Wing Mirror Protectors

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  1. Jasz

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    We are shortly getting a new Motorhome. Has anyone had any experience as to whether wing mirror protectors help and would you recommend them.
    Thanks
     
  2. Mel

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    Yes
    What model are you geting?
     
  3. mike mcglynn

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    Yes we have mirrorguards and they are the strongest covers that we have seen and they have had a few bashes,cost about 120 pounds
     
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    If it's a Fiat Ducato base vehicle @Minxy Girl is \ was selling on here a new set of Mirrorguards at a discounted price. Might be of use for yourself?
     
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    Just bought mirror guards at show on Friday and unfortunately functionally tested them Sat morning on way to a Brit stop. :eek:Took a pounding from a wall and some trees and survived. Just need to blemish out the scratches now. :rolleyes:
     
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    Too late ... just sold them! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jasz

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    That's life! - It's an Auto-Trail Imala on a Fiat base. Sounds like they could be a good idea though, thanks.
     
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    They are good.

    Not only because they give some protection to the vulnerable mirrors but they make the true width of the vehicle obvious to on coming traffic (y)
     
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    Having had the dubious distinction of having mirrors wiped out twice within twelve months I would express my opinion that in anything other than a low speed bump or a glancing blow they are unlikely to provide much protection.
    The latest incident involved a short sighted Fre nch camping Cariste unable to keep to his own side of the road in Morocco. On the open road both doing probably 50mph that is a closing speed of 100mph. Wing mirror totally destroyed.
    I doubt if any mirror protector would be of any benefit in such circumstances
    They could not have been more obvious with the dayglo tape as you can see from the before photo!

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  10. Baldeagle7470

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    Blimey,clearly didn't know his van width or didn't care!!
    All that HI VIZ and they don't look as though they stick out very far anyway,bad luck!!
     
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    Yes but with one having protectors on and one not its likely that the 'not' one will get destroyed and spare yours
    just my theory, will let you know how I fair when I clip next :cool:
     
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    We use mirror guards, and we have given them a massive thump, courtesy of a dozy HGV driver. Picked them up at the Newbury show, I think they were £60
     
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    Mirror guards even swapped them to my new motorhome
     
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    mine saved me on oue recent tour once being hit by a lorry passenger side another being driven close to near side [clipping a tree or van] don,t really now as i was crapping myself as a truck viered down on us yes well worth the money prie de la rouz 668.jpg prie de la rouz 669.jpg prie de la rouz 669.jpg prie de la rouz 669.jpg
     
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    They are worth every penny
     
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