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Old 03-06-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Question Front Camera or Convex Mirror?


I just moved up to a Class A from a B+. The first day we had it I noticed there is a blind spot for the first couple of feet in front of the windshield -- the distance will vary depending on the height of the child or dog.

I was wondering if anyone has installed a convex mirror or front camera to solve this problem. We are very worried about small children in campgrounds.

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Old 03-06-2014, 11:49 PM   #2
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Good question, they had a convex mirror on the school bus I used to drive. I don't think a convex mirror will look to appealing on a MH but you could possibly add a camera that shoots across or even down like the rear camera to the front. This may be a good place for one of those liscence plate camera setups

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Old 03-06-2014, 11:52 PM   #3
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Hi Don,

Yes initially the big Class A window takes a little getting used to. I would keep a watchful eye out for anbody/anything that might be headed toward that blind spot. When in doubt look or toot the horn.

I have mounted a fresnel lens on my right front passenger window. It completely eliminates that blind spot on the right side (along with properly adjusted mirrors). Maybe it will work for your needs. You can reposition the lens anytime. I got mine from Amazon for about 8 bucks.

Note..... I drove tractor trailers for years and always had one one the passenger window.

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