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Old 04-27-2014, 07:34 PM   #29
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I'll let this picture speak for what I'd actually say about this specific topic, as it is, quite possibly, one of the most over argued topics on EVERY truck forum I've ever seen.

And yes, this is me measuring them on my truck....which is a DRW, which normally has a trailer behind it, and when it doesn't I ain't flipping them down to appease the peoples of the interwebs.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #30
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An 06 Dodge l think they all have power adjustments for the mirror . It takes abour 2 min at most to readjust. Wheres rhe problem?
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:12 PM   #31
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So I don't look like a ???? I run mine in the normal position. It's bad enough when I'm getting out of my truck in a tight parking spot and the mirrors are in the normal position let alone stuck out like dumbo ears.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:28 PM   #32
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I am sure some keep them out so they can feel like they are driving a semi.
It's like the drivers who leave their fog lights on all the time, "Hey, look at me I have fog lights."
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:36 AM   #33
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And what about the guy that leaves his hitch in his receiver. Look at me, I have a trailer. What if he has his mirrors out and his fogs on?
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:25 AM   #34
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It's funny that you never see Ford or Chevy guys with their mirrors out when not towing.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:06 AM   #35
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It's funny that you never see Ford or Chevy guys with their mirrors out when not towing.
I always used to think the same thing (I have a Ford Superduty) But once I read this thread and I see how the Dodge mirrors are different and require additional adjustment, I can understand why more of them do it. It all makes perfect sense now.

That up and out looks like a cool way to do it instead of just extending since you get a standard mirror when you dont need the tow mirror. But in my opinion, I think it sounds like a PITA to keep adjusting
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In either mode, they are still width-legal. Relax people.

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My husband was chuckling about this not too long ago...seems one of his buddies always drove his Dodge around with his mirrors in the tow position. Then one day Hubby asked him why, and it turned out the poor schmo didn't even know there was another position!

Guess they were that way when he bought the truck second hand...
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An 06 Dodge l think they all have power adjustments for the mirror . It takes abour 2 min at most to readjust. Wheres rhe problem?
Only the main mirror is power adjustable, not the spot mirror. When in the folded position the spot mirror is now vertical and on the outside of the mirror. Great for seeing low flying planes, but not so good to see the other lanes.
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Only the main mirror is power adjustable, not the spot mirror. When in the folded position the spot mirror is now vertical and on the outside of the mirror. Great for seeing low flying planes, but not so good to see the other lanes.

My 12 has the two mirrors. I run in the stock position and the outside mirror stays the same whether the mirrors are flipped out or not. It takes 30 sec to readjust the mirrors from tow to non tow.
I have no problem seeing cars on either side of me when in the stock position. I'm thinking that the guys that need to flip them out don't have them adjusted right.

Just wondering do you have to have the bull balls hanging on the receiver when you flip the mirrors out?
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My 12 has the two mirrors. I run in the stock position and the outside mirror stays the same whether the mirrors are flipped out or not. It takes 30 sec to readjust the mirrors from tow to non tow.
I have no problem seeing cars on either side of me when in the stock position. I'm thinking that the guys that need to flip them out don't have them adjusted right.

Just wondering do you have to have the bull balls hanging on the receiver when you flip the mirrors out?
I have a 2012 also and do the same. The smaller convex mirror is same position regardless of mirror position. Takes longer to walk around and flip both out than it does to adjust them. I think they might be slightly more trouble to extend and adjust than a Ford or Chevy but when they are in I think are less likely to hit on something. My $.02 worth.

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My 12 has the two mirrors. I run in the stock position and the outside mirror stays the same whether the mirrors are flipped out or not. It takes 30 sec to readjust the mirrors from tow to non tow.
I have no problem seeing cars on either side of me when in the stock position. I'm thinking that the guys that need to flip them out don't have them adjusted right.

Just wondering do you have to have the bull balls hanging on the receiver when you flip the mirrors out?
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But in my opinion, I think it sounds like a PITA to keep adjusting
For some it may be difficult, but I have no trouble pushing to button to adjust the power mirror.
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