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Old 04-30-2014, 09:47 AM   #43
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Only reason I can see for keeping them out is if you tow on a regular basis. If I was towing every other day or so then I would leave them out. But I only tow the 5'er once a month and for several long weekends plus 3-3 week vacations. So the majority of the time I'm running empty. It's too much of PITA to deal with the extra 3" sticking out in parking lots or driving down narrow streets with other trucks parked on the side.

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Old 05-04-2014, 07:49 AM   #44
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Who cares? Do what makes you happy. Regardless, everyone will always have an opinion or criticize. Just smile and wave.

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Old 05-06-2014, 07:41 AM   #45
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Haha I go on research on the Duramax forum and they say the trucks are pulling ghost trailers. I did scare the wife the other day when I said watch out. She asked for what and I explained about the ghost trailer. She did not get it but she does not like the 3 stooges either .

As for the hitch I leave mine in all the time. I have been rear ended 3 times and each time taking the hit on the hitch and not the sheet metal.

I also have fog/driving lights and usually for get I have them and dont turn them on.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:08 AM   #46
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This is what I drive and two reasons come to my mind.

1. Its the perception of the by stander. Unlike Ford and GM the RAM mirrors look different when extened (vertical) than when retracted (horizontal). The incidence of unneccessary mirror extention for Fords and GMs may be no less than Ram. Its just not as obvious to those outside the truck (i.e. the by stander).

2. Electric versus manual. Unlike Ford (many-not all) the RAM mirrors are a manual extend. Result, the driver doesn't take notice that the mirros are unneccessarily extended until after getting in truck and driving down the road. If driver is in Ford he can retract while driving, but being in the Ram, and without a passanger with more musle than my wife, he can either retact the Driver's side and leave Passanger side as is, thus looking like a dork, or say to himself "I need to remember to put those away the next time I stop". After a few weeks He remembers to do that.
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Is the mirror controversy ever going to end? Just use em!
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:07 AM   #48
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Is the mirror controversy ever going to end? Just use em!
But flipped up or down?
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But flipped up or down?
Who cares? Whatever the driver likes is the right way to have them set.
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Who cares? Whatever the driver likes is the right way to have them set.
It was a joke

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