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Old 04-28-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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Georgetown 350 Windshield wipers

Anyone have issues with their windshield wipers. My Georgetown is brand new (2011) and on the down stroke of the wiper, it bounces and does not wipe clean. Also, in high winds, the wipers tend to lift off of the windshield...I have never seen this before. Hopefully I am not driving in high winds again but I would like to replace the wiper blades so they wipe smoothly. The solid curved window seems to be the issue in that it is not a flat surface.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Anyone have issues with their windshield wipers. My Georgetown is brand new (2011) and on the down stroke of the wiper, it bounces and does not wipe clean. Also, in high winds, the wipers tend to lift off of the windshield...I have never seen this before. Hopefully I am not driving in high winds again but I would like to replace the wiper blades so they wipe smoothly. The solid curved window seems to be the issue in that it is not a flat surface.
No problem with ours however I had seen the wind issue on our last rig. Might start with a new set of blades. You don't know how long the "new" ones on your rig sat around before they were installed.
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Good point, even though the unit is new, the blades could have been sitting in a box for quite some time.

Anyone have a recommendation on a good brand of wiper blade that seems to work well?
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NWjeeper has a 2 piece windshield and maybe the wipers are different, but my wipers are almost worthless compared to any other vehicle I've owned. There really is not much pressure holding them to the glass and the motor struggles moving them across anything less than rain soaked glass.

I haven't missed them though. Polish on a coat of Rain-x and you wont need them. The airflow across the screen continuously blows the glass clean with the Rain-x in the heaviest storms I've encountered so far. Plus, it makes it easier to remove the bugs you collect. I love having that big sheet of glass clean while traveling, it's like you're in a Imax movie, but it's a pain to keep clean.
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Good point on the difference in windshield curve. NWjeeper and I have the two piece windshield and i have never had any problem with the wipers not removing the rain clear on the windshield. And what ronhanson said, rain-x is a good bet for any windshield. I would try new blades and maybe someone else with a 2009 or newer Georgetown will drop in and see if they are having any problems. I do leave a tennis ball under my wiper arms so the wipers hang free from the windshield when parked. That removes all of the pressure from the blades so they remain curved.
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I normally hate Rain-x since it's hard to get it haze free. I don't use it on my other vehicles, but it works very well on the motorhome windows. It even helps keep water spots off the other windows and saves my time cleaning them.
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Why all the worry over windshield wipers. Don't you know it never rains when you go camping, but you do occasionally get a sudden increase in humidity. Sorry, couldn't help it. Bosch makes a great blade, but if the rubber is allowed to curl any at all, they will hop, skip, and jump, on a slightly wet windshield, and make a noise. Wiper blades aren't what they used to be. I have fairly good results with Carquest. Good Luck
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Good point on the difference in windshield curve. NWjeeper and I have the two piece windshield and i have never had any problem with the wipers not removing the rain clear on the windshield. And what ronhanson said, rain-x is a good bet for any windshield. I would try new blades and maybe someone else with a 2009 or newer Georgetown will drop in and see if they are having any problems. I do leave a tennis ball under my wiper arms so the wipers hang free from the windshield when parked. That removes all of the pressure from the blades so they remain curved.
I have the same two piece windshield as well and do the tennis ball thing also. I replaced the blades once in three plus years and they work as well as the original ones. Love the Rain-X. It's pretty cool watching the water race to the sides without using the wipers. The wiper arms on mine have a decent amount of tension to the windshield. I'll have to check if it's adjustable when I get home. Maybe FR changed vendors for the wiper assemblies on the new models?
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Wiper Insulation

I'm using styrofoam pipe insulation on my wipers. It's pre-slit and comes in 6 foot or so lengths at Home Depot or any other "guy stuff" store. Cut it to length and you have U.V. protection as well as keeping the rubber off the glass. Just remember to take it off when you leave else you get the guffaws when the rain hits and the styrofoam doesn't.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:50 PM   #10
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On mynew 373 the wippers move very slow on the upswing,almost stoping.I will try the rain x
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