making the whole mirror unmountable/useless. I find them on the ground in my garage or at the camping site all the time.
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Great Mirrors!


7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
July 22, 2009
I've used these mirrors 5 times this year and not had a single problem. They are rock solid! Make sure you don't lose the pads for the feet! Super glue them on if you have to! I think that is the key to it!
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Fantastic Tow Mirror


7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.
July 07, 2009
Purchased two of these mirrors at my local Camping World (Knoxville, TN) to use one my Land Rover LR3 HSE and they work perfectly! Tried another type of clip on tow mirror that had rubber straps and lost them both within 5 miles of home. These mirrors on the other hand strap down nice and tight and the way you are able to crank them down makes them a good fit for many types of mirrors. I noticed in a previous review of these mirrors that someone was complaining about the plastic clips breaking. I guess the company listened as they are now metal. They do not damage your regular mirrors and the rubber support feet that come on these universal mirrors do a great job of keeping them from vibrating at highway speeds. I have now taken them on two different trips and have even kept them on the Rover without towing just to see how they do at higher speeds. I have had my Land Rover up to 100mph with these mirrors attached and they were solid as a rock. One thing I will say is make sure you crank down the straps as tight as you can and do it once more after the straps are on for a while or get wet as they have a little give in them after a while and you are able to crank them down another notch or two after having them installed for a couple of days. I could not be happier with these mirrors! Money well spent and I recommend them to everyone that needs a universal tow mirror especially if you happen to have a Land Rover. For those of you that do not have a Land Rover I think these will work equally as well for you as the Land Rover LR3 has very deep mirrors that are difficult to get any other types to fit on. If they worked for it they will most likely work for your vehicle as well.
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CIPA


16 out of 32 people found this review helpful.
April 11, 2009
Works ok but, the plastic hooks that attach the strap to the truck mirror break very easy. I made some metal ones almost like the plastic and now everything is good to go next week. If you can get three larger rubber pads for the back of it will help.
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Needs Improvement


12 out of 32 people found this review helpful.
March 20, 2009
I have used these now for 2 seasons. I have been looking for something better as these leave a lot to be desired. They do not stay in place when going down the road. The brackets that hook over your existing vehicle mirror break and when you try to make it tighter to stay in place, it just quits racheting and gets no tighter. I am still looking for something else, but so far I have found nothing. They need to make something other than plastic to attach it to the vehicle. I have not contacted the company to complain as of yet, but I will be contacting them.
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Minor Issue with Glue


32 out of 63 people found this review helpful.
July 08, 2008
The mirror attaches easily on my Commander, doesn't vibrate and is out far enough to give me a good view of what is up behind me, something I couldn't get out of the Jeep's stock mirrors. I do wish I could get a little better angle adjustment on the passenger side (it is at the max), but, it is quite usable as it is. Unfortunately, both units I purchased, the mirror glass had fallen off inside the box. Not damaged, just came unglued ;-( Used a little auto trim glue to re- attach them and I was good to go. Since I had to glue the glass back on both, only 4 stars. Would I buy them again... yep :-)
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Great Mirrors


48 out of 107 people found this review helpful.
June 16, 2008
Have used these mirrors for 4 years now. Have tried many other mirrors with little satisfaction. I have read some of the other reviews on this mirror and have to make a comment on a few. Yes, these mirrors are not perfect but you will not find a perfect portable mirror. The rubber cups on the mirrors will rot quickly if you do not rub a little vaseline on them. As for the black rubber feet, if you use gorilla glue or liquid nail, they will stay in place. If you email the makers of this mirror, they will send you replacements of the plastic clips, rubber feet and the rubber cups. I have emailed them in two different years and have received a quick response both times telling me the parts I requested were on the way. By the way, they sent me the parts I requested FREE OF CHARGE BOTH TIMES! They have been a great company to do business with and would order another set of mirrors from them in a heart beat if the ones I have now would somehow become worthless.
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Followup Review


53 out of 99 people found this review helpful.
June 12, 2008
I reviewed this item March 22, 2008. Since the gas price surge and more open windows, I found the mirror whistle that I noted before was becoming annoying. I put 2 pieces of black electrical tape across the screw hole in the adjusting handle (the one that look like a screw driver handle.) This seems to have stopped the whistle for my installation. I think the whistle was caused by wind blowing across this hole, like blowing across the top of an empty coke bottle. Hope it works for you. Wish they would design some of these things into the item.
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Worked on my Tundra


