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Old 05-29-2023, 01:22 PM   #1
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I have a 2017 Gmc 2500 Diesel with factory tow mirrors but they do not extend out to see around our travel trailer which is 101 inches wide has any one have the same problem and how did you solve it ?

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Old 05-29-2023, 01:31 PM   #2
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Do they maybe manually pull out?
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Old 05-29-2023, 04:36 PM   #3
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I have a 2017 Gmc 2500 Diesel with factory tow mirrors but they do not extend out to see around our travel trailer which is 101 inches wide has any one have the same problem and how did you solve it ?

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Post a pic of the ones you have. My 2011 has manual extension mirrors. While my trailer is just over 96" wide, I feel like they would cover an extra 6" easily (3" per side).
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the mirrors do manually pull out approx. 3 inches but still not able to see down the side of the trailer
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Old 05-31-2023, 08:44 AM   #5
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Humm - can you adjust them easy from the drivers seat? Probably not - do you have a helper that is patient enough to get the mirrors set so you can see what you want to?

If the mirrors pull out you should be able to see the sides of your trailer. I recommend getting a patient helper.
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i actually cant remember ever having a truck with mirrors where i could see the actual sides of the trailer.they look down the sides, but i dont remember ever seeing the sides while straight. something to think about, why do you feel you need to see the sides of the trailer while traveling in a straight line? you dont need them to see a blowout, youll know thats happened without the mirrors, you can see where your trailers tracking in a turn with almost any mirrors. you really only need them to see your blind spots next to the trailer.
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John1981 brings up a good point. I did have a blowout and I did see it in my mirror. It was in a Ford truck which probably has the very best tow mirrors.
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Here's what I use.

https://www.etrailer.com/Mirrors/Whe...rs/WM6500.html
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Check out the Velvac Mirror website. They might have what you need,
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Old 05-31-2023, 04:18 PM   #10
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Do they maybe manually pull out?
yes they pull out 3 inches , does a dually mirror pull out farther ?
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i actually cant remember ever having a truck with mirrors where i could see the actual sides of the trailer.they look down the sides, but i dont remember ever seeing the sides while straight. something to think about, why do you feel you need to see the sides of the trailer while traveling in a straight line? you dont need them to see a blowout, youll know thats happened without the mirrors, you can see where your trailers tracking in a turn with almost any mirrors. you really only need them to see your blind spots next to the trailer.
that is the problem i can not see close to the side of the trailer
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that is the problem i can not see close to the side of the trailer
if someone stands at the back of the trailer how far away do they have to be from the trailer to see them? 1 ft? 10ft? i dont know how long youve been pulling but there are a ton of new folks and some things you have to get used to. you wont have the same visibility as without the trailer. i think my mirrors on my dually only slide out 3 or 4 inches. i can see the area right next to my trailer, but i cant see the sides.
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https://accessories.gmc.com/product/...P1NEC7JG254300

is this what you have? if so, youll be hard pressed to do better
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These work well for me

https://www.etrailer.com/Towing-Mirrors/K-Source/KS81300.html
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