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Rear View Mirror

chrisinslc

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2018
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#1
What is an inexpensive rear view mirror I could purchase for my 2018 AR190? I don't want to spend $300+. Any ideas?
 

d_coyne1984

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#3
It's ridiculous what these mirrors are selling for, but I will highly recommend a tower mount. I had the one listed above and it really bothered me how, when clamped on the windshield, made a big blind spot.

I finally caved and bought this one,
Roswell Elite Mirror Arm | WakeMAKERS

largely because I could use my existing mirror, but if I had to do it all over again I would buy a mirror with a greater field of view. When wakeboarders cut, I loose them in the mirror.

I was very tempted to go with this guy for $89 +$10 shipping, but I wanted greater flexibility. It look like it would go the job though.
KRYPT UNIVERSAL WAKEBOARD TOWER MIRROR ARM BRACKET-WAKE BOARD BOAT MIRRORS MOUNT | eBay
 

biffdotorg

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#4
Those sub $100 mirrors work great if you find the ones with the ball mount on the back side. That's huge, as you can mount it from the side or from the top on a reverse tower.

I have one on our 242, and it worked awesome last year. The ball joint is key, otherwise, you can only mount from the side, and that may only work on a traditional tower and not a forward swept tower.

Good luck!
 

Dean P

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#5
Thinking about getting one also. How well do they work when on plane? Do they vibrate making viewing difficult? Do they move around when in choppy waters?
 

biffdotorg

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#6
Depends on your boat. I'm using my hands to take the selfie, and we are Surfing.

Wake Wednesday.jpg

But here is another while on plane.
mirror.jpg
 

Dean P

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#7
That does look pretty good! Thanks!

Did you take those pictures last weekend?:cool:
 

biffdotorg

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#8
Ya, you bet. Here in MN Friday night, when I fired up the truck after Bingo at the Legion, it was a balmy -27f. And that is no lie, as Cosmic Bingo at the legion is actually a good time. I probably fibbed a bit on the temp, as it was probably closer to -30f.

 

biffdotorg

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#9
Here is what I am talking about on the back. I ordered the Big Air Wakeboard mirror for around $109 on Amazon shipped. And this photo shows the backside and that ball joint.



And being that it articulated in the middle, you could pick the proper angle, no matter how you mounted it. And you could tighten the ball joint, to allow you to move it when surfing or tubing. Or tighten it down so it would not move at all.

I don't see them on Amazon anymore, but I do see them on Ebay for like $119. There is also an $89 articulating mirror on Ebay, but you need to see the backside to be sure it has the ball mount. Most have the bar going in from the side only.
 

Dean P

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#10
Ya, you bet. Here in MN Friday night, when I fired up the truck after Bingo at the Legion, it was a balmy -27f. And that is no lie, as Cosmic Bingo at the legion is actually a good time. I probably fibbed a bit on the temp, as it was probably closer to -30f.
I heard it was extremely cold up there. That is crazy and dangerous? I grew up in New England before moving to Florida in '89. I remember cold but not that kind of cold. Stay safe AND warm.

Thank you for the info on the mirror. Really appreciate it.
 

swatski

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#11
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Dean P

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#12
Here is what I got https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QJ6Y960/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The mirror is FANTASTIC. I love it on the passenger side. The mount/clamp is not ideal but holds fine (mine survived 1+ year and a Bimini ride).
I like that one a lot. Do you find the base is too big and gaudy? Are there set screws you tighten to hold it in place?
One review stated the mirror got HOT and the actual mirror popped off??? It does get hot down here...
 

swatski

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#13
I like that one a lot. Do you find the base is too big and gaudy? Are there set screws you tighten to hold it in place?
One review stated the mirror got HOT and the actual mirror popped off??? It does get hot down here...
The base/mount is not perfect, it has some play, and it is rather large but it needs to be because the morror is massive.
Overall, I tried several things over the years and this one works the best, again I like it on the passenger side otherwise it’s just in your face obstructing the view - if it’s in front of your face!
Did I mention it is large? Lol.

 

Dean P

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#14
Has anyone seen one of these mirrors with the bracket extending forward and down from the tower! This is cool. Seems to be perfect for our towers. Plus, it folds out of the way.

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#15

Dean P

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#16
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#17
They're not cheap. Where are you buying it from?
They are expensive as I plan on purchasing directly from Samson. The one that I'm looking at is $420 but it's the best product I have found to fit my needs.
 
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#18
They are expensive as I plan on purchasing directly from Samson. The one that I'm looking at is $420 but it's the best product I have found to fit my needs.
Since they are located just down the road I may walk in there and see if they have blems or discounted products...
 

Dean P

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#19
Since they are located just down the road I may walk in there and see if they have blems or discounted products...
That would be great. Please let us know (as I am interested too).

They are expensive as I plan on purchasing directly from Samson. The one that I'm looking at is $420 but it's the best product I have found to fit my needs.
Where did you see that at? Does it include shipping?
 

DavisAR195

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#20
@Dean P Here's the link Samson Sports. For my AR195 it's a 1 7/8 diameter fitting. The cost of the mirror is $365.00 (depending on which mirror you select) and $55 for black powder coating. I saw this mirror on @John Mcpartland boat last summer.
 
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