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Simon Richardson

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Not me, but I met an Ol' Boy in Spain last year in a Giest Motorhome, he had long ones on and had clipped a truck on the way to the site we were at which had also broke the side window. The next day he went off somewhere to get it all repaired and when he came back they'd put a shorter arm on which looked a bit daft opposite the long one on the other side but he said he preferred it.(y)
 

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Putting shorter arms on will restrict what you can see at rear of vehicle which may or may not cause future problems
 
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I have thought about it as the shorter arm mirror would not be obstructed by the joining section of the front two windows, which I find annoying.
 

steviebouy

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I took the opportunity to change my long nearside mirror for a medium length mirror when I was fed up with the loose hinge and consequent folding in at speed. I found an improved veiw as previously the quarter light bar was in the middle of the mirror. I’ve not noticed a reduction in rearward visibility.
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Cliffyboy
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O.K.everybody thanks for your comments and is there only 2 mirror arm lengths ?.
 
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Cliffyboy
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Thanks Steve and do you happen to know the part number of the medium length arm as I have only just got my later M.H. and the mirror arms do seem to stick out quite a lot .
 

steviebouy

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Sorry, I've only ever bought one genuine mirror to replace an offside mirror removed by a builders truck who actually swerved towards me.
I've always found that the Lucas branded mirrors found on eBay and Amazon to be a quality replacement part. I am fussy!
Make sure you buy the correct mirror as there is a lot of variation. Don't get lured into buying a mirror for a left hand drive van if you are right hand drive, so if you pick an Italian or German seller the mirrors probably are for a LHD van unless they say otherwise! You may have manually adjusted glass or electrically adjusted. You may have heated glass and to be fair I've normally found the electric mirrors to be heated as well. The off side mirror may have a temp sensor if you have climate controlled air con and you will probably find that the nearside may have a radio or DAB aerial. I settle on my spec and the peruse the listings on the above web sites. Most of my mirror replacements have been brought about by the loose hinge syndrome, the first of which was the genuine mirror I bought from the Fiat Professional dealer in Swansea so don't think its because I am using pattern parts.
Attached is a pic of my latest "medium" mirror showing how much it sticks out.
 

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