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Old 04-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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mirror width

being new to this coach and the mirrors being out front is there a max width for the mirrors. i know the vehicle is a max of 102" but does not include the mirrors, i want to swing one of mine out a little more but can't find if there is a max width and far is too far when it comes to toll booths ect.
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Many of us put the right mirror forward and the left mirror all the way back so we look out the side window gives perfect view behind and makes it easier to go thru tool boths and not loose mirrors to big rigs on two lane
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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I have both of mine positioned to look out the windshield. They don't protrude to the side any more than the width of the mirror head. I have had a couple of dirt hauler cowboys hit them with their west coast mirrors and suffer the consequences. They think they're gonna bend mine but the opposite has happened several times.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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DUPDYKE Has the right idea.. That's the way I have mine and it is the BEST IMHO. deSanford
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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Many of us put the right mirror forward and the left mirror all the way back so we look out the side window gives perfect view behind and makes it easier to go thru tool boths and not loose mirrors to big rigs on two lane
Never thought of that, therfore you have only added the width of the mirror. funny i have never seen another coach do that or maybe i just haven't noticed
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Even the Prevosts do it. Lots of MHs do it. Try it you will like it. That's it........deSanford
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:54 AM   #7
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Thumbs up Mirror Width

Don't know if this will help but here is the Law on Federal Highways:

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35100. (b) Safety devices shall not be included in the calculation of width. (For more information on safety devices, see "SAFETY DEVICES" below.)

35103. (a) A recreational vehicle may exceed the maximum width if the excess width is from an appurtenance that does not exceed six inches beyond either sidewall. (b) An appurtenance is an integral part of a vehicle and includes awnings, grab handles, lighting equipment, cameras, and vents. An appurtenance may not be used as a load carrying device.

35109. Lights, mirrors, or devices which are required may extend beyond the permissible width no more than 10 inches on each side.

35110. Door handles, hinges, cable cinchers, chain binders, and holders for placards warning of hazardous materials may extend three inches on each side of the vehicle.
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Nature loves symmetry, but in this reflective discussion having one mirror forward and one back is the way to "go". Just loosen the bottom bolt, pull up on the mirror and adjust it by your driver's side window for BEST view. The shaft of the mirror is tapered and sometimes it can be hard to move. Use something like a WD-40 spray to loosen it if necessary. This is one FREE mod that provides HUGE enjoyment going down the road. deSanford
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JMHO .... but the design of all out front properly adjusted requires less time to cross check than looking down at the side. That is why they evolved. Do as you like but the safer way is to use the mirrors as designed.
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Some of the new Navistar Monacos also have the mirrors with one by the driver's window and one forward as "designed". Once you try it you wouldn't want to go back to the mirrors both forward. deSanford
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Most choices with the "new" Monaco are $$ driven by the purchasing department. I'll keep my triple head all adjustable ones out front. They work great.

I guess we agree to disagree when you jumped from "IMHO" to "the way to "go".

Maybe we should get rid of HUD and put the gauges back on the firewall??? Eyes out front is going to be safer almost every time. JMHO and the O of almost every safety officer and check pilot.

BUT hey maybe the purple LED lights on the new grille will scare away all the traffic anyway....
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JMHO .... but the design of all out front properly adjusted requires less time to cross check than looking down at the side. That is why they evolved. Do as you like but the safer way is to use the mirrors as designed.
I agree. When our first MH, a 2000 Safari Zanzibar was delivered they had the driver side mirror positioned to view thru the side window. After driving it that way for about a year I repositioned it to view thru the windshield. I never put it back. I've seen some coaches with two different type mirrors on them so the mirror on the driver side can only be viewed thru the side window. Personally I like not having to turn my head to look to the left rear and have become accustomed to it now to the point that it would be uncomfortable to go back. It's a personal preference and I think far safer to view it thru the windshield.
The other good thing I did was mount a 10" flip down display under the TV cabinet so I have the rear view/Aladdin display at eye level too.
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""The other good thing I did was mount a 10" flip down display under the TV cabinet so I have the rear view/Aladdin display at eye level too.
Ron ""

Great idea!! I have a second display for the toad split off the Aladdin so it is monitored all the time without switching.... $25 on Ebay
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Rat army move it out far enough to see down the side. My driver side is out the full morrow width. Right side out about half the width of the mirror. Yes be mindfull of the narrow toll booths.
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