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Old 05-05-2021, 08:42 PM   #21
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Thank you so much! I ll try it. Good luck to you!

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Old 05-05-2021, 10:41 PM   #22
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The lobe on the ball end of the mirror and the gap in the retaining lip on the mount. This is the best I can do, but after you pull the axel bolt from the bottom, soak the seam with a good penetrating lube and wiggle the arm back and forth. Then line up the lobe by lifting as you move it back and forth to find the alignment so that the lobe can pass through the slot in the mount.


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Old 05-06-2021, 05:07 AM   #23
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I did use stainless bolts and nuts to replace the lag screws. I drilled through the plywood blocks and had the DW hold the bolts while I barely reached them in the generator compartment to get the nuts started. Have not come loose again though.
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Old 06-24-2021, 04:57 PM   #24
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I had to remove the plastic cowling

We had a mirror attached with only two screws. IN heavy midwest winds, it was unacceptable. I worked several hours to try to free the swing arm using WD40 and PB Blaster. I was probably making the mirror mount looser as I did this. Eventually we stopped at a truck trailer repair stop. I had them cut off the plastic cowling with a recip saw. One cut on top at each side of the swing arm. Then they put thru bolts washers and locking nuts after drilling out the holes. This is the way it should have been mounted. We probably will not reinstall the plastic cowling, just wire brush and paint the mirror mount fitting. You can see more details on FB: https://www.facebook.com/berne.stober/
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:07 PM   #25
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You can see more details on FB:
Not if I don't have a FB account. This site can host your photos as attachments so people don't have to click through to other places on the Interweb to see what you are talking about.

BTW - Welcome to the forum. As a new user your posts with links are moderated until you have a few posts under your belt. Once the links are verified as "non-SPAM" the post is approved.
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:21 PM   #26
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I agree: Welcome aboard!
Ted is 100% right about getting some posts under your belt; before they allow you to add images.
In fact: I'm pretty sure that they're about ready to make up their minds about me...
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:27 PM   #27
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hey everyone heard great reviews about this. I ordered and will place on all screws $6
That stuff is almost like magic.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:55 PM   #28
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Loose side mirror

Fine, I am just trying to help folks who will never be able to free the swing arm since its frozen in. My Thor Tuscany XTE is a 2016 and has seen camping in all lower 48 states. That plastic cowling as far as I can tell is nothing more than decorative. But even if cut the way I had, it can be replaced with perhaps some epoxy. Will of course have two seams where the cuts were made. I have posted most of the many repairs I have made on my FB account and some of the RV repair groups on FB. Ignoring FB will cause you to miss much good and useful information on RVing, just my opinion, take care.
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:11 AM   #29
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We visited the service center in Wakarusa who did exactly that: Replaced the screws with steel screws and use nylock bolts. Quick and easy job they said and a "WELL KNOWN PROBLEM" Go figure
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:36 AM   #30
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hey everyone heard great reviews about this. I ordered and will place on all screws $6

I keep Loctite Blue, Orange & Red in my toolkit. Blue for stuff you want to possibly remove... Orange for propane fittings... Red for fittings you may as well weld together!!
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