54 out of 104 people found this review helpful.
May 16, 2008
I bought a set of these mirrors to replace the clip-on/rubber band type on my 2006 Tundra. Attached the mirrors using only the rubber cups without the stick on pads. No more mirror vibration, very little mirror slipage, and good backward vission. Some minor humming noise on passenger side at speed. These mirrors were a step up from the clip-ons.
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Worked For Me (with non-skid pad)


60 out of 113 people found this review helpful.
March 22, 2008
I installed the mirrors with a non-skid cell phone pad between the original auto mirror and the suction cups. Once installed the mirror did not move. I have to let things dry and re-adjust after going through the car wash, but then everything is OK. I have these on a truck with a cab-over camper installed. I get a little whistle through the mirror / attachment. Not bad. Have used them for 3-4 months now. Several 1000 miles through the CA and AZ desert.
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Great mirrors!!


66 out of 130 people found this review helpful.
March 19, 2008
I bought a pair of these in February when we upgraded our TT. They have worked wonderfully on the three trips we have taken thus far. The pads do fall off easily as previously mentioned. But if you stay mindful of that when storing them, then you should have no problems. The passenger side mirror will hum a little. But if I pull it in just a bit, I don't get the hum. They are easy to put on, little to no vibration, and are very secure. I recommend them.
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slippery feet


343 out of 761 people found this review helpful.
October 10, 2007
Mirrors fit Jeep Liberty well, minor vibration at cruise speed. Foot pads slipped of had to be glued back on. Other than that EASY to use...
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Great Product


339 out of 691 people found this review helpful.
September 28, 2007
Only tow mirrors we could find to fit our 2006 Tundra. Great vision with very minimal vibration. The adjustable feet make this product a great investment as they can be used on any mirror I have tried.
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poor workmanship


0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
September 05, 2007
I just recieved my mirrors today and right out of the box one of the mirrors was unglued from the mounting,i super glued it back on,hope it stays. let you know later if they hold together.
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Need some super glue


653 out of 1280 people found this review helpful.
May 29, 2007
We bought these tow mirror's a month or so ago and had use them the past two weekends and at first I tried to put them on as the direction told me and they did work except, for the pads that are supplied and due there job but will walk off the mounting cup at a stand still, SO I USE super glue and they work great, one proublem is to get the passanger side mirror set to see as good as the driver side just a little adjustment and good to go, one other thing they are universal and you may need to run one strap out and wine it in the other way as it may not lock when thighten down, I'm happy with these compare to the rubber stap ones as my vision was as limted to my stock mirrors. I tow my 29' tt with a 2000 f-150 so the stock mirrors have a curve all around, more flat mirror proubly see a different out come then my so keep it in mind and due use super glue still on the pads.
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The Solution


628 out of 1106 people found this review helpful.
October 20, 2006
The only mirrors to fit my Olds Bravada SUV. Comes with clips that replace the original ones for extra thick mirrors, including ones with integrated turn signals. Easy to install, stay in place on the road, minimal vibration. If you are having trouble finding mirrors to fit, these are the ones to try.
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A little extra effort was all that was necessary!


533 out of 1015 people found this review helpful.
September 02, 2006
Because we were unable to locate towing mirrors specific to our Ford Ranger, these universal mirrors were our only choice. Initially, we had a problem with the mirrors slipping out of place, and on one occasion, even falling off. Our simple solution was to place a small piece of the anti-slip shelf lining material we had for the inside of the trailer beneath the adjustment bolt, and...BINGO...no more problems! After this "improvement" we drove another 2500 miles without any further adjustments, even though we encountered some very rough roads while travelling. No doubt it is best to purchase mirrors specific to your tow vehicle if available, but these universal mirrors did an excellent job for us with very little additional innovation, and no added expense!
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cipa towing mirror


370 out of 674 people found this review helpful.
June 10, 2006
I bought the first mirror & tryed it out before getting the other mirror. If you get the adjustable feet set right & check the straps after about 2 to 3 miles. The mirros will stay in place very well. By mirros are on 2004 JEEP GR CHEROKE. Have had up to speeds of 65 to 70 with 20 mph wind.
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2002 Ford Explorer mirrors


