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Old 02-22-2014, 11:35 PM   #21
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Thanks! My stock mirror is 10". That means I'll lose 7" clearance... That's getting pretty close to "no room for error"... I'll have to consider whether I want to do this or not.

(And thanks for the PM on the installation tips, too!)
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:31 AM   #22
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Keep in mind that these towing mirrors fold back as do the stock mirrors. I would think that by folding-back the driver's side mirror when entering a garage and then putting it back into position when driving would take care if your issue. A little bit of a nuisance, but worth it to park in a garage (my wife's car resides in our garage while my truck is relegated to the great outdoors).
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:01 PM   #23
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Agreed that parking in the garage is worth the nuisance of folding the mirrors. But I can already park in the garage. The question is whether or not reducing the vibration and nuisance of add-on mirror extenders is worth the nuisance of folding the mirrors.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:25 PM   #24
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I think the compromise of just folding the driver's mirror (which can presumably be reached by just opening the window without getting out) is brilliant.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:52 PM   #25
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You're clearly suffering from First World Problems.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:50 PM   #26
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Oh, there's no doubt of that... But I don't think anybody who owns an Escape is suffering too badly...
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:26 PM   #27
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I think Alf and I both failed to sufficiently praise the remarkably improved rear visibility these mirrors provide. Note in one of Alf's photos that both sides have two different mirrors; the larger one is essentially a stock mirror but the smaller (actually, it's not that small) convex one on the bottom offers quite a a panoramic view. I drove today with the mirrors both fully extended and was amazed at what I could see. I found them particularly useful when backing out of a crowded parking lot. The lifespan of those pedestrians was just improved considerably!
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:54 PM   #28
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Hi: Donna D... They are manual fold back. The memory ones were more $$'s, and the OEM's on the truck were manual too. Alf
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Hey Alf, have you folded-back your new mirrors yet? I tried to fold mine (like yours) and met enough resistance to make me wonder. Just wanted to confirm with you before I rip them off the door.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:07 PM   #29
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Hey Alf, have you folded-back your new mirrors yet? I tried to fold mine (like yours) and met enough resistance to make me wonder. Just wanted to confirm with you before I rip them off the door.
Hi: Zardoz... I too believe there's an oriental mity mite in the mirror housing, hanging on for all he's worth, but I did manage to fold in a mirror without breaking it!!! 7yrs. bad luck if you do!!! You need to be careful of the extension covers on the door base as they seem quite tight... but hey they's new yet. Alf
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:22 PM   #30
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Hi Alf my mirrors were very stiff at first and I wondered if they would fold in. I sucked up the courage to go for it and its gotten easier the more I do it. I don't believe it should be to easy or that would cause major problems.

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