Towing Mirrors

Submitted: Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 20:32
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Getting fed up with my "Acme" clip on towing mirrors so had a bit of a look around at some at the RV Show at Sandown this weekend. I couldn't come to any decision on some of the better brands. So my question is - What is the consensus on the better makes taking into consideration vibration and damage to duco etc. Any advice is greatly appreciated from this magic site and wonderful people!
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Reply By: donc - Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 23:33

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 23:33

We've just been going thru the same process and it seems the ORA clip on towing mirrors and the best, they stay put and don't vibrate, and this is coming from users of them, not just sales people. They aren't chep though at about $130 for a pair.

Hope this is of some help to you, Regards

Don C.
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Follow Up By: Penguin - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 11:24

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 11:24
I use the ORA clip-ons and it probably depends on the flexibility of the car's mirror housing. On my 80 L/C, the whole mirror housing moves (and therefore the ORA). There is an ORA kit consisting of a stabiliser arm which connects to the door via a magnetic pad. More money :-(

Having said that, they seem to stay well clamped to the vehicle and the (slightly shaky) vision is great.
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 20:12

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 20:12
Just recently purchased an ORA set (yep, big $$) with the optional long arm for the RH mirror. Great, except that when a semi passes on a 2 lane road, the vehicle mirror + the ORA swing back and hit the driver's you a bit of a start!!!

So it's back to the shop to buy the stabiliser (still more $$).

My vehicle is an 80 LC, and as with Penguin above, the ORA does shake slightly.
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Reply By: Cobra - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 23:41

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 23:41
I used the ORA for a couple of years and found that they were about the best around. Only problem was the drivers mirror tended to window slap when a slabside went past. Basically fixed the problem by using gaffa tape on the mirror to stop it folding.
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Reply By: David N. - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 09:44

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 09:44
try the "Aussie truck mirrors"- I think thats what they're called. I tried all sorts on my Patrol and these are the best by far. IMHO
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Reply By: macca - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 11:25

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 11:25
Thanks for all the feedback fella, Have checked out both those types and both have there good and bad points. I suppose it gets down to personal preferences. Once again thanks for the info
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