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Old 05-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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My Velvac 2025 got torn off in the storage lot..

Greetings Folks,
While my rig was in storage a gentleman's trailer sheered off my driver's side mirror.
It's a velvac 2025 (pn 713957). Does anyone know where I can purchase? Otherwise I'll just order direct from velvac.

Also any suggestions on remounting a new one? My initial plan was to sand down the holes slightly and try to fill them with marine tex epoxy and remount the mirror in the same spot again.

Any wisdom from this wonderful forum would be greatly appreciated. Thx!

Here's the damage:
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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if you can locate 1/4-20 wellnuts i believe this will save a lot of work.
they are a inch long rubber grommet that you insert in hole and a 1/4 inch bolt screw's into it causing it to swell similar to a toggle bolt
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if you can locate 1/4-20 wellnuts i believe this will save a lot of work.
they are a inch long rubber grommet that you insert in hole and a 1/4 inch bolt screw's into it causing it to swell similar to a toggle bolt
If you go that route I'd seal the exposed laminate with a couple of coats of a thin epoxy like WEST or System3 first to prevent water penetration.

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Old 05-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback, guys!

The well nuts are an awesome idea. I just ordered a pack so we'll see how it goes. I'll definitely seal any exposed laminate with epoxy as well.

I'm open to any other suggestions/tips and if anyone knows where I can score a replacement mirror without having to drop $300 bucks with Velvac by all means don't hold back
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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You might give these folks a try: www.finditparts.com/

They carry a lot of heavy truck and RV related parts.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:44 PM   #6
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I've heard that Ryder Fleet Products is much cheaper than going directly to Velvac for mirrors/parts.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #7
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When there is wood damage, I have had good luck with just drilling all the way through the wall and installing large OD washers and acorn nuts on the inside wall.
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:39 AM   #8
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Finding VELVAC replacement Mirrors

I found a great site to purchase my Velvac replacement mirror...It is Pacific RV parts in Garden Grove, CA. Their prices are good and they provide free shipping.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:09 PM   #9
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Do you know who ripped the mirror off? I'd sure have him or his insurance pay for it. It could be considered a hit and run
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I kissed a tree a couple of years ago and broke the passenger side Velvac mirror. Bought a replacement from this outfit: RV Doctor George - Parts They were less expensive than the places I found on the internet.
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