Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Modifications and Updates
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-04-2015, 03:06 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Nursx2's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2015 Hurricane 34 J
State: Ohio
Posts: 559
THOR #1295
Rear View mirror on Class A's

Has anyone installed a rear view mirror on the windshield of their class A motorhomes? I would like to be able to see what the girls are doing while driving and have not been able to find one I like (Big enough).
__________________

__________________
Darren
2015 Thor Hurricane 34 J
2013 Infiniti G37 6 speed Coupe Toad
Nursx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2015, 10:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
dstankov's Avatar
 
Brand: Entegra
Model: Entegra Accolade 37TS
State: Virginia
Posts: 3,363
THOR #1469
Darren

On my prior coach I used a boat windshield mountable ski mirror so I could keep an eye on the dogs while we were rolling. That rig had the rear view mirror replaced with the backup camera monitor.

I didn't mount it to the windshield but modified a mount so that it connected to the overhead bunk.

I used a mirror similar to this

Gladiator Tournament-Style Boat Mirror - Overton's

On my Class A, due to the depth of the dash board and the distance from the seats to the windshield I believe a mirror would be useless unless it was in some manner mounted closer to the driver's or passenger's seats and not on the windshield.

I having been thinking about mounting a mirror on a swing or telescoping arm to the lower side of the over dash cabinets or to the overhead bunk just so I can investigate which cabinet my wife left open when we roll away from a rest stop.
__________________

__________________
Dave
US Army (Ret)
Chester, VA
2020 Entegra Accolade 37TS
FMCA - F432054
dstankov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2015, 10:21 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2013 31L
State: Florida
Posts: 1,870
THOR #908
How about one of those overhead mirrors like they have on school buses?
Maybe a golf cart review mirror?
5-panel Mirror Only (no Brackets)
__________________
blw2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2015, 01:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Nursx2's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2015 Hurricane 34 J
State: Ohio
Posts: 559
THOR #1295
Thanks guys, Dave, I laughed at your last paragraph. Mine is the pantry that I installed a locking mechanism on, which only works if it gets put back in place after a stop. LOL


blw2....I purchased one of the for $29.99 but have been struggling with a place to mount it so it works and looks somewhat aesthetically pleasing - the black rubber trim stands out like a sore thumb.


I have been looking at the golf cart mirrors like you suggested Dave but will have to modify the bracket. Thanks again guys for your suggestions!
__________________
Darren
2015 Thor Hurricane 34 J
2013 Infiniti G37 6 speed Coupe Toad
Nursx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 01:35 AM   #5
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Miramar 34.2
State: New York
Posts: 51
THOR #1169
Used this mirror. Installed on the passenger side under the overhead cabinet. Most of the time the coach is too dark to easily see what's going on in the back, but it does work and am glad I installed it.

Amazon.com: CIPA 11170 Utility Vehicle Mirror: Automotive
__________________
streamcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 01:57 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2013 31L
State: Florida
Posts: 1,870
THOR #908
My E-450 class c came with a regular rear view on the windshield. I use it quite a bit to help me feel less disconnected from the family
but it is a bit hard to see, mostly in my case because the field of view is just too narrow.
__________________
blw2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 03:41 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Mr Sunshine's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Vegas 25.2
State: Florida
Posts: 1,958
THOR #1589
I used a small round convex mirror on the dash of my last motor home. It was self stick, about 2 inches, and with it, I could see if passengers were sitting or standing.
This would be clear enough for pets, but likely not enough to check on kids!
__________________
Not all who wander are lost!
Mr Sunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 01:21 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 27K
State: Kentucky
Posts: 669
THOR #2817
A while ago I was looking at the specs. for our 2015 Windsport 27K and saw that they advertise the mirrored doors on the small overhead cabinets under and forward of the cabin bed as rear view mirrors. Maybe they work for some size drivers, but so far than only value I get from them is that in combination with the big mirror on the bathroom wall over the end of the dinette seat, I can see the back of my head and get a partial view of the road ahead. Actually not very useful, but marginally entertaining.
__________________
Metalman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 03:34 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Nursx2's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2015 Hurricane 34 J
State: Ohio
Posts: 559
THOR #1295
Oh you are talking about the "Conversation mirrors"!!!!! They are on my Hurricane and are great for conversing with yourself - like you stated - only see the top of your head!



Click image for larger version

Name:	rear view mirror.jpeg
Views:	113
Size:	107.7 KB
ID:	1001

I ended up using this golf cart mirror - works great!
__________________
Darren
2015 Thor Hurricane 34 J
2013 Infiniti G37 6 speed Coupe Toad
Nursx2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 12:47 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 27K
State: Kentucky
Posts: 669
THOR #2817
Ah, so that's what they are. Pretty useless. When I was teaching driver education, I had a rear view mirror with suction cups attached to the top of the windshield on the passenger side. As someone in a previous post said, a rear view mirror is nice to have to see opened cabinet doors. Also for loose cargo rolling around in the back.
__________________

__________________
Metalman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 06:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×