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Posted By: Galena on 12/02/16 06:36pm

Looking at a RAM 2500 to replace my F250 and all the 2500s I looked at did not have mirrors that extended, are the existing mirrors OK for seeing behind the RV?


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Posted By: 352 on 12/02/16 06:44pm

Try Cipa mirrors. Just the little extra that you need for less than $100. The best extended mirrors I ever had.


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Posted By: cmeade on 12/02/16 06:46pm

If equipped with trailer tow mirrors they will flip outward not extend out. Mine work great with our 100" wide 5ver. Usually forget to flip them and have to get out of truck to do the mirrors and get back in.


Posted By: BarneyS on 12/02/16 06:48pm

Did you try pivoting the mirrors upward and out? They do not pull out or extend out like Ford but pivot up and down so the mirror is vertical instead of horizontal. Those trucks you looked at may well have had the towing mirrors and you didn't realize it. They work just as well as the Ford mirrors did which is to say "very well"! You can see what I used to drive by looking at the rig photo in my signature. Have not had time or place to take a new picture of our rig.
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Posted By: Me Again on 12/02/16 06:53pm

Galena wrote:

Looking at a RAM 2500 to replace my F250 and all the 2500s I looked at did not have mirrors that extended, are the existing mirrors OK for seeing behind the RV?


If it has the tow mirrors they flip up. Do they look like the ones on the 2015 (Red) truck here?

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They rotate up for towing.

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Posted By: Bionic Man on 12/02/16 07:03pm

If it doesn't have the tow mirrors, I would have the dealer swap them out. The clip on type mirror extenders vibrate too much, and look cheap on a new truck.


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Posted By: Galena on 12/02/16 07:44pm

They look like the ones in you pictures, how do I know if they are "tow" mirrors, how much further do they come out from the truck?


Posted By: jmtandem on 12/02/16 07:45pm

Ram's tow mirrors are among the best I have ever used. Very steady image in the mirror and plenty wide to see behind. Look at the window sticker, if it says tow mirrors the truck has them.


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Posted By: Old-Biscuit on 12/02/16 09:36pm

Like 'Me Again' posted....

They ROTATE up for tow position


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Just walk up to truck and see if mirrors rotate up...simple design


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Posted By: Calicajun on 12/02/16 09:59pm

Mine flip up and work really well for me.


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Posted By: MarkTwain on 12/02/16 10:04pm

Bionic Man wrote:

If it doesn't have the tow mirrors, I would have the dealer swap them out. The clip on type mirror extenders vibrate too much, and look cheap on a new truck.


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Posted By: bucky on 12/03/16 05:00am

A coworker of mine was complaining he couldn't see when towing with his Ram. I didn't say a word, just went out at lunch and flipped the passenger side mirror into the tow position.
His reaction was really funny, but nobody ever figured out it was me.


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Posted By: ChooChooMan74 on 12/03/16 06:04am

I did a mirror swap with Mirrors from 1Aauto.com on my 1500. I still have to take it to the dealer and have sales code "LEG" put in so they will orientate correctly when flipped.

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Posted By: noteven on 12/03/16 06:20am

Mine flip up and add 25hp.

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Posted By: PhoneDude 8289 on 12/03/16 06:57am

I have the flip up tow mirrors on my 2014 ram 2500 TCD. I like them better than any mirrors that I have used in the past. I tow a 31' 5th wheel, really like these mirrors.


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Posted By: goducks10 on 12/03/16 08:21am

PLEASE DON'T DRIVE WITH THEM FLIPPED OUT WHEN NOT TOWING. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GHOST TOWING.


Posted By: MudChucker on 12/03/16 08:44am

goducks10 wrote:

PLEASE DON'T DRIVE WITH THEM FLIPPED OUT WHEN NOT TOWING. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GHOST TOWING.


Round these parts they make us look angry. ..like I got a hankering for Honda chew.

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Posted By: IdaD on 12/03/16 09:26am

Ram's tow mirrors work great in towing mode but look kind of stupid. In regular mode they don't work as well. Not being big on aesthetics, I generally just leave them in tow mode.


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Posted By: cummins2014 on 12/03/16 05:47pm

IdaD wrote:

Ram's tow mirrors work great in towing mode but look kind of stupid. In regular mode they don't work as well. Not being big on aesthetics, I generally just leave them in tow mode.



Have to agree not a great non towing mirror . After towing with a Ford Superduty for a number of years I sure appreciate what decent mirrors it had regardless of what position.

Ram could take a page out of how to build a decent towing, and non towing position mirror.


Posted By: Me Again on 12/03/16 07:49pm

IdaD wrote:

Ram's tow mirrors work great in towing mode but look kind of stupid. In regular mode they don't work as well. Not being big on aesthetics, I generally just leave them in tow mode.


What he said^^^^!

I added a little spot mirror to the arm.

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Posted By: goducks10 on 12/03/16 08:46pm

I don't get the need to flip them out when not towing. Maybe it's the way I have them adjusted. I use both mirrors on one side. No problems seeing cars behind me or beside me. Now our 2015 Camry is another story. Hard to get used to those tiny mirrors after having large truck mirrors.


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