FULLTIMEWANABE Posted June 29, 2018 Report Share Posted June 29, 2018 (edited) Coming through the work zone down to two lanes (N of Russell exit on I15 LV), a semi took off our passenger side RV Mirror (Fleetwood Southwind 2003) yesterday evening at 7.40pm, coming well into our left lane of the two reduced to. He refused to stop, even after constantly honking and light flashing, pulling along side as safely as we could when opportunity arose. He even got off the I 15 zig zagging around, pulled along side him twice (including at red lights) and as passenger showed him the wing mirror and told him he'd knocked it off and caused damage to side of our rig = he just wouldn't stop. He got back on the I15 at Craigs Road in LV, and kept heading north. Called the "How's my driving number on back of truck, who said "call the police", called the police and finally after 50 miles he pulled in at Loves exit 64 half way plus to Mesquite, where he denied everything, a second person appeared out of his truck that wasn't there before, and a very young police officer eventually arrived saying he came 60 miles from Mesquite southwards = why oh why wasn't a LV highway patrol vehicle sent out closer at the front end, so we didn't have to follow him for so many miles - this is beyond our understanding! Police officer says, based on height, and marks on his vehicle at same height as our mirror would have been etc, for sure he doesn't have a shadow of a doubt that it happened, and does believe our version of events, was amazed what great condition the RV is in for 15 years of age (we do look after our stuff immaculately) but it's a he said, she said situation and as he didn't witness it wouldn't cite the driver. We are also convinced that the drivers changed and we asked about checking logs on driving hours etc, but ........ This detained us for about 4 hours in total and we wished we hadn't have bothered. Traffic report won't apparently be available for 2 weeks, as it has to be submitted to officer's boss, then to somewhere else and then somewhere else. Anyway's totally disillusioned how this was responded to as you can imagine but ................ Now to getting our mirror replaced when we get back to Calgary after Monday evening (service In Great Falls Montana booked for Monday morning, to check on the new engine they installed for us 5000 miles ago before we head back to home base). Can you kindly share, how you would go about sourcing a new replacement wing mirror as small bottom mirror totally smashed as are electrics for indicators etc. (temporarily, we did a cold weld on metal ourselves last night, and have managed to put the main part back on for seeing to carry on our trip for now). We are not very hands on but able to listen/read easy directions, so maybe be able to install the unit ourselves. For those in the know where would you source the replacement part. As for body work we'll try and touch up as best we can and if looks bad we'll have to put into a local body shop I guess. Thanks for sharing where you'd source, or how you'd go about such a repair. Also our jacks pump has failed early on this trip and we need to source a new one of those and install ourselves we hope, and last but not least, our hub cap has fallen off, and we have been to 50-60 different truck places, fastener places and so on to source a few cent nut to be able to put back on (we'd buy extras after all the hours we've spent trying to source. No one anywhere has the right size nut or offered where they can get it from for us. Any recommendations for such a specialized situation to be able to secure the trim hub cap back on would be much appreciated or best place to source. Have a wonderful long weekend Canada and upcoming Happy 4th July to our cousins south of the border. Many thanks as always, FTW. Edited July 2, 2018 by FULLTIMEWANABE Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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