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mkirsch

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Posted: 04/30/20 08:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I gotta do something about the passenger side visibility on my old dually. Originally it had the stock small towing mirrors which were worthless. I upgraded to a cheap set of the big rectangular tow mirrors, but they're flat mirrors and visibility is still limited.

I've tried the convex stick-ons, and they just make it worse. Yes they widen the field of view but the image is too small to make anything out. I need the whole mirror to be convex like a normal vehicle.

In looking for a convex mirror I am having a hard time finding definitive information. Does anyone have a link to a passenger mirror that is FOR SURE a convex mirror?


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Posted: 04/30/20 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just wondering how having a large convex mirror will affect using them while backing into a tight campsite.


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I wonder if retrofitting a set of stock Ford truck extendable mirrors is possible. They stick out far enough to see around the 5th wheel, and the lower mirror is convex. Great views.

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Posted: 04/30/20 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Simple physics. Convex mirrors make an image smaller. The only way you could get a closer to normal image size is to find a mirror that is less convex or more flat.


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I have the extendable heated mirrors on my 2012 F150. They have the lower convex mirrors that can be manually adjusted separately from the main mirrors. The passenger side's main mirror is also convex. There are lots of aftermarket mirrors available online.


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Had this on my Silverado over 15 years

Convex 4" x 5 3/8", covered most of the mirror

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https://www.amazon.com/VAM-Convex-Mirror-Trucks-Adhesive/dp/B01GIR8T8I

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rrupert wrote:

There are lots of aftermarket mirrors available online.


Yes, I know, but the advertisements are vague as to whether the mirrors are convex or not.

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Passenger side mirrors are standard equipment. On Amazon lookup mirrors that you like and ask a question.

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I went with a passenger side camera with a monitor on the dash. I get a great side view and don't have to turn my head so much.


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Stock reg mirrors or camper style? What brand of truck? Aftermarket ones?


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