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CIPA Universal Fit Towing Mirror - Clamp On - Adjustable Length - Steel

CIPA Universal Fit Towing Mirror - Clamp On - Adjustable Length - Steel

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This universal-fit mirror clamps onto your factory side-view mirror to extend your line of sight while you're towing. The length of the bar can be adjusted to position the mirror closer to or farther from your vehicle. Sturdy steel construction. Lowest Prices for the best towing mirrors from CIPA. CIPA Universal Fit Towing Mirror - Clamp On - Adjustable Length - Steel part number CM11980 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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CIPA Towing Mirrors - CM11980

  • Clamp-On Mirror
  • Universal Fit
  • CIPA
  • Single Mirror
  • Fits Driver Side
  • Fits Passenger Side
  • Non-Heated
  • Manual

This universal-fit mirror clamps onto your factory side-view mirror to extend your line of sight while you're towing. The length of the bar can be adjusted to position the mirror closer to or farther from your vehicle. Sturdy steel construction.


Features:

  • Towing mirror clamps onto your factory side-view mirror to extend your line of sight
    • Allows you to safely and easily change lanes, pass, and park while towing a trailer
  • Adjustable-length bar allows you to position the mirror to suit your preference
  • Ball-and-socket joint lets you adjust the angle of each mirror
  • Universal fit - mirror clamps onto your factory side-view mirror
    • Fits driver's-side or passenger's-side mirror
    • 2 Clamps with adjustment screws are included
  • Convex glass provides a wide-angle view that reduces blind spots
  • Sturdy steel construction


Specs:

  • Mirror dimensions:
    • Overall: 8-1/4" wide x 5-1/2" tall
    • Mirror face: 7-1/2" wide x 4-5/8" tall
  • Bar length (from bend):
    • Extended: 17-1/2"
    • Retracted: 11"
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Dimensions



11980 CIPA Clamp On Towing Mirror w/ Adjustable Bar - Steel - Qty 1






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CIPA Universal Fit Towing Mirror - Clamp On - Adjustable Length - Steel - CM11980

Average Customer Rating:  4.1 out of 5 stars   (587 Customer Reviews)

This universal-fit mirror clamps onto your factory side-view mirror to extend your line of sight while you're towing. The length of the bar can be adjusted to position the mirror closer to or farther from your vehicle. Sturdy steel construction.

- CM11980
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For my ram 1500 they worked great. Unfortunately the half ton trucks just don’t come equipped with mirrors good for towing large trailers. After I clamped on these extendable towing mirrors I was a little worried they may come off in transit or they may scratch the finish on my new truck but once they were on they stayed on without having to stop and retighten them and it didn’t appear to scratch anything either. I am definitely towing with a lot more confidence when my 25’ camper is behind me.



- CM11980
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Excellent product. Easy to put on. Took them off, put them in my camper storage. Next trip out, when I put them on, I did not even need to adjust them! The mirrors are slight contour and slight magnification, which makes them easy to see. There is virtually NO vibration during travel. (I have had others that shimmied so bad you could not see a thing.) I flip my driver side mirror in frequently to check my mail box, so it is not very stiff. So I ran a small bungee from the clamp to the grill under my hood. Did this for both sides. My driver side flipped in when traveling at interstate speeds, so I put a second bungee on it. Fixed the problem. Allen bolts at top of clamp are rusting after 2nd use. All in all though, I am very pleased with this product and it is well worth the money spent. It is the only product I could find to properly fit my 2011 Toyota Tacoma, because it clamps on the mirror frame and does not rest on my truck mirrors. Great Product!


Comments
Used these for a year, and camping about 10 times during that year, all over the state and they still work and look great! I highly recommend this product!
Jean - 06/02/2019



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Clamps aren’t wide enough to go on Ford Superduty mirrors.


Comments
I checked and we do not carry a towing mirror that will fit a 2018 Ford 350 Super duty.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/10/2022


- CM11980
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I purchased this product in advance of renting a large toy hauler to take my family camping back in October. The package said it fits most vehicles including my Ford F-150. I followed the instructions and positioned the mirror with the brackets on top like the directions stated. However any vibration would have caused it to fall off as it did with little effort of my pulling on it. The good news is that if you mount this with the brackets on the bottom of your mirror it goes no where. I did not have to readjust, or retighten these mirrors once during our trip. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking to purchase this product.



- CM11980
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The design is good and worth the money. Biggest problem for me is my mirrors have thick encapsulated plastic frames. If the clamping design was longer it would have worked better. Over all I have been satisfied to date.



