towing mirrors

Submitted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 13:27
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We have a 2010 Toyota Landcruiser 76 series and a Jayco Dove Outback and need to get some towing mirrors. As the landcruiser has different shaped side mirrors it is hard to find ones that fit. Any ideas?
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Reply By: Cruiser . - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:07

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:07
Clearview mirrors, only way to go

http://www.clearviewmirrors.com.au/
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:23

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:23
G'day Cruiser, at around $800 a set these may be the ducks guts,
but hardly the only way to go...:)))).
At less than $80, my ebay jobbies are quite effective...I can
travel over 3000Km on the difference in price...
...Theresa's choice, of course.....cheers....oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:50

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:50
$745.00 when I got them before Xmas just gone. Worth every penny.
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Follow Up By: Ian & Sue - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 15:08

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 15:08
Paid $550 for our Clearview mirrors for our LC200 - wouldn't have anything else.
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Reply By: K&FT - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:14

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:14
Or you could have a look at Aussie Truck Mirrors. They seem to fit lots of vehicles and are a good size. They also do not vibrate when proceeding.

frank
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 15:00

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 15:00
Had aussie truck mirrors on my troopcarrier and now on the ranger for 10 years +. They are are good fit on a cruiser door.

I just put some strips of magnetic sign material behind the straps making sure the door is clean first. They have never marked a door or had any problems.



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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 18:19

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 18:19
Hi R.A.,

I had a set of the Aussie truck mirrors but upgraded to the Clearview because on the 100 series the gap between the window, rubber and the door metal is less than on the 80 series and there is not enough room for the 2 lugs to fit in there without doing damage to the window glass.

I now have a couple of scratches on my drivers side window due to that.

A mate overcame this by cutting the window rubber away to make room for the lugs.

That is not an option I would accept so I coughed up for the clearviews.

Otherwise they are a brilliant mirror but are not suited to every vehicle.

Cheers, Bruce.
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Reply By: Rod W - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:16

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 14:16
I have a 78 series. A few weeks ago I wanted to replace its external mirrors with those from a 76 series. Mr Toyota wants $400 each for the 76 series external mirrors. I said thanks but no thanks.
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Reply By: Theresa P - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 15:40

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 15:40
Thanks, the Clearview mirrors are way beyond our price range, especially after forking out for the car, roof rack, cargo barrier and drawer system and that doesn't include all the other accessories we have yet to buy. Will have a look at the Aussie Truck mirrors and see what they are like. If not suitable will have to start saving!
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Friday, May 03, 2013 at 15:58

Friday, May 03, 2013 at 15:58
hi Theresa,

Clearview are on my wishlist too but in the meantime I have truck mirrors which I've had for 7 or 8 years. They seem to be regarded as the best bet by most (other than clearviews) and I too, have cut a small slit in the rubber deal for the mirror lug to poke through, which protects the window. Works well. I did try a few other types before the truck mirrors but reckon they are best - after the clearviews.
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Reply By: Theresa P - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 15:45

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 15:45
Another question, do the towing mirrors that fix onto the window/door edge affect electric windows. Have heard they do.
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Follow Up By: toffytrailertrash - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 17:08

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 17:08
Just get a set of suction Camec's for $20.00 each, they work great, I have been using mine for over twelve months and never any sign of them blowing off. I believe they are rated up to speeds of 180kph.

Cheers
Merv
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 14:15

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 14:15
Hi Theresa P,

To answer your specific question, if there is sufficient room for the 2 lugs which fit between the glass and the rubber on the door, when the rubber is pulled back, then no, it will not interfere with the electric windows operation.



Cheers, Bruce.
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Reply By: Caravan & RV World - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 19:44

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 19:44
Hi Theresa,

We have a number of towing mirror solutions for you. All can be purchased online and delivered to your door. Mirrors range from as little as $18.95 each!

Have a look here:

http://www.caravanandrvworld.com.au/towing-equipment/towing-mirrors-and-accessories

Safe travels,
C&RVW
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Follow Up By: braggy - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 15:07

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 15:07
I went the 4x4 clip on mirrors from above site,
fit easy on a 76 series
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