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Addressing the Blind Spot
#1
Hi.
I have not had my van long (2015 Enterprise), and loving the practicality of the whole experience. (I should have bought a van years ago)
After driving for almost forty years its hard not to glance in the rear-view mirror, which of course I no longer have Smile
and visually getting in and out of my driveway can be a little precarious at times (although I'm gradually getting used to it)
I have seen small Blind Spot, stick on mirrors for sale in Halfrauds and the Bay of Fleas, which apparently, you apply to a corner of your existing wing mirrors and they are supposed to give you a better field of vision.
Has anyone ever fitted these, and if so what are your honest opinions on them
Regards
C


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#2
On several sites, such as Amazon, Geek, Wish, AliExpress, you can order a set with backup camera and a small screen. Just connect it to jour reverse light and have vieuw when you back up of connect it to 12V after igniton and have vieuw al the time you drive.
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#3
On above advice
I kind of like the look of this camera number plate kit idea albeit I dont have a rear view mirror lol
   

but to function properly it needs to be central and that is not possible
I dont really want to see an out of place camera block but rather something that blends in


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#4
It's easy enough to fit the rear view mirror. Just look at the screen when you're reversing so it works like a mirror!

You will find after time that using just the driver and passenger mirror will get easier. I don't tend to use the rear view mirror in our car anymore.


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#5
I've had the little wide angle mirrors for years.They are very good for seeing what's coming down slip roads etc.My latest ones came from Wilkinsons(Wilky) for £2 a pair.At that price you can afford to try them but I believe they would be more use for a van than my Multispace.
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#6
You can buy in kit or seperatly. You don't need rearvieuw miror to instal, they have al sorts of screens. The camera doesn't need to be centered to give good vieuw. Mine is at least 20 cm of and works fine. Wide angle lens.
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(30-04-2017, 09:59 AM)berreke Wrote:  You can buy in kit or seperatly. You don't need rearvieuw miror to instal, they have al sorts of screens. The camera doesn't need to be centered to give good vieuw. Mine is at least  20 cm of and works fine. Wide  angle lens.

Looking at this for now..cheap enough until I decide what visuals I would like up front...Thanks Guys some great replies there.
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You do get used to it after a while. When I first had a transit van it frightened the life out of me, but after a while I could reverse park into spaces that some Mini owners wouldn't attempt.
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(29-04-2017, 04:06 PM)BigC Wrote:  Hi.
I have not had my van long (2015 Enterprise), and loving the practicality of the whole experience. (I should have bought a van years ago)
After driving for almost forty years its hard not to glance in the rear-view mirror, which of course I no longer have Smile
and visually getting in and out of my driveway can be a little precarious at times (although I'm gradually getting used to it)
I have seen small Blind Spot, stick on mirrors for sale in Halfrauds and the Bay of Fleas, which apparently, you apply to a corner of your existing wing mirrors and they are supposed to give you a better field of vision.
Has anyone ever fitted these, and if so what are your honest opinions on them
Regards
C

I used to use the type your asking about, size around 1" by 1.5" mind you it was many years ago. I found them ok. They are cheap enough to get a set to try and fixing them with blu-tack or similar would give you a good idea if they would suit you before permanently fixing them.
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#10
I may try out the little 2" frame-less mirrors first (cheap option) and possibly go all out for a camera at a later date...Great help guys..very much appreciated.
C


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