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Old 11-08-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Anyone make retractable mirrors?

I just brought home a 2005 Fleetwood Discovery this afternoon. Just barely made it through the gate, the passenger mirror has to be turned and I have about 1/2' on each side. Does anyone make a retractable mirror to replace the Velvac original?
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When I bought mine last year I had the same challenge. The mirrors were positioned by the OO so they were seen through absolute corners of the front window.
I moved them on their arm axis and now they are much more inline with the sides (width) of the motorhome and seen through the radius of the front window.
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No foldable mirrors that I know of.
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Old 11-11-2015, 12:48 PM   #4
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Late-model pickups have powered folding mirrors. Neighbor has an F-350 crew-cab, about 3 years old, I think. It has mirrors on both front doors that retract when he shuts the engine off and open out again when he turns the key on. I'm pretty sure other makes have them also.

Don't know if you can buy them from a dealer, but it would be worth asking.
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Might want to look at pricing. I know those Velvac mirrors used on our coach are pricey for a set.
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An update. My idea was to loosen the two set screws and rotate the mirror out of the way to come through the gate. Turns out the previous owner rounded out the hex head on one of the set screws and both are well seized.I tried penetrating lubricant and a screw extractor but no luck. It might be time to take it top some one.

I think a new mirror is about $700.
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