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blackdog1
 


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The expensive land rover towing mirrors are plenty long enough. Thumbs Up
  
Post #165641918th May 2016 9:16 am
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rodneydisco3
 


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Are you sure you can see the areas behind your trailer that you need to see to meet the legislation?
there are quite a few mirror checks being carried out by the law these days.
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Post #165644618th May 2016 9:59 am
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blackdog1
 


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Every thing is in view behind my unit , on both sides. Thumbs Up As far as I am concerned the law can check whatever it wants.
  
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rodneydisco3
 


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i was trying to be helpful, knowing a number of people who have been challenged by the police.
there is a specific area each side of the rear of a caravan that you need to be able to see with the extended mirrors, the wider the caravan the longer the arm sneed to be.


there are diagrams and words, just trying to be helpful, i don't like to see people in trouble. i have copied the words and dia. here.

TOWING MIRRORS - THE LAW

The Law in the United Kingdom specifies you must be able to see clearly down both sides of the caravan, and see 4 meters either side of the caravan at a distance of 20 meters behind the rear of the caravan.

http://www.caravanwise.co.uk/img/milencotowing.jpg

This in reality means, if your caravan/trailer is wider than the rear of your tow vehicle, you must fit towing mirrors to comply with the law. You can be fined up to £1000 and get 3 points on your licence for towing blind.

On tow vehicles conforming to directive 2003/97 EC or sold after January 2007, the towing mirrors may project 25cms further than the widest part of the caravan. On tow vehicles pre dating this directive, the mirrors may project 20 cms further than the widest part of the caravan.

Since 12th of December 2005 it is a legal requirement that you have type approved (e-marked) mirrors on both sides of the tow vehicle.

i am not arguing just trying very hard to be helpful

Rodney
 Rodey L

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kirkyworld
 


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Has anyone got a link to the genuine LR mirrors please?
  
Post #165652318th May 2016 1:32 pm
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blackdog1
 


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I have emailed a friend to find the part number for genuine l/r mirrors , should hear latter. Denis. Thumbs Up
  
Post #165653218th May 2016 1:57 pm
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I'm using these ones and I cant praise them high enough.

http://www.caravanstuff4u.co.uk/caravan-sa...31588.html

I had the ones with plastic rubbers and were rubbish.
Had the ones with "clever" suction cup on mirror allowing you adjusting the viewing angle while towing without opening the windows - utterly useless and dangerous.
I will not be changing the current ones.

BTW: I have towed the van without extra mirrors once as I haven't realised it and viewing field wasn't obstructed much as van was similar width as Disco. Do it at your own risk.
See here for more details
http://www.milenco.com/products/mirrors/news/
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Jarvis
 


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kirkyworld wrote:
Has anyone got a link to the genuine LR mirrors please?


Hold onto your wallet though........
  
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blackdog1
 


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blackdog1 wrote:
I have emailed a friend to find the part number for genuine l/r mirrors , should hear latter. Denis. Thumbs Up
Land Rover part nimber is.VPLVT0080, THULE are land rover's preferred supplier so they may be available on their web site. I entered land rover towing mirrors part number VPLVT0080 and bingo pictures of mirrors. Denis. : Very Happy 

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Post #165656618th May 2016 3:19 pm
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kirkyworld
 


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that part number says up to 2013. Mine is a 16MY, any idea if they are the same?
  
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blackdog1
 


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That is the part number sent to me by L/R employee your car is the same year as mine , they are a perfect fit, never moved in over 2000 miles during last winter.Downside is cost. Sad
  
Post #165657318th May 2016 3:34 pm
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blackdog1
 


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Just found pics of these mirrors, O'reilly auto parts, shame they are in the USA,
  
Post #165657418th May 2016 3:37 pm
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discoteca
 


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Did the mod tonight as suggested in an earlier post with a sleeve of old inner tube stretched very tightly over the lower clamp. Worked brilliantly. Grand Aeros with standard clamps now fixed on very securely indeed, so no worries about going away this weekend with the van now. Thanks for the tip Thumbs Up
  
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Happy to confirm the bicycle inner tube mod works perfectly, my Milenco Aero towing mirrors fixed securely and stayed on for hundreds of miles, even into a 50mph headwind on Sunday.

Thanks for the top tip Bow down Thumbs Up

Dex
  
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al cope
 


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Can confirm, 2000 miles of towing through france and milencos with latest clamps and "mod" on MY16, and mirrors didnt move - jobs a good 'un.

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