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Old 05-30-2017, 08:50 PM   #1
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Mirror moves on its own

I just completed my "shakedown" trip in my 98 HR Endeavor in prep for going FT this summer. During the trip, when we hit rough road, the right side mirror arm would move inward on its own. I would compensate by adjusting the glass, but it eventually would get to the point where I was looking at the side of the coach. We'd pull over, move the mirror in and start the process over again.
The hex nut that is supposed to control the arm is not loose, in fact, its frozen. Any ideas on how to approach this without a trip to the shop?
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:32 PM   #2
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I'd use PB Blaster on the frozen bolt. Try to remove it after a good soaking. The bolt may be all the way tightened. After removal, see if a washer or some other modification can be made to allow tightening of the swivel. If you can identify the brand, you might look on their website for further ideas.
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I checked the manufacturer site. Parts are no longer available. But the PB Blaster is a good idea.
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Old 05-31-2017, 12:34 PM   #4
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Many mirrors use a cone shaped spacer to tighten the mirror. That hex nut is putting pressure on the cone. You need to free up the nut and free up the spacer and then retighten.
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If their like ours which are Velvac there is a round plug at the base of the arm directly below the mirror head you pry out. There is a 9/16" bolt you tighten. We had the same issue last year after having to tuck the arms in for storage. The allen screw controls the head movement, you probably need to tighten the head to the arm. just my .02
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The locked screw is seized and not tightly holding the mirror. Use PB Blaster or similar to un-seize it, then snug up the mirror head with it.
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I've used an impact screwdriver on screws that don't want to turn:

https://www.harborfreight.com/impact...ase-37530.html
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