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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-06-2019, 14:36 Thread Starter
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Having had my off side mirror hit twice now, I am wondering whether it is possible to replace the long arm versions with the short arm versions on my 2017 Ducato based Autotrail.


Has anyone else done this?


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Would you still get a good enough rear view Graham? Presumably they're long-arm for a reason.

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Having had my off side mirror hit twice now, I am wondering whether it is possible to replace the long arm versions with the short arm versions on my 2017 Ducato based Autotrail.


Has anyone else done this?


Thanks


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Graham, have a look on motorhomer (I know you are on there) Grath who used to be on here, recently did exactly that and there is a thread about it.
https://motorhomer.com/threads/long-...18/#post-96893.

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Graham, have a look on motorhomer (I know you are on there) Grath who used to be on here, recently did exactly that and there is a thread about it.
https://motorhomer.com/threads/long-...18/#post-96893.

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Would you still get a good enough rear view Graham? Presumably they're long-arm for a reason.

Apparently Autotrail order all their bases with long arms. There are short and medium available too. It depends on the width of the MH. I might be able to get away with medium but then have to balance this with the cost and phaff of swapping them over!


Where we live there are narrow roads which allow 2 way traffic but lots of 4x4's with drivers who don't want to stay on their side of the road. I lost a complete wind mirror on my last MH and in our first trip in this one last week, I got swiped but fortunately the after market silver protector did its job so I only lost the lamp (bulb).


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... lots of 4x4's with drivers who don't want to stay on their side of the road.
Don't go to Croatia then - that's there modus operandi!

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Part of the problem with cab mirrors is that on standard cabs they are at or near the same height as on other MH cabs and 4X4s.


are you thinking of just replacing the arms or will they have to be complete arm and mirror assemblies?


Either way would it be an idea to reposition the arms higher up, if possible, to avoid potential clashes?


Another solution is to fit the 'hang-down' coach type, but that may be difficult on a cab bodywork, and of course more expensive.


I have been lucky and had only one mirror contact in 12 years, but it could have been a disaster as we had just set off for 20 min. drive to the ferry to France. Luckily I just collected a smear of paint from his mirror but his was smashed - definitely his fault as I think he was on the phone and I was in the hedge.


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You don't have to tell me about mirrors being hit Graham, 3 times ours have been hit so we bought these things which are stronger and so far so good Nobody has hit them


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