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Old 11-21-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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**OUCH**

Anybody out there in the community ever replace an entire side view mirror assembly from the base out? I suddenly find myself in an extreme need to do so ; should i have a tech do it or is it fairly straight forward?
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:55 PM   #2
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I haven't done it, but I saw the requirement to do so on an Aspire back in 2013 at Spartan school when a guy pulled in after dark and took off Mucho's (don't see simon here much any more) mirror. I think I remember it being a $3000 bill for the parts from the coach out and for Spartan to replace.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:03 PM   #3
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The cap is fiberglass with wood reinforcement. Assuming your damage is mirror only I think it would not be terrible. I saw one guy at Entegra getting one, but for some reason the factory had to replace both. I don't know if it was for matching or for defects. The thing I would be concerned with is damage like fracturing to the fiberglass cap. In that case I would recommend professional help. I did see one guy on another forum who bought a similar mirror to OEM but nicer with arrow turn signals. I think he bought it off eBay or a RV parts site. It looked nice after completed.
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Definitely need to check the inside for cracked fiberglass.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:13 PM   #5
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I didn't have to replace the arm, just the mirrors and swivel ball. Sent the assembly back to mirror manufacturer and they rebuilt it for $150. Reassembly was straight-forward reasonably easy with DW as an extra set of hands. The hardest part was splicing the wires.

A new arm plus mirror would have cost over $900.

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Old 11-21-2015, 09:52 PM   #6
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Ernie, Strange you should mention it. Every time I slide in the seat preparing to back the Beast out of it's roost I say to myself "careful with that pilot mirror." I have to make a slight turn adjustment when backing out of the barn bringing the driver mirror within inches of a support. I ticked it once with another coach but I think a tick on this one would result in a very bad day. The outside edge of the mirror is kind of a blind spot on my coach. I knew it would be big bucks if I screwed up.

I can certainly empathize with your
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:56 PM   #7
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My previous MH had Remco mirrors like this one. I replaced one for around $400 as I recall, wasn't hard.
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I have but since different mirrors are different I'm not up to telling you exactly how without eyes on.

Mine are heated and adjustable... And it got tore off so I had to figure out everything.. Got most of it working.
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I replaced mine on the TS...same mirror when I feel off the ladder and landed on the mirror tearing it off and breaking it.

Easy fix...take one of the sheet metal screws that mount the mirror to the hardware (Ace had them) store and get matching stainless steel machine screws, washers and self locking nuts. If you tore the mirror off the fiberglass holes will be torn out and screws will not hold the new mirror. The rest is plug and play.

Forgot to add the mirror plugs in and it normally has foam sprayed around it. Follow the wires until you locate the plug. Don't cut the wires, the plug is there. Foam is the fast easy way to waterproof the plug.
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Ah, thanks guys...got the thing apart and off the coach today. Kind of had to "reverse" engineer things to get it apart. I barely tapped the bloody thing against a girder in our storage bay and the arm snapped in two.
Looks to be fairly straight forward, arm was the only damage. The base and associated fiberglass was not damaged as far as I can tell. No glass cracks, no base movement, etc. - base is strong and well mounted!
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They are easy to repair and glad there was no damage to the fiberglass. I not only ripped mine out of the fiberglass, broke the mirrors and bruised two ribs. The mirror healed quick
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They are easy to repair and glad there was no damage to the fiberglass. I not only ripped mine out of the fiberglass, broke the mirrors and bruised two ribs. The mirror healed quick

Chuck, you seem to have the worst luck around motorhomes, please don't do airplanes.
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Chuck, you seem to have the worst luck around motorhomes, please don't do airplanes.
Learned a lesson, don't wax the front cap from an 8 ft ladder on a windy day
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Ah, thanks guys...got the thing apart and off the coach today. Kind of had to "reverse" engineer things to get it apart. I barely tapped the bloody thing against a girder in our storage bay and the arm snapped in two.
Looks to be fairly straight forward, arm was the only damage. The base and associated fiberglass was not damaged as far as I can tell. No glass cracks, no base movement, etc. - base is strong and well mounted!
I've heard you should use Locktite on those mounting bolts....unless they are screws of course. I think blue Locktite is the kind that can be removed.
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