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Old 07-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Mirror, Mirrors on the sides

Hello everyone... Last week I purchased an '89 Fleetwood PaceArrow. It is a Class "A" - 30' w/ low miles and in pristine condition. The mirrors on both sides say Fleetwood, so I am assuming they are original equipment for the coach. My problem is they seem to be fixed position mirrors with no controls on the inside of the coach to adjust the mirrors for different drivers. Even from the outside, I can only seem to push them forward (up) and pull them back (down) just slightly. They won't twist to the left or right at all making them virtually useless. Am I missing something or not doing this correctly? If, I can't find a way to adjust them quickly and simply to accommodate a driver change, then what are some alternatives? Any suggestions? Oh, the coach does have a driver entry door, which the drivers side mirror is attached to.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Hello everyone... Last week I purchased an '89 Fleetwood PaceArrow. It is a Class "A" - 30' w/ low miles and in pristine condition. The mirrors on both sides say Fleetwood, so I am assuming they are original equipment for the coach. My problem is they seem to be fixed position mirrors with no controls on the inside of the coach to adjust the mirrors for different drivers. Even from the outside, I can only seem to push them forward (up) and pull them back (down) just slightly. They won't twist to the left or right at all making them virtually useless. Am I missing something or not doing this correctly? If, I can't find a way to adjust them quickly and simply to accommodate a driver change, then what are some alternatives? Any suggestions? Oh, the coach does have a driver entry door, which the drivers side mirror is attached to.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Tom
Welcome to IRV 2. I don't have an answer but if you don't get one here , you may want to ask a moderator to move this to the Fleetwood forum. You may have a better shot there.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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Tom730....Without a photo of your mirrors its hard to give advice. A lot of the mirror inserts (glass) only move a small amount. To adjust, you sometimes have to loosen the body of the mirror and adjust it first, then fine tune with the insert.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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The remote adjustable mirrors are much more expensive than the ones you have. Think about $400 each plus install labor and you'll be in the ballpark. Our '98 Santara didn't have them either, our 2000 and 2002 Dutch Stars had/have had them.
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Tom, most of the mirrors are adjustable. The ones I have adjusted on a Fleetwood we used to own was adjustable by removing a small plug covering an Allen screw that locked the back and forth movement of the mirror.

You will need to loosen this screw and have someone else move it back and forth to get the correct setting. You should view about 80% outside the coach with the flat mirror. Lock after correct setting and try NOT to lose the plug to cover the screw. Hope this helps!

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Fleetwood has used mirrors from both Ramco and Velvac. The Velvacs are usually remote-control models, so I'm guessing you have Ramcos.

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Thank you for all the good insight provided... I'm working through the ideas!

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