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Old 08-16-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Plastic bag over mirrors?

Newbie question here.

I've noticed at some campsites that some Class A and Class C campers put little plastic bags over their side-view mirrors while parked. What it the purpose in this?

I would guess to keep sun/heat from reflecting back into the cabin (but hopefully you would have a curtain or cover anyway, so I don't really get it..)...??

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Old 08-18-2011, 09:16 PM   #2
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Prevent condensation or rain causing spots on the mirror?

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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Probably to prevent the UV from breaking down the paint finish, similar to tire covers.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:02 AM   #4
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Maybe to prevent birds from landing there?
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:34 AM   #5
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Protects the finish... also stops glare from when the sun is at just the right angle.. My camping buddy has a 40' Tiffin and does this every time he stops for more than a day...
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:38 PM   #6
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A lot of those covers have holiday motifs and also serve as decoration.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:19 PM   #7
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It's so the bears won't see themselves and trash your camp site
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:30 PM   #8
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simillar reason why they use those windshield wiper covers/booties, to protect them from UV damage and I would also think to keep the reflection back off the RV living area when set-up.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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It keeps birds from going nuts on your mirrors. Last time I was camping, I had one bird who just couldn't get enough of himself. I had to fold the mirrors in to get him to leave.
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