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Old 04-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Replacement parts for Velvac mirrors?

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I hit my Velvac mirror and it broke right between the mirror head and the arm. The piece that broke looks like cast iron or pot metal. On the Velvac site I only saw complete mirror assembly for sale. Pretty pricy.

Can we buy component parts or only the complete mirror?

If not , I'm thinking of insert a hollow metal shaft and fixing it with something like JB Weld metal epoxy.
Has anybody did a similar repair without replacing the whole mirror?

Thank you
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Just did that.. Hit a tree limb in a cg site that should have been trimmed further and broke it in the same place you did. I found the parts online at Vel-vac and then contacted a local rv shop to do the work. The cost for parts and labor were $135 and two day shipping was another $100. I opted for the two day as otherwise it would have been 7 days. Now lessee,8 more nights in the RV park at $40 a night would have been $320 and two day shipping plus three nites saved me over $120.
Oh and they broke one of the mirrors taking it apart and had to replace it. That's another reason for having a shop do it.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Just did that.. Hit a tree limb in a cg site that should have been trimmed further and broke it in the same place you did. I found the parts online at Vel-vac and then contacted a local rv shop to do the work. The cost for parts and labor were $135 and two day shipping was another $100. I opted for the two day as otherwise it would have been 7 days. Now lessee,8 more nights in the RV park at $40 a night would have been $320 and two day shipping plus three nites saved me over $120.
Oh and they broke one of the mirrors taking it apart and had to replace it. That's another reason for having a shop do it.
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SO you can order that cast iron part separately?
That's good to know.
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Yes,you can order that part seperately.. I think the whole mirror head was something like $350-400 for the heated one. I really wanted to order a pair of the heated ones withturn signals,but both those options were out of my comfort level,costwise.
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I just replaced my passenger 2030 mirror head due to the shell getting cracked. The guts of the mirror are fine. If you have the same mirror head as I do, you are welcome to my old one.
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Hi,
I hit my Velvac mirror and it broke right between the mirror head and the arm. The piece that broke looks like cast iron or pot metal. On the Velvac site I only saw complete mirror assembly for sale. Pretty pricy.

Can we buy component parts or only the complete mirror?

If not , I'm thinking of insert a hollow metal shaft and fixing it with something like JB Weld metal epoxy.
Has anybody did a similar repair without replacing the whole mirror?

Thank you

The passenger side mirror on my RV kissed a tree last week on my property in Oregon. I used JB weld and it it held for about 200 miles. I am traveling so checked a few RV places and one recommended I check with RV Doctor George in Sacramento, CA. RV Doctor George
Since we were traveling south on I-5 I gave them a call and they had in stock a new replacement head for a mere $250 plus tax. Since we are traveling I wanted one now so rather than shop around I went by and picked it up. It is an exact replacement, a power, heated mirror. When I get home my chain saw will remove that tree!! Hope you can find a better price than I found.
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The part that broke is the cast iron base plate. Velvac will sell me one for $65.
The complete mirror assembly was $1400.
I have triple deck , chrome, heated mirror.
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I was driving down a curvy street a little while ago and hit a street sign that was mounted out further than the rest. Make a horrible WHAP sound. Scared the crap out of me. Luckily for me, it didn't break the mirror, only scratched the back of it. But I was wondering how much a mirror would cost had I broken it. I was just really glad it didn't drag all the way down the side of the coach. Now THAT would have been painful.
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For the benefit of others your thread Replacement Parts for Velvac Mirrors? over on rv.net has some good info about parts sources/prices.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:38 AM   #10
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Just wondering for Insurance purposes whether you could claim the mirror damage as comprehensive damage like a rock damaging a windshield or whether this would fall under Collision? Any thoughts?
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