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20-09-2021 17:23
747 A few years ago on a single track road on the NC500 a motorcyclist did not pull in to a passing place and kept coming. Our mirrors made contact. Mine did not fold back and suffered a small crack to the cover. His mirror shattered into a hundred bits.


There is a lesson there for him I think.
20-09-2021 12:23
dnhb I would recommend apply white grease (from aerosol can) rather than oil to loosen them (& keep them so)
01-06-2021 05:33
conev_d I have similar problem with a rimor motorhome based on a 2007 Renault master. It has long arm wing mirrors which I need to fold in order to get the car in a garage. Has anyone managed to the two cups on top and bottom. I guess there probably are bolts or nuts which can be loosened in order to free up the mirror movement.
Any additional information would be much appreciated as I don't want to force the mirrors too much and break them.
09-10-2019 09:44
greygit Isn't it amazing? I wanted to find out if the mirrors on our Knuas Renault based cab should fold or not so I did Google search and good old Facts came up with the answer.
15-04-2015 09:51
Pudsey_Bear Pedant alert

They are not wing mirrors (when did you last see those ) they are door mirrors.

Wing mirror


Door mirror



I'll get me coat

14-04-2015 21:53
ChrisandJohn The other day I tried to fold back the driver's side wing mirror and I couldn't budge it. I tried Bike Hut dry lubricant for push bikes. It worked very quickly.


John
28-03-2015 16:40
747
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I have a suspicion that the stiffness of Renault Master wing-mirrors may be linked to the weather. In summer it has been somewhat easier to push ours back than it is in winter when it's cold and very wet.
I have tried various dispersants and lubricants (WD40, easing oil and plastic hinge lubricant) with varying success. I couldn't really say which one actually made them easier to move. This 'problem' is nothing in comparison with the wing-mirrors on our old Auto-Sleeper on a VW chassis, which could fold back in a strong wind!
John

Thanks, that is quite interesting to hear.


I have been out and got them moving now but they are still both a tad stiff. They have both been liberally treated with Rocol penetrating spray as well, so I will give them an hour or two and see if there is any difference.
28-03-2015 16:30
ChrisandJohn I have a suspicion that the stiffness of Renault Master wing-mirrors may be linked to the weather. In summer it has been somewhat easier to push ours back than it is in winter when it's cold and very wet.
I have tried various dispersants and lubricants (WD40, easing oil and plastic hinge lubricant) with varying success. I couldn't really say which one actually made them easier to move. This 'problem' is nothing in comparison with the wing-mirrors on our old Auto-Sleeper on a VW chassis, which could fold back in a strong wind!
John
28-03-2015 15:54
747
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When I had my Master I thought the mirrors never folded back as pushing on them appeared to have no effect. One day I drifted close to a hedge at low speed and when the mirror struck the hedge it folded back. I opened and folded it a few times and it took a lot less effort to fold it. I was a bit more brutal on the other one and this freed up after a few open and folding operations.

Thanks Ray, I might need to be a bit more brutal to move them but I did not want to do that in case I damaged something. If I can get them moving I might try a drop of 3 in 1 oil on the pivot points. They have probably never ever been folded back from new.
28-03-2015 15:41
rayc
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Thanks Andrew. It seems a bit strange though doesn't it as all other manufacturers design them to move with little effort. I can only hope that I don't come into contact with another Renault as the result could be disastrous.
When I had my Master I thought the mirrors never folded back as pushing on them appeared to have no effect. One day I drifted close to a hedge at low speed and when the mirror struck the hedge it folded back. I opened and folded it a few times and it took a lot less effort to fold it. I was a bit more brutal on the other one and this freed up after a few open and folding operations.
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