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Old 03-16-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Dodge Ram mirrors

I just want to know why some drivers of Dodge Pick-up Trucks have those mirrors that stick WAY out to the side. Now I could understand if you were towing a big trailer, then you would need the added width. But I see them going down the road all the time with those long extenders sticking out the sides of the cab. Do those mirrors only have the option of WAY out? Is that why they aren't shorter? I think it looks like the driver is clueless, or is overly proud of his Dodge Ram.
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Probably clueless as well as thinking the mirrors makes him a man.
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I always wondered that myself as they do it around here as well. No the do not have to be out. My truck has them and I keep them folded in unless I'm towing a wide trailer.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #4
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I always wondered that myself as they do it around here as well. No the do not have to be out. My truck has them and I keep them folded in unless I'm towing a wide trailer.
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Thanks, I really wasn't sure if they folded or not.
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He will keep them retracted after getting one clipped. It's likely a macho thing along with Yosemite Sam mud flaps and a gazillion marker lights.
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I leave my mirrors out, but I like to see where or how close I have a rear tire. Not a macho or clueless thing, I don't think. I might be lazy too.
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I also have the Ram towing mirrors. Most of the time they are folded down when I am not towing at all. When I do tow my trailer the mirrors are up and out and stay that way until I park the trailer in the storage lot.

I have notice that I can see the back edge of the pick-up bed better and some times on the interstate you can see the traffic better when they are up and out. But I keep them tucked in for better fuel mileage as when they are up and out it will cause more drag from the wind and fuel mileage will be decreased.

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Ram mirrors pivot or rotate on a fixed point.

They are either down and "in" or up and "out". Two positions only. In or way out.

We have them out only when towing, but I am sure some keep them out so they can feel like they are driving a semi.
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I usually keep mine folded unless i am just running a few errands before hooking back up (i.e. Camping season they stay out mostly) honestly, i dont like them down... I can see much better with them up, but it seems to get some peoples panties in a twist... Not sure why... Near every ford and chevy i see running around has their mirrors extended all the time, why doesn't anyone ever talk about theirs?
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I always wondered that myself as they do it around here as well. No the do not have to be out. My truck has them and I keep them folded in unless I'm towing a wide trailer.
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X2 maybe they leave them sticking out to compensate for something that doesn't!!
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X2 maybe they leave them sticking out to compensate for something that doesn't!!
Lol. That's pretty good.
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It's simple, they're idiots.
Or like some say they're "ghost towing".
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OK FOLKS...

The thread is dancing on the edge of closing for all the inappropriate references.

The OP received an answer yesterday. Please avoid further trolling that might ensure responses that close the thread.
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Jeez Steve, doesn't a troll thread deserve a troll answer

I've owned many one ton DRW GMs trucks and two Ford trucks and two Dodge trucks. Most were in commercial service towing flatdeck trailers and they all were driven with the mirrors out. No big deal.
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