CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Review - 2013 Ford F-150

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Review of the CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors on a 2013 Ford F-150


Today on our 2013 Ford F150 we're going to be doing a test fit for you of the CIPA custom slip-on towing mirrors. The part number is CM11800. That's going to include both the passengers and the driver side. They're going to arrive to you just as you see them here. You're going to have the two individual boxes that are of course going to be in a larger box. Just going to want to open your boxes up and you're going to find inside that we've got a towing mirror in each box of course.

We're going to have detailed instructions that are provided, as well as a couple choices of wedge. As you can see, we've got the two different styles of wedge, a foam pad, and our set screw that goes in the back. Now depending on the type and style of mirrors you'll use, you're going to need to use one or the other. There's a year variation in some of them that have the manual adjustment or the blinkers in or whatever the case may be, you'll use one of the two. Now for our application today we'll be using this one, the one that's got a slight bevel to it. We would place our foam pad right on the front side there.

That helps to grip the mirror surface. We're not going to do it on this install today so we can put them back in the box and send them out to you and you can choose which one you want to use, but you want to keep that in mind. The foam pad will go right on that strip. The mirror itself is a nice, large, manually adjustable mirror. As you can see, goes up and down, left and right. It has a scratch resistant face so you're going to have years of good use out of it.

Got a nice, strong, durable ABS plastic housing. As you can see, we've got exact contour here. It's going to allow you to slide it right onto your factory mirror with little issue. The parts that use here, these are also made of ABS plastic or a propylene plastic. It's going to, again, give us years of good use out of it. We're not going to have to worry too much.

The mirror itself, you might ask what are they for, why do we use them. It's going to help to extend our view when we're hauling a trailer or a boat or something of that nature. It's going to help us to make easier lane changes, help us with parking, backing up, the things that we normally experience. Now let's take our driver side mirror. I'll get the table out of the way. I'm going to take our driver side mirror here. Again, very simple slide-on process. You want to be sure that the edge of the mirror fits right into the slot. You'll notice here . I'm not going to go too much because it's a powered mirror, but we have zero loss of visibility. We still have full range and full adjustment on our factory mirror. It's not going to cause us any issue. We've just simply added a spot out here to give us a longer field of view. Here on the back side we'll take our wedge. The hole in the back of the wedge should line up right here with the hole our set screw goes in, so we'll slide that in. You can actually look through there and you'll see when that wedge gets lined up. We've got it lined up so now it's just a matter of taking our set screw, and we'll thread that right in. The set screw will come to a stop. There's no need to overtighten it. As you can see, it gets a nice secure, firm hold. In and out's no issue. We can still take advantage of the folding mirrors both ways. We're not going to have to worry about any loss of function at all. We're simply making it a little bit easier to get our towing done. Let's go on over to the passenger side. We'll do the exact same thing. It's just going to be a matter of, like we did on the driver side rather, we're just sliding our mirror on. Be sure it seats on there firmly. Our wedge will go in. Looking there, make sure it's lined up. Then in the set screw goes. It's really just that quick, guys. Easy to get it out of the box and onto our vehicle and ready to go hook up to your trailer and tow whatever you need to do. Now that we've taken a good look at the CIPA custom towing mirrors, part number CM11800, on our 2013 Ford F150, that will complete today's test fit. .


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