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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-20-2017, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

I did some research awhile ago and it looked like the top choices for towing mirrors were the Grand Aero 3, and the McKesh towing mirrors. I was leaning towards getting the Grand Aero 3s.

I made a post at another forum, and West Coast style mirrors were suggested by some of the users: ford-trucks.com/forums/1512461-best-towing-mirrors-for-a-1995-f350.html

Where can I get the mirrors they're mentioning?

I did some searching and it looks like Velvac is a big name for RV towing mirrors. They get some mixed reviews though: rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27124705

I'll call Mill Supply tomorrow, and see what they have to say about towing mirrors for a 1995 F350, but also let me know if you have any thoughts.

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Re: Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

IMO best setup is:





See what he did there? He used the smaller OBS / gen I ranger style stainless steel door mount that allows the mirror to fold back but he added the larger style OBS mirrors on the base mount. This is best of both worlds. I love my 97 tow mirrors but the tripod setup is a PITA because it does not fold or "break away' When truck in the shop you always have to walk around the huge stainless steel tripod assembly. Also when backing trailers at my dads house I get too close to the horse pasture fence and with no way to fold the mirror in the tripod basically ripped my door apart ruining the whole door, passenger door was already this way when I got the truck

So now I have two new doors I will be going to this style setup.

Also some OBS guys love these new style mirrors and have found some clever ways to mount them up....for me I like the older style on my OBS,they fit the body correctly and look era correct
Like this:



or even better this setup:

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Re: Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

Factory gooseneck mirror hands down, I think they offer the best visibility, and they match the body style of the OBS trucks. I also personally think that of all the OBS style mirrors they are the best looking by far. And I just so happen to have a set for sale in the classifieds section. And no I am not just trying to sell you a set of mirrors. Although it probably seems like exactly just that...
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Re: Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

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Re: Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

I saw those for sale and if my wife didn't already buy me a new in box set for when I replace my doors I would be after yours....clean!

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Re: Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

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IMO best setup is:



I like this setup. I ordered some mirrors from lmc and mounted them to my current 2 post frame. The mirrors vibrated like crazy and at high speed they would fold in. The mirrors were terrible quality. Now I'm back to the stock setup

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Re: Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

I like the gooseneck mirror for a dually and hauling a box trailer.

But on a single wheel, they just dont look right.

I prefer the western swing-a-ways with 4-5" spot mirror as well

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Re: Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

The truth-pod mirrors don't even stick out as far as the Nemo mirrors when folded to the inboard position.

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Re: Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

410Customs, I like that setup. I want something that's not fixed. I don't want to take any chances with damaging the truck. Where can I get the parts to create that setup?

Schneider 86 I'll send you a PM. I may get those from you.

What are truth-pod mirrors? And are Nemo mirrors the factory ones on my truck?
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Re: Best Towing Mirrors For A 1995 F350?

its a combo setup The stainless supports were stock on many OBS trucks, Rangers, Bronco II's etc
The upper mirror part comes from the tripod setups like the older OBS and duallys had. My 97 came with the tripod bases the new doors I have came from a FSB so they have the correct mounts. I will be using my mirrors on top of the fold away mounts = easy!

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