236 out of 449 people found this review helpful.
October 04, 2005
After reading Mr. Mullins' review of these mirrors, I chose to purchase them as I own a 2002 Ford Explorer as well and have been searching for a set of mirror extensions for a short while. There is some vibration, but that is caused by the vehicle mirror back being plastic and somewhat plyable. Yes, the mirror could be larger, but works fine. I took my time setting them up and bent the additional bracket to form with the bottom side of the Explorer mirror as Mr. Mullins described (very helpful) and have found they perform very well for a universal mirror. I would recommend these when time is taken to have them fit your vehicle with some adjusting. It is a universal mirror and customizing the mounts allows them to fit your vehicle better.
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Manufacturer Good Folks


274 out of 467 people found this review helpful.
September 26, 2005
First bought one for drivers side and followed instructions. Stayed on for 55 miles before falling off on bumpy Interstate. Manufactured sent new one at no cost and it's worked great. Much less vibration that old rubber band mirrors and much less trouble readjusting them everytime.
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Worked great for me.


264 out of 450 people found this review helpful.
September 06, 2005
Finding the perfect mirror for a Ford Explorer is not a happening, you don't have many choices. The CIPA Universal Tow Mirrors worked great on our 7 weeks on the road, some rough roads, rain, wind (lots of wind), and more than 4,000 miles. I tried other mirrors but they vibrated, these mirrors are very stable. I tow a 25 ft. super light trailer that is 7 1/2 feet wide. These mirrors might not work well with an 8 ft. wide trailer and a narrow tow vehicle such as my Explorer as the mirrors might not reach out far enough for a clear rear view. Take your time setting up these mirrors. I had to swap ends of the top plastic clip to get it securely on the top of my mirror. I used the supplied metal backet on the bottom.....a slight (easy) bend was necessary for good fit. Once adjusted they go on and off quickly and stay in place, they never fell off, and nothing has broke. I would be nice if the mirror was larger, yet I don't know if my stock mirror would support a larger add-on mirror.
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Works Great - Xlnt Mfg'r Support


177 out of 306 people found this review helpful.
June 13, 2005
Had them for last 3 yrs. Work very well with little vibration. The know came off of one last year - mfg'r replaced whole unit free of charge. If you have a 99-02 Ford F150/Expedition with heated electric mirrors, you need a special clip from the mfg'r for the mirror to stay on. The vendors have no clue about this requirement. Hint: thoroughly wet the strap before putting it on your vehicle. As it dries it will shrink a little and take-up the inital ssack induced from driving down the road.
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Tow Mirror


144 out of 264 people found this review helpful.
April 23, 2005
These are by far the best Tow Mirrors I have ever had. They stay in place, are easy to install or remove, don't make any noise, and don't look out of place. The price is well worth the product.
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I'd buy them again


74 out of 113 people found this review helpful.
January 02, 2005
had mine for 2 years now and thay work great. Just heard about wide angle lense and now I have to get them.
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This is a KEEPER! Best I have used.


31 out of 74 people found this review helpful.
December 17, 2004
Used with My Nissan Xterra, this unit works flawlessly! Easy to put on. Stays put. Remarkable, when it comes to honing in on that pesky Blind spot. I have tried many mirror extentions before. This beats them all, hands down. The included instructions, could be a lot better. One must play around with the hooks to see which gives the best fit. I found turning the factory hooks and using them in the opposite direction worked best for my mirror.
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disappearing mirror


24 out of 24 people found this review helpful.
July 14, 2004
Hot summer - I-10 - West Texas My mirror departed the car. Further checking of the other one: the plastic hook wasn't a hook any longer. I had to wrap duct tape around it to assure is stayed with us for the trip - looks tacky (at least) Needs metal hooks - otherwise I love them. I only used them 3 times before they were gone. Probably a waste of money. I have been contacted by the manufacturer of these mirrors, since losing one on the road. They are sending more secure clips and a replacement mirror. In this day and time, it is rare to find a company stand behind their product like this. The product works great - needs a little adjustment every so often but beats any other temporary towing mirror I have found. Now with more secure clips, I can recreate more confidently.
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Worth My Money


