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Old 06-23-2014, 07:21 PM   #11
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I love my big mirrors on my F150! With my 23B I really can't tell much of a difference in vision between retracted and extended except my truck looks way cooler when they are extended.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:17 PM   #12
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Today I switched out the mirrors on my 2013 F150. I upgraded from the standard factory XLT mirror to the factory XLT tow mirrors. My question is for those of you that have these, how do you like them? I like the way they look on the truck, but they're going to take some getting used to. They are so large that they seem to create a blind spot when taking corners. And, I could swear I had a better field of view in my old mirrors! When I got home and backed into the garage today, it seemed that I was struggling a little to see toward the floor. Almost like I had to chose to either see high or low. I couldn't find that sweet spot.
Do you think it's just because they're new to me? And, are they really that much of advantage when towing?
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Curious what it cost to change the mirrors? I have the standard mirrors, which were fine with my 19H, but thinking of an upgrade with the 28DSBH now.

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Old 06-24-2014, 07:53 AM   #13
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I'm curious Derek, your signature says you have the max tow package on your F150. Doesn't that come with the tow mirrors?
In any case, I paid $398 for the Ford OEM XLT telescoping tow mirrors. They have heated glass, power adjustable, with turn signal and puddle light. My original mirrors did not have the puddle light, but you will gain it as it is already wired into the harness. There are power retractable versions available also, but they are very expensive. The install was VERY easy. Except for a typo in the instructions for the torque on the mirror nuts I did not have a problem. The instructions said 12Nm (106 ft lbs). Well, if you do the math, that conversion is not even close. When I called Ford for a clarification, the guy said "maybe you're in over your head on this". Seriously? I'm over my head tightening a nut? What an ass.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:06 AM   #14
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I'm curious Derek, your signature says you have the max tow package on your F150. Doesn't that come with the tow mirrors?
Surprisingly, no! The big "Mickey Mouse ears" are an upgrade. Should definitely be part of a "max tow" package though.

I have heated, power mirrors now, so am wondering if I should just get the dealer to install them anyhow. Still another year of warranty and don't want to give them any excuses to void parts of it.

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The dealer said they could do it in about fifteen minutes per side. So, it probably wouldn't cost you that much for the install. After I did the first one, the second one took me about fifteen minutes. It wasn't bad at all.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:01 AM   #16
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The telescoping tow mirrors on my 2012 F150 came with the Max Tow package by default. Some in Canada said that they were sold as an option up there.

I loved those mirrors. These are the same as what comes on the Super Duty. From my experience I consider them better than the telescoping tow mirrors I have on my Chevy 3500. The Ford's are slightly bigger so you have more vision, and they don't vibrate as much as the Chevy.

I would highly recommend for anyone with an F150 towing a TT.
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I would highly recommend for anyone with an F150 towing a TT.
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I just found this thread. I recently picked up a 2013 F150 with max tow pkg. It has the standard power heated mirrors. I am looking at a set of after market towing mirrors. They look identical to the factory version and have the same features (power, heated, turn signal and also the puddle light). I was wondering if any of you have after markets and if so how do you like them? The cost is about half that of the factory mirrors.
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Yeah, factory mirrors are ridiculous money. Ever think about clip on's?
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