Mirrorguard protection covers

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  1. Gloombusters

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    Call me unlucky but I've had my very expensive mirrors saved three time by using mirror guards.
    First time on the motorway a fence post flew off the back of a lorry hitting the mirror very hard - no damage! Second time 4x4 speeding around a bend well over centre of road. Crunch! - no damage. Now finally and of great disappointment to me, I'm travelling along a very straight road in Spain yesterday and you could see clearly half a mile ahead. The road was narrow but not very and just required caution. In the distance approaching us is another MH with big mirrors the same as ours. As we approached each other I pulled right over as far as I could and slowed right down as a precaution. He came the other way without slowing or moving over and smashed my mirrorguard into two which takes some doing! I stopped immediately but he continued on . My mirror survived once again although new guards required . £100+ but still saved me a few hundred quid. (£400) I'm told.
    If the bloke who is responsible for this and you'll know who you are reads this- well you need to drive more carefully! I don't think a Funster would be responsible though. I have a dash cam and will play it back possibly sharing it. We'll see. Get Mirrorguardd Funsters, don't wait until it's too late. Happy Motorhoming.
     
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  2. Camping Gaza

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    Why 100 quid for 1.30p worth of plastic and stickers? If it was a sensible price he would sell hundreds of the things.
     
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  3. Robert Clark

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    He does sell hundreds of them already
    Why lower the price ?
    Nobody ever made money in business selling stuff for less than its true value
    ask @eddievanbitz
     
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  4. Lot lover

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    Whoever "he" is would have the same turnover from selling 77 x £1.30 as 1 x £100 but far less profit and far more work.

    An article is worth what someone will pay you for it.
     
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    They are now £140, not £100. That's why I bought the cheaper alternative, less than half the price. Even that's expensive.
     
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    IMHO they are worth every penny we had them on our Autotrail and saved the mirrors a few times. Can't get them for the Hymer though.
     
  7. Zigisla

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    Just like the OP, I have functionally tested mine on a few occasions. One day they will fails as well and I will be straight on to ordering some more.
     
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  8. eddievanbitz

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    Well I look forward to seeing your version "On sale soon"

    It would seem from the positive comments on here that the people who have had them fitted and have actual experience of them in action think that the price is "sensible"
     
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  9. Camping Gaza

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    Just changed vans so have a set of x250 fit for sale £60 can bring to lincon if anybody intrester
     
  12. Camping Gaza

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    I am not questioning the effectiveness of the things, but the price to the consumer. If I could manufacture them and charged £140 quid as someone has claimed they can cost, I would at least make them out of carbon fibre!
     
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    I bet you couldn't lol
     
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    They're made from abs which has good impact resistance but is easily moulded. Carbon fibre has great strength and rigidity but relatively poor impact resistance. I look forward to seeing the "Camping Gaza" carbon fibre items for £ 100.

    D.
     
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    Me too :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I carry a spare passenger side FIAT mirror, costs around £100 upwards on fleabay......
     
  18. PeteH

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    I had almost 18 years using R-V`s in the UK and Europe. Never lost a mirror even though both where LHD and substantially wider than your average "Euro-box". So Have I been Lucky, or do I drive with more forethought?.

    BTW, I lost 3 mirrors in 2 years driving Trucks!!. ALL three times to "Tipper`s"!.

    I dont actually know what a Fiat "Head" would cost, but with two electric and heated mirrors I guess It would not be cheap!

    Pete
     
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    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=351528298598&alt=web

    £125 for a Ducato long arm heated passenger mirror
     
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  20. John&Kate

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    I had them on our Arapaho we purchased in June, went across to France this August and going round the 1st bend on the motorway from exiting the train the near-side cover blew off. :swear:

    Hoping to see the "Mirror Guard" man at the NEC next month .. ..
     
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