Tow mirror aesthetics?

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Hey folks!
Bare with me for my first post - just ordered a flame red trx this afternoon, quite loaded by my standards, and I cant wait to get my hands on it!
Question for you folks though - coming from my 06 f350 with the 08-15 tow mirrors, I wanted to try and replicate that awesome bubble mirror on the bottom... Didnt think of how ugly a big tow mirror might be on the TRX though...
Does anyone have good pictures of the tow mirrors? And has anyone else had the same concerns as me about aesthetics?
Cheers and I look forward to learning more from you guys!
 

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I don't know about looks, but I believe that if you get the tow mirrors you lose the 360 degree camera. Just something to think about.
 

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I don't know about looks, but I believe that if you get the tow mirrors you lose the 360 degree camera. Just something to think about.

That use to be the case. Some footage of the 21 Tow mirrors w/ 360 degree camera @ .45 in:
 
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Awesome, exactly what I was looking for. Not half as large as I thought they could’ve been. I’m very happy :D
 

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That use to be the case. Some footage of the 21 Tow mirrors w/ 360 degree camera @ .45 in:
Well, that is a nice change for 2021. I don't tow enough to need the mirrors, but for those who do it is nice to not have to sacrifice cameras for them any longer
 

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Hey folks!
Bare with me for my first post - just ordered a flame red trx this afternoon, quite loaded by my standards, and I cant wait to get my hands on it!
Question for you folks though - coming from my 06 f350 with the 08-15 tow mirrors, I wanted to try and replicate that awesome bubble mirror on the bottom... Didnt think of how ugly a big tow mirror might be on the TRX though...
Does anyone have good pictures of the tow mirrors? And has anyone else had the same concerns as me about aesthetics?
Cheers and I look forward to learning more from you guys!
Congrats on your order and welcome to the forum!!
Also I believe the tow mirrors flip to vertical if you want..
 

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Does anyone know if the stock mirrors are power folding? It doesn’t mention it anywhere I have found.
 

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Does anyone know if the stock mirrors are power folding? It doesn’t mention it anywhere I have found.
Yes they are. Cheers
 

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Hey folks!
Bare with me for my first post - just ordered a flame red trx this afternoon, quite loaded by my standards, and I cant wait to get my hands on it!
Question for you folks though - coming from my 06 f350 with the 08-15 tow mirrors, I wanted to try and replicate that awesome bubble mirror on the bottom... Didnt think of how ugly a big tow mirror might be on the TRX though...
Does anyone have good pictures of the tow mirrors? And has anyone else had the same concerns as me about aesthetics?
Cheers and I look forward to learning more from you guys!
Coming from a Ford I'm not sure if you know or not but on Rams the tow mirrors when in "standard" mode the convex supplimental mirror is on the outside edge but they actually flip up 90 degrees for when you have a trailer and it puts the convex mirror on the bottom so you can position it to see all the way behind the trailer if that makes sense. It's their response to the telescoping mirrors that are quite a bit more expensive to replace on the Ford and Chevy Tow mirrors. If how I'm explaining it doesn't make sense just look on youtube for "Ram Trailer Tow Mirrors" and there will be several videos showing it.
 

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Coming from a Ford I'm not sure if you know or not but on Rams the tow mirrors when in "standard" mode the convex supplimental mirror is on the outside edge but they actually flip up 90 degrees for when you have a trailer and it puts the convex mirror on the bottom so you can position it to see all the way behind the trailer if that makes sense. It's their response to the telescoping mirrors that are quite a bit more expensive to replace on the Ford and Chevy Tow mirrors. If how I'm explaining it doesn't make sense just look on youtube for "Ram Trailer Tow Mirrors" and there will be several videos showing it.

Or you could read my post from earlier above......

“Congrats on your order and welcome to the forum!!
Also I believe the tow mirrors flip to vertical if you want..
haha
 
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I think I have a pretty fair picture painted in my head. My boat is a super skinny skiff and I doubt ill even need to flip the mirrors. Regardless, ill be happy with them!

Robbed these pictures off of FB - which I believe are the tow mirrors due to the marker light/signal. They look like they fit in pretty dang well!
 

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OT but the the Rear view digital display mirror looks so cool, much better visibility without the headrests & bed in the way

 
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OT but the the Rear view digital display mirror looks so cool, much better visibility without the headrests & bed in the way

Also ecstatic about that... Correction, ecstatic about EVERYTHING! Coming from an 06 XLT, I think I might need a change of pants when I first drive the TRX.
 

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I don't know about looks, but I believe that if you get the tow mirrors you lose the 360 degree camera. Just something to think about.
I had the tow mirrors on my order then deleted them to keep the cameras. My dealer told me every time he added the tow mirrors it removed the option for 360 camera?
 
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I had the tow mirrors on my order then deleted them to keep the cameras. My dealer told me every time he added the tow mirrors it removed the option for 360 camera?
Mine was exactly the same thing. Though I didnt want tow mirrors anyway so no big deal...I also did not get the backup camera rearview mirror either because it was in the technology package and I dislike heads up displays. My wife's suv has one and it drives me nuts flashing the speed limit at me and telling me when to apply the brakes all the time. Plus I just do not like having all that info in the middle of my field of view. I can look at the speedometer if I feel that I need to know how fast I am going.
 

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I had the tow mirrors on my order then deleted them to keep the cameras. My dealer told me every time he added the tow mirrors it removed the option for 360 camera?
They system is funky but someone was able to confirm they will come with the surround view cameras thru FCA. You should be able to get tow mirrors in the parts department, I tried looking on Mopar accessories and they haven't showed up yet
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They system is funky but someone was able to confirm they will come with the surround view cameras thru FCA. You should be able to get tow mirrors in the parts department, I tried looking on Mopar accessories and they haven't showed up yet

Yep, it was THR evo8:

**CLOSED** Just received this text from my salesman-
"Direct quote from my boss...
FCA rep confirmed 2021 Ram trucks with surround view camera doesn't change when tow mirrors are added. This is direct from supply chain reps who know their stuff. Many dealership employees don't know this as they haven't had training on the updates from current year to next. No need to change the order"
Hope this helps others, it made me feel better.”
 

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Also ecstatic about that... Correction, ecstatic about EVERYTHING! Coming from an 06 XLT, I think I might need a change of pants when I first drive the TRX.
Lol, same. I just sold my 2010 ST RAM. This will be a significant upgrade!
 

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