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Old 01-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Towing Truck Mirrors

We just picked up our 09 Cougar 27RLS and tow with our 06 F150. We have standard mirrors on the truck and thus cannot see down the side to the back of the trailer. Obviously we are in the market for towing extension type mirrors.

We would appreciate any suggestions as to type or things to be aware of and where to buy.

Thanks, Bill & Cheryl, Sparks, Nv.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Tasca has factory tow mirrors if you have power options and want to keep them operating. I have a pair that I have not installed yet because they are large and we do not have our TT yet. I get to keep the power features that the original mirrors have.
There are many types of strap on or slip on mirrors. Some work well and some fly off on the hwy!
Read the reviews carefully.
I had a pair of these
Amazon.com: CIPA 11650, Deluxe Door Mount Towing Mirror: Automotive
that I used on my Ranger. They work very well, mount and dismount easily.
They did not shake or vibrate if the windows were up. If you like to have your windows down, you may not like them.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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Ford Accessories has the Ford OEM factory telescoping trailer tow mirrors that will fit your truck perfectly, and are easy to R&R. I installed mine today. Click on this link to see a post I made today on the F-150 forum.
Replace outside mirrors with telescoping trailer tow mirrors - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

As noted in that thread and the link included, Ford offers two levels of functionality for my 2012 F-150. But glancing at the parts available for your 2006 they have three for an XLT. (I didn't check the other trim levels). If you order a set of TTTMs from a discount Ford parts dealer, you can probably get a set at a reasonable price.

My favorite discount Ford parts dealer is Tousley Ford Parts. On their website they have three different ones for the XLT:
Manual trailer tow mirror = $368.15 a pair
Power trailer tow mirror without turn signal lights = $388.29 a pair
Power mirror with turn signal = $579.50 a pair

2006 FORD F-150 Parts - Tousley Ford Parts Depot
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for the detailed information. Exactly what we needed.

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I know you found what you were looking for but I thought I'd throw this out their. When I had my 2005 Toyota Tacoma I couldn't see around my T.T., so I put on Dodge Ram tow mirrors! I don't own that truck anymore because the family out grew it.


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I have a ford f250 super duty I wanted to go to the dpf delete with the programer has anyone did this modification i would love the input
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I have a ford f250 super duty I wanted to go to the dpf delete with the programer has anyone did this modification i would love the input
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You might want to post this in the "POWER TRAIN GARAGE FORUMS" or check them out. I'm sure you will get a quicker response. Good Luck.
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thanks starGazer-1 im new here sll the topics r kind of related so im still learning thanks
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No problem, glad I could help out.
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I know you found what you were looking for but I thought I'd throw this out their. When I had my 2005 Toyota Tacoma I couldn't see around my T.T., so I put on Dodge Ram tow mirrors! I don't own that truck anymore because the family out grew it.


Wow, thanks for sharing that. It looks like it worked out very well. I have a 2008 V8 4Runner and we just bought an 8' TT. All strap on mirrors (tried 4 different ones) don't work on the 4Runner mirrors, so I picked up some used McKesh tow mirrors. They are pretty good, but there seems to be risk of scratching up the windows when raising and lowering them, so I'm not at all happy with the McKesh mirrors. I'm looking for some kind of solution that doesn't involve buying a truck when I don't really want to.

Could I trouble you with a few questions:
Do you happen to know if your 05 Tacoma OEM mirrors and attachment configuration might be the same as the 4Runner?
What year of Dodge Ram were those mirrors off of? Did they bolt up without modification?
Did the power adjustment mechanism work once installed?
Thanks in advance for any info. Much appreciated!
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Dual Head XLR Ratchet Clip-On Mirror

Do a search for these mirrors. There strap tightly to the mirrors on my Ram 1500. They are inexpensive and easy to install when towing TT and simple to remove when back home.
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If you are on a tight budget you may consider these:
Towing Mirrors

I learned about them on another F150 forum, there seems to be pretty good reviews of them or the ones on ebay.
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I just odered and installed a set of tow mirrors for my 1998 dodge. I got them from A1 Auto Parts. Power, Heated, And the head folds out. I paid $261.00 for the pair and installed them both myself in about 1-1/2. I love them.
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I know you found what you were looking for but I thought I'd throw this out their. When I had my 2005 Toyota Tacoma I couldn't see around my T.T., so I put on Dodge Ram tow mirrors! I don't own that truck anymore because the family out grew it.


Sorry, for some reason I never got anything about anyone responding to this post till now. Go here:My Towing Mirrors - Tacoma World Forums
I followed up w/ post #43. Good Luck!!
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