hymer mirrors

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  1. wizzer59

    wizzer59 Funster

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    Having driven my new to me Hymer down from scotland over the weekend, the one thing I did notice was how much the rear view mirrors wobbled about, any fixes for this ?
     
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    Just asked Ed, definitely no Wobble, is the bed secure as you travel.
     
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    Hi Carol
    Mmm that moves about a bit as well, why?
     
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    Make sure you have the straps on tight, another tip, put a towel under the cooker lid when travelling. :)
     
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    Not something you think of but the mirror is attached to the bed., forgot to put that. We are off to Wrenbury, if I don't get on line for a few days it's because we have no internet. Lots to discover with the van have fun
    :)
     
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    Thanks Carol no its the outside ones mainly, have great time,

    No one else noticed the wing mirrors wobbling????(n)
     
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    I had the same problem and on mine 2001 B584 there is an Allen bolt that goes up from bottom of mirror bracket and if you tighten this it seats the pivot into internal castlation. They are prone to seizing up, when you rotate mirror it should lift a little compressing a spring.
     
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    Sorry not sure I understand, my mirrors don't feel loose but I will have a look tomorrow. did you manage to cure the wobble?
     
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    Mine did seem wobbly on the bracket but they do still wobble a little, more vibrate, but try Allen screw it may help, not to tight though as it goes into ally.
     
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    Had a quick look today as I was washing it and it looks like both are seized so will have a look when Ive got time(y)
     
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    In this image mirror bracket is in normal position image.jpg
    Just taken a couple of photo's to hopefully show how the mirror bracket moves down when rotated.
    In this image mirror bracket has moved down image.jpg
     
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    Here is a tip i just learnt while replacing a mirror glass on my RV.

    When setting up the mirror ensure there is no gap between the glass and body/housing....ie: mirror glass turned too far in housing exposing the inside of the housing.

    If there is a gap it can cause a partial vacuum as you travel forwards and will cause the mirror glass to vibrate on its pivot.

    Turn the mirror housing on its mount so the glass is as flat in the housing as possible when positioned for normal use.

    Then use minimal adjustments while keeping the glass as flat as possible.
     
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    Ok thanks to both of you, Pappajohn I'm sure you are correct but its not the glass its the whole thing that wobbles and my opinion is that its where its bolted to the side of the van, it flexes the panel and the only way to fix that would be to bolt it staight through to something solid on the inside. looks like I might have to take mine apart at some point anyway because if I were to hit something they will probly tear right off of the van they are seized solid:eek:
     
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    Just to be clear here this is not a little vibration the bloody things wobble about so much I can hardly see properly:doh:
     
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    Mine are as solid as a rock,............Tim, how are yours mounted ? do you have the double mirror's mounted 'truck style', ie an arm holding both mirrors top and bottom. ? (and the mirrors 'clamped to said arm ?)
     
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    Try spray with release agent into part if photo'ed and let it soak, it may help.
     
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    No this is mine(y) only a lot cleaner now
     
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    Yep I've got the same mirrors and the left hand one wobbles not as bad as yours though.
    Been like it since I've owned it, keep looking at it but haven't got around to it.
    Be interested to know how you get on if you decide to tackle it.
    Good luck
    Nice looking van
     
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    Ah, different fixing to mine, Tim..........
     
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    You need to remove the mirrors from the mounting block that is screwed to the side of the van. The mirror bar unit sits down on a tapered seat on the block that is attached to the van wall. Remove the electrical connector then tap up with a rubber mallet until the mirror unit comes free then you will see the securing screws in the mounting block - obviously take care not to damage the electrical connector. Tighten the securing screws to the van wall then refit the mirrors, tapping downwards to secure them.

    Please note, I have not done this procedure but I remember reading a report a couple of years ago, by someone who had.
     
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