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Old 07-04-2015, 04:23 PM   #21
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You can see the blind spot with a convex mirror. On my old GMC I used the small ones you stick on the corner of the existing mirrors. The new truck has a rectangular convex one under the normal mirrors.

Also have an old set of the strap on McKesh mirrors, came with additional small round convex for that purpose.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:26 PM   #22
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The rear-view cameras that come factory only work when the vehicle is in reverse. They do that for a reason.
Watching the guy behind you tailgate is only going raise your anxiety level and your blood pressure and maybe cause you to do something unsafe.
Hi mine is the wireless Voyager . It is not a factory install .Mine works as long as I have camera plugged in . Forward or backwards . Pat
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:32 PM   #23
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You can see the blind spot with a convex mirror. On my old GMC I used the small ones you stick on the corner of the existing mirrors. The new truck has a rectangular convex one under the normal mirrors.

Also have an old set of the strap on McKesh mirrors, came with additional small round convex for that purpose.
My truck is f250 . Do not even need any extensions on mirrors . I did however add convex mirrors to bottom of arms on my mirrors . Truck 6 ft wide , trailer 7 ft wide . I can see pretty good . Backup camera new, good deal from my brother for 350 . Had Escape install for me . I really like to see what is going on behind my trailer too . Pat
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:42 PM   #24
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The only reason I would get a camera back there is for backing up seeing cars behind me won't help me I can't stop them from plowing into me if that's their bent. I am thinking about getting the tow mirrors I've never used them. will I be able to see in my blind spot ? I always get a little spooked when changing lanes quickly. They seem so expensive 130ish but probably worth it.
Unless you have a real wide tow vehicle, towing mirrors are a must, and in many case a requirement. In most states and provinces you must see for 200' to the rear. Mostly it is just common sense to be able to see behind the road behind the trailer as good as possible.

Ford Super Duty trucks (F-250 and F-350) have mirrors that extend electrically, and I can sure see the road behind the trailer great with them. I really like the ones like this that Alf added to his Nissan.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:12 PM   #25
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Ford Super Duty trucks (F-250 and F-350) have mirrors that extend electrically...
The standard equipment is manually telescoping - electric is an option on an XL and presumably included in higher trim levels - but telescoping is standard.

I find it really annoying that vehicles with lower towing capacity - but still capable tugs for their trailer weight range - don't even have telescoping mirrors available. Buying an extra ton or two of truck to get more suitable mirrors would be ridiculous.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:12 PM   #26
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These are best towing mirrors I have found in 30+ years, easy on/off for my Tacoma.

http://www.amazon.com/JR-Products-29...r+mirror+grand
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:30 AM   #27
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My super duty f250 does not have telescoping mirrors
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:39 AM   #28
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My super duty f250 does not have telescoping mirrors
They could be a new feature, or vary by country - I only checked the current specs on the Ford Canada website.

Fortunately, they are at least available... for many vehicles we are not so lucky.
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:46 AM   #29
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Yes I think I will buy the towing mirrors they should fit on either my F250 or my Highlander.
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:21 AM   #30
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I've had three super duty trucks, the very first year of that new platform 1999, a 2009 and 2013. All three were XL's and all three had manual extendable tow mirrors.Pehaps they are an option that most dealerships order.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:23 AM   #31
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My super duty f250 does not have telescoping mirrors
What year is it? I just assumed they all had them, as I have not seen one myself without them, at least since they started using the Super Duty label on their bigger pickups. They were manual on my 2002 F-250 Lariat, buy are electric on my 2012 F-350 XL.

Maybe try pulling them out and be surprised? (just hopeful thinking maybe)
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:22 PM   #32
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I've had three super duty trucks, the very first year of that new platform 1999, a 2009 and 2013. All three were XL's and all three had manual extendable tow mirrors.Pehaps they are an option that most dealerships order.
That would make sense, but the current online build tool says that if you pick power extendable mirrors on the first level trim (XL), you are deleting manual extendable mirrors - no chance of being not extendable.

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Maybe try pulling them out and be surprised? (just hopeful thinking maybe)
It certainly wouldn't be the first time an owner was unaware of a feature of the vehicle!
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It's a 2003 short bed super duty F250 and really the mirrors don't extend would have been a nice feature I but I bought it used. I use it to pull a two horse aluminum goose neck horse trailer. Works very well. But I think extended mirrors would be nice.
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It's a 2003 short bed super duty F250 and really the mirrors don't extend would have been a nice feature I but I bought it used. I use it to pull a two horse aluminum goose neck horse trailer. Works very well. But I think extended mirrors would be nice.
Hi: Fox hunt... Look here and see if they have them for your specific truck. Search under trailer tow mirrors. Alf1A Auto : Aftermarket Auto Parts, Car Body Parts, Replacement & New Automobile and Truck Parts | Buy Discount Car & Auto Parts Online
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:18 PM   #35
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It's a 2003 short bed super duty F250 and really the mirrors don't extend would have been a nice feature I but I bought it used.
I checked the manual, and indeed the telescoping feature is noted as optional, with two entirely different shapes of mirror shown. So I checked four online suppliers of OEM-style replacement mirrors, and they all show three styles... only one of them telescoping.
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It is not unusual for two quite different styles of mirror to be available for the same vehicle, and usually they mount to the door in the same way (for ease of design and manufacturing), so they can be interchanged. In this case, it looks like one of the non-telescoping designs has the same mounting base shape as the telescoping design, so it may be possible to upgrade and gain the ability to extend the mirrors. Since the switches and wiring would not likely be in place to operate powered features which the truck didn't have when it left the factory (marker lights, turn signals, heated glass, power extend), but the extension is manual (no power extend in 2003 for this model).

It may seem silly to remove perfectly good factory-installed mirrors, but OEM-style replacement mirrors are reasonably priced, and the originals could always be reinstalled later if desired.
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:25 PM   #36
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... Look here and see if they have them for your specific truck. Search under trailer tow mirrors. Alf1A Auto : Aftermarket Auto Parts, Car Body Parts, Replacement & New Automobile and Truck Parts | Buy Discount Car & Auto Parts Online
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If you just look for mirror pairs you get two styles - the extendable ones and the ones that are likely on the truck now.
Search Results for mirror pair - 1A Auto
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Just brought home a 2017 Escape 5.0 and I'm having trouble getting my rv Atwood furnace started, our stove burners come on, turn on thermostat than turn up temperature and wait for self ignition, and nothing happens

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Just brought home a 2017 Escape 5.0 and I'm having trouble getting my rv Atwood furnace started, our stove burners come on, turn on thermostat than turn up temperature and wait for self ignition, and nothing happens

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Just to clarify for someone else to help you, you have the AC plus digital thermostat?
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:53 PM   #39
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Hi: bigalaska2012... Hope you feel the heat soon!!! In the mean time you could upgrade your status from wannabe, cause even with out the furnace blowing UR an owner now. Alf
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They turned mine on during orientation, did they do yours? Maybe Hit mode until you see fan, then make it say auto. Now go to mode, make it show the heat icon and turn up the temp.
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