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BobNLyn



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't beat the Clearview mirrors.
I used Aussie Truck Mirrors for a long time on my 100 series but they scratched the windows and paintwork and jumped around in the wind. Also poor quality reflective surfaces.
The Clearviews are easy to fit yourself, with clear instructions. The only 'difficult' part is removing the door trim, after that, three bolts and one plug to change over.
It was the first accessory I fitted to my new 200 VX, and comes complete with indicator on the outside.
Expensive, yes, but they pay off in the long term as well as looking good.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto... can't fault the Clearview mirrors... agree they are not cheep, but well worth the outlay!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installed the clear view mirrors before our last short trip on our 100 Sahara.
You have to get used to seeing two mirrors and quickly work out which one to look at.
The only issue to date is the chrome finish tends to reflect into my eyes and may need a splash of black paint in the near future.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had chrome Clearview mirrors on our 100 and had the same issue with reflections. so when we got our 200, we bought the black Clearview mirrors and had a local panel beater paint them to match the colour of the vehicle. They look a treat and we couldn't be happier.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If any of you are "handy" you can paint your Clearview mirrors yourself.

Here's a post on how I did mine.

http://www.bushtrackerforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3130&highlight=clearview
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,
has there been a change in the legislation regarding use of towing mirrors when towing a traditional width caravan?

Yesterday I drove from Sydney to Brisbane and possibly passed in excess of 120 caravans heading south - at least 15 of those were being pulled by tow vehicles without extended towing mirrors - the drivers did not have vision down the side of their caravans - I assume that they must be relying on cameras on the rear of their caravans - is this legal?

A cause for concern.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shortest answer in history of the Forum.... NO!!

I hope they get booked, it is a major safety issue, the Police are just a bit slack or overloaded and cannot be bothered I guess...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the succinct response Steve!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

Is it necessarily a requirement to have “extended mirrors” to “see safely down the side of a caravan” when the same view can be achieved by the addition of stick on convex mirrors. That is what I have done to my existing 200 series mirror and which achieve the same wide visual effects of an extended mirror. i.e. the ability to see down the side of a van?

I have strap on mirrors but find that on occassions, passing trucks in either way, cause the mirror to bend in. Hence why in the end, I went for the large size stick on convex mirror which gives me the best of both worlds in addition to the rear camera.

Be interested in people’s comments.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave,

As long as you can count the number of fingers the inspecting cop is holding up at the rear of your caravan you are OK.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The issue I have with convex mirrors is knowing the distance the object is behind you.

I have been happy with the Milenco clip on but lately the drivers side has been blown in by passing trucks. I think the Clearview are ugly but may end up with them.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Clearview mirrors on my 200. I had the chrome Clearview mirrors on my previous 100 series which caused me some issues wen the sun would reflect from the flat surface of the bottom arm. On my 200 I got the black mirrors, took them to a local panel shop and got them to colour match them with my car. They look great and I don't have the reflection issue.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What colour ? If I do bother with the Clearview I'll stick with the Black on White car look. I think colour coding them white would make them big ears look even bigger Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Mick and Vickie,

My vehicle is pearl white. A mate bought a 200 very recently, the same colour and he liked mine so much he did the same. I have looked for a photo but I don't have one on this lap top.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ajay & Fletch, when you do come across a photo please email it to me.

mick@niknoff.com

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