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Old 05-03-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
Jim Roberts
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Towing Mirrors

Hi.......can anyone recommend a set of towing mirrors for a 96 Discovery ?

thanks

Jim R



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Old 05-03-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Towing Mirrors

Hi Jim,
I used some strap on mirrors that went round my mirrors on my classic, I
think I have still got them around if you are interested. They were ok but a
bit shakey on the motorway.
regards,
Neil.
"Jim Roberts" <jimrob48@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hi.......can anyone recommend a set of towing mirrors for a 96 Discovery ?
>
> thanks
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> Jim R
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Old 05-03-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Towing Mirrors

Barno wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> I used some strap on mirrors that went round my mirrors on my
> classic, I think I have still got them around if you are interested.
> They were ok but a bit shakey on the motorway.
> regards,
> Neil.
> "Jim Roberts" <jimrob48@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:4277c0b9$1_4@mk-nntp-2.news.uk.tiscali.com...
>> Hi.......can anyone recommend a set of towing mirrors for a 96
>> Discovery ? thanks
>>
>> Jim R


Had same for Disco 2 and P38. All comments seconded. They're fine - easy
to get on and off and they work well enough. I was worried that they would
blow off at motorway speeds, but they seem to stay put.

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Rich
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Old 05-04-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Must be a big unit to need them? All 3 of my Land Rovers tow without. ISTR
there is some clause somewhere that excluded Range Rovers from needing the
extensions. I could be wrong however :-)

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Old 05-04-2005, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
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On or around Wed, 4 May 2005 11:00:32 +0000 (UTC), "Neil Brownlee"
<n.brownlee@pccontrolNOSPAMsystems.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Must be a big unit to need them? All 3 of my Land Rovers tow without. ISTR
>there is some clause somewhere that excluded Range Rovers from needing the
>extensions. I could be wrong however :-)


can't see a fat lot behind my big trailer once it's got a vehicle on it, or
a big load of hay, or suchlike, 'specially not with the disco mirrors which
are smaller than the 110 ones used to be.


So come on then, who's got a defunct 101 going dirt cheap for me to rebuild
into a minibus?

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"The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn, The swallow twittering
from the strawbuilt shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing
horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed."
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Old 05-04-2005, 07:01   #6 (permalink)
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Austin,

A 96 Discovery has the bigger mirrors :-) .... as well as the lights that
are more than 3 candle power :-)

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Old 05-04-2005, 12:01   #7 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Towing Mirrors

Neil Brownlee wrote:
> Must be a big unit to need them? All 3 of my Land Rovers tow without.
> ISTR there is some clause somewhere that excluded Range Rovers from
> needing the extensions. I could be wrong however :-)


Yes, I rarely use them on the P38 - on yer average British road, there are
enough (and frequent) bends to keep a weather eye on what's behind. You can
see a lot without, even in a straight line. Useful for France, though.

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Old 05-04-2005, 13:01   #8 (permalink)
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On or around Wed, 4 May 2005 13:22:19 +0000 (UTC), "Neil Brownlee"
<n.brownlee@pccontrolNOSPAMsystems.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Austin,
>
>A 96 Discovery has the bigger mirrors :-) .... as well as the lights that
>are more than 3 candle power :-)


not much bigger, and more to the point, they're not much further out,
either.

there's not a lot wrong with the lights on mine. The 2 things that need
addressing are a lack of interior space and not enough stability when towing
large things. Mind, if the 101 really is only rated to tow 2T, then I'm
probably barking up the wrong tree for the latter, since the trailer is a
bit over a ton and a disco on it makes it noticeably over 3T.


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And miles to go before I sleep."
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Old 05-04-2005, 16:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Towing Mirrors

in article 4277c0b9$1_4@mk-nntp-2.news.uk.tiscali.com, Jim Roberts at
jimrob48@yahoo.com wrote on 3/5/05 7:20 pm:

> Hi.......can anyone recommend a set of towing mirrors for a 96 Discovery ?
>
> thanks
>
> Jim R
>
>
>

We bought some and ended up not using them as we found that they vibrate a
fair bit and we had enough visability without.
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Nikki

2000 Discovery V8
1990 Discovery V8
1985 Range Rover V8 - FOR SALE
1979 Lightweight 2.25 petrol
1976 Series lll 2.25 petrol - in need of repair

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Old 05-05-2005, 12:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Towing Mirrors


Thanks guys for all the comments

Jim R
"Nikki" <nikki.cluley@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> in article 4277c0b9$1_4@mk-nntp-2.news.uk.tiscali.com, Jim Roberts at
> jimrob48@yahoo.com wrote on 3/5/05 7:20 pm:
>
> > Hi.......can anyone recommend a set of towing mirrors for a 96 Discovery

?
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > Jim R
> >
> >
> >

> We bought some and ended up not using them as we found that they vibrate a
> fair bit and we had enough visability without.
> --
> Nikki
>
> 2000 Discovery V8
> 1990 Discovery V8
> 1985 Range Rover V8 - FOR SALE
> 1979 Lightweight 2.25 petrol
> 1976 Series lll 2.25 petrol - in need of repair
>
>




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