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Old 01-23-2017, 07:23 AM   #1
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DW needs side mirror

As is typical on many Class A pushers, the passenger side mirror is mounted out front instead of on the side because of the entry door. DW can't see the mirror when seated in the passenger seat. She is much more comfortable if she can see down the side of the coach and particularly the white line on the road. Otherwise, she feels like I'm driving too close to the edge of the road.

I'm looking for a small mirror I can glue onto the door glass. There are plenty of fisheye mirrors available but they all assume there's a mirror or other surface pointed in the correct direction to attach to.

Looking for homemade or aftermarket solutions.
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All of the poor excuses for humor have been removed.
Let's have respect for the OP who's looking for some advice.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:18 AM   #3
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Suggest that you look into some 50's and early 60's mirrors. small mirrows round and oval etc. mount them just below the passenger side window. A lot of them can be found in antique and junk stores.
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I think it a good idea as it never hurts to have another pair of eyes watching and helping as long as it doesn't turn into too much passenger seat driving.
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Fit System 1705 Clamp-on Mount Universal Mirror from Amazon.com $9.66

Maybe you could clamp this mirror to the edge of the door so she could see it thru the door window.

Here's the link.
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I would suggest you mount an aftermarket camera and small monitor near her seat. Mount camera on the mirror and run wiring with the power mirror wiring. Or alternately use a wireless one similar to those cameras used for hooking up trailers when backing in.
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Fit System 1705 Clamp-on Mount Universal Mirror from Amazon.com $9.66

Maybe you could clamp this mirror to the edge of the door so she could see it thru the door window.

Here's the link.
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https://www.amazon.com/Fit-System-17...de+view+mirror
I looked at that very item earlier. Couldn't see how it would clamp on. The surface area the clamp seems too small for the job.

Thought about getting a rear view mirror and mounting it sideways on the door glass.
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Search around long enough on Amazon and you get lucky.

http://a.co/dNRDLep

Not sure how it would hold up outside. I suspect I'll have to glue the ball mount to the mirror to keep it from moving around.
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and this.

http://a.co/7m4k2oe

found these by searching for rear view mirror instead of side view mirror. Go figure.
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I looked at that very item earlier. Couldn't see how it would clamp on. The surface area the clamp seems too small for the job.

Thought about getting a rear view mirror and mounting it sideways on the door glass.
There are motorcycle mirrors that would fit the bill that mount via an epoxy glue.

With the option suggested mount the mirror to a GPS flat suction mount (or something similar) with the screws and then use the suction mount on the side window by your wife's seat.

I just may go this for my DW. She too panics in close quarters. There's a portion of highway four on Vancouver Island where she has to keep her eyes closed on our return from the west coast because she is sure we are way too close to the passenger side cliffs as we climb up past Kennedy Lake.
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Way back in the old days I've seen things mounted to the back window of trailers or large vans that would allow a wide angle view of what's behind. These weren't mirrors, more like convex plastic 'bubbles' that were just stuck to the window and would 'bend' the light coming in for a wider view.
I don't know if these are still available (or, obviously, what to call them), but perhaps a smallish one mounted on the passenger window would give DW the view she wants without obstructing yours.
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Way back in the old days I've seen things mounted to the back window of trailers or large vans that would allow a wide angle view of what's behind. These weren't mirrors, more like convex plastic 'bubbles' that were just stuck to the window and would 'bend' the light coming in for a wider view.
I don't know if these are still available (or, obviously, what to call them), but perhaps a smallish one mounted on the passenger window would give DW the view she wants without obstructing yours.
Like this???

Wide-Angle Rear Window Lens | Canadian Tire
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Yes, just like that! Thanks Possum.
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I would suggest you mount an aftermarket camera and small monitor near her seat. Mount camera on the mirror and run wiring with the power mirror wiring. Or alternately use a wireless one similar to those cameras used for hooking up trailers when backing in.


After getting a new car with factory back-up cam, we added after market cams to 3 other vehicles ...awesome!!

I would get something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Chuanganzhuo-.../dp/B01ARR42W2

And feed a monitor like one of these or, if like us, feed the passenger side GPS screen:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01H04O41O

They only need a power and ground.

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