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Old 10-03-2015, 06:20 PM   #1
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Mirror Repair

I have a 2000 Tradewinds 37' with Velvac Model 2025 low mount mirrors. The right side mirror has been hit and will not maintain a fixed setting. I can not get the allen set screw to hold it secure. It floats terribly while driving making it unusable.
Is there a way to repair it myself or do I have to purchase a new mirror head?
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:37 PM   #2
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You may be able to drill and tap a new hole for the Allen bolt in a new location, or drill out the existing hole to the next size.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thank you for the information. Unfortunately I have removed it and there is a clip that secures the mirror from rotating and moving back and forth. I believe that clip is bent even though it has been straightened, but it mushrooms back out so I will still be working on that but I really appreciate your reply.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:53 PM   #4
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Do whatever you can to repair the one you have because if you need parts from Velvac you need an armored car full to pay for them.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:16 PM   #5
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I'm going to see if I can make it work even if I have to put some black gorilla tape on it. We have an opportunity to make one more run for this summer as the motorhome is new to us. We have made two trips one week each, and they were fantastic. I do have an idea that might just work I'll let you know. Thanks
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:06 PM   #6
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thought I would let you know was able to sand down the shaft at the top of the mirror head and also sand the clip that fits up in there. Was able to get it tight enough that it still vibrates but it is solid going down the road. I will say for this trip we stopped and bought some black Gorilla Tape just in case a tree jumps out and bites that mirror. So thanks for the assistance though for now I'll survive.
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I'm not familiar with the "clip" of which you speak, but I've been successful finding odd items like that at automotive paint shops. The one I frequent has displays racks of virtually every little fixture used in automobiles - parts that only an auto body repairman would probably need. Good luck!
PS: That Gorilla duct tape is the best there is, or ever was!
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These folks probably have one. They had several turn of the century Tradewinds on the lot.
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