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What is available for tow mirrors for my 1997 F-350? The truck currently has the non-power sport mirrors, and I am tired of not being able to see around my duals and when pulling my camper.
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You have two other factory options. The non-powered two-arm tow mirrors (look the best IMO) or the non-powered four-arm tow mirrors. They hold a big mirror but also mount to the door in 4 places and look quite large to me.

You can get mirror extenders cheap for universal applications as well. A guy on here put dodge mirrors on with a lot of fab work and blocking off the wind wing and another guy put Chevy tow mirrors on using the stock mount. new tow mirrors for obs

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I have a factory tow mirror. Its rare. Basically its a manual 2 point mount like the ones that you most commonly see but the mirror slides out 6 inches and locks with an alen head screw.

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My truck has the large tow mirrors on it, i believe off the old superduties. But personally i would get them if you have a dually. Right now only my driver side mirror is usable, and i haven't folded it out yet but i can see the entire side of my truck plus a couple lanes over. When you open them up they go out 6 or 7 inches. The only thing i don't like is you can't fold the mirror in, and if somebody hits your mirror its going to do some damage. Other wise i would get the the two-arm mirror and get a extender for it.

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put some dodge tow mirrors on it.
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Here are the mirrors I have. I know a lot of people don't like the big tow mirrors but I love them. I can see everything and have no problem seeing around my camper when towing. If you don't like how far they stick out while not towing just flip the mirror over and turn it around. I haven't had any problems with them in the 10+ years I've had the truck.


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I have a factory tow mirror. Its rare. Basically its a manual 2 point mount like the ones that you most commonly see but the mirror slides out 6 inches and locks with an alen head screw.
Do you have any pictures of this? That sounds interesting to me and I've never seen such a setup. Thanks!

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put some dodge tow mirrors on it.
Lol if you can figure out how to do this let the rest of us know!

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I have a factory tow mirror. Its rare. Basically its a manual 2 point mount like the ones that you most commonly see but the mirror slides out 6 inches and locks with an alen head screw.
I think you just have the factory mirrors like mine with an aftermarket extender on it. Please post pics of what you have.

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I have always been interested in putting the dodge mirrors in place of the vent window. They are pretty much worthless for me besides smoking in the winter lol

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Here ya go: Copy2of02-20-09008.jpg picture by GSXRRRC51 - Photobucket

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