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  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 362
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    Towing mirrors

    what towing mirrors do people use on their D5? Mine are 9 year old Milenco, but they don't fit to the top due to the curve of the mirror, so need to fit them to the bottom. They have fallen off twice and the clamps hit the metalwork when the mirrors fold, hence thinking maybe I need some new mirrors.....that actually fit lol

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • Russell
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2016
    Location: Lydd
    Posts: 794
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 First Edition Namib Orange

    Milenco ones but I have brought the specific LR pads for the new mirrors for about £10. I have also fitted a piec of old push bikje inner tube over the other half of the clamp and not had any issues

    Namib Orange 1st Edition with black roof and wheels.
    Privacy, tow bar, drive pack, surround camera, heated front & rear seats, auto dim door mirrors, side steps, remote Pro, RSE, arm rest fridge dash cam front and rear.
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 362
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    do you fit them to the top or bottom?

    have to admit I can't find my mirrors on the website, so assume they no longer make the ones I have (they came with the caravan)

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • Russell
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2016
    Location: Lydd
    Posts: 794
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 First Edition Namib Orange

    top from memory

    Namib Orange 1st Edition with black roof and wheels.
    Privacy, tow bar, drive pack, surround camera, heated front & rear seats, auto dim door mirrors, side steps, remote Pro, RSE, arm rest fridge dash cam front and rear.
  • al cope
    Member Since: 02 Jan 2019
    Location: Oldbury
    Posts: 157
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Corris Grey

    Sounds like you have the old milenco ones with the fixed brackets. You need the newer ones with the brackets that swivel as these then fit the top of the mirrors. And then also do the inner tube mod so that they stay put.

    Al

    whey hey - D5 HSE 2Ltr in Corris with black roof, black & dynamic packs & 22" black alloys, a bit of a change after 2 D3's and 2 D4's Smile
  • Wolfpack
    Member Since: 25 May 2019
    Location: England
    Posts: 58
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Corris Grey

    Aero pads for LR


    I bought some LR specific pads with a rubber lip that’s supposedly fits the recess between mirror housing and trim. Trouble is...the D5 mirror trim is tapered so they only fit at the thin end. (See photo). Milenco tech director is phoning me next week to tell me how to fit their mirrors. That will be interesting. 😆
  • Russell
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2016
    Location: Lydd
    Posts: 794
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 First Edition Namib Orange

    Mine seem to fit OK

    Namib Orange 1st Edition with black roof and wheels.
    Privacy, tow bar, drive pack, surround camera, heated front & rear seats, auto dim door mirrors, side steps, remote Pro, RSE, arm rest fridge dash cam front and rear.
  • al cope
    Member Since: 02 Jan 2019
    Location: Oldbury
    Posts: 157
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Corris Grey

    my LR specific Milenco pads ones are like wolfpacks - only one on each side of the car manages to make it into the grove, at the thin end of the mirror surround, so I fitted a standard flat pad where the wider part is - then you have the bext of both worlds

    Al

    whey hey - D5 HSE 2Ltr in Corris with black roof, black & dynamic packs & 22" black alloys, a bit of a change after 2 D3's and 2 D4's Smile
  • B50int
    Member Since: 02 Sep 2018
    Location: Yorkshire
    Posts: 55
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    +1 for that Al. I have done exactly the same.

    Jon
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 362
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    And they stay on alright? Towing 1100 miles next week first time with Milenco Aeros

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • B50int
    Member Since: 02 Sep 2018
    Location: Yorkshire
    Posts: 55
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    Yes fine. TBH never really had a problem with the flat pads only but it does feel more secure with a ridged one on each side.

    Jon
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 362
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    Having had my old Smat ones fall off 4 times in one journey and twice in another (had no issues on previous car) am a bit nervous since the only reason we still have the SMAT ones is due to the rubber strap that goes around the back, which the Milenco doesnt have

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • al cope
    Member Since: 02 Jan 2019
    Location: Oldbury
    Posts: 157
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Corris Grey

    as the D5 has the same door mirrors as the MY16 D4, I have towed about 2000 miles with the milenco's fitted at the top of the miirors on the D4 and now D5, and even with the flat pads and they havnt moved at all (but that is with the slight mod using the inner tube trick on the opposite side of the clamp to the pads on the fixing brackets to stop it sliding) Thumbs Up

    Al

    whey hey - D5 HSE 2Ltr in Corris with black roof, black & dynamic packs & 22" black alloys, a bit of a change after 2 D3's and 2 D4's Smile
  • Wolfpack
    Member Since: 25 May 2019
    Location: England
    Posts: 58
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Corris Grey

    Milencos solution...


    Is to butt both clamps up together at the thin end! Laughing

    I’m not sure they understand the increased vibration along a cantilevered bar without a prop!

    I didn’t have an inner tube but I bought a 99p square of 2mm rubber of eBay cut pads for the underside of the clamp and thin strips for the edges of the screw down clamp, All superglued in place and ready for testing. This means my modified clamp can be set well away from the inner clamp to reduce vibration.

    Incidentally Milenco now supply clamps with the inner tube glued on the underside....so they got THAT message.
  • al cope
    Member Since: 02 Jan 2019
    Location: Oldbury
    Posts: 157
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Corris Grey

    both clamps together - thats daft - get them as waid aprt as you can - I think given the curve mine are about 10cm apart and I am also using the extened arms as my 'van is 8Ft wide - no movement at all with this setup Thumbs Up

    Al

    whey hey - D5 HSE 2Ltr in Corris with black roof, black & dynamic packs & 22" black alloys, a bit of a change after 2 D3's and 2 D4's Smile
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