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Old 08-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Loose Velvac mirror

Has anyone ever tightened up the mirror on the Velvac mirror? My top glass is loose and shakes really bad while traveling. I have tried to figure out how to get behind it to see what is going on, any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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It might be loose adhesive on the back of the mirror. I have run into that a time or two. Try to hold the plastic and move the glass. Most likely it is the cheap plastic mechanism at the back. The thing is built in steps. first the motor and base is installed. Then the mirror backing and mechanism is installed. Then the mirror is glued on. The best I remember, you have to pull the whole thing out and install all the parts new. My customers usually went with a new mirror. Some of the more frugal ones had me glue thick hard rubber top and bottom and each side of the glass base. The mirror was no longer moveable electrically, but could be changed manually. Since most motorhomes are driven only by one person, that was not a problem.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:58 PM   #3
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http://www.velvac.com/sites/default/...xe_mirrors.pdf

http://www.velvac.com/sites/default/...components.pdf
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Thanks for your tips. I think I will try and remove it and see what I find.
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This is so cool. Very good info.


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Excellent info!! Now, if I can just find the power source for my 2520 system... no power to the positioning motors or the heat strips. Figure it's a fuse/connection problem, but the spaghetti up under the dash isn't making it easy!

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Has anyone ever tightened up the mirror on the Velvac mirror? My top glass is loose and shakes really bad while traveling. I have tried to figure out how to get behind it to see what is going on, any help would be appreciated.
Several years back I had Velac mirrors that shook so bad I could hardly drive at night with car lights behind me, every thing was a blur. I called Velvac as the motorhome was new and they sent me out a pair of what they called anti-vibration clips. If I'm remembering right there were already two of these clips in each mirror, but the additional clips took care of the problem.
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I've had this issue on the passenger side Velvac mirror. The anti-vibration clips attach to the mirror frame, but were not "snug" against the side of the mirror case.

I placed some small 1 inch squares of rubber with adhesive one side/smooth other side where the anti-vibration clips met the case. Stopped the problem by making the clips secure...
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Excellent info!! Now, if I can just find the power source for my 2520 system... no power to the positioning motors or the heat strips. Figure it's a fuse/connection problem, but the spaghetti up under the dash isn't making it easy!

Thanks!

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Sniff around the Veleac site, You should find wireing diagrams & such for their mirrors.
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