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Old 08-04-2018, 11:20 AM
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Why do so many Dodge trucks drive around with the tow mirrors flipped up when not towing? Seems to be a Dodge thing, I don't see GMs or Fords doing it. Weird..
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:39 AM
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It's so they can tow their ghost trailer behind them
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:41 AM
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No clue, I have a dodge with tow mirrors. I tow all the time, almost daily and never mess with my mirrors. It looks retarded IMO, almost as bad as lifting a truck and putting rims with the wrong offset on it so the tires poke way out to the sides...
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No clue, I have a dodge with tow mirrors. I tow all the time, almost daily and never mess with my mirrors. It looks retarded IMO, almost as bad as lifting a truck and putting rims with the wrong offset on it so the tires poke way out to the sides...
I do like the new ram 3500 dually trucks especially with a set of 22s and a a/t tires. Guy I follow on YouTube Greg A the cummins guy he's got a 2018 ram 3500 dually all black with 22" black american force wheels and a/t tires.He tows a big tripple axle race car trailer behind it he runs the tow mirriors flipped out it looks bad ass.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:54 PM
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I don't get it either. I have the extendable mirrors as well. I usually forget to use them, unless my son is in the truck. He insists that they be extended. I hate having to readjust the mirrors. I guess that is automatic on some rigs though.
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:36 PM
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These trucks have huge blind spots. Itís imperative one looks in both mirrors to ensure the lane is clear.

When the mirrors are folded in, the two mirrors are beside each other. When the mirrors are folded out, the mirrrows are over on another.

Whatever way one one is used to looking at their mirrors is how they are going to leave them. Itís difficult to retrain your self every time you connect or disconnect the trailer. Personally, I more put off by a Chevy emblem than someoneís tow mirrors.

For the record, I keep mine in because Iím used to it. Also, Fordís mirrors go in and out so Iíd bet those guys donít move their mirrors in either.
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In my area there is a lot of oil, gas, and pipeline work going on everywhere. Most of this is taking place in rural areas serviced by older narrow country roads. And to top it off the states seem to be neglecting to cut the vegetation or fix the potholes, so a person has to be on ones toes at all times. This is actually bad enough but all the oil industries employees seem to also suffer from LDS and therefor set their mirrors to their wide-est settings thereby pushing anyone approaching them into a ditch until they pass on by. I've fiddled with the tire buddy on numerous occasions without following through yet, but there may become a day...
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:17 PM
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These trucks have huge blind spots. Itís imperative one looks in both mirrors to ensure the lane is clear.

When the mirrors are folded in, the two mirrors are beside each other. When the mirrors are folded out, the mirrrows are over on another.

Whatever way one one is used to looking at their mirrors is how they are going to leave them. Itís difficult to retrain your self every time you connect or disconnect the trailer. Personally, I more put off by a Chevy emblem than someoneís tow mirrors.

For the record, I keep mine in because Iím used to it. Also, Fordís mirrors go in and out so Iíd bet those guys donít move their mirrors in either.
When I had a Dodge 3500 I always kept them folded in even when towing my 5th wheel, for the same reason you stated I was used to them that way, I could see everything fine.
Most of the ones I see with the mirrors out are bro dozers with either stacks or a 12" exhaust tip.
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I tried to find a picture with Chevy's in it but not enough of them were running to get the photo. hahahahaha
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Neighbor currently has 5 Ram 2500/3500's, and is a grading contractor. Nearly every one of them has a fairly wide trailer hooked to it during the workday every day, and a lot of miles driven that way. None of them drop the mirrors when not towing, as to avoid changing the view. All are nice leather seat, mega cab trucks, but get used for work, and are also the take home trucks for the PM's. I get that it can look goofy, but for the folks that have a legit need to extend the mirrors for maximum safety/visibility on a frequent basis, it just makes more sense to leave them that way.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:23 PM
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Mine go up in the summer when I start hauling the trailers on a regular basis. They stay up trailer or not until the toys get put up for the winter, then the mirrors go back down. No sense constantly adjusting them.
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Originally Posted by cajflynn View Post
These trucks have huge blind spots. It’s imperative one looks in both mirrors to ensure the lane is clear.

