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Old 09-27-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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My husband and I just purchased a 97' Beaver Monteray. As I drove school bus for many years I am used to using mirrors. I find these mirrors quite inadequate, especially the passenger side. Does anyone have a "fix" for this issue?


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Old 09-27-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to irv2. What about it is inadequate ? There should be at least two on each side. One is a smaller convex ( or concave , I always mix them up ) and the other larger one moves up and down and side to side. The smaller one moves as well but not as much.
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If your mirrors are set in the "wide" position, try re-positioning them so they are more forward of the front of the coach. With a bit of effort I think you'll find that they can be setup to provide excellent views of both sides of the vehicle literally from the front wheels all the way to well beyond the back. However, compared to the bus you drove, you will not have the ability to see the area immediately in front of the vehicle. If I'm doing any close positioning in the front I find it helpful to have a "spotter."
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This link may help you tune your RV mirrors closer to what you had on your bus

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This link may help you tune your RV mirrors closer to what you had on your bus

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Welcome to irv2. What about it is inadequate ? There should be at least two on each side. One is a smaller convex ( or concave , I always mix them up ) and the other larger one moves up and down and side to side. The smaller one moves as well but not as much.
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Thank you for the reply. As I drove school bus for many years, I understand how the mirrors work, but they just don't seem to cover as much area as I would like.

Did discover that when I cleaned window and screen, on driver's side, that helped alot. We will play around with them and see if we can get better.

Again, thank you!

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If your mirrors are set in the "wide" position, try re-positioning them so they are more forward of the front of the coach. With a bit of effort I think you'll find that they can be setup to provide excellent views of both sides of the vehicle literally from the front wheels all the way to well beyond the back. However, compared to the bus you drove, you will not have the ability to see the area immediately in front of the vehicle. If I'm doing any close positioning in the front I find it helpful to have a "spotter."
Thank you for your reply. I am thinking of placing a large fisheye mirror on the front of the bus. You could then see everything in front. A good improvement, I think
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Thank you! Wonderful resouce.

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I just want to thank you for your help with this "mirror issue" it is the best! I have already passed the info on to some of my bus driving buddies and, for easy retreval, have placed it in my favorites.
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Hello, I just want to thank you for your help with this "mirror issue" it is the best! I have already passed the info on to some of my bus driving buddies and, for easy retreval, have placed it in my favorites.
Glad to hear you found it useful.
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