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Old 09-12-2010, 09:02 PM   #1
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Closet Door Mirror

Early on after picking up our Escape 19, we noticed the closet door mirror reflected a sort of "fun house" type distored reflection. I remember being told during our new trailer orienatation that the "mirror" wasn't actually a real mirror, but didn't give it much thought at the time. After sitting in our driveway for 5 weeks (with exception of a short fishing trip to the eastern Sierra early in August) I noticed a couple days ago that the mirror had buckled like a piece of bacon inside the closet door frame. Being a thin piece of flexible plastic, I was able to push it back into the frame and, so far, the "stickum" (which appears to be silicone sealant) has held it in place. The temps here in our sunny SoCal area hit the middle to high 90 degrees F for about a week. I have windows and vents open to keep the trailer as cool as possible, but I wonder if the hot weather might have loosened the "glue" that holds the mirror in place. Has anyone else experienced this; and, if so, is there a solution to this problem?


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Old 09-12-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
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Re: Closet Door Mirror

Hmmmm, it depends. Does the mirror make you look tall and thin, or short and stout?


p.s.: Sorry, couldn't resist. I really don't have a solution, however.

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Old 09-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #3
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Re: Closet Door Mirror

I didn't realize the mirror wasn't glass, but since I don't (yet) own an Escape I suppose that stands to reason. And, from the manufacturers position I could understand why they wouldn't want to mount a large glass mirror where someone could fall into it and possibly be seriously cut.

However, the mirror in my 1988 Scamp is the original from the factory and has never broken or been damaged. It's a "closet" mirror in a frame and screwed to the outside closet door. I suppose you could change out your phony mirror for a real one.

PS: if the mirror you have makes you look thinner... I'll buy it... how much $
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:24 PM   #4
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Re: Closet Door Mirror

Sounds like the mirror does not have enough room to expand in the frame when the temp get high. If you were to remove the mirror, do you have any method to sand an 1/8" off one end?

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Old 09-15-2010, 10:17 AM   #5
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Re: Closet Door Mirror

After forcing the mirror back into the frame, the mirror is pretty snug now. Trying to push it back out might damage it. If the mirror bends and pulls away from the frame again, I'll try to push it the rest of the way out and trim the edges for a better fit. Thanks...

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