Blind spot on wing mirror turning right out of junctions on my Peugeot Boxer. Help? No passenger to help aa solo traveller (1 Viewer)

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Can anyway help this worried NEWBIE.
On a junction turning right, there's a blind spot on my wing mirror, which doesn't allow me to see up the left of junction?

Do I need some attachments to see properly? This is Making me terribly anxious in pulling out anywhere now. Thanks guys Caroline
 

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Buy a Fresnel lens, very low cost, self adhesive and apply to the side window. Provides a great view. Sample link below from the rha website.


I may have one of these in the van, that I never fitted.

I bought it for one very scary junction in North Devon, by the time it arrived they had built a roundabout!

Will find it later and it is free to a good home.
 

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I bought one of these blind spot mirrors which are convex so give you a nice wide view.


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A square entry to the junction helps a lot. Do not get too far forward to the line (I accept this is not always possible) also helps your field of view. If you need to because of the junction architecture, as I have done on several occasions in the UK (LHD MoHo) slip the seat belt off and get up to look...
 
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The one I regularly encountered in North Devon was a very acute angle junction;

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The secret for me was both positioning, so far to the left it was like being ready to turn left!

But biggest asset was another sense.

Coast to a halt, music off, windows open and listen carefully.

The ears can check both to the left and right without swivelling the head.

Of course faster traffic is likely to be noisier, curse you EV!

If I'm as certain as I can be, I pull forward slowly, still listening and hoping that if there is a slower , quieter vehicle approaching they might slow and give way.
 
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fit the best, you canadapt to most fiat, Mercedes, citroen etc

 
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The one I regularly encountered in North Devon was a very acute angle junction;

y-junctions.jpg


The secret for me was both positioning, so far to the left it was like being ready to turn left!

But biggest asset was another sense.

Coast to a halt, music off, windows open and listen carefully.

The ears can check both to the left and right without swivelling the head.

Of course faster traffic is likely to be noisier, curse you EV!

If I'm as certain as I can be, I pull forward slowly, still listening and hoping that if there is a slower , quieter vehicle approaching they might slow and give way.
In your diagram, if you are the green car. Keep to the centre line and, at the last minute, turn the steering sharp left so that the front of your vehicle is square on to the junction, not at an angle.
This will allow you to see traffic from both directions just as you can do at a normal T junction!

If its at a more acute angle, buy a bullet spot mirror or Fresnal lens.

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Was told at various initial Spainish MOT tests to get a fresnal lens for the passenger side of my RHD car, not obligatory but they kept saying it. Then they stopped - maybe because said vehicle was never hit cos I don't depend on the mirror when joining the motorway and twist my head a bit to make sure all's well in other situations. A few cars have that wide angle lens built into the side of the mirror and that's great. The French call blind spots 'Angles Morts' and if you have any and drive there without the appropriate stickers, there's a ā‚¬135 fine
 
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This is how I handle these types of junctions. Excuse my abysmal editing skills.

I stick to the central white lines as I approach the junction and at the last minute swing across so I am at 90Ā° to the junction.

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maybe take some lessons on how to drive the vehicle you have bought? You can book these with many large vehicle training centres there is an excellent one based at Silverstone and I'm sure if you did some research there would be one nearer to you, they will take you out in your van
Keep the blind open on NH window so you can look over your shoulder, Gromett brilliant piece of editing far easier than trying to explain it (y)

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This is how I handle these types of junctions. Excuse my abysmal editing skills.

I stick to the central white lines as I approach the junction and at the last minute swing across so I am at 90Ā° to the junction.

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That's what I was waiting to the end to say, 10 years of driving vans, it's what I do instinctively,even on straight corners I always try to get the drivers side farther out.
 
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maybe take some lessons on how to drive the vehicle you have bought? You can book these with many large vehicle training centres there is an excellent one based at Silverstone and I'm sure if you did some research there would be one nearer to you, they will take you out in your van
Keep the blind open on NH window so you can look over your shoulder, Gromett brilliant piece of editing far easier than trying to explain it (y)

The Training Centres are good, but at some of the Warner Shows, the C&MH Club will let you do it for less and even, perhaps free!

They did it at the one near Glastonbury the other year.

I must second the skills of Gromett , well done!
 

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Try an artic that's where the fun begins.



Road positioning, experience and confidence all helps.

As per the above little green car.

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From experience I can say that our French cousins encounter these 'angled' junctions as a matter of course.

For them, it is easy because their steering wheels are on the left and can see up the road at a junction.

Just a heads up if you going over the water this, or any other year.

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In 2005 when we first got our new Adria 6.8m MH I was reluctant to drive it probably because I knew how much it cost :giggler:. I did a half day training course with the local HGV etc training company. I expected them to be a bit patronising. However, my instructor was great - both friendly and professional. By the end, I could safely reverse and also drive down local housing estate roads without danger to me or parked cars. I thoroughly recommend it for the confidence it gave me. I am now the main driver for our PVC and am still enjoying the experience.
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From experience I can say that our French cousins encounter these 'angled' junctions as a matter of course.

For them, it is easy because their steering wheels are on the left and can see up the road at a junction.

Just a heads up if you going over the water this, or any other year.

Our MH is RHD and often on 45 degree junctions on the Continent I can see out of the LH window over the sofa. If not the parabolic mirrors I have fitted do the trick.
 

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Our MH is RHD and often on 45 degree junctions on the Continent I can see out of the LH window over the sofa. If not the parabolic mirrors I have fitted do the trick.

I'm the same with a N/S window behind the Navigator???

I was posting to give advance info. for those in a PVC, who weren't so equipped..
 
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maybe take some lessons on how to drive the vehicle you have bought? You can book these with many large vehicle training centres there is an excellent one based at Silverstone and I'm sure if you did some research there would be one nearer to you, they will take you out in your van
Keep the blind open on NH window so you can look over your shoulder, Gromett brilliant piece of editing far easier than trying to explain it (y)
We used this chap for Mrs Norfolk when I became disabled. He is excellent and will come to you and use your van. You can see Dianneā€™s recommendation on his website. He is near ish to you some worth a try. Really boosted Dianneā€™s confidence driving

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I'm the same with a N/S window behind the Navigator???

I was posting to give advance info. for those in a PVC, who weren't so equipped..

I drive a PCV and am also so equipped, I claim my Ā£5 for being the first to bite! :LOL:
 
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My fresnel lens doesn't cover all the junctions I come across in England whilst a 90Ā° to the junction doesn't always work - maybe because of my incompetence or lack of attention.

If in doubt, I turn left and turn around at the earliest safe place or take a detour.

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