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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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Craig and Jan



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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.

Russell.
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Ajay and Fletch



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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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Searenity



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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.

cheers

Searenity
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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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