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Old 10-02-2018, 02:56 AM   #1
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spacer for mirrors

I am feeling that I could mount a spacer between my pass side mirror and body. With front of RV tapered in, and framework for awning, there is not much vision on that side. I moved it out to stops and only get less than half of vision. I wonder if there is a spacer that can be ordered. I may borrow a friends mach shop and make one out of stainless. Has any one done this? I haven't taken anything apart yet, I have another project tying me up.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:12 AM   #2
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Which coach do you have? Can you post a picture of your mirror?
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:04 AM   #3
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If you machine one wouldn't aluminum be a better choice?
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:08 AM   #4
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He has a 2016 Axis 25.1.

Yeah our passenger side mirror is almost useless. Haven't thought about a spacer since you'd have to move it out a good 3" or 4" that might look a little goofy.

I guess safer and goofy is better than not goofy and less safe, however.

I wonder if it would be better to just change out the mirrors to something that can be positioned. Of course that would probably be more expensive.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:38 PM   #5
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He has a 2016 Axis 25.1.

Yeah our passenger side mirror is almost useless. Haven't thought about a spacer since you'd have to move it out a good 3" or 4" that might look a little goofy.

I guess safer and goofy is better than not goofy and less safe, however.

I wonder if it would be better to just change out the mirrors to something that can be positioned. Of course that would probably be more expensive.
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I agree with your statements about the mirror. I guess I am going to just live with it. I also looked around at the possibility of installing a mirror that sticks out enough to get the full side view but the mirrors are extremely expensive ($600-$700?) so I opted for a LED porch light instead. (RV sarcasm)
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:51 PM   #6
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Would a camera setup be any cheaper?
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:07 PM   #7
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Would a camera setup be any cheaper?
Axis/Vegas units already come with turn signal cameras in the mirrors. On the passenger side the camera is far enough out to see better than the mirror, however you have to want to use the turn signal camera LOL.
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:24 PM   #8
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I wasn't sure if they came with thenm; or not...
But I was actually wondering if it might be worthwhile to invest in a side-view mirror (or two...), mount them where they are actually useful, and put them on a dedicated separate monitor...
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:42 PM   #9
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I wasn't sure if they came with thenm; or not...
But I was actually wondering if it might be worthwhile to invest in a side-view mirror (or two...), mount them where they are actually useful, and put them on a dedicated separate monitor...
Yeah that is the thing: A dedicated 2nd monitor would make a world of difference since it'd always be on. You wouldn't have to wait the 5 seconds before the turn camera comes on--by that time you're usually already in the turn. I've resorted to turning my turn signal on that much earlier just so the monitor is on in time (probably not a bad thing anyway ! LOL).
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I'm also a little bit concerned about having the mirrors sticking out any further. I would think that a small camera would be far less of an isse; when it comes to the width of the vehicle.
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:12 PM   #11
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I remember seeing a post last year said the manufacture of our mirror (for Axis/Hurricane etc) had longer arms that can be installed. Not sure how much longer but it seems like some forum members replaced them.

Look up the name brand of the OEM mirrors (Might be written under the mirror?) and do a search on this forum and at the manufactures website.

Let us know what you find.
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:29 PM   #12
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mirror

I'll look up manf. and see. I was going to use stainless because alum. would corrode due to contact with dis-simular metal(mirror) today i thought of suction mount mirror like ones used on pickups when towing . Not much to lose if if hits.
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