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Message posted by dogshome29/6/2022 at 4:18pm
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Just returning to caravans after 6 years of a motorhome. Towing my brand new Unicorn Cartagena with a Mistubishi Barbarian back from the dealers I had only just got on the motorway and up to 55 mph when my driver's wing mirror plus towing mirror just folded flat to the door. Very carefully I pushed it out only for it to flatten again. Anxious fifteen minutes on the motorway with no rear view at all. The near-side wing mirror, exact same model stayed put. Has anyone come across this and if so any suggestions on how to counter it? The wing mirror feels to have little resistance when I manually push on the end of the towing mirror. When towing before I didn't have fancy electric towing mirrors.

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I take it you mean door mirror and confused as to electric towing mirrors.

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Assuming you mean electric motorised folding CAR door mirrors, as opposed to TOWING mirrors! Also a lot of guesswork and assumptions here!

Can't speak for the Barbarian, but I've electric folding mirrors on my car with fairly long extension Milenco Aero 4 Mirrors fitted to them, and they don't budge at all in the slipstream, certainly cruised for many thousands of miles at 60mph, even crept up to 70mph or so a few times and had no issues with movement.

Now the real question with your car is, does the car mirror fold up to the car door under wind pressure alone, OR is the mirror motoring electrically back into the door?

It could be that the travel limit sensor in the car mirror detects a little rearward movement from the wind pressure and initiates the full motorised retraction. Or it could be that the mechanical friction brake/detent simply is not stiff enough to hold mirror (and towing mirror) out in the slip stream.

If the car mirror is very easy to move by pushing, it may have suffer wear or damage to the brake/detent mechanism, then again it may have been lubricated when it was not intended to be. I doubt there are any spare parts available to effect any repairs on the mirror, so I'll likely be a rather expensive complete new mirror assembly if any fault found! They are not the kind of mechanisms that have any kind of adjustments, or that your average grease monkey in a garage would have a clue how to fix anyway! - a good old fashioned true mechanic with proper engineering skills might find a way of tweaking it, but they are rare beasts these days!


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