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Old 11-13-2018, 08:55 PM   #1
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Replacement Driver Side Mirror for 2015 Berk?

I had an odd incident with my Berk while driving in a construction zone in Pennsylvania. They narrowed the road to the left side to go right beside the concrete divider. Those dividers contain signs that extend out beyond the barrier, which is no problem if there is a shoulder beside the barrier, but they forced us to drive on that shoulder. Then, a construction worker moved toward the driving area to retrieve some debris and I diverted left while watching him.

Bottom line is that my driver side mirror hit a sign. It didn't damage the outside housing, since it managed to rotate out of the way. And, the camera survived, FWIW. But, the flat and concave mirror shattered and fell off.

So, my question is whether anybody knows of the source of these mirrors. I'll contact Forest River, but I expect they will be very expensive from them. In other cases, such as for the headlights, I've found that they charge way more than their source for parts like this.

Attached is a picture of what I've got left. It looks like all of the mount is still there. Note that I taped the camera in place to give me a substitute left-side mirror.

I also attach a picture of my subsequent temporary replacement, which is a "West Coast" truck mirror from NAPA and a convex mirror attached below.

Any help on the correct replacement would be appreciated.

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Old 11-13-2018, 09:48 PM   #2
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My complete mirror, arm and all got knocked off couple weeks ago. I called Forest River and they quoted me a price of almost $700 for the complete assembly.

Since the other guys insurance is paying for it I got a quote at a body shop. The Body Shop price on the mirror assembly is about 450 and they say it is coming to them from Forest River also. Not sure why they quoted me so much more than the body shop.
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:50 PM   #3
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the price comparison, Dan. I wonder if I should try going through a dealer. I'll be spending some time in Tucson, so I might find a dealer near there.

I've been searching on the web, and can't find a source for the Berk mirrors.

Pacific RV Mirrors has hanging mirrors for the Fleetwood American Tradition.

Velvac has a variety of mirrors that hang, but are different from the Berk.

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Old 11-13-2018, 10:25 PM   #5
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I didn't search for another source very long as I don't recall ever seeing the same style on another coach.

Aren't you sure some other parts didnt getting knocked off around the motor section?

BTW, mine does not have a camera in it.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:47 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure the supplier is Ramco Engineering in Elkhart,
800-321-4818 / 574-266-1455. Give them a call and let us all know what happens. Good luck.
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Plano pat thanks. I called them and gave them the year model and coach and they knew exactly what I needed.
The complete arm in 3 pieces was 106.56.
I'm afraid I didn't ask for the cost of the head which he needs as mine would be different than his since I don't have a camera in mine.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:37 PM   #8
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Planopat,
Thanks. I'll call them when my travels settle next week. I'll let you know what happened.

Dan,
I agree about the concern that other things broke. But, I can't see any damaged parts. OTOH, I don't know what holds it all together, since you can't screw from the front.

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Andy had me call Velvac (800-783-8871) when I needed replacement mirrow glass.... had what I needed.....
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