- CM11980
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I pull my 2021 Keystone Bullet with a 2021 Chevy Colorado pickup. Chevy doesn't currently does not have a towing mirror for my truck. I found this one and it has worked great. I recently lost one of my mirrors on my way home from a campground. This one will replace that one. I just have to remember to tighten the screws each time I leave my home or campground!!



- CM11980
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The product, CIPA Universal Fit Towing Mirror, is excellent. This is to replace one I had for two years that I had lost. I have purchased many items from etrailer.com and have been more that pleased with all purchases. Although this purchased arrived intact and undamaged it could have not been so. I ordered it on 9/10/21, it did not arrive until 9/24/21. Most of the notifications I received from etrailer.com said it would arrive on 9/20/21. It was poorly packaged, just in the manufactures flimsy card board box with the mailing label stuck on. It had been through a rough time, someone had attempted to hold it together with various pieces of scotch tape. When ever I received previous articles from etrailer they had been placed inside another sturdier box with packing material. What happened this time?



- CM11980
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I do not normally do reviews. I am extremely happy with these mirrors. Easy to install and adjust. Very secure. Large mirror can be vertical or horizontal. Best part is they are stable at highway speeds, unlike other universal fit mirrors I have returned. Vehicle is 2018 Ford Transit van. Telescoping mirrors are not available. This is the best option I have found to safely tow a trailer. Great price and fast shipping from etrailer. Highly recommended.


Comments
About 5k miles towing and still working great
Todd F - 04/24/2020


- CM11980
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these mirrors both came off the first time we used them. Would not recommend these at all!



- CM11980
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Easy to install. I bought a pontoon boat and trailer which requires a mirror extension. My range of view is greatly improved. The clamps attach very nice to the mirrors which is much better that a rubber strap configuration. Fully adjustable bracketry with a solid mount and very little vibration. Highly recommended.



- CM11980
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Opened the boxes up, read instructions and put on! Simple and yet good looking mirrors which are very functional. Great product for those applications where the slip-on mirrors aren't made.



- CM11980
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Used the mirrors last week on our Lexus GX460. I tightened them down very tight based on past reviews and didn’t have any problem. They were very stable, didn’t slip and gave fantastic adjustment and visibility. They are very well built and have rubber coated pads on the clamps so they don’t damage the paint on the vehicle mirrors. Once they are set they go back onto the vehicle with ease. Great product!! etrailer contact was great! They let me know when the order was shipped, gave me the tracking info and followed up. Best on line buying experience I have ever had. I am a customer for life. Same experience with the back up camera we just received. etrailer is 2 for 2!!!


Comments
The mirrors work great! No issues at all. We tow with a Lexus GX460 and we had some concerns of damage to our vehicle side mirrors. We are happy to report that the trailer mirrors work perfect and we have never had any damage and we have never lost a mirror.
Kirk - 10/25/2018



- CM11980
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I have bought 1 of these mirrors about a month ago to try it out before buying 2 of them. So far they work well and with small amount of vibration. This next month will be the true test when pulling the camper.



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I originally purchase the CIPA Universal Fit Clip on Mirrors for my Toyota Highlander. Do not waste your money. They constantly moved while driving and did not keep the trailer in view. The CIPA clamp on mirrors stay in place and provide great viewing angles with NO Vibrations! Easy to install, and can be adjusted many ways. I must also say that etrailer provided excellent customer service and price matched to [other on-line retailer]. Very pleased!



- CM11980
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The mirrors mounted up well and I have good vision on both side of our travel trailer. Have not been out on the highway yet so cannot comment on the stability or loosening of the mounting clamps. Will get back to you in 2 weeks after our upcomming test run. Thanks for your quick shipping and follow up.



- CM11980
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Just received my extension mirror today. Had to reverse the “hand” of it to the left drivers side, as it came that way, but it was simple. After reading other reviews I chose to buy a third clamp to add to the bar and insure its stability, as some had issues with it getting loose in transit. It’s now set to the position I’ll need when we take our new Travel trailer out on the road in a few weeks. So far I’m thinking it’s the perfect replacement to the suction cup style I had tried that bounced and shimmied and made it strange to view traffic behind me. This new etrailer extension mirror clamped tight and feels very firm on the body of my 2014 F-150. We’ll see how it goes but my guess is it’s going to be what I hoped for. Price is right IMO, if it holds securely to the vehicle mirror. I really don’t expect it to loosen.


