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Old 08-26-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
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Front cap hitch mirror turning dark?

Our 2018 HC 305 RL front cap hitch mirror is turning dark / black? It started out as little dark streaks in the reflective surface and now the mirror surface is almost gone and turning into dark streaks? 5'er is less than a year old. I only use mild soap and water to clean and the rest of the trailers finish looks perfect. Dealer claims he has never seen this before ? Given how careful / anal I am about using harsh chemicals, I doubt it is anything I did. Anyone else having issues with the front Cap hitch mirror surface turning dark?
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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When we purchased our brand new FW from the dealer last fall, the mirror looked identical to yours. I brought to their attention and they replaced it when we picked it up. I didn’t ask them why or what caused it, but should have. Hope our replacement lasts longer than yours did.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:48 PM   #3
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I have seen that problem before it got water between the backing and clear front. All you can do is replace it if you want to use it. I never use mine anyways!
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:43 PM   #4
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yep, have the same problem. was able to use it, when i could. we are going to cover it and put our last name on it.
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:49 PM   #5
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Never, but we never use it anyway.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:20 AM   #6
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Mirror

Mine looks just like that. I don't use it however.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:57 AM   #7
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If you are in warranty Keystone will replace it.
You need to go through your dealer.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:01 AM   #8
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Our 2018 HC 305 RL front cap hitch mirror is turning dark / black? It started out as little dark streaks in the reflective surface and now the mirror surface is almost gone and turning into dark streaks? 5'er is less than a year old. I only use mild soap and water to clean and the rest of the trailers finish looks perfect. Dealer claims he has never seen this before ? Given how careful / anal I am about using harsh chemicals, I doubt it is anything I did. Anyone else having issues with the front Cap hitch mirror surface turning dark?
Mine is the same thing started with black streaks, though I did it with a cleaner when I washed the trailer but I guess not
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:13 AM   #9
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Ours was just replaced under warranty while unit in for other things. Would not have made a trip just for this as I don't use the mirror. I shave in the bathroom.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:26 AM   #10
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I thought they put the outside shower on the rig so you could shave there
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:31 AM   #11
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I have never used mine is 12 years of towing and hooking up! I painted a 1 inch wide white strip on the king pin and my hitch. Align those to strips and you can hook up very easily!
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:31 AM   #12
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Now that you mention it there is a mirror that. tehy mention a patent for that. I wonder if the patent mentions that once it is noticed it becomes streaked.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:38 AM   #13
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I would rather have the LED lights extend there or nothing. That mirror serves no purpose.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:47 AM   #14
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Peal it off and put your M.O.C. sticker there.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:26 PM   #15
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You actually use that mirror?

I've never used it in 10 years. A waste of time, in my opinion.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:15 AM   #16
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Just had the dealer order a new one, ours came prescratched & looks ugly. I dont use it either but still want it to look good. It is only plastic & might replace it with a real mirror or something decorative, Ill leave that up to my wife.
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:43 PM   #17
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That piece would make for a nice plaque with your last name and state on it, or MOC #, or just a cool little mural or saying on it.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:57 PM   #18
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Here is the pic of our new FW when it was delivered to the dealer. Lol, didnít even survive the journey.
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:13 PM   #19
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We have 2018 3931FB with same issues. We have had our unit a few months and only washed once but it was this way when we took delivery.

Given response from Keystone on our survey answers I doubt they will replace but we plan to give them the opportunity.
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:35 PM   #20
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The manufacturer rep told me there is a recall on the mirrors and should be replaced under that.
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