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those strapon/addon mirrors are mediocre at best. I would spend the money and get a set of factory towing mirrors. the aftermarket also sells factory style towing mirrors. this is a much better option.

aftermarket f150 tow mirrors.
There are others but the prices go up. I have bought from 1A auto a few times and have no complaints with there stuff.


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Wish ford made the large F-series tow mirrors for the e-series vans. The van has the small convex mirrors that's harder to see the curbs when making right hand turns.

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I agree that the CIPA clamp on mirrors work very well. They are easy to use and give a good, vibration-free view. They are also very reasonably priced. I also own an F150


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For strap-on mirrors, I don't think there is anything better than the McKesh mirrors.

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You probably can't tell from the pictures, but they rachet down and are solid as a rock. No vibration whatsoever.

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Don’t let people tell you that aftermarket additions are mediocre because they’re not. The CIPA slide ons that we had on our Avalanche were great and vibration free-they didn’t move. I would highly recommend them over some of those other contraptions.


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We had Cipa slide-ons on our 1999 Ram and were perfectly happy with them. They allowed you to see what was coming up on the side of you and did not vibrate, yet were easy to put on and take off.
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BarneyS wrote:

We had Cipa slide-ons on our 1999 Ram and were perfectly happy with them. They allowed you to see what was coming up on the side of you and did not vibrate, yet were easy to put on and take off.
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Had the same brand for my 97 Ram conversion van. these are the only aftermarket ones I would use if you cant get OEM style tow mirrors!

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The aftermarket Ford towing mirrors only cost me $230 AND gave me heated mirrors & turn signals that I didn’t have before. You do have to get out and fold them in for a standard home garage opening or a car wash but well worth the added effort. Simple install. I considered the CIPA types but wanted the heat since I park outside in PA. Replacement standard size power mirrors with heat & signal were $140, still leaving the extension consideration.


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I ordered these: https://www.etrailer.com/Towing-Mirrors/CIPA/CM11550.html and they look great. Now we just have to see how they hold up.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions!


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I am going to recommend the OP go to https://www.ksource.org/ and spend some time on their website. Ksource is a manufacturer of mirrors, and nothing else. They are OEM to all of the car manufacturers, so the products you get are generally the same as the ones you get from the dealer or manufacturer. Somewhere in their website they do have a place to plug in your make, model, year, etc and it will give you choices of different mirrors.

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