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Old 07-05-2016, 01:33 AM   #15
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John,
Your mirrors are made by Ramco.
I have similar mirrors, 7000 series

They just don't compare to Velvac mirrors, IMO. The arms are too short so you are forced to look through the curved portion of the windshield, which distorts the rearward view terribly.

I contacted Ramco and was told that for my year of Intrigue, and some other years, the mirror mounting base was made to match the beveled radius of the body, which is not found on some other makes.

Radius bends yes, but not radius with an inward bevel.

No guesswork here, I spent some time researching it.



Hope this helps.
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:50 AM   #16
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I have the same issue with our Ramco mirrors and we don't pull a trailer yet. Our awing arms are in the field of view too much for the mirror. Our last CC had velvac and they did stick out a little farther and didn't seem to pose a problem. Did you say if they are interchangeable? I would like to find a pair in a junk yard somewhere.
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:53 AM   #17
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I have the same mirrors on my 98 CC and my biggest gripe is also the extension for the PS mirror. My awning arms are in the view; although not blocking the complete view, they are distracting. It's not a matter of not seeing things, but I don't have the same view as the DS. A bolt on extension to the existing mount would be ideal.


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Thanks Don, I will be looking into the fan this week, we don't use the dash air so I figure it has to be the fan controller, I was also reading about a shroud that people have built since the fan blades extend beyond the original housing.
I have one of those shrouds and it really doesn't do much good. This was back in the days of not really understanding how the fan controller worked plus the fact that they were hard to come by and very expensive.

I did replace the first controller and it worked fine up until this trip. Temps were all over the place mostly going as high as 210 and then cooling down to 180. Trans temps likewise followed. What I had seen in the past was running at 195 and then turning on at 202 for the cool down. Cleaning connercors didn't cure the problem

My solution was to install a Source Engineering wax valve and dump the electronic controller. I have been traveling I 80 and 84 where there are some pretty good inclines. Ambient temps have been in the 90's and I have yet to see any temps over 197. This wax valve is the cats pajamas. Cost was right at what a new controller would cost.
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I also second the side view camera's! The PO had them installed already, and they are color, and give a great view, and are crystal clear! And the blind spots are completely gone! I truly love them! Rail!
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I have one of those shrouds and it really doesn't do much good. This was back in the days of not really understanding how the fan controller worked plus the fact that they were hard to come by and very expensive.

I did replace the first controller and it worked fine up until this trip. Temps were all over the place mostly going as high as 210 and then cooling down to 180. Trans temps likewise followed. What I had seen in the past was running at 195 and then turning on at 202 for the cool down. Cleaning connercors didn't cure the problem

My solution was to install a Source Engineering wax valve and dump the electronic controller. I have been traveling I 80 and 84 where there are some pretty good inclines. Ambient temps have been in the 90's and I have yet to see any temps over 197. This wax valve is the cats pajamas. Cost was right at what a new controller would cost.

Don, I think you clicked on the wrong thread!
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Look into "Top Hat" extensions for the top of the mirror from Velvac. If they have them for your existing mirror they may help. I used them in a previous coach and they were very helpful....now I have side cameras on top of my mirrors.
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Don, I think you clicked on the wrong thread!
See post #10 where the OP talks about the dust cloud
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I've got two different questions going here. thanks Don for the advice regarding the fan. I might start a different post regarding the fan controller fix because the set up that you have sounds interesting.

Thanks for all the ideas on the mirrors. I probably should have clarified my question better. When I traveled last week, I was towing my boat. I got into some tight roads where I was trying to look at my boat and overhead tree branches at the same time. I could either see down the side of the motorhome and boat or I could lean down or power the mirror up to see the branches. I wanted a overall view while driving, something I could look at while driving down the road.

I figured a longer arm would be helpful. Its like holding a vanity mirror up to your face, if you hold it close you see your nose, if you hold it further away you can see your whole face, but I didn't have any experience with the longer arms to see if my theory was correct.

The extensions on top of the mirrors sound like a great idea. I will look into those options.
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