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Old 10-10-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Oops!

Curse me for a fool for not paying more attention when I was going through a toll booth while traveling through Maryland. When the mirror struck it scared the bejees out of us. Thank God for the universal solution, duct tape. Ordered up a replacement from RV Pacific. Oh well, lesson learned.
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:38 PM   #2
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Whew ! bet you are happy it did not pull the bracket out of the motorhome !!
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:14 PM   #3
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:45 PM   #4
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All things considered: it could have been worse...
Glad to hear that the damage is limited, and a repair should be relatively easy.
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:36 PM   #5
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Oops is right! Happens more often than you might think!
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:12 PM   #6
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Double dang, that must have caused a heck of a racket. Would scare the beegeez out of me.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:22 PM   #7
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Yea, but you should see the toll booth.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:30 PM   #8
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Had a almost an even worse catastrophe in our first toll booth - thought I had room but was too close. Thought I put a new pinstripe on our coach. Just "kissed" the side and then back around. Lucky. Since I only go through oversized load gate or go through at about 1 mph. The 1 mph thing upsets those in back of me but hey it is our home and I won't be hurried.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:48 PM   #9
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This is a fear of mine. I have only gone through a couple of toll booths so far and have used the right "wide lane". It never bothered me with our travel trailer but with the new class A with those big mirrors I hold my breath and drive really slow.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:24 PM   #10
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For me it wasn't a tool booth, but a multi-lane stop light with 2 left turn lanes and 2 go straight lanes. I was in the right left turn lane; the guy in the left left turn lane was close to straddling the line. To my lane on the right was a flatbed 18 wheeler hanging to the left side of his lane. As I approached the light (all other traffic was already stopped) my RH mirror kissed the LH mirror of the truck. No damage to either, not even a mark, but the sound almost makes you need clean underwear.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:31 PM   #11
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Mirror damage is pretty common on the big DP's. When we had ours, there were many times the right mirror was just an inch or two from a big rigs mirror as we or he passed. Figure 9.5 feet of motor home width including mirrors, and in many places 12 foot lanes, receipt for white knuckle driving.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:16 AM   #12
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Had a "both going in the same direction" mirror accident on my Ford chassis Gemini. My driver's side mirror: damage to turn signal lens and convex lower mirror. Mirror was blasted 45' forward. Repair cost was minimal. Did not need to exercise my deductible. Scary moment. Nancy
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:03 PM   #13
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Note to self: leave plenty of room for the mirrors, and then add another inch or two!
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:23 PM   #14
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Glad to see I’m not the only one. Hit the mirror coming off the toll way in Wichita Ks this summer. The exit dumped me right into a construction zone heading east with no options. There were no detour signs on how to return to a westbound direction. With no driver’s side mirror and no detour signs it made for a funfilled situation interspersed with some choice words for the City of Wichita. Luckily there was no damage to the mirror.
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