Ducato Wing Mirrors

GMJ

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Having had my off side mirror hit twice now, I am wondering whether it is possible to replace the long arm versions with the short arm versions on my 2017 Ducato based Autotrail.

Has anyone else done this?

Thanks

Graham
 

grath

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Graham, yes it is possible as I have done it and have a pair of undamaged unmarked genuine Fiat Long Arm mirrors for sale
See below

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There are three sizes, long medium and short
The dealer we purchased from told me I needed medium, however I checked myself and considered short would do and I was correct, BUT I do have a very narrow Exsis which is not much wider than a panel van.
If you have a full width van, you need the long or you might get away with medium.
 
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Obanboy666

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It’s something I’m going to look at when I finally get my new Pilote home next week, dealer delivering it next week as I cannot drive at the moment.
I clattered my Swift c class mirror twice before buying mirror guards which saved the mirror when I next hit it against another motorhomes mirror.
Looking at the photo I reckon medium length may well be ok to fit.

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GMJ

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Thanks Grath.

We are 2.35m wide.

From memory can you remember what the difference are in width, when you researched it?

The trouble I have is that I live in the middle of nowhere with some single lane and mostly narrow two way roads....and folks do not keep to their side of the road! On both occasions after the swipe neither of the perps stopped and I wasn't really in a position to turn around and chase them


The first time necessitated a brand new complete mirror unit; the second time last week, I got away with a replacement lamp (bulb) and a minor tear on my silver protector.

Graham
 

grath

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Here are mine, showing the sides of my vanl+XRmAh+RK+CGOuFr2kROA.jpgPOotl%dUTe6PjOMgJ32NQw.jpg
 

grath

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No can't remember the width, but my van is 2.2 metre wide, maybe my photos will give you a clue
 

grath

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And if my van was any wider, I would need the medium mirrors
 

grath

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Hmmm..I think we'll need mediums then

Did you do the job yourself?

Graham
Yes easy job, but it took time for me to work out how the Remis came off as all the U tube vids were for older Remis and I didn't want to break anything. It is all clips at the front part
A but of a fiddle getting the electric wire through and little space for fingers to the clip
I think the medium will be about 2 inch shorter about
 
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grath

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A before and after photo

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GMJ

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Its a startling difference on your MH.

I reckon I'd need the mediums so am not sure whether the outlay would be worth the reduction tbh. Looking at yours is it around 6 inches difference?

Graham
 

grath

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I can't believe that Hymer and other manufactures of narrow vans, don't specify short mirrors.
Just laziness and couldn't be bothered
It has made my driving much more relaxing
 
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grath

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What I did to help me decide, was stand at the rear of my van, sighting along to see where the mirror would be.
You could always buy my long arms as spares ?
 
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grath

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I would imagine a dealer would charge at least two hours labour which would not be too cost effective
 

Budgie

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Got a pair of milenco white protectors for long arm mirrors thought we would be much more visible, a week later in France off side mirror was totally wiped out including the protector, got a copy mirror from a place in Leicester for £70 the only problem was it did not come with radio aerial, so just used the aerial from the smashed one , were fine.
 

RVFUN

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It’s something I’m going to look at when I finally get my new Pilote home next week, dealer delivering it next week as I cannot drive at the moment.
I clattered my Swift c class mirror twice before buying mirror guards which saved the mirror when I next hit it against another motorhomes mirror.
Looking at the photo I reckon medium length may well be ok to fit.
 

RVFUN

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Hi we have a swift 694 and having just driven the A82 Inverness to Glasgow past Loch Lomond in a car hitting the motorhome mirrors worrries me and would love to take the motorhome to Scotland. Did you change your long arm mirrors for medium and were they ok. I saw someone once had golded there’s in and attached a tiny mirror when folded. There must be some alternative out there for this issue.
 

RVFUN

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Graham, yes it is possible as I have done it and have a pair of undamaged unmarked genuine Fiat Long Arm mirrors for sale
See below

genuine-pair-of-fiat-electric-mirrors-with-indicators-long-arm.38977

There are three sizes, long medium and short
The dealer we purchased from told me I needed medium, however I checked myself and considered short would do and I was correct, BUT I do have a very narrow Exsis which is not much wider than a panel van.
If you have a full width van, you need the long or you might get away with medium.
 
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