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Post by timmynumbers on Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi all,

I've done a quick search to see if this has been covered already but can't find anything so hoping someone may be able to help.  We have a 2018 Broadway EK TB LP on order, should get it within the next few weeks, and we want to order a set of the genuine Mirrorguards for it in advance.  We are presuming that it should be the medium/long arm set that we want and not the short arm set even though the short arm mirrors are used on some coachbuilts, but does anyone have a recent Broadway EK TB LP that they have purchased a set of Mirrorguards for that could advise us?

Many thanks,
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Post by dbroada on Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:30 pm

I put long arm guards on my 2016 Nuevo and have them on my 2018 Swift so those are the ones I would recommend.

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Post by timmynumbers on Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:01 pm

Cheers, that’s very helpful, thanks for replying.
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Post by Heanorboy on Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:01 pm

Why not go to Malvern later this month they will be there for certain
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Post by RML on Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:33 pm

......or just slow down..... hugegrins

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Post by Gromit on Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:11 pm

RML wrote:......or just slow down..... hugegrins

Rich..
It's at slow speeds they are most efficacious.  winks

Even if you and the oncoming vehicle are both doing no more than a steady 30mph, nothing will protect the mirrors if they clash. A closing speed of 60mph is going to destroy them totally.

It's at very slow speeds you need them, say when approaching a check-in booth and you get a bit too close. Rather than scrape or crack the mirror housing, or break the indicator repeater, mirror guards can be very effective in saving the day.

Also if you have to take to the hedgerow on a narrow road. There are loads of green stripes on our nearside one, thanks to idiots who refuse to give way or use a passing place.
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Post by Eltel on Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:24 pm

I can vouch for that I had to replace a mirror after a passing white van driver hit my offside mirror at low speed  

First thing I do on changing my van is fit my mirror guards

Don’t by the cheaper versions 

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Post by Paramedic on Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:28 pm

Last July whilst travelling eastbound on the A31 an Iveco on the opposite carriageway crossed the double white lines hitting our mirror. Bang, mirror slammed against the cab causing the glass to drop out dangling by the wiring. Stopped to examine damage....... moved mirror back to position and able to fit complete glass back albeit the image was distorted. Indicator slightly dislodged but working along with mirror adjustment, in effect still having a functioning mirror for the homeward journey. What complemented the mirror guards was the dash cam when downloaded, the images were sufficient to secure liability and damages from the other drivers company insurance. Interestingly, Peugeot would only replace complete mirror assembly at a cost of £587.00. The other driver's mirror was completely knocked off along with shards of the arms that scratched our side panel and some decals. Total cost for replacement/repairs was £ 893.00. Furthermore the other driver did not stop and subsequently was sacked for, failing to report crash to his employer, lying and being his third crash in less than a year. Unfortunately despite much dialogue with Dorset Police, was unable to secure a summons for him to attend court. Without the digital evidence, we would have suffered the financial loss.

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Post by timmynumbers on Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:27 pm

Heanorboy wrote:Why not go to Malvern later this month they will be there for certain
David

Cheers David, we might well be able to do that, not too far from us. Thank you.
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Post by timmynumbers on Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:31 pm

Eltel wrote:I can vouch for that I had to replace a mirror after a passing white van driver hit my offside mirror at low speed  

First thing I do on changing my van is fit my mirror guards

Don’t by the cheaper versions 

Terry
Indeed, I've compared the original MirrorGuards to other much cheaper ones and the difference is pretty obvious, no brainer.

Cheers Terry
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:29 am

Go for the Original Mirrorguards Terry,well worth it, they saved my wing mirrors more than once in the past.
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Post by Paramedic on Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:33 am

timmynumbers wrote:
Heanorboy wrote:Why not go to Malvern later this month they will be there for certain
David

Cheers David, we might well be able to do that, not too far from us. Thank you.
You'll save on the added £10 carriage charge when buying at a show.

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Post by T25Pete on Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:11 pm

Hi everyone,
I have also had the unfortunate clash of mirrors with a builders van. The protector did it’s job and saved the mirror body but was split beyond repair. I have tried to buy a single Milenco cover but can only get a pair. This includes from Milenco. Has anyone found a source for single covers.?

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Post by Gromit on Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:18 pm

Hi Pete

Daft as it may seem, why not start a thread and ask if anyone else is in the same boat. Then you could buy a pair and split the cost between you.

Who knows, you may be lucky and find someone with a smashed nearside mirror guard.
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Post by Eltel on Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:24 pm

They may sell you one at a MMM at Malvern 

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Post by T25Pete on Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks Grommet,
I will follow that good advice.
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Post by matts vw on Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:23 pm

You can buy just one genuine mirror guard as white van man hit my mirror so hard it knocked the mirror guard off, I was traveling at 50 when he came round the corner on my side of the road, saved the mirror though apart from glass swinging by the wires but it just clipped back in, I ran back up the road to get my mirror guard back and got to it just as a lorry ran over it ☹️

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