CLEARVIEW TOWING MIRRORS who has them?

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Someone has previously posted a reference to these mirrors and they look pretty good. Anybody lashed out got a set? Am interested in the LC100 type.
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Reply By: Scowndrels - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 21:58

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 21:58
Looked into them, they do look fantastic but none designed for our 70 series. Good luck.
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Reply By: Boystoy - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 02:28

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 02:28
Had a look at the recent Sydney caravan show for 100 series TOJO.
Look great, but in the retract position they are about 100mm further out than the standard mirrors. Could be a problem for off road 4WD driving.
Otherwise looked good, but at around $650-700 --- ouch!

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Reply By: B & T with BT - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 03:47

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 03:47
We too saw them at the show, my brother in law bought them for his 100 series paid cash $600 at the show - loves them, The 200 series are still away off yet, we are waiting for them.

Teresa
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Reply By: Turist - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 05:38

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 05:38
Just helped a mate fit a set. (He can't use a screwdriver!)
Very good mirrors, see everything.

But they would have to be good wouldn't they.
They are exactly the same as the Chevy mirrors, moulding seems to be the same except for the bit that mounts them to the vehicle.

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Reply By: Wherrol - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 06:24

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 06:24
Hi Ern

We popped down to BT for a service last week. Chap (employee) sorry don't know his name said that Bushtracker are now selling these mirrors.

Cheers

Allan and Sharon
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Reply By: Deleted User - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:22

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:22
Thanks fellas.....you've convinced me......now to convincing the treasurer.

That will be a tad more challenging....
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Reply By: Col & Diane - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 19:15

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 19:15
Had a set of these fitted a few weeks ago now.

My observations thus far:

They are bigger than they need to be (on a 100 Series). I can use them when towing the BT without pulling them to the "out" position. So when on bush tracks (when prospecting) they are much more prone to getting hit. We are travelling at the moment and I'm wondering when I get home whether I will be able to get in the garage without folding them in. They would be a disaster on the Canning Stock Route.

They are more prone to vibration than the original mirrors (the glass itself, not the assembly). The original mirrors are rock solid, these aren't as good, but having said that, they are more stable than the strap on towing mirrors that I used to use.

Consider getting the matt black ones instead of the chrome. The reflections in the chrome horizontal arms can be a distraction at times.

In summary, I'm a little bit disappointed in them, but they are the best option around for towing. Not so good if you do a lot of bush work. In my opinion the horizontal arm could have been made 2" shorter and they would have been just as good for towing (pulled out) and less susceptible to getting hit in the bush or in car parks.

Regards,

Col and Diane
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Reply By: Lost and Frowned - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 19:15

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 19:15
For anyone wanting a set of these for their Landcruiser 200; I talked yesterday to Clearview. They are behind in the production of them. It looks like July not May for availability. May availability is posted on their web site.

Apparently the mirror for the LC200 has a cast alloy base and will cost even more than the LC100 version!

Sounds like just the right thing though.

Cheers, Nigel.
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