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2021 Silverado Towing Info


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I purchased a 2021 Silverado with the towing package along with the extended towing mirrors.  I am hoping to replace them with some kind of power folding mirror as now the truck will not fit in my garage without manually folding in the drivers side mirror.  The dealer told me there is no fix and can not add any power mirror due to the computer in the 2021 Silverado.  Has anyone come up with a fix for this yet?  One would think that spending 62K this might be offered as an option  Thanks.

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Another option would be to replace them with the standard, non-towing mirrors.  When I bought my 2020 I wanted the towing mirrors, but there wasn't a truck with them available, so I ended up purchasing some custom fit mirror extensions designed for the Silverado 1500 that slide on and work great for when I tow my travel trailer.  They go on and come off quickly, and allow me to park the truck in the garage (not with them on, however), which like you, I wouldn't be able to do without the towing mirrors being folded back.  Now, if I towed everyday that would be different, but I don't.  I also don't like the large blind spot created by the towing mirrors, and I personally prefer the look of the standard mirrors.

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Jim,

Thanks but I love the truck and as you know, the 6.2 allows me to pull anything even sideways if I want.  Most likely aftermarket will come out with something in a year or so.  I waited 4 months after I built the truck to take delivery so I will happily keep her and fold the mirror in manually for now.  

My nephew asked how I like the truck, I told him $945 a month and $3.95 a gal what is there not to like!

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Should of got the technology package and you wouldn’t need the tow mirrors.  I have 6.2 with max tow High Country and don’t need the big dumbo looking tow mirrors because with technology package, when I put turn signal on, it shows all the way down past my 35ft trailer on the screen.  Fixes the need for the tow mirrors.  Something to think about if you trade it.  Nice truck otherwise.

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11 hours ago, BigDog88 said:

Should of got the technology package and you wouldn’t need the tow mirrors.  I have 6.2 with max tow High Country and don’t need the big dumbo looking tow mirrors because with technology package, when I put turn signal on, it shows all the way down past my 35ft trailer on the screen.  Fixes the need for the tow mirrors.  Something to think about if you trade it.  Nice truck otherwise.

Looks like the Technology Package is only available on the LTZ or High Country.  Not an option for my LT Trail Boss.  Neither are power folding towing mirrors.  Its nice that you can see down the length of your trailer when you put the turn signal on.  I can see down the length of my trailer by simply looking into the "big dumbo looking tow mirrors" any time I need to. 🤷‍♂️

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Thanks for the reply I think I will keep the chainsaw in the basement this is a bit extreme even for me.  I drew the line at 60K, had to do some fancy footwork with the Mrs. to get that being how I purchased a new boat the year before and told her I need something to tow it with.  With all the crap going on in the world if folding back the driver side mirror is the worst thing happening to me I consider myself one hell of a lucky guy!

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37 minutes ago, Tomcat22 said:

Thanks for the reply I think I will keep the chainsaw in the basement this is a bit extreme even for me.  I drew the line at 60K, had to do some fancy footwork with the Mrs. to get that being how I purchased a new boat the year before and told her I need something to tow it with.  With all the crap going on in the world if folding back the driver side mirror is the worst thing happening to me I consider myself one hell of a lucky guy!

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Couldn't agree more. Just like the guys complaining about having to push the auto stop/start button. Really? 

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Mine are power fold -- but I never seem to have enough space inside to fit the truck.  

 

Do love the remote start to warm it a little before going out in the snow.

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