Today we just decided to have a ‘do-nothing’ day so we didn’t even leave the rig. But I guess the ‘do-nothing’ is kind of relative, because I spent a good part of the morning on the phone with American Coach trying to find a replacement bottom mirror for our rig.
Right before we left Apache Junction this past Wednesday, I was trying to adjust the passenger side outside mirror and the bottom mirror came loose and cracked when it hit the ground. So now I need a new one and got on the phone with American Coach this morning.
But I quickly ran into a problem. My factory build sheet says that I have Ramco mirrors, but the mirrors I have don’t look like anything that Ramco makes. And the mirrors themselves don’t have any name or numbers on them.
After Jeff at AC Parts went back and forth in the catalogs and manuals, we finally figured out that my coach was a ‘special-build’. Apparently the original owner didn’t want the normal door-mounted mirrors, but wanted the front cap mounted ones. Which meant mine are actually Velvac mirrors, not Ramco. With that info I was able to track down replacement parts.
I can get the entire assembly for about $50
But since my mounting plate seems to be OK, I’m hoping that I can get by with just the mirror for only $15.
Guess which one I want?
I’m just glad I don’t have to buy an complete new mirror. They’re $627.00. Ouch!
While I was on the phone with AC parts, I got the name of the cabinet latches, or really, catches that I was looking for, but couldn’t find.
They’re called Bulldog Catches, and once I knew the name, I found them on Amazon and several other places. In fact both of the local Camping Worlds are supposed to have them in stock, but they didn’t know anything about them yesterday. But now that I have an actual Camping World part number, maybe I’ll have better luck. We’ll see.
We had a nice call from Brandi this afternoon. They’re planning on moving into their new house in about three weeks and they’re really getting excited.
Tomorrow I think we’re going to check out the buffet at the nearby Boulder Station Casino, and then maybe take in a movie. We’ll see how it goes.
Thought for the Day:
The early bird gets the worm, but it’s the second mouse who gets the cheese.
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