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Old 09-09-2006, 05:08 PM   #1
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This may seem like a silly concern-- but the forward mounted mirrors, especially on the driver's side, drive me nuts. Their significantly reduced field of vision and increased blind spot area, as compared to normal truck mirrors mounted on both doors, is my only real concern as I await delivery of my own Alpine (too many years of truck driving behind me I guess). It reminds me of the first small pickups imported from Japan with small round rearview mirrors mounted Japanese style on the front fenders. Can Alpine mirrors be swung around so as to be viewable through the door windows?

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This may seem like a silly concern-- but the forward mounted mirrors, especially on the driver's side, drive me nuts. Their significantly reduced field of vision and increased blind spot area, as compared to normal truck mirrors mounted on both doors, is my only real concern as I await delivery of my own Alpine (too many years of truck driving behind me I guess). It reminds me of the first small pickups imported from Japan with small round rearview mirrors mounted Japanese style on the front fenders. Can Alpine mirrors be swung around so as to be viewable through the door windows?

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Old 09-09-2006, 06:34 PM   #3
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My mirror documentation came with an allen wrench to adjust the mirror arms, but I haven't tried swinging them back that far.

Seems like it would block the door and even if not, would hang out too wide.

The lower convex mirrors work pretty good for me.
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:11 PM   #4
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Thanks Jim. I should clarify that in terms of the curbside mirror- I was definitely thinking of the mid-door models, which is what I am buying. But on the driver's side, it looks like the mirror would end up at about the same width if it could swing way back. ??

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I moved the Drivers door side mirror inside the side of the coach so I look at it through the windshield. It seems the viewing area is better and it gives much less of a target for the truckers. Present company accepted of course.
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Glad you brought up the subject Norm I've been struggeling with the left mirror for years. So i wil try moving the left mirror way to the left and see if it improves the view.
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Ted: Sorry. I don't quite understand where you placed the mirror that you still view it through the windshield??? Can you please clarify?

Stretch: I look forward to hearing if that works.

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Norm,I knew the explanation was poor when I posted it. I will come up with a better definition and post it. My apologies for the poor description.
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Norm, I definitely have not forgotten you in getting you a photograph of where I put our mirror. Just one of those things and just getting back from a vacation(unfortunately I still have to work, actually I love it) time has been a little short. Hopefully can get it done tomorrow.
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