Towing mirrors

Submitted: Friday, Aug 06, 2010 at 23:04
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I have recently purchased a boat. I now find I can not see past the boat through the standard mirrors in our Prado. Can anyone give us some advice on suitable towing/extension mirrors?
I assume there are good & bad ones. Any advice would be great.
Cheers Tooley
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Reply By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 02:39

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 02:39
Have found the Aussie Truck mirrors to be the best. No vibrations or swing back with passing tucks. Wurth the $$$ in my opinion.

Patrick

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Reply By: Ray - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 08:02

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 08:02
I've tried many of the commercial towing mirrors none of which were very successful so I made my own. They are made from RHS and clamp onto the roo bar with 'U' bolts. The arms are telescopic and are removable from the "U" bolted section on the roo bar. The mirrors that I have used are convex. By using convex mirrors vibration is not a problem. I also have a rear view camera.
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Reply By: Member - KC (TAS) - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 08:59

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 08:59
Hi Tooley, have a read through these , that might help a bit. Good luck with it.
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Reply By: Member - mazcan - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 12:54

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 12:54
hi tooley truck mirrows and a camera
but beware that convex mirrows make the vehicles behind look further away than what they actually are and some camera systems also do that as well

so be carefull when overtaking and/or merging it's easy to mis-calculate the clearance behind your towed item

cheers
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Reply By: oldpop - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 16:54

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 16:54
Be quick with Aussie Truck Mirrors when current stock gone closing shop no more mirrors

Regards

Oldpop
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Reply By: D200Dug- Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 17:26

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 17:26
I saw what looked like a really nice set of electric extension mirrors in the ARB catalogue but at $660 a pair I think I will make do with what I have :-(
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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 20:32

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 20:32
I fit a camera to the trailers (7.5mtr boat) that I supply to NSW maritime & have had no problems 110* h/duty commercial from polaris
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Reply By: TOOLEY - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 at 00:19

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 at 00:19
Thank you for all the advice.
Cheers Tooley
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