Comments
Working out perfectly. One clamp broke from just a bit to much tightening, so I ordered 2 more. One to replace the broken 3rd clamp I prefer to use, and a spare in case it happens again. This mirror has been exactly what I expected and holds steady during highway speeds of up to 70 mph. Don’t need to go any faster pulling a trailer.
Larry - 08/21/2019



- CM11980
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Sometimes they rattle off the mirror frame of my F150. Other than that, great product. Very happy. I've had them fall off, and go back to pick it up and it was intact.



- CM11980
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These mirrors are awsome! 2001 Dakota. They will mount on top or bottom of factory mirrors, great view and no shaking. Quality product and great price! ! Thanks Etrailer



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These mirrors are awesome! We bought these for our 2015 Toyota Tundra that we use to pull our 16ft Airstream trailer. We have been traveling for years and didn’t know what we were missing! We bought one for each side, and they were very easy to attach and are so versatile! They are very steady in the wind as well. I would recommend checking the clamps as you go, they loosened up a little. I highly recommend these mirrors!


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Not well...they seemed good at first, but while traveling on a 2 lane road with oncoming semi trucks they blew off and broke. We were disappointed because we liked the better vision. We have gone with another brand that has stronger clamps and have attached a safety strap just in case.
Gail - 11/19/2018



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I bought a 3rd tow mirror to replace one that fell off during our travels. That particular mirror kept sagging from the fixed position, so needed a lot of retightening. After one adjustment, I suddenly noticed it was missing! Simply slid off. (The driver's side mirror had NO problem with sagging, and didn't come off. (After the loss, I did keep checking the tightness every time I was out of the vehicle!) Aside from the loss, I am VERY happy with the mirrors. They function exactly as I had hoped. I found that the passenger-side mirror is not really missed on the Toyota Tundra.


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My experience with the CIPA mirrors has been spotty. The products are great, work really well, to a point. First, I lost one on the road, by not tightening it enough. I found that with my rig, a 26 pull-behind, the right -side mirror does little good. So most of my April 2017 trip was made with only the left side. I reordered a new mirror, and when installing them for my April 2018 trip, I OVER TIGHTENED the right side one, and broke one of the mounting clips. So again, I travelled with only the left side mirror. And again I ordered a new one. I am disappointed that CIPA does not make available the mounting clips for this unit. I now have a complete mirror unit except for one missing clip! I noticed that CIPA offers replacement parts for other units.
Tom H - 05/12/2018



- CM11980
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This fits my 2017 Chevy Equinox driver side mirror well...looking forward to trying it out on the road soon.



- CM11980
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This is my 3rd summer using the universal mirrors and I am extremely satisfied with them, with 1 exception. The clamp that holds the towing mirror to the vehicle mirror needs to be made stronger as I've had 3 clamps break so far. Otherwise, the towing mirrors are very easy to install and remove and are fully adjustable. VERY satisfied with the product.



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Actually the order went well. We unfortunately, we are all compared to [other sites] for tracking an order. I did get a lot of communications but it became a bit redundant. It would be. Ice to have a single location to go and check order status and tracking. Regardless, thank you!



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Very adjustable, fit on my 2001 Ford F-150 Supercrew. Now can see side of camper and cars behind. Stayed on for a month including trip. After 3weeks they rattled off. They need a little pad screwed onto the mirror surround. Maybe double sided tape. Great product bounced down the street at 55 mph. I recovered both mirror with not even a scratch on them


Comments
I put these on again, used these for a few months going from Florida to RI and got so used to them I never took them off, even when not towing. One day one fell off in the street at 50mph. Got two scratches on it and I put it back on. I suggest a sticky pad where it clamps on your plastic mirror housing. I would recommend this product for the F150 2001 supercrew without hesitating. Great product!
Jack K - 09/25/2018



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I was looking to replace the old style strap-on towing mirrors I had been using, and thought these looked interesting. Ordered them and they arrived quickly and installed easily. I read some of the negative reviews. and attributed most to "operator error", and forged ahead. They attach easily and securely to my 2011 Ford Ranger's original mirrors, and I have really enjoyed having them. Give me a much better view of the road behind me and my trailer, and have survived several trips on secondary highways with speed up to 60mph. Only problem so far has been the occasional and rare semi I encounter on these roads which have, a couple of times created a wake turbulence strong enough to fold back the driver's side mirror. I just verbally abuse the trucker, roll down the window, and push the mirrors back to the locked position. The extension hangs on all the way and pops back out with the original mirror. No problem. Attach them correctly, firmly, and check often, and they perform as promised. Good product - Great service! Thanks, etrailer!


Comments
Still performing well! Love them.
Wyo D - 10/09/2020

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