RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
gg
Senior Member
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Thumb, MI
Posts: 309
OH NO - Ramco Mirror Bolt

Well I thought I was dead on the road with no Driver side Mirror

Driving thought Georgia, we hit a rough patch of road for about 20 miles and I noticed the driver side mirror had moved outward. This was the first road trip with a new camera mirror that I had replaced. The camera had died and Ramco Engineering had sent a free replacement with instructions.
The replacement required me to remove the mirror arm bolt, unplug two wire harnesses, and replace the convex mirror w/camera and then reinstall.

I had hand torqued the 3/8 in by 3 1/4 in long bolt until the arm felt solid.

We found and exit and in a large parking lot I proceeded to adjust the mirror. I then thought a little more torque would eliminate the movement so I gave it another 1/4 turn - Bang The bolt turn free The casting broke. The mirror hangs by the wires. DW comes to my aid and we unpluged the wires and remove the mirror.

After some thought I measured the thread depth in the arm and using the broke casting as a washer I would need a 3/8 by 4 in bolt. I found a NAPA store down the road that I could walk to and was in Luck they had a bolt.
We lost approx 1 hour and we were on the road.

The final fix was a new cast bracket and bolt $32.00 + $15.00 overnite shipping. Correct bolt torque for the mirror bolt is 26 Ft -Lbs.

Thanks to Matt Everman at Ramco Engrg for all the great help .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mirror bolt & casting.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	129.4 KB
ID:	20700   Click image for larger version

Name:	save mirror position.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	199.6 KB
ID:	20701  

Click image for larger version

Name:	new mirror cast bracket.jpg
Views:	306
Size:	191.5 KB
ID:	20702  
__________________
2009 Safari Simba 34SBD, WH W22 GM 8.1L 6k Sterling tow bar, US Gear Unified Tow brake,98 Blazer 4wd, Remco Prop shaft, Alaska Tested
gg is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-04-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 16,302
Good info on the fix......Ramco has always been very nice to deal with.
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018 (Freightliner)
2019 Ford Raptor
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.