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Old 08-09-2016, 10:52 AM   #29
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Our mirror fell and shattered into pieces.Went to a glass company had a new mirror cut to fit.They had a tube of adhesive that is used to bond mirrors to walls in home bathrooms.Applied a generous amount of adhesive installed mirror with factory clips then taped mirror in place until adhesive cured overnight.Removed tape the next morning .That was 3 years and 60k miles ago. Problem solved

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Old 08-09-2016, 03:06 PM   #30
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I haven't had any loosening of my mirror, but after reading all these posts I decided to add the plastic mirror clips. They don't look bad and I sure don't want to destroy the Corian/mocha cherry vanity. With this many fallen mirrors, there's a lot of bad luck going on. I wonder if Airstream is modifying the install process. Very expensive warranty work.

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Old 08-12-2016, 08:06 PM   #31
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Holiday World of Katy came through and replaced our broken mirror

I'm happy to report that Holiday World of Katy replaced our shattered bathroom mirror flawlessly, attaching it with double sided vs. foam tape. According to the technician, they put more than 10 times the tape that was on the originally installed mirror, so have confidence this won't happen again!

They also ordered parts for the chipped and scratched countertop and cabinets, so hopefully once these parts come in and are installed, there will be no residual damage to our 2016 Classic. We love it and were pleased with the knowledge of the service team and technicians who worked with us to get our bathroom mirror fixed in time for an upcoming trip.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:26 PM   #32
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:57 PM   #33
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Happened to us as well; however, the mirror did not break. Took it to the dealer (Bill Thomas, Wentzville, MO). In addition to adhesive / tape, they augmented the mirror fastening with clips.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:12 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by hurlimanrich View Post
we are in the same boat: apparently it takes weeks and weeks to get a small repair done. I drive a new German car with German parts, but I would find waiting for a replacement part for over a week or so totally unacceptable.

I am hoping we will be pleased when it is finally repaired. We love our Airstream and were so disappointed that this happened.
Did you purchase from Holiday World Katy? I'm still waiting for my replacement mirror, etc.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:14 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by dhroberts View Post
Did you purchase from Holiday World Katy? I'm still waiting for my replacement mirror, etc.
Sorry, I just read your August 12th post re repair and Holiday World Katy. Pleased that you have been taken care of, I hope for the same result from the same dealer.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:13 AM   #36
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Attaching Bathroom Mirror - Any Fail Safe Ideas

Getting ready to attach my replacement bathroom mirror. I will not let the dealer do the work using the same two-sided tape factory technique that failed us before. No reflection on the dealer - just don't trust the factory technique. Also, I prefer to not use plastic clips or wood borders given aesthetic concerns.

I am very appreciative of the 3M tape / RTV Sealant combination idea that RareStream has provided (see attached). Sounds like a winner.

Before I go forward with the tape / RTV sealant technique, I am asking for any other ideas that you may know work well.

Thanks. Dennis

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The SIMPLE fix is to pull the mirror off carefully with your hands and clean the back of the mirror and wall behind it with 91% alcohol to remove ALL of the old double sided tape and residue. Go to WalMart or an auto parts store and buy some wide 3M automotive gray double-side tape and place several strips horizontally along the back of the mirror a few inches apart.

Now, here's the key: put large blots of clear RTV on the back of the mirror BETWEEN the double sided tape strips. THIS is actually what will REALLY hold your mirror to the wall. Use a goodly amount, but not too much that it interferes with the double sided tape. Make sure you use clear RTV; it is removable by rolling it with your thumb should you ever want to remove it and it will NOT hurt the surface it is applied to.

Hang the mirror back on the wall.

The double sided tape's primary purpose is to hold the mirror in place while the RTV cures (about 24 hours) and even if the double sided tape "lets go" (highly unlikely with the 3M product) the RTV absolutely WILL keep the mirror from falling in the future.

Again, the 3M automotive double sided tape is GREAT stuff and won't likely fail especially if you use enough of it and prep the surface with the 91% alcohol. It is designed to be used on shiny automotive exterior paint in the blinding hot sun while exposed to the rain and elements to hold trim and molding on cars. The "shiny" aspect of the Classic's plastic fake wood smooth laminate wall will not cause the 3M tape to perform poorly. Sure, it's hot in an Airstream bathroom when the A/C is off stored somewhere when not in use, but not NEARLY as hot as on the bodyside cladding of a 1995 black Pontiac sitting in the blistering Arizona sun...which is what the 3M tape was designed to be used on.

However, in the event that the 3M tape DID fail, the RTV again WILL keep your mirror from EVER falling off again. Both of them together are bullet-proof. That fake wood laminate wall is going to come apart before the 3M tape and RTV fails.

This is an EASY fix that WILL work...and you don't need to use ugly dollar store 1950's mobile home mirror clips or do a patch job by adding out of place wood strips to hold the mirror in place.

Hope this helps!
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:50 AM   #37
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Pulling the mirror off and doing the said repair is great. But the clips are quick, low cost and easy. For the people who are not to handy I say use the clips NOW. For others spend the day removing and reglueing it on. Only thing is if you ever need to remove the mirror because it breaks or the mirror degrades good luck
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:37 AM   #38
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I was lucky in that I noticed the mirror peeling away from the wall prior to taking it from the dealer. They fixed it.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:45 PM   #39
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I can not imagine a child or anyone else in the bathroom when a Mirror falls. Not good
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:43 PM   #40
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Holiday World Katy service for Airstreams

We had the same thing happen with our 2016 Airstream classic: the mirror detached and did substantial damage to the bathroom cabinets and Corian countertops. This mirror detachment occurred on June 30th, and it was replaced on August 9th, with Holiday World to assess the additional damages and order replacement parts or determine repairs needed. The service department at Holiday World called us to make an appointment to bring it back on October 4th, saying our parts were in. Needless to say, they weren't, the service manager who was there at the time of our appointment had no idea we were coming, couldn't locate parts, and nothing has been done, nearly 4 months after the original damage, with the exception of the mirror replacement, which again detached in September.

Getting warranty service at Holiday World is a nightmare, no one returns your calls, or appears much interested in restoring our new Airstream to its new condition following the faulty mirror damage. We were told by another service person today that Airstream requires the dealer to try and get repairs done locally: not sure how long this may take.

I suppose if we were retired and endless amounts of time to spend on getting this done that would be one thing, but we both work full time and travel fairly extensively for work. We've spent about 9 days total in it since we bought it and not being able to have this resolved has been beyond frustrating. We spent the equivalent of a small house on this: I'm not sure we would buy again given how painful and time consuming this has been.

The only bright spot is that Airstream Service representative has been helpful and actually returns emails/calls so we aren't completely without hope that this may yet get corrected.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:20 AM   #41
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Ya it's kinda crazy to think that for years Airstream would rather continue to put insufficient double stick tape on the mirrors and causing serious damage/warranty costs instead of switching to mirror glue/silicone, or never fixing too long shanks on window lifts design flaws.

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