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Old 12-06-2015, 04:59 PM   #3473
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jayseejay, thanks. I've not seen that before. Come to think of it, that may explain why the top of my head is always sore after a weekend out. It might even be the cause of male pattern baldness! Thank you!
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:37 PM   #3474
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For anyone interested, here is the hatch (mirror) support pictured above, from the West Marine website. Joe

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Old 12-07-2015, 03:15 AM   #3475
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For anyone interested, here is the hatch (mirror) support pictured above, from the West Marine website. Joe

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Isn't a spring like that for the purpose of keeping a cover from opening too much and flopping all the way back? I would imagine that a support to keep an upward opening cover open, one would need a rigid support along the lines of a sliding bar with another bar inside that catches at a certain degree of extension, then is released by a button or some mechanism like that. How does an extended spring keep the upward opening cover from dropping closed?
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:40 AM   #3476
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Isn't a spring like that for the purpose of keeping a cover from opening too much and flopping all the way back? I would imagine that a support to keep an upward opening cover open, one would need a rigid support along the lines of a sliding bar with another bar inside that catches at a certain degree of extension, then is released by a button or some mechanism like that. How does an extended spring keep the upward opening cover from dropping closed?
You press on the middle of he spring and it collapses on itself. I have them on all my cockpit seat hatches on my sailboat. I have the simple solid bar type on my medicine cabinet. purchased at Amazon for considerably less than the WM spring type

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Old 12-07-2015, 05:23 AM   #3477
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As Ron said, the spring is rigid when straight, then releases when you cause it to bend by pushing on its center when closing. Open the door, and it straightens and turns rigid again. Joe
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:57 AM   #3478
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The bathroom mirror on our 23' Safari has a simple sliding rail that when the mirror fully extends, it drops into the screw thing on the back of the mirror and it stays put. To lower, just slightly lift the mirror and the rail can come out of the screw retainer and the mirror can then drop down. It thought it came from the factory like that. Maybe the PO added it. Anyway, it's very simple, like a lady's jewelry box lid holder.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:33 AM   #3479
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:30 AM   #3480
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The bathroom mirror on our 23' Safari has a simple sliding rail that when the mirror fully extends, it drops into the screw thing on the back of the mirror and it stays put. To lower, just slightly lift the mirror and the rail can come out of the screw retainer and the mirror can then drop down. It thought it came from the factory like that.


the bathroom mirrows did come with that however when AS had to replace my mirror (it was still under warranty at the time) I was told that they no longer used the sliding rail as it was not strong enough to hold the mirror. I now hold the mirrow open when i need something from the cabinet and then immedaitely close it.

I have been thinking about adding some type of spring loaded or some other type of bar to keep it open
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:17 AM   #3481
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My 2006 is now 10 years old. Sliding rail in upper cabinet is still solid and working as designed.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:23 AM   #3482
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So new she hasn't even tried it out yet!

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I found a Wave 8 heater for our Avion. Another good CL deal! Got it for $60, needs a knob, but works just fine. Our Avion had one sometime in it's past, so the mounting holes were already there, along with a propane line. All I need is to connect a flexible hose from the capped-off propane line under the dinette seat to the heater. Temporarily mounted at the moment.
Sent an email to Camco's customer service asking about how to get a control knob. They are going to send me one FREE!!
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:24 PM   #3484
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My 2006 is now 10 years old. Sliding rail in upper cabinet is still solid and working as designed.
Hi, my 2005 Safari is 11 years old and the sliding mirror holder still works. [Airstream saved $2.00 on newer models]
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Old 12-10-2015, 03:43 PM   #3485
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I used to know all about physics, but I have been balancing a heavy mirror on my head for years...the spring thingy hatch opener WORKS and there is some hope for partial improvement in my condition....

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Old 12-13-2015, 10:27 AM   #3486
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Finally got my 16" wheels and LT tires. I got a Black Friday deal on the wheels and a rebate on the tires, so it seemed like the perfect timing. A common upgrade, but still exciting for me.

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