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Old 10-17-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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Watch your rotating mirror

If you have a trailer with a divider that separates the living area from the bedroom that has a TV that rotates around from the bedroom to the living room with a mirror on the other side be careful with the mirror. We have a new Whitehawk 24RDB and this was our third time out in it. When we got to the camp site and got set up I went to unlatch the TV so we could angle it to see it better and the mirror on the bedroom side fell off in my hands. I am talking the wooden frame, mirror and everything came off. Lucky I was there and caught it and it did not come off while we were driving. It appears that Jayco attaches the mirror and frame to the back of the TV frame with small brad type nails that are so short they only go into the wood on the TV frame by about 1/4 inch and there is only about 10 of these nails used.

Tomorrow I am going to go get some screws that are the same color as the wood, drill some holes, and secure it a little better than Jayco did. Kind of poor construction. Makes me wonder what is going to fall of next. I decided to fix it myself instead of having the dealer fix it under warranty because I want it fixed right.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:02 PM   #2
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Ours was loose straight off the lot. Gutted the whole contraption, installed solid wall there and mounted a TV on both sides. Problem solved. Just a thought. I wanted it set up where if we do watch TV (rare), I can put the kid's watching their own movies on one side and my stuff on the bedroom side. Here's the thread with a few pictures.


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Old 10-18-2015, 07:42 AM   #3
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Ours was loose straight off the lot. Gutted the whole contraption, installed solid wall there and mounted a TV on both sides. Problem solved. Just a thought. I wanted it set up where if we do watch TV (rare), I can put the kid's watching their own movies on one side and my stuff on the bedroom side. Here's the thread with a few pictures.


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Thanks for the idea. I never thought of doing that. We don't have any kids at home anymore so this might be more than we need. We very rarely have the TV on, but we do like watching the weather in the morning.
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Can always go back with your choice of design. Maybe still put a mirror back on the bedroom side. I kept the mirror and made it into a hanging mirror for in our guest room. It was just mildly finish nailed into the swiveling structure. I have more detailed pictures of putting the solid wall in if you ever need them.
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Can always go back with your choice of design. Maybe still put a mirror back on the bedroom side. I kept the mirror and made it into a hanging mirror for in our guest room. It was just mildly finish nailed into the swiveling structure. I have more detailed pictures of putting the solid wall in if you ever need them.
I appreciate the offer. I had some colored screws that have an oil rubbed bronze look to them, which matches the hardware of the trailer, and I used 10 screws and screwed the mirror onto the back of the TV support in a more secure manor, the way Jayco should have done it. There is no way it is coming off now. I also took the time to redo the locking mechanism because it was done half ass as well and the TV would catch when you tried to swivel it. You would think that as much as these things cost that the construction and attention to detail would be better. Oh well, it is what it is.
Thanks for the info on the solid wall.
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