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Old 10-28-2020, 10:27 PM   #1
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Windshield wiper HELP!!

2014 Georgetown MH....I cannot find windshield wipers that actually fit and will wipe and make contact with the windshield. What do you use? Help!!
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Old 10-29-2020, 07:46 AM   #2
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You had the same issue I had.
What i finally did, after trying numerous different wipers, I "tightened" the wiper arms themselves.
It's hard to describe. But the arm has a spring and a small clip attached to that spring. The spring must be removed, the clip moved up a little then reattach the spring. This puts more tension on the wiper arm against the windshield.
Now this may not be your problem but it ended up being mine.
I can post pics, if you like, later today.
My wipers work like they should. My wipes are 28" long.
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:26 AM   #3
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Sounds logical and yes, this might be the issue as I had tried all types of gimmics to push the arm closer to the glass but none of them worked. One did okay but it flew off when driving the rig.

Willing to try your method if I can figure out how to tighten the arm.
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:43 AM   #4
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Blades

Hello, there's was a discussion about the best blades for our rv's awhile back, and these were recommended: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . I haven't used them yet, so I can't say they work great. They're relatively cheap to try out though. Hope this helps
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:56 AM   #5
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Lynlif, here are a few pics.
I first took the wiper arm off of the RV. This relieved some of the tension off of the spring. I then grabbed the spring, closest to where the arm attached to the RV, with a pair of vise grips, removed the spring, not easy, then I slid the metal piece that the spring attached to, up about 3/4 of the way. You may need to move it more.
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Old 10-30-2020, 10:24 AM   #6
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I also had to adjust the spring in the wiper arm, it was a process!! I also found out that the basic, or cheapest wiper from our local parts store works best, who knew??
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:25 AM   #7
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i have been using 28" Bosch PureVision™ wiper blades.

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Old 10-30-2020, 12:05 PM   #8
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You're right Darren02, I change my wipers with the cheap Walmart brands about twice a year. Still cheaper than the name brands and always new.
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I also had to adjust the spring in the wiper arm, it was a process!! I also found out that the basic, or cheapest wiper from our local parts store works best, who knew??
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Lynlif, here are a few pics.
I first took the wiper arm off of the RV. This relieved some of the tension off of the spring. I then grabbed the spring, closest to where the arm attached to the RV, with a pair of vise grips, removed the spring, not easy, then I slid the metal piece that the spring attached to, up about 3/4 of the way. You may need to move it more.
Now my wiper wipes the windshield smooth with any wiper blade. Attachment 242149Attachment 242150
Wrapperman - so you had to remove the wiper arm completely off the RV, right? It looks a bit complicated to do? I might attempt it but I'm concerned I don't have tools that will move the nut to remove the arm. Not to mention that vise grip situation!!

Tried using those springs to tighten the windshield arms but they flew off once the rig was in motion. LOL!
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Old 11-15-2020, 11:49 AM   #10
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Lvnlife, hello. Removing the wiper arm is not difficult.
First, lift the wiper arm all the way, next remove the nut, as in the picture,. While the arm is lifted and nut removed then wiggle the arm while lifting the arm off of the wiper stud. After removal relieve the spring tension by straightening out the wiper arm. The hardest part I had was to remove the spring. There may be several ways to do this. It may take 2 people.
No need to remove the large nut against the body of RV.
Removal of the arm is about a 5 minute job.
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Wrapperman - so you had to remove the wiper arm completely off the RV, right? It looks a bit complicated to do? I might attempt it but I'm concerned I don't have tools that will move the nut to remove the arm. Not to mention that vise grip situation!!

Tried using those springs to tighten the windshield arms but they flew off once the rig was in motion. LOL!
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