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Old 08-23-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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I'm having a hard time seeing around my Voltage 3200 with my factory tow mirrors(Dodge). Has anybody used the Cipa expendable mirrors? Do they extend any wider that the OEM flip-ups?
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I have found that if I setup the convex mirror to see behind me and use the large mirror for blind spots it is easy to see.
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Thanks for the input. But my main problem is not being able to see down the side of the trailer when backing. It's impossible to tell when I have it straightened out or not. I believe just a little more width in the mirrors would be a huge help.
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We tried the strap-on types, but they kept slipping, and we lost one on the road. We then bought these. Great, wide view, but not real attractive. But they work great, and are easy-on, easy-off. Amazon.com: CIPA 11750, Fender Mount Towing Mirror: Automotive
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Thanks for the input. But my main problem is not being able to see down the side of the trailer when backing. It's impossible to tell when I have it straightened out or not. I believe just a little more width in the mirrors would be a huge help.
Do you adjust the mirrors for backing.

When I get to a spot where in need to back up, I adjust the mirrors out as far as they go there comes a point where it won't matter how far your mirrors stick out your not going to be able to see down the side.
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We tried the strap-on types, but they kept slipping, and we lost one on the road. We then bought these. Great, wide view, but not real attractive. But they work great, and are easy-on, easy-off. Amazon.com: CIPA 11750, Fender Mount Towing Mirror: Automotive
Gawd... I didn't know they still made those!

I had a set of those I used on a 1968 International Travelall we had. It was sarcastically referred to as the "Great White Hope" as in it is was Great big, White (and rust) and we Hoped it would make it to it's destination.

I don't know if those will fit on a curved fender Ford F-150 or not.

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Gawd... I didn't know they still made those!
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I don't know if those will fit on a curved fender Ford F-150 or not.

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The top parts are like: _|-- , they hook onto the open hood edge, and are secured by the closed hood. The bottom part is an open hook, about 1" diameter, rubber-covered, designed to hook under the wheel edge of the fender. My Dakota has a pretty big black plastic trim around the edge, but it fits just fine.
I do feel like Desi Arnez in the Long Long Trailer with them, and they're really wonderful when still attached to the truck while at WalMart, while the camper is camped. But I'm persnickety about getting them aimed and tightened, so I usually leave them on the vehicle for the duration of the trip.
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