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Old 10-22-2018, 02:14 PM   #1
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VelVac Rear View Mirrors chrome failing

So, on my 2014 Allegro Bus the chrome is failing terribly on the mirror base that connects to the body on both sides. I have powdered coated several pieces on the coach with great success, so I thought, just take these off and have them powder coated black.

Well, there seems to be NO way to take them off. The 4 bolts on each seem to be connected to a plate on the other side of the body back in kind of where the onan generator is. Looking back in there, there is a TON of spray foam, so no way to reach the inside nuts or disconnect the two cables, the one with power and controls and the fiber optic cable.

Don't suppose anyone has successfully removed a mirror base and had the chrome fixed. Looking at other coaches this seems to be a common problem.
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:59 PM   #2
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I think you are correct in how they are attached. It should be pretty straightforward, I imagine it's just a block of wood that the screws go into. I think there should only be a few wires (to move the mirrors), are the rear view cameras on the mirror also or were they on the side of the coach?

If minimal wiring and you can access it, you can always remove the screws, cut the wires and pull the mirror off. To reassemble, chase the wires back though the holes and foam and connect back.

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Old 10-22-2018, 06:59 PM   #3
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I chipped the foam away to expose the nuts then just unscrewed the bolts and disconnected the wire from the mirror mount to the chassis harness. You might need to hire a left handed monkey to reach the area.
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I chipped the foam away to expose the nuts then just unscrewed the bolts and disconnected the wire from the mirror mount to the chassis harness. You might need to hire a left handed monkey to reach the area.
Go to Velvac website. They have a library on their products. How to remove, replace glass, etc. Very easy to work with.
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I had mine done at Tiffin. They pulled them off from the front without going behind so I think that what they are attached to stays put. The wires have connectors that unplug. I have to do mine again and procrastination set in. How much does it cost to get something like this powder coated?
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