When you’re pulling your boat, camper or trailer, do you have trouble changing lanes? Does merging onto the highway make you nervous? These problems are commonly associated with the extended blind spots caused by towing. Eliminate or greatly reduce those blind spots with a pair of CIPA towing mirrors.
Towing mirrors offer several advantages over standard OEM mirrors, especially during towing applications. Towing mirrors increase your viewing angle by extending your field of vision. Towing mirrors extend your field of vision because they are mounted farther from the vehicle than OEM mirrors. Furthermore, because towing mirrors have a larger reflective surface than standard mirrors, they allow the driver to see more of the road at once. With towing mirrors, you will have better control over your towable, making your drive a safer experience.
There are several options for towing mirrors which differ in size, permanence, application, quality and price. There is a towing mirror for virtually any condition. With so many options available, it is important to find the correct towing mirror for your needs.
Two important considerations while selecting a towing mirror:
- How much additional viewing area do you need?
- How often will you be pulling your towable?
Towing Mirror Hot Spots
If your truck came equipped with mirrors that have a large viewing surface, you may only need to widen your viewing angle a few extra degrees. Adding hotspot mirrors are ideal for accomplishing this task. Many stick or clamp directly to the existing mirror making them easy to attach.
If you need more viewing area but do not frequently have a trailer in tow, an attachable towing mirror may be right for you. Attachable towing mirrors are available in two options: universal towing mirrors and custom towing mirrors.
Universal Towing Mirrors
Universal towing mirrors attach to the preexisting mirrors by clip or suction cup. These towing mirrors can attach to nearly any vehicle and are usually less expensive than their custom fit counterparts. There are several varieties of attachable universal towing mirrors.
Custom Towing Mirrors
Custom towing mirrors attach by slipping over the preexisting mirror and clamping down via a thumb screw. These slip-on mirrors are a great option because they are made especially for your vehicle’s needs. These custom slip on mirrors will fit perfectly over the housing of your existing mirror because they are designed for specific makes and models. This perfect fit will reduce vibration of the viewing surface, giving you a clearer view of the road.
If you frequently have a trailer in tow it may make more sense for you to invest in a permanently mounted towing mirror. These mirrors are generally larger than their attachable cousins and often feature other benefits aside from the increased view. The two types of permanent towing mirror are mount mirrors and extendable mirrors.
Mount Mirrors for Towing
Extendable Towing Mirrors
Extendable towing mirrors are the ultimate in tow mirror options. These towing mirrors extend telescopically, which moves the viewing area as far as possible from the vehicle. With their large viewing surface and far distance from the cab, these mirrors offer unsurpassed visibility for when you really need it. Our extendable towing mirrors have the benefit of a fold-away design that allows you to fit in tight spaces. These mirrors offer several other features, such as electric adjustment and heated mirror surface. Extendable mirrors are fit for specific applications so they require no drilling to install. However, because these mirrors have so many features they are among the more expensive towing mirrors.
We carry many different types of towing mirrors and it is very important that you select the correct one for the make and model of vehicle and the right one for your needs.
If you have any questions about towing mirrors, please do not hesitate to call our experts at 1-800-358-4751. You can order towing mirrors online at TruckSpring.com