Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:36 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:41 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:09 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:21 PM
Your rear mounted camera doesn't give you lateral vision that mirrors do, and extended mirrors extend your lateral vision. Added to the fact the law is quite specific, you must be able to see the rear corners of the caravan. Your camera doesn't allow this.
As you have never sat in my car or have seen the set-up , you have no idea on what vision I have to the rear , so you are in no position to comment on what I can or can not see . and you appear to have missed the point I DO use extended mirrors
Suffice to say with the set-up I have I can see everything alongside AND in the blind spot directly behind for miles , something NO door mounted mirror alone can do .
Add on extended mirrors can NEVER be as good as a solid mounted extended rear-view mirror , and who wants to drill their doors or wings and fit mirrors from an HGV
My set-up gives the BEST option for rear view , satisfies the mirror police , even though, rear vision through the mirrors can be VERY deceptive , as it is far too easy to loose the fast moving vehicle coming up to pass in the vibrations .
The rear view camera gives a clear stable image . and IMO is safer . with regard to having a clear view down each side of a caravan, at slow speed the mirrors may help otherwise …………..
I have only been caravanning for about 40 (forty ) years so am a bit new at this , But in that time I have NEVER found an extending mirror that gives a truly stable rear view image.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:50 PM
2012 Sterling Eccles Sport 554
2003 Chocolate brown labrador (Fudge), "brain not included"
Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:13 AM
I have changed from a 2004 TDCI Estate and my towing mirrors forced the glass on the new car mirrors way out of place when I tried them.
The old Mondeo has larger slightly slimmer mirrors and I think the straps on my towing mirrors are casing the problem when pulled over the new smaller slightly fatter ones.
If the S-Max mirrors are the same as mine then either the Pyramid "Rock Steady" or the Milenco Aero would appear to be the answer.
Any thoughts gratefully received.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:12 PM
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