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My buddies big bad ford died, imagine that, and he was taking his kids camping so I let him use my Ram to tow his camper. He came back raving about how nice my truck was and how good it towed, but he couldn't believe how bad the mirrors were for towing. The look on his face was priceless when I showed him they flip up.
Probably was the same look as the guy i used to work with, when I walked up to his ford and showed him the mirrors slide out. :hehe: His jaw dropped
 

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When I bought my '05 new, the dealer never showed me that they flipped up. A friend bought a 3500 around the same time and he showed me. I thought it was the best idea ever!
It took several months after buying my '06 to figure that out too! :hehe:
 

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You guys are slayin me!:hehe::rof:hehe:

On a slightly more serious note, I lost a drivers side mirror on my last truck when I forgot to fold down my mirrors.
Thankfully, the guy coming at me was over in my lane on a curve and it was his fault. I had to turn around and chase the MFer down cause he bolted. Caught him and (with a little friendly persuasion) got his license, reg and a credit card number Cost the guy $1500 to replace my heated electric mirror.

I get it that you can see better with them up, but what a pain in the derrière to lose the mirror when it happens. And if you are at highway speeds and both trucks have moose ears, it could cause a lot more damage.

I keep mine down when not in use towing. I keep as small a foot print as possible. Shiet Happens when you least expect it!
 

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I hate that my truck doesn't have them. I've been trying to find someone who doesn't want them and trade, any time I hook up to a trailer, I can barely see anything. I don't see the issue, if you can see better, isn't that a good thing? Towing or not, I like being able to see better behind me with less blind spots, but that's just me.
 

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I hate that my truck doesn't have them. I've been trying to find someone who doesn't want them and trade, any time I hook up to a trailer, I can barely see anything. I don't see the issue, if you can see better, isn't that a good thing? Towing or not, I like being able to see better behind me with less blind spots, but that's just me.
Too much common sense. :wink2:
 

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OMG these mirrors can flip up so you can see more of your trailer while towing. Awesome!
 
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Flip up? I had no idea that they could flip down!
I wish more people would have that problem. I hated it with my last truck when I would go to leave after being somewhere, start driving down the road and realize someone decided they had to flip one down to get by, or just be an a#$hole, and now I can't see out of it.
 

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Lol. The only trucks that can pull of the look of mirrors flipped up is a 1 ton dually. There is not that much of a difference if line of sight with them up or down.
 
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Lol. The only trucks that can pull of the look of mirrors flipped up is a 1 ton dually. There is not that much of a difference if line of sight with them up or down.
I had a 11 3500 dually and had to leave them up to see around the rear fenders! LOL
It took me a while to get used to the twin panes on the mirrors too. Seemed like forever there were two cars side by side next to me on the highway in the same lane!
 

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I wish ram would redesign the mirrors. I hate the visibility of them down and the way they look up. I prefer them up because the visibility is way better then down. Hopefully ram will change the mirrors on the update.
 

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I wish ram would redesign the mirrors. I hate the visibility of them down and the way they look up. I prefer them up because the visibility is way better then down. Hopefully ram will change the mirrors on the update.
Yep,I agree,I liked the ones on my 04.5 as they were a one piece solid mirror with a small spot mirror on the passenger side,I think,but I sure liked those mirrors.
 
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