Long Arm or Short Arm

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  1. chopper602

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    Hi Funsters,

    I'm looking to buy some cheap mirror covers for the motorhome, but I don't know if what I have is long arm or short arm, could someone tell me from this photo please ??

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  2. Techno

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    I'd say long Tim
     
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    Yup, I think long too. :D

    We've got short ones on our Globecar whilst the coachbuilt MH on the left of the picture has the longer ones like yours.

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    Long arm
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    Short arm for reference.

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  6. Techno

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    Wheres the medium ? lol
     
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    They look the same as mine and I would have said long arm, till I saw Dethleffs in France with mirror arms about 2 inches longer than mine.
    Can you check the measurements with the seller?
     
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    I think the only difference in the mirror covers is that the short arms one have to have a wider aperture for the arms themselves as they are closer to the 'fat' shoulder end, whereas the longer mirrors have narrower arms.
     
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    With mirror guard fitted to long arm (for reference) :LOL:
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  10. Minxy Girl

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    I know you like to be helpful Andy but taking the mirror off your MH just to take a photo is going a bit OTT!!!!
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    Long arm, but remember you can buy a new long arm mirror even a heated one on fleabay for about £115+ (there is one on now) So I just carry a spare (repaired) LH mirror around in Europe now.
     
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    Only Andy could have a mains powered electric door mirror.:)
     
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    The basic rule of thumb is short arm on panel vans and long arms on coachbuilt vans.
     
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    Does anyone have a link to where we can buy the short arm ones for a PVC please ? Sensible price if possible?

    Thanks .
     
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    Long Arm or Short arm.???? Hmmmmm? where have I heard that before????

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    So come on then chaps have you got a long one or a short one ? :D:D
     
  19. Robert Clark

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    I'm not one to boast, but being as you asked

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    Sometimes size really does matter!
     
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  20. PeteH

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    Lot of THEM round here (Caravan transports) Low ones High ones. (some as big as your ed!)

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