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Mirrors

Yahoo Message Number: 29
I'd like to adjust the right mirror by turning it inward a bit as the
electric adjustment of the top panel doesn't allow me to bring it in
enough.

I can find nothing in then Kodiak or Jayco manual on this. I removed
the black cap at the bottom of the arm that the mirror sits on thinking
there would something there to loosen so I could turn it in. Appears
that is not the case. Anyone else addressed this? We are leaving for
a long weekend tomorrow and I'd sure like to turn that mirror in a bit -
otherwise I have to lean way back to see the side of the MH.

Thanks

Don

Re: Mirrors

Reply #1
Yahoo Message Number: 30
I have a similar problem. But I cannot get away from a small dead spot
when a car is just about even with rear edge of passenger side door.
Added a suction cup mirror on a short arm that picks up side of MH and
the blind area. Got it at CW.
http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/index.cfm/Outdoor-and-RV-Accessories/TowNSee-Mirror/Convex/skunum=33272

Re: Mirrors

Reply #2
Yahoo Message Number: 31
Thanks Ron. Looks good. Next visit to CW I'm going to buy one.

Don

ps Off to Waterford Hills in a couple of hours.


Re: Mirrors

Reply #3
Yahoo Message Number: 32
Good Morning Gentlemen, I looked at stick on blind spot mirrors and
not finding any of them suitable, I added one of the Pod Mount mirrors
from here. http://www.sureplus.com/products/safety.htm
I initially mounted one on the passenger side, but liked the
additional visibility so much I added one on the drivers side as well.
The only place I found to purchase these were from the large truck
dealerships. I don't have any pictures available, but if you look at
trucks on the highway, you'll see these, they mount them on the side
of the hood near the front of the truck. Some of them are mounted far
enough forward that they provide visibility to the front of the truck.
http://www.sureplus.com/products/safety.htm
"Pod Mount"
The World's Best Surface Mount Truck Safety Mirror
Fully Adjustable
OUTSIDE the hood!
(No need to raise
the hood to adjust.)

Unlike any other surface or hood mount mirror available, Sure Plus'
new "POD MOUNT" eliminates the potential danger and inconvenience of
having to raise the hood to adjust the angle of arm orientation.
Simply remove one set-screw on the pod cover and make all your
adjustments with the hood down, where it normally rests... where you
can see the mirror's view angle rather than the old "set & guess"
methods you must use with the others!
Best of all, "POD MOUNT" is mountable at any angle, which allows
vision and blind spot elimination in front of the cab and down the
side preventing front end and lane change accidents.

Mirror Alignment

Reply #4
Yahoo Message Number: 33
Hi Don ~
As you probably, know the mirror arm has a "breakaway" swivel feature that allows the arm to move forward and back, with an indentation to hold it in a default position. The best solution I found was to swivel the entire mirror arm outward a few inches to improve the angle of view, and then readjust both right side mirrors. If tilted properly the lower mirror prevents any blind spots.
On our recent trip to Alaska, the arm stayed in place most of the time. As a more permanent solution though, I plan to drill two holes in the bracket that attaches the mirror arm to the chassis, and screw in two small sheet metal screws to act as a fore and aft retainer. Besides holding the mirror arm firmly in place, if the mirror were to hit anything, the heads of the screws would sheer off maintaining the emergency breakaway feature.
Hope that helps.

Craig

From: KodiakChassisClassC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:KodiakChassisClassC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Donald A. Leslie
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 6:05 PM
To: Kodiak
Subject: [KodiakChassisClassC] Mirrors


I'd like to adjust the right mirror by turning it inward a bit as the
electric adjustment of the top panel doesn't allow me to bring it in
enough.

I can find nothing in then Kodiak or Jayco manual on this. I removed
the black cap at the bottom of the arm that the mirror sits on thinking
there would something there to loosen so I could turn it in. Appears
that is not the case. Anyone else addressed this? We are leaving for
a long weekend tomorrow and I'd sure like to turn that mirror in a bit -
otherwise I have to lean way back to see the side of the MH.

Thanks

Don