After I installed the windshield gauge pod with 3 gauges, the rear view
mirror didn't aim as high as I prefer. Not a big problem, as I was off to
AK for 6 weeks and really didn't need to look at the front of my 5th wheel
in the rear view mirror. I'll deal with it when I get back.....
About a week after I got back, I found the RVM hanging from its wire
harness. OK, I'll get some stickum and stick it back up. Before I could
get the stickum, I go out one afternoon and the guage Pod is hanging down.
It has been hot, so I just pushed it back in place. It lasted 2 days. Then
1, and now its down to 5 min or a very mild bump.
I bought more velcro and plastered the back of the pod with it and rehung
the pod. Success lasted 4 days. Read the package, not for glass.... crap.
Now, I have some heavy duty velcro and glass is ok, but not to be used in
direct sunlight. This is a windshield, but there is that black dotted sun
shady thingy at the top of the windshield that may protect this velcro
stickum. I'll try it soon as I get some of that goo-gone to get rid of the
reminants of the previous failure.
In the meantime, instead of gluing the mirror back in place with the "Glue
the mirrow back in place" glue from the local auto store, I thought that
maybe the dealer had a special part for this. The reason I thought so, was
there's a rubbery feeling stickum thingy where the mirror originally hung.
It has a bit of thickness, like maybe 1/16" or so. I was thinking it was
maybe there to dampen any vibration of the HO.
I send my son to the dealer with "2003 2500 HO Laramie 4WD LWB, need the
thick rubbery sticky thingy to stick the RVM back on the windshield" and he
comes back and said it had to be ordered. It came in on Monday last and he
went to pick it up. Looks just like the "Glue the mirrow back in place"
glue from the local auto store.
He wouldn't show me the bill.
So, after I'm comfortible with the pod sticking in place, I'll stick the
mirror where the sun shines (maybe a bit lower if the harness will allow).
The question is, what about that 1/16" thick rubbery thing? Is it not
necessary? I suspect I'll scrape it off to put on the new glue. Will the
new glue set up to be the 1/16" thick rubbery thingy?
Any better idea to keep the pod up (not viagra).
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