Beam Benders

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by RogerD, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. RogerD

    RogerD Deleted User

    Sgould I bother with Beam benders when in France? Do they really make a difference? Do the French use them here?:Smile:
     
  2. Geo

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    Driving in France without corrected beams is an offence,same as it is here, do they check Ive heard they randomly do, some have said some checks take place on ferries, I can't confirm this.
    I can confirm beam benders should NOT be used directly on plastic type headlights,they damage the plastic, head light protectors should be fitted first and the beam benders fixed to those, if you have an American most seem to have straight beems anyway and require no alteration for either country
    Geo
     
  3. MicknPat

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    Roger,

    I have been lead to believe that you never see a French,German or Spanish car visiting the UK with head light deflectors because they dip straight and down rather than to the left or right.

    The same appears to be the case in the USA, I think but don't quote me on it that the manufactures sending cars to and for UK use are starting to copy the continent.
     
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    I fitted beam benders to ours about three years ago but never took them off on returning. The van has passed its MOT every year with the beam benders still on.
    Must have saved at least a tenner not having to buy new ones! :RollEyes:
     
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    Do I read that right Geo?

    American vehicles have straight Beams.What about the beam pattern?
     
  6. Lindy-C

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    Not necessarily.

    Older RVs will need altering, newer models have the straight beams......from our experience anyway.
     
  7. Road Runner

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    Could you supply me with some bright lights Linda?
     
  8. Lindy-C

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    I'd need more than just a photo John.
    If you can PM me with the part number off the units and the dimensions I shall see if I can find anything.
     
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    OK hold of with the awning then:Wink:will be a couple of days:Doh:
     
  10. Lindy-C

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    Don't worry.......I won't sell it to anybody else :Rofl1:
     
  11. Road Runner

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    Bu**er was just putting on fleebay:Doh::Laughing::Rofl1:
     
  12. Geo

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    Sorry |Steve I will have to bow to Mothers superior knolwedge,
    Mother Superior---Lindy:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Doh:
    Geo
    ps bike racks in the post she can't touch me now!!!
     
  13. Lindy-C

    Lindy-C Deleted User

    Wanna bet? :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    You not got it yet? :Eeek:
    07-02-2008 00:48 Nottingham Central Depot Out for delivery
    I specifically asked for a 5.30am delivery to the house! :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     

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