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Old 02-15-2011, 12:33 AM   #15
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.....John, I have to agree with Pete, moving the Mirror would be a problem leaving an ugly vacant spot. Our 1997 has the same type of Bus mirrors, but Fleetwood for that year used a wraparound type windshield eliminating any blind spot. Good luck and travel safe.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:23 AM   #16
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John we are steeling this post. Are you talking about from the forward door post (driver) to the windshield post?
I'm afraid your right about that.

Would you mind joining me at my original post about the question.

I do apologize about the hi jack it's been a on going problem for me.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:58 AM   #17
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mirror woes

Your idea on moving the mirror is problematic for two reasons. First, the wall has a block of wood built into it at the mirror mount. When you move it, the wall will not support the mirror without the wood brace. Second, you will have to drill a second hole for the electric, this will leave you with the original hole to cover. It will be difficult to match the original finish. It will be simpler and far easier to recenter your mirror. to do this, first center the mirror in the head. It should be the same depth, top, bottom, and both sides. Next, have have a second person loosen the bolt at the end of the mirror arm, then adjust the head by hand until you have the best view. Tighten the headmount bolt. Now your mirror will track up and down, left and right, without bottoming out.
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Thank you ga I got fixated on it being an aluminum strap under the window but it makes a lot more sense that it would be wood. One would think if the wood went from the door opening to under the mirror location now that it would be able to adequately secure the mirror.

As for adjusting the existing mirror if you look at my link in reply #16 you'll see it's the mirror head case itself that causes most of the blind spot.

I was not too concerned about matching that portion of the painting as I could just paint the whole nose cap to ensure it matched.

Other than the structural concern the biggest problem I'm thinking is re running the wire harness itself which would just be very time consuming.

The wood input really helps, thank you again.
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.....John, I have to agree with Pete, moving the Mirror would be a problem leaving an ugly vacant spot. Our 1997 has the same type of Bus mirrors, but Fleetwood for that year used a wraparound type windshield eliminating any blind spot. Good luck and travel safe.
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If this 99 is the same as your 97 it's where I'd like to mount mine and I'm really willing to bet a dime that the inside of the bodywork is the same for the 77 and 06 but this mirror placement provides plenty of side vision.
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I'm still not sure where you're saying the blind spot is.
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If you look at the first picture I posted on page one you'll see thast I have an extremely small space between the mirror head and windshield post to see what's going on which I feel does not give me time to react to anything wrong like cross traffic I might have missed while looking through the drivers door window because it was already in my blind spot.

In the picture below that David posted of his PA with the correct mirror you'll see a larger gap to see traffic between the mirror head and windshield post but even that is a smaller area to function properly, I'm 6'3" and my field of vision when I look left forward and slightly down ward to street level is totally blocked within the red square from about the 10:30 position to about 11:55 position.

Other pictures are posted in this link to my original post to see the different mirror positions. I did not want to post them in this post for the hijack concern.
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Moving the mirror back along the side may not prove satisfactory as the angle of vision will most likely not be convenient.

Have you considered hanging the mirror from above rather than from below. This will most likely open up the area underneath the mirror head and fix you blind spot.

I am in the process of doing the same thing on my Coachmen Mirada but it does involve buying new mirror heads.

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Sorry John, I have just had a look at one of your earlier postings and it is obviously not possible on your RV.
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I've only found one over head unit that I'd have used but I'm not sure how comfortable I'd feel about the looks when finished. When I bought this my first RV I vowed I would not really change anything on it and it seems that vow did not last too long.

While I'd have to move my head slightly to look at the mirror mounted that far back that's something I'm use to doing with many trucks in the past.
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