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Old 12-18-2022, 05:14 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me if the front mirror arms will rotate flush with the front of the coach?
if i cant rotate they will be sticking out my shop and wont be able to close the door

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Old 12-19-2022, 09:29 AM   #2
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JMHO: If you're that tight on clearance to the door, you'll probably be in trouble with the front bumper as the air suspension lowers.
The action of the suspension " kneeling " will move the coach body forward approx 4". The rear tires don't move but the geometry of the front suspension causes the forward movement as it airs down.
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Old 12-19-2022, 04:46 PM   #3
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Not without loosening the set screws for the mirror arms. But if you do that, you should shorten the over length by several inches.

It's a Velvac brand mirror if you want to look up the parts diagrams.
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Old 12-20-2022, 12:59 AM   #4
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As Gary has said, it's a Velvac mirror that was used as OE (original equipment) and I'm fairly certain it's a 2030 series that was used on the Tropi-cal. The set screws that he is referring to are located on what Velvac refers to as the "9-inch radius base"

I have attached service bulletin #103 that shows the location of the set screws and the components and function of the radius base along with the instructions on replacing the head, arm, and base.
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