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Old 03-26-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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The Mrs. Wants a Full Length Mirror

We have a Intl Signature 25FB and my wife has officially made it clear she needs a full length mirror for our longer trips. I bought a cheapy mirror from Target today and attempted to install it on the inside of the closet door. Unfortunately it cracked as I was securing it but it ended up not closing in there anyway. The way the hinges close, it would have cracked the mirror too.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Would really like lightweight and hidden from view. Would prefer to not attach with screws out of fear of going too deep.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:32 PM   #2
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I understand. You don't really need a full-length mirror for a full-length view, 10'' by 30'' or 36" mounted no more than head high will work well.

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Old 03-26-2015, 05:35 PM   #3
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We have a 25fb Flying Cloud and I installed a full length mirror (inexpensive/lightweight Target version) on the interior of the bathroom door last year. We had no problems with it coming loose....yet. It is currently in storage but I suspect it will be fine for several years.

We used industrial strength Velcro. Lots of it. Not a screw in sight.

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Old 03-26-2015, 06:58 PM   #4
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We have a Intl Signature 25FB and my wife has officially made it clear she needs a full length mirror for our longer trips. I bought a cheapy mirror from Target today and attempted to install it on the inside of the closet door. Unfortunately it cracked as I was securing it but it ended up not closing in there anyway. The way the hinges close, it would have cracked the mirror too.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Would really like lightweight and hidden from view. Would prefer to not attach with screws out of fear of going too deep.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:29 PM   #5
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Buy a right hand automotive mirror and tell her to stand back. When you make that suggestion, you should stand back as well.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:36 PM   #6
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We got a Walmart or target el cheapo. Used 3m command velcro strips to attach. We press on it prior to travel to make sure its stays on. It came off one time on a really crappy road . Did not break.

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Old 03-26-2015, 07:46 PM   #7
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Benn, that's the exact mirror I bought. My Signature has a porthole style "window" that is frosted over on the bathroom door so it could go there. Then tried the inside of the closet door but was way too wide with the trim on the mirror so I took it off. It went up great but I pressed too hard just next to the 3m stick up thing and cracked it. It ended up still being too narrow anyway.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:59 PM   #8
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My installation

Last summer I install a "quasi full length" mirror in my 23FB closet.
A "set" of 4 mirrors purchase at Ikea was used (see picture).
I leave a space between the first upper the the second mirror for the closet shelve.
The mirrors are secure on the door by the Ikea provided double face tape and additional silicone adhesive.
According to Ikea installation sheet I leave 1 millimeter between each mirror to prevent any damage. This is the thickness of a small tie rap. (see picture)
Also I change hinges screws to add more robustness of the door to the frame for additional weight of the door. (approximatively 2 pounds).
Hope this help…
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:58 PM   #9
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Ah, yes this would work great! Not one mirror, four! Plus less weight on each piece of sticky tape.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:52 PM   #10
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Could take pictures for her..

Hey... trying to 'help' you out here pard!
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:34 PM   #11
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You can buy mirrored plexiglass, which is more ductile and lighter, so it will not break. Costs a little more and you will have to buy or build a frame.
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Whatever you decide, make sure to get a mirror that makes you look thinner...... Stay away from circus mirrors altogether.
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Concave mirrors. Got it!
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:22 AM   #14
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I took my closet door to a glass shop, marked it where it needed to go clearing the shelf and door frame. They installed it with two sided tape, 1/8 mirror glass no frame, 15 minutes. I haven't traveled with it yet.
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