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Old 07-23-2019, 05:28 PM   #1
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Velvac Mirrors coming loose at swivel

We have just spent 5 weeks in the Yukon in our Forrester 2291 Class C motor home. The roads in the north are very rough and the mirrors didn't survive.

They are both loose at the swivel point, not where the mirror mounts on the arm but where the arm connects to the truck attachment point. This allows the arm to bounce up and down making the mirrors very hard to use but more importantly they make a "click" with every bounce. This "click" uses the entire door as a sound board and the noise is quite distracting.

We were able to drive a piece of plastic into the gap at the attachment point and wrap it in with electrical tape to hold it in place, but that prevents swinging the mirror in.

I thought I might be able to tighten the joint up but a plate on the underside says: " CAUTION DO NOT REMOVE THIS COVER NO SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE".

Has anyone had this problem with their class C mirrors and what did you do?


Does anyone know about this joint and how it might be tightened up?


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Mike Stanlake
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:47 PM   #2
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Plan for replacement, soon! To get the width at a reasonable price, I was stuck with the same brand. I got the kind where the arm is between the mount, instead of the one with one support for the arm. Internally, there is a very strong spring held in place with pot metal. It is pressed together, not something you can tighten or take apart safely.

Had one break while stationary, but in the middle of a three week trip. Cobbled together a fix with a bolt, washer, and a few other bits. Made it stationary though. The other side broke as well, a couple of months later. Again, do not try to take it apart because of the spring pressure. Do plan for it to fall off, even while parked. Protect doors, maybe wrap the joint with good tape, etc.

Google velvac exploding mirrors for more experiences.
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