I was at the dealer today looking for a part for the upfitters block when I saw what appeared to be a late model PM. The mirrors were twice the size of mine. The actually looked a bit clownish from a distance but I am sure they worked pretty well.
I would question how good the visibility would be for tall people. The window post and limited adjustability of the power mirror already limits visibility for me at 6' 3". I have the seat adjusted all the way back and all the way up. Moving the mirror out to a wider position would put the window post even more in the way.
My Promaster 2500 chasis cab came stock with the extended mirrors. I purchased promaster with utility bed installed. No need for extended mirrors, they just get in the way, I call them my "Dumbo mirrors".
They would be usefull for a box truck or RV body.
I Have replaced passenger mirror already and I will be ordering smaller mirror for driver side as well. I will be selling Dumbo mirrors on eBay...
The PM standard mirrors are as good as any I have ever used. I am reminded how good they are when I move the neighbors E-250 or I drive my older Dodge conversion van. I would not mind if mine were heated/power types. I would have paid for that had I ordered from the factory, but size and visibility are excellent.
I have the big mirrors and dislike them. I didn't know what I was getting into when I ordered that option. They are too wide during parking and I have to fold in the driver side every time I park on the street and both in parking lots. Is changing them out to a smaller size pretty easy?
I had a close call turning on to a highway recently because of the "B pillar" blocking my view. (I am 6' 4") I think I will return to my Unimog driving work-around by turning parallel to traffic and using my mirror while merging instead of a standard right turn, when I can do that.
Does anyone have the electric fold in option on their mirrors? If anyone does, can you tell me where the switch/control it to retract the mirrors and then extend them back. I have the big mirrors on a Winnebago Itasca Viva and it says I have the retractable mirrors buy I can't verity it because I can't find any controls.