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Old 09-11-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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Anyone using these mirrors? We have a toy hauler that is 8'6" wide and my towing mirrors on our Ford super duty won't extend enough to let me see the end of our trailer. I am thinking of giving these mirrors a try but over $400 dollars is alot to find out they aren't really any better.If anyone is using these mirrors do they vibrate at all or have you had any other problems? Thanks for the info.
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Anyone using these mirrors? We have a toy hauler that is 8'6" wide and my towing mirrors on our Ford super duty won't extend enough to let me see the end of our trailer. I am thinking of giving these mirrors a try but over $400 dollars is alot to find out they aren't really any better.If anyone is using these mirrors do they vibrate at all or have you had any other problems? Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:28 PM   #3
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Have them on my f450---no vibration, solid as a rock and I can turn them out past seeing the trailer (Excel 8'wide). The convience of moving them in and out is great. Maverik
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:58 AM   #4
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I've had 'em on our current truck since late 2001 and am quite satisfied with them. Our 5th wheel is 102" (8'6") wide.

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Old 09-12-2007, 08:47 AM   #5
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are the new mirrors compatible with the older trucks? Even if they fit, how would you wire the extension circuitry?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by K-Star:
Even if they fit, how would you wire the extension circuitry? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
On my truck, they supply a harness that runs from the driver's to the passenger's door to run the extension/retraction motors as well as a switch that is installed on the driver's door to extend/retract the mirrors. Power is tapped from the existing adjustment/heat circuitry. All the plugs plug directly into the existing factory harnesses.

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Old 09-12-2007, 12:56 PM   #7
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yuk...

I can only guess you have the paddle type mirrors installed on your Truck. The factory Tow mirrors on my Super duty extend out plenty far to see down the trailer side. If these are in deed the mirrors that you have there are plenty of vendors that sell Factory look alikes for considerably less. If you have the tow mirrors, it is possible that you have the original style which did not extend out, you may want to consider replacing those with ones that do. the power Vision mirrors look very much like the older Chevy style, not much viewing surface.
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:46 PM   #8
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Frankenstien, I have the Ford towing mirrors from a 2003 super duty. I can see down the sides but not really to where the end of my trailer is. I was at a rally where the Fed EX truck was there for the NO ZONE and got to sit in it. You could tell right where the trailer ended besides seeing down the sides. I am also thinking of mounting another set of spot mirrors that I can remove when I am not towing.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:43 AM   #9
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Hmmmm the extended spot mirrors would be a great Idea.. another possibility would be to make and extension of the area where the mirrors mount, to push them out another 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch. Not sure if you have access to a band saw, and a half to three quarter inch thick chunk of rubber, trace and cut out a form of the plastic that mounts to the door.
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