Reviewed By Monte M (Larkspur, CO) Reviewed for a 1998 GMC C/K 2500 —6/5/2008 8:32 AM
I tow a horse trailer over long distances, often in highly congested traffic. The CIPA mirrors are a dream in so many ways. They definitely put the original equipment to shame (can someone tell me what GM is thinking equipping ANY of their trucks - especially 2500 and above -with mirrors so pathetically undersized?). Now, in complete honesty, I have only had the mirrors installed for a short time, so I will withold my praise related to durability, etc. The one major problem I see with them (and I doubt that this will go away) is that the mirror itself does not provide the driver with a stable image on the road - there is a lot of 'jumpiness' and vibration. I checked - both mirrors are solidly mounted, as is the door assembly. This problem occurs at virtually all road speeds. I guess I will have to get used to it, but it certainly detracts from the overall benefits of this large, paddle-like mirror. Maybe this is a problem on all such mirror assemblies - even OEM trailer type mirrors(??). Let me add that the CIPA mirror is a no-brainer choice over the strap-on junk that is being sold to extend and enlarge driver vision.