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Old 04-28-2008, 09:41 AM   #1
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I hope I am just the unlucky one, but a word to the wise. I have had both mirror bases loosen up while driving. A real treat while in a long line of trucks! Seems that someone in their infinate wisdome decided 2 inch wood screws would be adequate to hold those 2 foot arms. Mine are now
2 1/2 inch 1/4-20 stainless bolts, flat washers, split washer and vibration resistant acorn nuts. I don't think I will have to worry about this again.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:41 AM   #2
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I hope I am just the unlucky one, but a word to the wise. I have had both mirror bases loosen up while driving. A real treat while in a long line of trucks! Seems that someone in their infinate wisdome decided 2 inch wood screws would be adequate to hold those 2 foot arms. Mine are now
2 1/2 inch 1/4-20 stainless bolts, flat washers, split washer and vibration resistant acorn nuts. I don't think I will have to worry about this again.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:12 AM   #3
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Ours came loose while going down the road and sagged where the chrome parts attach to the arms with allen screws. I sorta know what you mean.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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Abray;
I haven't looked, but can you reach the inside of the mirror arm mounting bracket with the generator slide pulled out?
Did you notice an initial increase in mirror lens vibration prior to the screws loosening?
I guess I'm asking what and how you noticed the earliest that there was a problem.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:23 AM   #5
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Bud, the first indication I got was the sight angle to the rear of the coach changed, then came the increase of vibration, then you could see the whole mirror head bounce.
I was able to access the new bolts from the Generator access door.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:35 AM   #6
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Hey abray,
Thanks for that piece of information. There's one thing that I hate, it's finding out that there is no way to get to a nut. Kind of like a squirrel, eh? I've actually had to throw away an applience because I couldn't get to a fitting. I'm used to being able to fix stuff if it's fairly easy. What I saw, I could fix, but I couldn't get to it, so I didn't.....bummer.

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Abray;
Thanks for your input! I noticed an increasing vibration in my curbside mirror, and just wrote it off to, well, I don't know, I just wrote it off.
Now, with your advice, I'll look into it and replace these bolts ahead of a problem.
Thanks again.
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