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Old 12-31-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
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I have read some on this site, googled, looked on ebay, etc and I just have not found what all I have been looking for. What I am trying to do is go from the regular sized mirrors that come standard on a 1500 and go to tow mirrors. I know these are compatible and they just bolt in place of the others, that'* not my question. My big question is do they sell any that are power folding since these things stick out so far its kind important when going into tight spaces or parking in a tight spot so you don't loose your 300 dollar mirror. Ok...so what I have now as far as mirror features are, driver mirror is auto dimming, turn signal, heated and power folding. The passenger is the same except the dimming part. So does anybody know if they sell power folding tow mirrors along with the rest of these features. I don't want to loose any of the features.
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May not be exactly what your looking for. But when I had a travel trailer I had mirror extensions. They would slide on to the stock mirrors and clip in to place. They matched real nice and you could hardly tell. Other then the fact they stuck out real far. The stock mirrors were still there, and a second mirror was next to it so I could see past the camper. You can adjust those by hand. These worked really well, far better then the fender ones. May want to look in to those, far better price, and you don't need the huge mirrors to be on all the time.
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thats what i use too, they only take a few seconds to remove, and they dont shake like the rubber strap ones. the only time i need wider is with the camper so i wouldnt want to deal with permanent big ones the rest of the time, i dont think it would look that great either.
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Yep, same ones I had there. The strap on ones suck big time. They wobble all over and are worthless when driving. And without the camper the big mirrors do kind of make the truck look weird.
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Yea. I know which ones yall are talking about. My dad used to use them on his F150 when he had a 30ft camper. But he soon realized that he needed to upgrade to a F250 diesel to pull that big bitch and he now has the tow mirrors which are standard on the F250. But I like the look of the big tow mirrors. I just don't want to upgrade to them if I cant fold them in because they do stick out so far. And yes they would look good. Think about it, they look good on the 2500HD and the 1500 is the same exact body just change some stuff to make it a HD. I might end up calling GMC dealer and ask them if they make any. Thanks for your thought tho.
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Have you looked on Ebay, there may be some there.
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yeah. and that'* what i want to do buy non oem because it cost like 25% of the oem price. I just cant find any oe that is power folding. i'm thinking they don't make power folding. the dimming part isn't that important to me because i have 5% window tint so high beam lights don't bother me.
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