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Heated Mirrors

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Chris-R, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    I did a search on heated mirrors but haven't come up with what I'm looking for so here it goes. Currently, I don't have heated mirrors. I've never had them on any of my trucks. If I pull off my OEM non-heated mirrors and install heated mirrors, will I be happy? In other words, those of you who have plowed with both heated and un-heated mirrors, do you think it's worth adding heated mirrors? Thanks for the help.
  2. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Well I have had both,I enjoy the heated mirrors.It realy depends if you want to spend the money to do it...Also with heated mirrors you still need to remeber to push a button to begin the defrosting in advance...
  3. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I have some 04 OEM heated mirrors I am not using any more if you are interested. I loved them for plowing.
  4. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    heated mirrors great

    I love having my heated mirrors especially when plowing powder. I can't do without. Just need to figure out a way to have them come on without me needing to press the button...
  5. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    The heat is nice to keep the mirror surface dry--makes for a safer night.

    I have a lighted/heated West Coast style set (ie: big rig) on my truck, and while they look kinda like a kid with big ears you can't beat 'em for visibilty... ;)
  6. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Heated mirrors are the Cats A$$, my last truck and the new one have heated power mirrors LOVE EM. You wont regret installing the heated ones. Now I just need a rear window defroster and I will be set.
  7. Fastcar

    Fastcar Member
    from MA
    Messages: 87

    I have the same truck. Mine was a long horn and came with a rear window defroster and the heated mirrors, one switch does both. DC has them available.

  8. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    CHRIS.................Check out the GM truck forums here.
    There is already a thread going on the GM heated mirrors.
  9. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    honestly i dont have mirrors on my trucks makes it hard to hug walls. found out first year riped them off at the napa parking lot, with much love of there loading ramp barriers.
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Now your talking.....
    You will love heated mirrors, as said above for powder theres nothing better.
  11. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    I had heated mirrors on all my big trucks

    I had heated lighted mirrors on all my big trucks,Cant beat them during our Nor Easters,heavy wet snow coming at you over an inch an hour,worth their weight in gold.
  12. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Maybe you just need a wider blade, and/or mirrors that fold in?

    I don't know about your area, but a truck here wouldn't pass a safety inspection without mirrors. Easy for a cop to spot, too.
  13. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    dont pass the safty inspection here either i just found a nice set of mirrors im gonna put on. and yeah after that year i did get a bigger plow 9.5' just havt gotten around to gettin the mirrors back on.
  14. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I have them on my 2002 tahoe, they work well but they are very expensive!
  15. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    Heated mirrors are a must. The three options I think are a must for a truck are heated mirrors, power windows and power locks. Just can't reach the other side of the truck, especially with centre console.
  16. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    You forgot satellite radio, it was great to have when we (red sox nation) got slammed last january, 30" in 24 hours, then 2 days later we got another 10"
  17. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    You get to listen to a radio while plowing? :jester: