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Old 01-08-2023, 07:06 AM   #1
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Mirror on front?

2019 MHC....we have the 5" x 18" reflective plastic mirror on the front cap. Anyone removed this and if so how was it attached and is it simply painted behind it?
 
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Old 01-08-2023, 07:17 AM   #2
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I took mine off. I used a heat gun & some of the paint came off with it.
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It's glued, near impossible to get off without damaging the paint and surface behind it.

After 1 year of ownership, my mirror looked awful. I purchased a new one and Liquid Nails glued it directly on top of the old one. I made sure the glue was evenly applied over the entire back and it stuck perfect to the original mirror.

The new one has not flaked or discolored or fogged up like the old one did. It's been more than 3 years now and it's still in great shape. FYI, I use mine all the time. If I did not have it, I'd miss it.

So, if replacing with a new one, just glue on top of the old one. If you want to remove it, why not consider just painting it and then print your family logo or the name of your camper on it, like a permanent "Welcome to our RV" type sign. I've seen folks do this too.

Here's an old post you might find interesting: Click here.

Here's another one: Click here too.
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Old 01-08-2023, 01:38 PM   #4
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It's glued, near impossible to get off without damaging the paint and surface behind it.

After 1 year of ownership, my mirror looked awful. I purchased a new one and Liquid Nails glued it directly on top of the old one. I made sure the glue was evenly applied over the entire back and it stuck perfect to the original mirror.

The new one has not flaked or discolored or fogged up like the old one did. It's been more than 3 years now and it's still in great shape. FYI, I use mine all the time. If I did not have it, I'd miss it.

So, if replacing with a new one, just glue on top of the old one. If you want to remove it, why not consider just painting it and then print your family logo or the name of your camper on it, like a permanent "Welcome to our RV" type sign. I've seen folks do this too.

Here's an old post you might find interesting: Click here.

Here's another one: Click here too.



Good stuff.....Thanks !!!
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Old 01-08-2023, 02:35 PM   #5
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I have seen pictures where people put a flag and eagle decal over the mirror.
Can't find the links right now but something like this

https://www.amazon.com/Soaring-Eagle...213703&sr=8-27
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I removed ours. It peeled off fairly easy, but it left the nasty adhesive behind, which took about 2 hours to get off. My wife, who is a school teacher, used her Cricut device, and made us a nice family decal.
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Old 01-10-2023, 08:35 PM   #7
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I need mine to hook up to the fifth wheel. Cannot see it without use my my rear view mirror to look at the cap mirror.
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I can't see mine through the back window. I would like to figure out some type of mirror that would make the ball visible since I'm switching to a Goosebox soon.
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Old 01-15-2023, 03:29 PM   #9
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Would one of the convex mirrors like school buses use on their front fender work?
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I can't see mine through the back window. I would like to figure out some type of mirror that would make the ball visible since I'm switching to a Goosebox soon.
When I first got my Montana, which was my first ever fifth wheel, I also purchased a set of these: Click Here.. They were one tool I used in my hitching, towing, and backing arsenal.

After about 6 months, I did not need them any more as I learned how to base distances (hitching) on other markings on the trailer and hitch (and the mirror).

Still, if the hitch is completely blind, the tool above is a tremendous help. Easy to use. Attach one right on the top of the hitch ball (for a gooseneck), the other directly on top of the gooseneck itself. Keep the two in alignment as you are backing up to hitch. Once they touch, they will both fall off or fall over because they are magnetic. You are now spot on!

You can find these at Wall Mart (RV section), Amazon, Home Depot, E-bay and most RV dealership's parts stores.
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Old 01-16-2023, 09:12 AM   #11
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When I first got my Montana, which was my first ever fifth wheel, I also purchased a set of these: Click Here.. They were one tool I used in my hitching, towing, and backing arsenal.

After about 6 months, I did not need them any more as I learned how to base distances (hitching) on other markings on the trailer and hitch (and the mirror).

Still, if the hitch is completely blind, the tool above is a tremendous help. Easy to use. Attach one right on the top of the hitch ball (for a gooseneck), the other directly on top of the gooseneck itself. Keep the two in alignment as you are backing up to hitch. Once they touch, they will both fall off or fall over because they are magnetic. You are now spot on!

You can find these at Wall Mart (RV section), Amazon, Home Depot, E-bay and most RV dealership's parts stores.
Interesting idea if I have any steel to stick it to.
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When I first got my Montana, which was my first ever fifth wheel, I also purchased a set of these: Click Here.. They were one tool I used in my hitching, towing, and backing arsenal.

After about 6 months, I did not need them any more as I learned how to base distances (hitching) on other markings on the trailer and hitch (and the mirror).

Still, if the hitch is completely blind, the tool above is a tremendous help. Easy to use. Attach one right on the top of the hitch ball (for a gooseneck), the other directly on top of the gooseneck itself. Keep the two in alignment as you are backing up to hitch. Once they touch, they will both fall off or fall over because they are magnetic. You are now spot on!

You can find these at Wall Mart (RV section), Amazon, Home Depot, E-bay and most RV dealership's parts stores.
I use those every time, to back onto my Reese Goosebox. Without them, I'd be jumping in and out of the truck.
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