Mirror Protectors

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by Mimi, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Mimi

    Mimi Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2014
    Messages:
    125
    Ratings:
    +97
    I'm collecting my first motorhome at the beginning of April and would like some advice on door mirror protectors.

    I've seen a couple of adverts, Mirror Guard and Milenco, is there much difference between the two?

    Your comments would be most welcome.

    Thank you
     
  2. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,812
    Location:
    Rural South West Wales.
    Ratings:
    +6,375
    Our new to us MH came with Milenco's in white & we think they're aesthetically fab & hopefully useful too
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Mickx

    Mickx Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    561
    Location:
    Algorfa
    Ratings:
    +10,853
    Ditto, we have Milenco White....
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  4. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,812
    Location:
    Rural South West Wales.
    Ratings:
    +6,375
    Better pics
     

    Attached Files:

  5. sdc77

    sdc77 Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2,847
    Location:
    Weardale, Co Durham
    Ratings:
    +4,052
    Speaking as someone who has just replaced a mirror I do think they look nice. I'm not sure how effective they are though. For small low impact scratchy stuff they have got to be better than none.
    (In my case the arm pivot became slack so not a cover issue)
     
  6. Zigisla

    Zigisla Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    1,717
    Location:
    Fareham, Hants
    Ratings:
    +2,920
    Watching thread with interest as I'm off to the NEC with buying some of these in mind
     
  7. Spidey

    Spidey Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,082
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Ratings:
    +857
    I have mirror guard and bought them at the NEC show. He showed me the milenco ones to compare to theirs. The mirror guards seem significantly stronger than milenco. Have a look at the stand in NEC and compare them.
     
  8. pops

    pops Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    448
    Location:
    south glos
    Ratings:
    +513
    Agree with Spidey Mirror Guards the stronger
     
  9. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    7,295
    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Ratings:
    +18,047
    Not sure which ours are but they are white. White is more noticeable than black so I think they make other people notice and avoid the mirrors.

    I would certainly have them on the next motorhome - maybe even put orange reflective tape on them.
     
  10. garjanco

    garjanco Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Messages:
    286
    Location:
    Bury
    Ratings:
    +502
    we have milenco ones in black bought for old MH and kept for new one
     
  11. Revolvor

    Revolvor Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2014
    Messages:
    247
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Ratings:
    +301
    We have white Mirror Guards. They seem very robust, and have done their job with small branches. So far have not hit anything too robust, to find out how strong they really are.

    White certainly makes the van look wider to oncoming traffic.

    Bought them at the NEC last year.

    EDIT: The thick plastic means that any scratches on the guards can be polished out.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016
  12. jdk62

    jdk62 Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2014
    Messages:
    831
    Ratings:
    +2,698
    I bought Mirror Guards and they are great..
     
  13. FIDGET

    FIDGET Funster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    3,150
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Ratings:
    +7,258
  14. musson

    musson Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2013
    Messages:
    455
    Location:
    grantham
    Ratings:
    +178
    Mirror Guard they may cost more but the quality is miles in front of milenco
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  15. makems

    makems Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,941
    Location:
    Ingleby Barwick,,Teesside
    Ratings:
    +16,926
    Just lost a mirror in Morocco (for the second time in as many years)
    In my opinion of you get clobbered by a myopic Specsavers dodging octogenarian French camping Cariste on the wrong side of the centre line and you are both doing 50mph then nothing is going to save your mirror.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  16. Sue

    Sue Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2014
    Messages:
    552
    Location:
    Holmfirth
    Ratings:
    +1,215
    We had milenco White...smashed on our first trip to,France. ...but they did save the mirror to some extent...we were able to continue the trip with no mirror protectors, cracked mirrors and taped supports. I reckon without the protectors we would probably
    have had no mirrors at all ...and a call to rescue services.
    We now have spare pair of mirrors ...just in case
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  17. PP Bear

    PP Bear Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Messages:
    2,640
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +12,038
    image.jpeg image.jpeg Try these, never fail :)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  18. The Cruisers

    The Cruisers Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Messages:
    1,434
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Ratings:
    +5,716
    We bought white Mirror Guard at last NEC they are great. They're really strong and look good on the MH
     
  19. Stewart J

    Stewart J Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,634
    Location:
    SW Northumberland
    Ratings:
    +1,661
    As in all things you get what you pay for. Mirrorguards, Milenco are a cheapo flimsy copy.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  20. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    12,885
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Ratings:
    +21,987
    I have been advertising a pair of new white long arm genuine Mirrorguards for sale on behalf of a friend who changed MHs - they're brand new - I told him £100 was too much so he'll take £90 including P&P.

    Let me know if interested.

    mirror guard.jpg mirror guards 1.jpg mirror guards 2.jpg
     

Share This Page