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Towing mirrors ?

Hey guys what kind of tow mirrors do you guys use ?

I got a cheap Reese set from pepboys and they were junk ! I used them once and both of them broke.

I found this set. mirrors but the cheapest I can find them for is about $30 EACH



My parents have something more like these for their bronco but I can't seem to find a set that fit Rangers.mirrors

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Why do you need different mirrors? I don't have vision problems with the stockers?
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does your camper block the view that much?
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Yes the camper is 2 feet wider then the truck on both sides. I can not tell if there is a car in the next lane next to the camper.

The junk reese ones I had did the job but they were junk and both broke after one use.
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roll down your window and stick your head out. lol
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roll down your window and stick your head out. lol
LOL thats a good one. I can see myself doing that everytime I have to change lanes. Come to think of it why don't I just drive the whole time with my head out the window. HA HA HA HA.
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well if your gonna do that dont forget your safety glasses rocks from your tires and bugs can be hazzardous to your eyes.
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While I am at it, I should just cut the roof off and just look over my shoulder. LOL
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it might look better and work better than one of those mirrors.
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Yeah execpt I can take the mirrors off when I am done towing.
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arent your mirrors power? if so that will be fun to swap.

btw your mirrors are going to need to stick out atleast 2' on each side right? id be suprised if someone makes them that big.
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I am not talking about swaping the mirrors i am talking about adding on a removable tow mirror. Tow mirrors are typically curved which let you see more with less mirror. The little clip on reese mirrors I had were only a few inches square and curved and did the job just fine except they were junk and fell apart.

The first picture in my first post is a universel strap on mirror.
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I really thought a lot of people did some sort of towing and therefore needed a tow mirror. So I was really just wondering what everybody else used.

Maybe nobody tows with a ranger.
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In this pic you can see the reese tow mirror I was using.
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I guess I've never really towed anything tall enough. I've pulled wide boats, but I can see over the top of them. When I pulled our 28 foot enclosed trailer with the cummins truck, I couldn't see around the trailer... pulling something big enough, you just put on the blinker and get over... They'll move...
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same here^^ the stuff ive pulled isnt that tall, so the mirrors wernt needed.
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Check these:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...towing+mirrors
They have some that fit explorers, shoud fit your tuck..

I'd go with these:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...towing+mirrors
at $8 each their practically disposable.

I'll be gettin myself a set for towing the boat, they will come in real handy!
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Check these:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...towing+mirrors
They have some that fit explorers, shoud fit your tuck..

I'd go with these:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...towing+mirrors
at $8 each their practically disposable.

I'll be gettin myself a set for towing the boat, they will come in real handy!
The first ones there don't really say that they fit the rangers. The second ones are the cheap ones I had and they broke after one use.
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Are the explore mirrors the same ? I guess If i can get these cheap I will give them a shot, if they don't fit i can give them to my in-laws they have an explorer.
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