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I know there have been lots of posts regarding mirrors previously, but I was wondering what the best was for towing in the rain. The current mirrors I have (free ones with the van) turned out to be lousy when towing in the rain yesterday, so much that I could hardly see out of them - it was the first real test in anger & they failed miserably!

 

Any recommendations as to me its a straight decision between the milenco aero 2 or Grand Aero (convex or flat, not so sure). Also anyone know of anywhere I can pick them up at a sensible price?

 

Thanks

John

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John

 

For your car I would have thought the Grand Aeros would be worth thinking about, Thats what I use on my Sorento. Can't say that I have a particular problem in the rain, had a lot of experience of towing in the rain when we went to Scotland last year :wacko: All I would say is it pays to wipe them before setting off so they are clear of rain drops. As to flat or convex there is much debate on this. I prefer convex, on both sides, because the mirrors on my car are convex and if I use flat (which I don't like anyway) I get a distorted view.

 

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Coat them with Rain-X.

Enjoy every minute of every day. It doesn't last nearly as long as you'd like, and there's no guarantee of coming this way again.

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Before i retired i spent some of my time working at a large transport garage for my company and they had a fleet of hgv,s. Now i noticed that some of the tractor units had pieces of rag tied too the mirrors and hanging down so i asked one of the drivers what they were for and too my surprize the driver said that when travelling the rag was blown onto the mirror and wiped away the water as it flapped in the wind. Strange but true. peter.

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I polish my mirrors with MER. .. seems to work quite well at beading the water so it runs off easily.

 

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There is sufficient draw from the turbulence behind our grand aeros to just clear the mirrors and with rain x on the drops simply run off even stationary. Don't need to be travelling at 40mph at all.

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When I bought mine (a set) one was flat and the other was convex. ...... never really been sure which one go's on which side. .... any idea's ?

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Flat driver's side, convex passenger.

Enjoy every minute of every day. It doesn't last nearly as long as you'd like, and there's no guarantee of coming this way again.

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Even cheaper than Rain-X, Pledge or similar furniture polish is excellent. I use it on motorcycle helmet visors as well as caravan mirrors and the water just flies off at any speed above 10 mph or so.

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Any good wax will be ok. Do your headlights as well they will stay cleaner.

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Rain X vote here, but TBH, I spend most of time looking forward . ..

Power unit at front all the time, Van behind (hopefully) some of the time unless I'm reversing then it's all the other way round . .... Or is it?

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If you did that on a driving test do you think you would pass?

 

I very very much doubt it. I would suggest 'most' drivers here would fail the latest test requirements in one form or another. As a trained HS police driver there are some amazing things alot of people are very unaware of.

 

as long as we all get home safely, it's been a good day.

Power unit at front all the time, Van behind (hopefully) some of the time unless I'm reversing then it's all the other way round . .... Or is it?

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If you did that on a driving test do you think you would pass?

 

 

Do spend most of your time looking in the mirrors then ?

 

peter.

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Was told on my B+E course you need to be checking mirrors every 10 seconds, as well as looking in front and keeping an eye on speed. If you exactly what they said you would hardly be looking in front.

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I use some that look similar to these, i had them that long that i cant remember when i bought them. and with out a problem.

 

Not sure if there legal now?

 

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All - Thanks for the help, just gone off and ordered a pair of grand aero (1 convex & 1 flat) mirrors. Not cheap, but I'm hoping they are worth it

Am working on the basis that if the convex one is no good I can swap the head out for a flat one for just over a tenner (or vice versa if its superb)

Also going to polish or rain x them!

As ever, sound advice from you all, so thanks. ..

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Do spend most of your time looking in the mirrors then ?

 

peter.

 

To be honest it is probably about a 50/50 split between forward and mirrors.

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To be honest it is probably about a 50/50 split between forward and mirrors.

Hi Trevor,

Lgv drivers seem to spend as much time looking where they have been as where they are going at least they do if they want to pass their test.

I seem to remember that if you rub a freshly cut potato over visors and suchlike then polish clear then raindrops run off, but I wax polish them, along with the car side windows, which is very effective.

 

Regards,

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