Beam deflectors

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  1. damar

    damar Read Only Funster

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    QUESTION, I hope this is in the right place. Just picked up a hire van to go France tomorrow, it is a new vw transporter, how do I change the beam setting for driving on the other side of the road, can not see a leaver under the bonnet to do it, there are no lines on the head light at get an idea of were to put tape. On our m/h we have head light covers with the deflector in it so no problem there, but with this van I have no idea any advise please.
     
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    Do what 90% do

    Dont bother

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    Headlamp deflectors

    There was a test of "stick-on" headlamp beam deflectors in the Motorhome press recently. (about 2 months ago and may have been MMM but I can't find it now).

    The test showed that "Eurolight" ("Eurolite"?) adaptors work well if installed in accordance with the supplied chart. Available from Halfords at about £8 a set.

    Over the years I have been Continental Motoring, both with MH or caravan, I have always tried to use adaptors and keep in accordance with the Law, Insurance Requirements etc, but find that most have simply masked some of the projected light rather than redirecting the beam.

    I tend to think that £8 is not much to avoid your Insurance Company refusing to pay out if you have a night time accident.

    Remember, headlights are becoming used more frequently in daylight now, poor visibility, rain etc., so the fact you are not driving at night is not the only relevant factor.

    Enjoy your travels !
     
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    Eurolights are eve cheaper from amazon we bought a set for ours this week
     
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    Just the job just ordered mine for next years trip to Germany

    Norman
     
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    Damar,

    Don't bother modern vehicles in this day and age don't need them we are currently in Spain and been in Europe now for nearly a year and I have taken the ones off both my 61 plate Fiat Ducato Autotrail motorhome and Fiat 500 car because they apparently ruin the plastic lenses and the main fact that they are not needed just use the self adjuster in the vehicle.

    No one to date has flashed me and to be honest I am glad I took them off when I did before they did ruin the lenses.

    If you don't believe it ask your local MOT testing Station

    Regards

    Dave
     
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    As Shakira says.....

    DON'T BOTHER...........
     
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    a great and cheap tip for repairing the plastic lenses if the tape stains them is polish them with toothpaste.
     
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    To keep costs per set down, buy packs of 10 on eBay. Works out at just less than £4 a pair.
     
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    10 divide x 2 = 5
    £4 for 2 x 5 = 20

    How is if cheaper than £8. Fir a set
    Your spending £20

    I think I am surrounded by nutters
    And not just at meets. They are turning up on forum posts now

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    Is it just me ???? ::Wink:Doh::RollEyes::BigGrin::Rofl1:


    Save me mother save me !!!!
     
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  11. damar

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    well I didn't bother in the end, now down in Cannes, only got flashed a couple of times. :thumb:
     
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    That's a great suggestion and I can see how/why that works - However, my neighbour's are always banging on how I am forever cleaning and tinkering with my MH baby,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I am really looking forward to my Sunday morning next as I am armed with a toothbrush and my colgate polishing the headlamps. :Laughing:

    It'll give them something to cackle about though, I bet.

    Thanks,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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