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Old 08-02-2017, 05:45 PM   #29
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Oooooo...... That looks like more that just a crack in the fiberglass.... Definitely left a mark didn't it..... I smashed my passenger side mirror and that's when I discovered just how poorly MH mirrors are attached to the coach.... Long screws through one thin layer of fiberglass....
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I didn't break the fiberglass but my driver side mirror came loose. One screw pulled loose and the other broke. The back 2 screws held the mirror on, barely.
I tried all kinds of fixes to get it back on using the original holes. Finally a guy at the hardware store told me he had the same thing happen, went through the same process I was with no results and ended up lowering the mirror a bit and putting in 4 new stainless steel screws. I filled the holes, lowered the mirror a bit so it still covered the old holes and put the new screws in. So far, so good.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:30 AM   #31
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I opened my generator section which gave me access to where the screws came through the fiberglass..... I then cut I piece of oak 1" X 2", pre drilled the screw holes in the wood, had someone hold the wood in place and drove the screws through the fiberglass into the wood and now my mirror is rock solid.....
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I opened my generator section which gave me access to where the screws came through the fiberglass..... I then cut I piece of oak 1" X 2", pre drilled the screw holes in the wood, had someone hold the wood in place and drove the screws through the fiberglass into the wood and now my mirror is rock solid.....
I really wish I could have done the same thing. The upper mirror bolts would have come through the inside above the dashboard and the lowers would have been somewhere under the dashboard where no man, woman or child could have found them.

I don't understand why ( I do, actually, they're cheap) manufacturers put a heavy mirror on with 4 inch and a half number 14 wood screws. Not even stainless steel. They should have a metal plate with welded nuts on it backing these things up. More cheap shortcuts by the manufacturers.
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You got it..... Cheapest way possible.... Once the screws are stripped out of the original holes in the fiberglass, there's no way the mirrors can be solidly mounted again without some sort of modification..... Also - it doesn't take much of an impact to strip the screws.....
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Drove over that dam once to save the toll on 95 ($25). That was the first and last time I drove over it. I gladly pay the toll now.
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Update: I tried to get a new mirror sent to our campground we were staying at, but could not make it happen. We decided to drive home (1.5 hours) I had a great spotter in the passenger seat and the side camera helped big time. We made it home with njo problems. I will update on the repairs. Thanks for all the comments and helpful suggestions.
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Yep, we had an incident on that dam back in 1976. Not my favorite place.
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Here is the fix. Who needs a body shop...it seems stronger than before. Again, sorry for the sideways pic nowClick image for larger version

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