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Old 08-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Velvac 2020 mirror assistance

My 2006 Sunseeker on the Ford E-450 chassis has the Velvac 2020 Standard head mirrors. Departing for our Branson trip I adjusted the right mirror down a bit for better visibility. An hour down the road the head of the mirror slipped vertically to where all I could see was the white line going by the outside dual.
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At our lunch stop I adjusted it again, did not seem to be loose or anything. No sooner got back on the interstate than the mirror slipped downward again, this time I watched it slide downward... Great. No right side view mirror, had to rely on my wonderful co-pilot/naviguesser to make sure I didn't run anybody off the road changing lanes to the right.

Now, the only set screw I found is that 3/16 allen head for adjusting the mirror in or out, no screw or bolt adjustment for tilting the mirror up or down. The documentation on the Velvac website lacks, well, somewhat.
The "manual" in the coach is the same as on the web site.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to keep the mirror head from slipping down vertically any more? Do I need replacement parts, or a new mirror head? Any help will be appreciated. I'm attaching photos so you can see what I have.

Chris in Virginia
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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It appears that mirror came as remote adjusting or manual. If manual appears to me its a friction fit inside the head just like cars had for years. There appears to be a way to contact tech service for help maybe?
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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VinceU, I thought I'd try the savvy folks on the forum here before I gave the folks at Velvac a whack. Yes, it looks like they use a friction type ball socket, but is there a way to get to it to adjust?
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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Thats why the techies, I couldn't figure how to get it out without breaking the glass, mabe that the way? Without a doubt its a one time push fit to make it look good and keep it in! I saw one place to renew the small enhansed mirror, they sell you both.....
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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Recently replaced the mirror on wife's Honda van. The glass clipped onto the motor mechanism. Can't remember if it was slide the glass up or slide it down to take it out.

I don't know about your mirror, but I'd bet the glass comes out with a slide or twist in some direction or another..... Then you can access the mechanics...
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