39 out of 41 people found this review helpful.
July 14, 2004
The only issue I have with these mirrors are the pads on the feet. I'm seriously thinking about getting some Shoe Goop and cementing the pads to the feet to keep them from slipping off. Otherwise, these mirrors are a good product. I think the slippage you read about from other reviewers is caused by failing to secure the mirror properly. It takes some proper twisting of the ratchet. As for not being able to remember which is the right or left mirror, try a little trick called TAPE. Apply the TAPE to the driver's side mirror, and always put the mirror with the TAPE on the driver's side. Also, spring for the wide angle glass offer that comes with the mirrors. Well worth the extra $13 a pair. I bought the cheaper kind, and gave them away.
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Worked for me


20 out of 20 people found this review helpful.
June 22, 2004
Have been using these mirrors for the last two years with my Toyota Tundra and have been very happy with their performance.
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Satisfied


20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.
June 14, 2004
They worked pretty well for me. It took a bit of adjustment, but once they were on they stayed just fine on my Sliverado. Would buy them again
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They work for me


37 out of 37 people found this review helpful.
June 03, 2004
I use them on my Toyota Tundra and they work fine. They don't shake off & I've never had to re adjust them. Once there on they stay there.
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Works great for us


21 out of 21 people found this review helpful.
May 28, 2004
Buying a 2nd mirror after having one on our Toyota Highlander for a year. Have had no problems with it slipping...stays put and doesnt vibrate. Maybe I lucked out and got a good one, I really like them !!
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Good idea hard to set up the same every time


23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.
May 24, 2004
I use these in my Chevy truck pulling a 30' trailer. Once they are on they are ok but putting them on the same every time is a pain. They will slide off, tighten up but not where they can be adjusted properly, and need to be readjusted every time. Good idea but it will drive you nuts if you like to hook up and go.
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21154 UNIVERSAL TOW MIRROR


32 out of 34 people found this review helpful.
November 17, 2003
Great Easy to Use Mirror -- also looks good !! - Used it on a 2001 E-350 Ford Passenger Van. Clips on easily, with a secure ratchet type tightening system. Very viewable at 70 mph. Good product, worth the money. Buy 2 right away.
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It Works


42 out of 45 people found this review helpful.
September 24, 2003
Installation is simple and very secure on a Montero Limited's mirrors. Just took a thousand mile trip, about 200 of it on rough roads. I only had to adjust the mirror once because of slippage (after the rough part.) No whistle and minimal vibration.
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Only towing mirror for Explorer w/ Heated mirror


28 out of 28 people found this review helpful.
April 16, 2003
This is the only towing mirror I could find to fit my 98 Explorer Limited. Fords with heated mirrors have a large bell that will not accept the slide on extended mirrors and the other strap-ons allowed too much vibration. To use this mirror, certain Fords require special clips from the Mfgr (800 number). I don't think they charged, if they did it was only a couple bucks. It took me about 40 minutes get the mounting dialed in (3 screw legs to be adjusted, reposition, tighten, get back in the drivers seat...). Once adjusted, they worked great very little vibration. the ratcheted strap works fine, but you may want to check tension at every stop. Hint: completely wet-out the nylon strap when you put them on for a trip, the strap will stretch more. As the strap drys, it shrinks and you get a tighter mount. -Blaine
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Works Well


33 out of 33 people found this review helpful.
February 21, 2003
I just completed an 800 mile trip using on my Jeep Liberty. Easy on/off, little vibration. Once on I didn't have to adjust for the entire trip. As stated elsewhere, the weakest point is the pads - they are the 'peel-off backing' variety, meant to be installed by the consumer, but now installed at the factory. Tip: remove and re-adhere pads with some Elmer's glue and let dry overnight. One of mine shipped with both locking nuts installed, the other with only one locking nut, not installed. Ships with an extra set of mirror clips.
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Good Mirror


30 out of 30 people found this review helpful.
February 17, 2003
This is an excellent mirror. I read the earlier reviews citing some deficiencies, so I contacted the manufacturer upon receipt of the mirror (1-800 number in pkg). They provided a special clip for thick existing mirrors like mine (Ford Ranger) at no charge and also included extra mounting pads which I haven't needed yet. I also ordered the new wide angle mirror option ($12.00 per pair). Result: mirror is rock hard with an excellent field of vision.
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how large is the mirror area..will they fit a 06 ford explorer.and a 04 toyota tacoma
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are these flat or convex
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Is the mirror glass or a plastic reflection?
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Is this just one mirror?
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If I lose the rubber feet, where can I get replacement parts?
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