Originally Posted by drebit
We just purchased a 2014 Ventana 3436 and while driving it home to Reno noticed the passenger mirror would shake quite a bit when we hit large bumps. When I got home I noticed some stress cracks on top of where the cover for the mount is. My bad in not catching this before we picked up the coach.
It appears the mirror and cover will have to be removed and the fiberglass fixed and repainted. Access to the back side is a concern to me as it appears the dash might have to come out.
I wonder if anyone has had this issue and how costly was it to fix.
Mine is an earlier RV and might be somewhat different.
The bottom of the cover has a hole with a cap inserted. The cap is plastic and can be pried out. Inside is a large bolt that goes into the threads in the arm. Removal of the bolt allows the arm to be pulled upward (it's usually very snug). The wiring has a connector on the end and access to that connector varies. On mine, I can see the plug from the generator compartment (look up). With the mirror/arm removed, the cover can be pulled off (may have sealer holding it). Under that cover is the arm support and usually has 4 screws to hold it to the body. Takes me about 10 minutes but I've done it before. The problem may be that the mount is screwed to the body rather than being held with nuts/bolts/washers. My screws were loose ... I drilled thru and used stainless bolts and elastic-stop-nuts with stainless fender washers ... no more shake and far more secure.