Rubbish day

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  1. spitfire

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    :cry: just come down the Loch Lomond road and an idiot mini bus driver took my wing mirror and smashed it !! Two windows cracked too . Idiot :Eeek:

    Just had a lovely two weeks in the very north of Scotland spoiled in one fell swoop!

    Flea bay hunt for new mirror and worse search for new windows begins ! Less easy :cry:
     
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    Tough luck, but not uncommon.

    I've stuck some ebay high-viz tape on our mirrors, it makes us look twice as wide and buys some respect.
     
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    Same thing happened to us an the same stretch of road the year before last and really shook me up for a few days. Driving blind on those roads is not fun. I now carry spare lenses and complete set of replacement mirrors.
     
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    Do you have a link for brand/type Brian?
     
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    Dont know what Brian has, but IMHO go with 3M, who make the majority of official police and Recovery tapes
    Yellow or orange for best daytime effect
    White for night
     
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    I too have hi viz reflective orange tape on outside edge of mirror backs :thumb: from The Range
     
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    Hi
    I have had the mirror done :Sad:, what I have done on narrow bits of road is fold the mirrors in, because lets face it no one can overtake, I do keep an eye on the rear camera screen just in case so idiot tries it when they shouldn't. Pete :Smile:
     
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    I just have a banner which reads

    "F***** get over you ****"

    Not had a problem yet.

    Some funny looks though on the A2:BigGrin:
     
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    Not surprised with a banner saying "Flower get over you love" (at least I assume that's what the **s are for) :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We preach free love down South Graham
     
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    Yup I lost my mirror there last December. Advised by Bunree warden to go via Stirling in future and it was a better return journey.
    Being left hand drive I bought the new mirror unit from France online and much cheaper that rip off Britain
     
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    Thanks everyone :Smile: is good to know these things don't happen to just us ! Although I would wish it on anyone . Strange how these things stress you when in the scheme of life it is minor .

    Didn't sleep great but today is the hunt for parts. It seems the mirrors for left hand drive are different to right hand drive ??
     
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    Yes as the arms are cranked to suit the driving position.
     
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    Thanks again . Have just been told the mirrors themselves are different . Anybody know where we might find a left hand ducato wing mirror 1999 !!

    Running out of options :cry:
     
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    Yes also true as the near side has more magnification being further away from the driver
     
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    A mirror is one thing, two windows as well - I would contact the bus company!:thumb:
     
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