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Old 01-21-2018, 04:01 PM   #1
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Loose side mirror

I have a Thor Aria 3601.

I have a loose P/S mirror and can't figure out how to tighten it. Any advice?
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Old 01-22-2018, 02:03 PM   #2
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If it is just the mirror and not the housing that is loose there are some clips that go between mirror and housing to reduce vibration.Call Thor and they might send you some. Solved our problem for over 20,000 miles. DIY install takes seconds.
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Old 01-22-2018, 02:15 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply.

No, it's the whole housing. I'm worried it will fall off.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:40 PM   #4
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Can you send us some photos of the mirror housing.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:43 PM   #5
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After looking at some photos of the mirror on line can you get under the dash inside when it is bolted through the body and try and tighten the bolts? Just a thought.
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:34 PM   #6
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I tried from the front, next to the generator, but can't see any bolts near the mirror housing. I don't know how to remove the covers in the front.

I attached a picture. You can see that gap.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:03 PM   #7
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Our old RV had allen bolts holding it into place. Just needed to tighten them with an allen wrench... try looking for a couple of backside holes and see what kind of attaching hardware they used.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:06 AM   #8
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Are there caps on the housing covering the bolts. If so, pry them off with a screwdriver to access the bolts underneath.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:07 AM   #9
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I have a Thor Aria 3601.

I have a loose P/S mirror and can't figure out how to tighten it. Any advice?
Are there caps on the housing covering the bolts. If so, pry them off with a screwdriver to access the bolts underneath.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:25 AM   #10
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Thank you all for your replies and help.

I took my Aria to the dealer. They told me this was the first time they had seen this.

The technician pried off the cap on the bottom of the mounting and unscrewed the post that holds the mirror and pulled it completely out of the housing, wiring attached. Then he was able to lift the plate off the mounting and all four screws were then visible and very loose. He tightened them, replaced the post holding the mirror, tightened the post then replaced the cap. All fixed in less than 10 minutes.
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:48 AM   #11
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That is excellent news! Thanks for the follow up.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:57 AM   #12
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Fix for Loose Aria Side Mirror

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Thank you all for your replies and help.

I took my Aria to the dealer. They told me this was the first time they had seen this.

The technician pried off the cap on the bottom of the mounting and unscrewed the post that holds the mirror and pulled it completely out of the housing, wiring attached. Then he was able to lift the plate off the mounting and all four screws were then visible and very loose. He tightened them, replaced the post holding the mirror, tightened the post then replaced the cap. All fixed in less than 10 minutes.
Thanks for the fix-it tip eewiilson! This will come in handy.
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:19 PM   #13
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My same mirror has come completely loose 3 times now. Continue to take it to Camping World to re-attach. Hopefully 3rd time is the charm. Anytime I take a long trip, I guess the vibration makes it loose again.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:17 PM   #14
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Mine came loose once...I tightened the self tapping oem screws. Next time, plan to replace with machine screws, lock washers, and nuts.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:31 AM   #15
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Just had the same thing happen to me on a cross country trip. Fixed the same way but you need to make sure to put " Blue Threadlock" on the screws holding it on or it will come loose again.
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