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Old 12-03-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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Bathroom mirror

Has anyone solved the problem of holding up the mirror in the bathroom. I'm going to cut a dowel... Notch one end and a rubber end on the other.
Any other solutions?
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:41 AM   #2
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Hi, I can't find a picture, but mine has what I call a sliding catch. It holds my mirror in the up position. Two of the screws tend to get loose.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Hi, I can't find a picture, but mine has what I call a sliding catch. It holds my mirror in the up position. Two of the screws tend to get loose.
X2....but I can't think of what they are called either....they have them at any hardware store.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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Our 2012 did't have the "kickstand: installed on the bathroom mirror. They installed it under warranty. It is definitely needed.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Hi, mine has something similar to this, except for the the arm is straight and there is a catch on the end to hold it up.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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Mine has no latch. Just a hinge on top. It looks like a headache if you let go.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:00 PM   #7
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Like most others, I nearly lost the whole mirror to the floor when the cheap fasteners, short screws and lousy design failed (yes, Jackson Center, that means you).

Although I haven't done this yet, my repair is this:

1) Unscrew and throw away the locking hold-open latch mechanism.
2) Locate a proper length gas strut and mount (as used on SUV rear hatch windows)
3) Install #2
4) Continue insisting Airstream follow Wally B's mantra of making improvements and not settling for status quo. Of course, getting Thor to listen will be tough.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #8
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Mine fell off and shattered into a million pieces.Removed Airstream's 4 small globs of adhesive.Had a new mirror cut to fit then used a whole tube of mirror mastic
(lots of globs.Taped it for support along with factory fasteners.Let it setup for 24 hours then removed the tape.Now it is better than new.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #9
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Bathroom Mirror and Magnets..

Pretty sure this has been posted before...

Mine will swing loosely on top hinge after the brittle plastic clip broke.

Thought of several approaches and the one I choose is to install a cabinet door magnet at the bottom of each side (left & right). If I recall correctly, I glued a small backing plate on the inside for the 2 screws to hold better. Access can be gained (on mine) by pulling loose the 12 v. light.

Then use contact cement or other suitable glue to hold the mating strike plate by measuring and closely watching when you close the door where it's needed. Hold with small clamps for 24 hours or so.

Mine has held nicely. Wish you success!

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I hope you can fix it, that mirror "makes" the whole bathroom.
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This is what ours looks like.

Another option.

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I took some light gage aluminum (0.016 flashing I think) and cut it in a tongue shape. Sort of like the end of a leather watch band. On the rounded end I installed a female snap fitting. The other end I slipped between the mirrors metal frame and the wooden backing of the glass. This is along the bottom of the mirror and centered on one of the mirror frame screws.

I pushed the mirror with the attached tongue back against the trailer wall and located a precise spot to rivet the male half if a snap fastener to the wall. For me, this is just one more snap fastener on the bathroom wall /ceiling.

So the mirror can be free to swing on its hinges or it gets snapped to the wall to hold it in place. The thin aluminum is flexible and looks like it belongs as part of the mirror. If I ever decide to remove it, there is no permanent mod to the mirror. Funny thing, we leave it snapped to the wall 99% of the time. And this arrangement tolerated many thousands of miles of travel. There is a picture of this mirror among my profile images.

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