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Old 11-04-2018, 12:36 AM   #1
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Do exterior mirrors fold in?

Do the exterior mirrors on a 2015 Sprinter chassis (2016 WB Navion) fold in? They look like they would, but I've tried and can't get them to move. I didn't want to break them by trying too hard.
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:36 AM   #2
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Sure do.
They are held in position by a spring cam that rotates around several detents in the mount. You can swing them forward or back from the viewing position. Just push on the two arms with pretty good force and they will move for ya.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:01 AM   #3
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Looked like they should fold.
I put a fair amount of pressure and nothing.
Was careful and didn't want to break them.
Tool leap of faith and pushed really hard.
Folded just fine.
Takes more force that you might think to fold.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:36 AM   #4
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Grip both the upper and lower arms and apply firm force.
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Looked like they should fold.
I put a fair amount of pressure and nothing.
Was careful and didn't want to break them.
Tool leap of faith and pushed really hard.
Folded just fine.
Takes more force that you might think to fold.
Yah, it takes the leap of faith. Afraid they'll break then the spring finally gives...

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Old 01-03-2019, 04:27 PM   #6
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A quick shot of silicone or spray lithium and they'll free up in a hurry. Focus on the metal with the detents in it.
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It does take a good hard shove, especially for the first time, here is a video, https://youtu.be/mNc2SfPS_a8. Once you get it folded spray some white lithium grease or silcone on the plastic teeth you can see in this picture. That will make it easier for future foldings.
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Glad to see the earlier posts in this thread about the recalcitrant mirrors. Rather than using brute force, I applied WD40 to the notches behind the mirror and was easily able to reposition it. Tada!
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I fianlly got around to folding back mirrors for the first time. I sprayed silicone spray into the mechanism and they folded back with only moderate pressure. I appreciate all the advice.
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:40 AM   #10
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Speaking of folding mirrors, do any of you out there experience constant mirror glass vibrating when on the road?
Since new, both mirrors vibrate and blur the image when moving. I have removed the glass and see the somewhat lame plastic ring mounting that doesn't appear to be strong enough to hold the glass steady. It's pretty annoying and wondering if anyone has any solutions that have worked to stiffen them up. The bottom parabolic mirrors are steady as a rock and that's what I'm looking for the big rear view mirrors.
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Nope, mine are rock solid. 2015, Mercedes cargo van (Winnebago Era)
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:11 AM   #12
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Yeah, the cargo vans do not have the extension arms like the class C's do.
Mine is a 17 Wbgo View and the extension arms, being spring loaded, have a tendency to vibrate and that amplifies the mirror glass vibrations to where, at times, all I see a blur.
Just wondering if anyone has come up with a good solution to tighten up the mirror glass.
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:26 AM   #13
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Mirror Fold in

I felt my passenger side needed to come in a little. Asked the wife to move it in a little. Expressed the black frame several times. She misunderstood and instead moved the glass mirror in. it popped out and hit the asphalt drive and was in pieces. We have electric mirrors for adjusting. DUH. Needless to say we were on our way out the drive for a weekend trip. Got to the end of the drive and backed back in. No trip that weekend. Ordered a new glass but still havent figured out how to get it in to stay.
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Hit the side of a bridge just right and you'll see that mirror fold right in.
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