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mbyost13

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Posted: 08/24/19 01:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi All, I hope all is well. My wife and I just purchased our first camper, a Puma Forest River travel trailer (24 ft). I am happy to say, I successfully towed it for the first time yesterday. I was pretty nervous about the tow but in all honesty, it was rather easy. My only concern is having more visibility on either side of the vehicle.

We are towing our new camper with a 2019 Chevy Traverse that is already set up with the V92 towing package, a digital break control, and a E2 Anti Sway Hitch. I need to get some towing mirror extensions on our vehicle and I am not sure what to purchase? I started looking online and saw several manufacturers and websites. What manufacturer/website do you guys recommend to purchase the towing mirrors?

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Posted: 08/24/19 01:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Call the folks at eTrailer.com. They've always had good advice for me. 800-298-8924.

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Posted: 08/24/19 01:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Considering the vehicle is new, I'd go to my dealership and talk to them. Keep the parts all GM. (But that's just me.)

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Bought my CIPA mirror extensions thru carid.com. The ones for my Suburban were fit specific. Your Traverse will be a universal type like: CIPA® - Towing Mirror Extension

I can say my mirror extensions are very low vibration and I never remove them as it isn't my daily driver.

Good luck in your search.


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Posted: 08/24/19 02:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used Mckesh from Hensley Mfg. and with the optional convex mirrors have enhanced visibility to the rear 10 fold. They do not vibrate, etc. when installed properly. Our next tow vehicle will be ordered with the factory tow mirrors.


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I got some for my Ram online. They were made for that specific model and they fit very well and look good too. They were roughly a third of what Dodge wanted for them. One thing I really like is they fold up so there’s nothing to install and remove every time I tow.

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4aSong wrote:

I have used Mckesh from Hensley Mfg. and with the optional convex mirrors have enhanced visibility to the rear 10 fold. They do not vibrate, etc. when installed properly. Our next tow vehicle will be ordered with the factory tow mirrors.


I agree, best aftermarket tow mirrors, gawky looking but totally functional. we had them on a Dakota pulling a 7 1/2 ft wide trailer and they were prefect


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I got these Fit System Snap on Mirrors- see them HERE They were inexpensive. Worked flawlessly, & are unobtrusive.

You will need to get some that fit your model TV.

I put them and they have worked well for over 36K miles. They are made to be able to take them off when not towing.

I don't bother.


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I really appreciate everyones input. It looks like with the 2019 traverse, my only option is to get the mirrors with straps. I called Chevy and they offer no type of tow mirrors for the vehicle which surprises me. I did end up going through etrailer to order some because I feel like they may be most notable.

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Posted: 08/25/19 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have used the Milenko Aero mirrors for about 8 years now on 2 vehicles without a hitch.


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