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Old 10-31-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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Rearview Mirror Upgrade for Classic MoHo's

Have you ever wanted a better view of where you have been or who is beside you? Have you ever wondered how you have gotten along so long with the poor quality mirrors that came on the AS Classics? Have you kept driving instead of letting your spouse take the wheel because you did not want to manually adjust the mirrors AGAIN? If you answered YES to any of these questions the only solution is to upgrade the mirrors.

We selected the RAMCO 9002 series mirrors that were adjustable top and bottom, heated, with turn signal flasher for safety.
http://www.ramco-eng.com/MH_9002.html

RAMCO Home Page:
http://www.ramco-eng.com/History.html

The quality was great and the installation covered the area where we removed the original AS mirrors. New screws were needed since the holes did not match. The biggest challenge was running the wires which we done by taking the interior panel lose.

We now can adjust both the top and the lower mirrors on each side with just the touch of a finger. Defrosting the mirrors is also nice on the colder than expected mornings.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:22 PM   #2
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If you don't mind saying, what did they cost and how long did the install take?
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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It took most of the day to install because of the wiring and getting the correct screws to tap and hold in the skin. The price will vary depending on which options you pick. I would suggest calling RAMCO and getting a price for the mirrors you pick. Be sure to get the long adjustable arm displayed in the pictures.
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Old 11-02-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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Good stuff Wayne.

Guy, I think I contacted Remco, or found a price sheet a while ago, and I remember the ones I was looking at (no motors in the mirrors) were about $400 for the pair. I'm sure the motors and heaters will double the price, but these are the best out there.

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:07 PM   #5
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Good stuff Wayne.

Guy, I think I contacted Remco, or found a price sheet a while ago, and I remember the ones I was looking at (no motors in the mirrors) were about $400 for the pair. I'm sure the motors and heaters will double the price, but these are the best out there.

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Before you go spending $'s on mirror heaters--our 350 came from Ohio, with factory installed mirror heaters. We live south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and have never used them. Never.

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Old 11-08-2006, 10:43 PM   #6
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I had an opportunity to drive Wayne's 345 and the mirrors made a huge difference in safety and general comfort manuevering the moho. I have the "better" factory installed heated power mirrors on mine and these were a huge improvement. They stand off the side enough to actually get a good view down both sides of the coach.

My factory passenger side only let's me check if the awning arm is trying to pass me on the inside.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:38 PM   #7
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We love ours!

Our 310 had retrofitted mirrors like yours. My husband was ecstatic...they are are true safety value beyond the convenience!
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:01 PM   #8
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hi wayne

those are great photos...

i too can attest to how nice those ramco mirrors are...

put them on the 79 moho back in 88...

and they still work now...

parts are still available as well...not unlike airstream....

ramco also does the mirrors for the real hummers...so they meet military specs...

IF they are only 400$ a set now that's a bargan as they were 300$ 18 years ago!

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