Wing Mirror Upgrade

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  1. Hymerclassic

    Hymerclassic

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    After years of (boasting) of proudly never breaking a wing mirror, Last week while touring in Wales I broke my nearside wing mirror - not one but twice! The first minor altercation with an over hanging branch broke the glass. The second with a flint wall did the plastic as well.

    One of the annoying things with my current manual mirrors is that there is no way to reach the nearside from inside the cab, so adjustment is a two person job.

    Since I now have to fork out for a new mirror anyway, I wondered if this might be the right time to have electrically operated mirrors fitted.

    Has anyone here had any experience of retro fit electric mirrors?

    Any information very gratefully received.
     
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    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    I have not retro-fitted electric mirrors but if fitting new ones look on eBay at large mirrors for lorries and vans. A fraction of the price of 'genuine' Hymer mirrors.
     
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    Thanks Flamenca, that's a good idea although I now quite fancy the idea of electric mirrors.
     
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    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    I have caught a few hedge branches in Cornwall with my nearside mirror. Fortunately no breakages. Maybe because I have not over-tightened the nuts on the top and bottom of the mounting arm allowing the arm to swivel without too much resistance. I have also learnt the knack of re-positioning the arm on my own first time.....well, maybe just lucky.
     
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    I guess that I am just lazy. Ha Ha!
     
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    Thanks Tony,

    A really useful site.
     
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