When the mirrors are folded in, the two mirrors are beside each other. When the mirrors are folded out, the mirrrows are over on another.

Whatever way one one is used to looking at their mirrors is how they are going to leave them. It’s difficult to retrain your self every time you connect or disconnect the trailer. Personally, I more put off by a Chevy emblem than someone’s tow mirrors.

For the record, I keep mine in because I’m used to it. Also, Ford’s mirrors go in and out so I’d bet those guys don’t move their mirrors in either.
I agree with this. I keep mine folded in because it think it looks really goofy/they are out pretty far in the "trailer" position.

I really miss my first gen superduty sideview mirrors - the telescopic ones, not the mickey mouse ears. IMO it was the best config with the flat mirror above the curved mirror. The side by side setup of the ram pales in comparison, but just not enough to risk keeping the ram mirrors in trailer setup on narrow roads. Where I am locally, roads are narrow and at least once a week I pass some parked car whose side mirror has taken a recent hit. For me, power folding is just barely a "luxury" vs necessity.

Now if you could just adjust the curved mirror from the driver's seat like the flat mirror.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:16 AM
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Prolly coz they aren't power. Peeps be to lazy to fold them down. Mines is power. #calilean #carolinasquat
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by MacCTD View Post
Why do so many Dodge trucks drive around with the tow mirrors flipped up when not towing? Seems to be a Dodge thing, I don't see GMs or Fords doing it. Weird..
The rednecks that do that usually also have "stacks" sticking up through the bed like retards. If they don't have stacks they typically have an exhaust tip the size of a small trash can on it. Many have no muffler at all and truly enjoy making as much black smoke and noise as possible. The goofy sized tires and black wheels they pick out are also comical in appearance, but what do you expect from oversized trucks owned by little men that most of the time are 5ft nothing, a hundred and nothing? "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME! My truck cost more than the trailer I live in."

Oddly enough, rarely do that tow anything with said "Bubbabilt" or if they do it might be a 16ft BassTracker.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
The rednecks that do that usually also have "stacks" sticking up through the bed like retards. If they don't have stacks they typically have an exhaust tip the size of a small trash can on it. Many have no muffler at all and truly enjoy making as much black smoke and noise as possible. The goofy sized tires and black wheels they pick out are also comical in appearance, but what do you expect from oversized trucks owned by little men that most of the time are 5ft nothing, a hundred and nothing? "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME! My truck cost more than the trailer I live in."

Oddly enough, rarely do that tow anything with said "Bubbabilt" or if they do it might be a 16ft BassTracker.
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Lol, honestly I see them here in my area nearly that size! Instead of the "usual stickers" on their rear window (Bowtech, Yeti, Salt Life, 30A, Nitro, Team Real Tree etc....) they should have a sticker that says, "Got tard?".
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
Lol, honestly I see them here in my area nearly that size! Instead of the "usual stickers" on their rear window (Bowtech, Yeti, Salt Life, 30A, Nitro, Team Real Tree etc....) they should have a sticker that says, "Got tard?".
Lol most guys down here by me that have cummins trucks have a big ASS Cummins sticker on the back of the window.

I have a Soot Life sticker on the back of my window on my truck lol
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Originally Posted by MacCTD View Post
Why do so many Dodge trucks drive around with the tow mirrors flipped up when not towing? Seems to be a Dodge thing, I don't see GMs or Fords doing it. Weird..

Having both a chevy 2500hd crew, and a Ram 1500 crew, I can say without a doubt that the Chevy mirror is better. The Chevy has 2 mirrors stacked, and the whole thing pulls out for towing. The dodge has 2 mirrors side by side, and the mirror head flips up for towing. The dodge when in the down position, leaves a large blind spot that is non existent in the Chevy because of the orientation of the mirror head. So, the dodge is more usable in the up position, but is less obtrusive and looks better in the down position. The mirrors on the dodge are very disappointing, and are borderline unsafe in my opinion. Mirrors are never an issue on the Chevy, but are constantly an issue on the dodge. If they didnít stick so far out, in the up position, Iíd leave them up like many others do.
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