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Old 03-01-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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Passenger mirror ..entire bracket coming loose

Need help...1000 miles from home, traveling from Las cruces NM to Tucson. Passanger mirror begins jiggling, coming loose from coach,3 of 4 mounting screws loosening...we tighten them, 10 minutes down the road begins to jiggle and shake again. Stop again tighten and secure with duct tape. Once again the problem continues, stop add additional duct tape and pray we make it to Tucson .
WHO DO WE CONTACT FOR HELP?
IT IS A 2013 COACHMAN MIRADA 29D W/6000 MILES... SCARY AND NOT SAFE....
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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If they feel tight when you tighten them, can you try loctite on threads?
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:43 PM   #3
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Pics would be good if you want a mcgyver style fix to get you bye. What type of material are the screws going into? What type of screws?
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:49 PM   #4
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If they feel tight when you tighten them, can you try loctite on threads?
One spins...we are crossing the desert ,no locktite on board or for miles around I squirted a bit of super glue around head, not expecting much success.) Added additional duct tape. (Looks real classy)
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:51 PM   #5
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Phillips head going into body of coach. ..can't see back side....
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:53 PM   #6
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I would search RV repair near wherever you are now. The screws are probably stripped and will need to be replaced. You have a side view camera? Good in a pinch.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:10 PM   #7
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Thank you...we are about 20 min from today's destination. ..will do some calling.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:21 PM   #8
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Sounds good. Hope you get it fixed and back on the road safely. I know what its like when "stuff" happens. If you're headed for an RV park you will have plenty of help.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:30 AM   #9
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Technician removed screws, discovered manufacturer defect. Mirror was miss mounted at the factory by about 1/2 to 3/4 " resulting in the 2 forward screws installed thru coach skin missing the solid backing,
allowing mirror to loosen with wind and vibration.
This is a 2013 Mirada 29ds, w/6000 mi. We are the 2nd owner. We learned warranty is not transferable. Their suggestion...remount mirror making contact with backing ,fill 4 unused holes with Butyl tape, seal around bracket with silicone sealant. (Hoping 2 miss drilled holes won't show....)
Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:44 AM   #10
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Based on your discovery, there are 3 basic ways to solve the problem. Move the mirror, move the backing plate or add backing to the void. If option one is elected you can still have the skin repaired at a body shop to eliminate the offensive divots. That will take time so I suggest you slap some 100mph tape over the holes until you get home and have time to deal with it. You do not want water in there.

To me, this is simply more evidence that Quality is job None at Coachmen.
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