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Old 01-02-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Ever use Fresnel lens on passenger window for right side blind spot

I don't have a second camera for passenger side blind spot and I was considering trying fresnel lens that simply sticks to inner side of window.
has anyone tried this and how did it work, its cost effective at 10.00 versus $ hundreds for side camera.

thanks for your input
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I don't have a second camera for passenger side blind spot and I was considering trying fresnel lens that simply sticks to inner side of window.
has anyone tried this and how did it work, its cost effective at 10.00 versus $ hundreds for side camera.

thanks for your input
I have one for seeing what is below level of window. It does not replace what can be seen with a camera but makes a good addition.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:43 PM   #3
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I don't have a second camera for passenger side blind spot and I was considering trying fresnel lens that simply sticks to inner side of window.
has anyone tried this and how did it work, its cost effective at 10.00 versus $ hundreds for side camera.

thanks for your input
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:15 AM   #4
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Yes, for many years I drove tractor trailer. I really appreciated the extra safety given by the fresnel lens stick on. With the lens properly positioned it virtually eliminates the blind spot on the passenger side. It is low cost and easy to apply or re-apply. Also when placed on passenger window you can check the entire right side by looking in one general area (mirror and fresnel lens) as apposed to looking at monitors and then mirror. Added bonus.... if the window fogs up the fresnel lens remains fog free.
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I would try the fresnel lens, but I also suggest using a small stick on convex mirror in addition to what you might have. I don't have side cameras. And of course I have convex mirrors on the lower half of the mirror assembly like most RVs do, and they give good coverage, but I stuck one of those small convex mirrors on anyway and I know if anything is beside me. I do not have any blind spots. I have 2 rear view cameras. One of them has 170 degree view and it shows me what is coming up beside me also, but obviously does not show me what is beside me.

Just a thought anyway.

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I've gone with 8 inch convex mirrors mounted with my regular mirrors. I can see everything!!
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My current coach has a large standard mirror and a smaller convex mirror all incorporated into the mirror head. This system is great for seeing the dead spot. With that said, my previous two coaches didn't have the convex mirrors. I shopped around and on both coaches, I found a stylish convex mirror that I could cleanly mount either above or below the stock mirror that worked well.
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