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Old 08-26-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Driver's Side Mirror Ripped Off

Sadly, while my Class A was parked in its assigned storage space, the driver's side mirror was completely ripped off by the neighboring 5th wheel. I am still waiting for the insurance companies to deal with the details of coverage. However, the question I have here is: any recommendations as to how to affix a temporary mirror so I can drive the rig to the repair shop? I will likely have to drive between 25 - 50 miles from its current location. Thanks for your advice.
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Ask the insurance company's adjuster, because it's a safety issue. Maybe they'll pay to have the mirror replaced on-site, or will pay to have the unit towed.
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Ask the insurance company's adjuster, because it's a safety issue. Maybe they'll pay to have the mirror replaced on-site, or will pay to have the unit towed.
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I would but it seems both my insurance carrier and the other one either don't have telephones which return calls, the adjusters have stepped away from their desks, or they are busy helping other customers. Yeah, thinking about changing my insurance carrier. GMAC/National General is a disappointment. But, otherwise, thanks for your advice.
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Try calling any local mobil rv techs. Sometimes they work miracles. They might can locate replacement and repair on site.
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I would but it seems both my insurance carrier and the other one either don't have telephones which return calls, the adjusters have stepped away from their desks, or they are busy helping other customers. Yeah, thinking about changing my insurance carrier. GMAC/National General is a disappointment. But, otherwise, thanks for your advice.
Just a thought....you could leave them a message to call soon or your next call is to the Insurance Commissioner (Or whatever state agency regulates them in the state you are from). Sometimes you have to be the squekiest wheel. JMHO
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If the body of the MH is not damaged and the upper or lower part of the mirror is torn off and it is a Velvac, they are not hard to replace. I did mine (I tore it off as well). Also it was not hard to get, which my dealer did over night (for a fee).

If those conditions exist a good mobile guy can do this in a few hours.
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I went to an auto, o'riellys or napa etc and found a truck mirror for about 20 bucks that even had the same hole pattern as the Velvac. It worked ok until the other got fixed.
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Try these folks for a used mirror, and find a mobile RV tech that will install it for you on=site. After that, it's just a matter of painting it.
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If it is the mirror and not the body mount (I had the same thing happen) You would be surprised what one can do with coat hangers and duct tape. LOL Worked for 2000 miles and for keeping trucks away, until I could get parts at a location for a fix.

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Thank you all for responding! Today, the other guy's insurance carrier (Nationwide) contacted me. They seem to be genuinely interested in resolving the issue. As for National General, not a peep. Even placed a call to my 'adjusters boss' and he seems unable to call, too. No problem. When my policy comes up for renewal, they wont get my money. Problem solved. Again, thanks to all for your response!
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Sadly, while my Class A was parked in its assigned storage space, the driver's side mirror was completely ripped off by the neighboring 5th wheel. I am still waiting for the insurance companies to deal with the details of coverage. However, the question I have here is: any recommendations as to how to affix a temporary mirror so I can drive the rig to the repair shop? I will likely have to drive between 25 - 50 miles from its current location. Thanks for your advice.
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Thank you all for responding! Today, the other guy's insurance carrier (Nationwide) contacted me. They seem to be genuinely interested in resolving the issue. As for National General, not a peep. Even placed a call to my 'adjusters boss' and he seems unable to call, too. No problem. When my policy comes up for renewal, they wont get my money. Problem solved. Again, thanks to all for your response!
Sounds like you have resolved the problem but if you have to drive it that 25 miles or so you could have your spouse or friend with a radio or cell phone drive behind you so that if you needed to change lanes they could advise you the lane is clear. I'd suspect you'd stay in the right hand lane but if you needed to change that would work.
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