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Old 07-25-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Broken outside mirror

My 2007 Cayman parked at campsite. We were outside reading when we heard a bang. Jumped up and went to drivers side to see what happened. A fellow camper parked beside us decided to change his spot and in his hast drove away with his full size awning fully extended. He hit our drivers side mirror knocking it off and hanging buy the wires! I was p---d off to say the least. The quay was very remorseful it was his maiden voyage.

I contacted Monaco in Oregon but their parts system was down and couldn't get me a price will call again today. Anybody know off supplier other than Monaco?

Not fun driving without outside mirror. Lucky I have the outside camera it really helped but I stayed in the right lane for our 1 hour ride home.
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My 2007 Cayman parked at campsite. We were outside reading when we heard a bang. Jumped up and went to drivers side to see what happened. A fellow camper parked beside us decided to change his spot and in his hast drove away with his full size awning fully extended. He hit our drivers side mirror knocking it off and hanging buy the wires! I was p---d off to say the least. The quay was very remorseful it was his maiden voyage.

I contacted Monaco in Oregon but their parts system was down and couldn't get me a price will call again today. Anybody know off supplier other than Monaco?

Not fun driving without outside mirror. Lucky I have the outside camera it really helped but I stayed in the right lane for our 1 hour ride home.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:51 AM   #3
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I knocked the right hand mirror off on my 2007 Scepter on it's maiden voyage. It was the mirror only, not the arm, broken connector, but Ramco only sold the mirror and connector as a set. $550 plus shipping for the mirror and connector, and that was 9 years ago. Good Luck.
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My mirrors are Velvac RV, Truck and Commercial Vehicle Mirrors, Parts and Components | Velvac

I was driving through a toll booth when the one on the passenger side jumped out and knocked off my mirror (no way it could have been my fault).

It broke off the pivot post, the main support on the motorhome was still in tact. Got to my destination and was able to download a Velvac parts page and contacted Velvac. The knew what I needed and overnighted me the part, it was ~$150 back 7 years ago.
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Try Salvage RV suppliers try this site, I have been lucky finding old ball parts or plan just saving money, don't be afraid to haggle. http://rvexteriorbodypanels.visonerv...bin/welcome.pl




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Ordered chrome mirror and black arm from Monaco for $664.. Will be tricky connecting wires while hole unit up will no doubt need a 2nd person. The wires are direct connect no plug connector.

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My mirrors are Velvac RV, Truck and Commercial Vehicle Mirrors, Parts and Components | Velvac

I was driving through a toll booth when the one on the passenger side jumped out and knocked off my mirror (no way it could have been my fault).

It broke off the pivot post, the main support on the motorhome was still in tact. Got to my destination and was able to download a Velvac parts page and contacted Velvac. The knew what I needed and overnighted me the part, it was ~$150 back 7 years ago.
Just my lower chrome covers for my velvac's were $200.00 EACH just purchased recently.
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Hurk - do what those of us that have no friends do - add extensions and or click connects
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Ordered chrome mirror and black arm from Monaco for $664.. Will be tricky connecting wires while hole unit up will no doubt need a 2nd person. The wires are direct connect no plug connector.

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On my coach the harness did have connectors however they were quite a ways in but long enough to pull out of the coach mounting hole and plug in to the new mirror.

I also did them myself using a tall roller cart but yes with two people it would be easier.

If there is indeed not a wire connector how about just purchasing 10 way wire connector and cutting he existing harness and building it.? Pretty simple in most cases.

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Once broke the RS mirror off our MH. Contacted Remco for a replacement, $750 plus shipping!!!!! It took the shop in Oregon about 15 minutes to change it out. Guess that goes with knowing what to do!
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Unlikely you need the whole assembly. However a shop will likely want to replace the whole thing because labor-wise it's cheaper that way. However using your own time you can fix for less. Do a YouTube search for how to repair / disassemble your brand of mirror. Contact the mirror manufacturer for parts as needed.
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Hurk - do what those of us that have no friends do - add extensions and or click connects

I'm not much of an electrician but I like the idea of click connects. I hope the color code wires on new mirror will be same as existing. With click connects I can connect then try remote the signal and heater trial and error


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Hurk-

I'm surprised to learn that your replacement mirrors do not have connectors on the wires. Our 2008 is full of Amp Universal Mate-N-Lok connectors (either original or the "II" version), including a whole bunch of them in the mirror circuits. I have a crimp tool, shells, pins and a de-pinning tool, as I'm always modifying or repairing some part of the factory wiring.

Once you get the replacements, could post pictures of the wires (without the connectors), and of the old mirror with its connectors? It would help the rest of us who may share advice in the future on these things.
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FYI Dont use scotch loks should you decide to splice the mirror harness.

Will the work..... Yes! The question is .....for how long? That is how long until your chasing the electrical boogie man over and over again.


I had to remove all my wires individually from the connectors to replace my mirrors

No big deal, just take a close look at the connectors and you will see how it comes apart and take some pics for future reference of wire location

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