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Old 09-08-2015, 05:02 PM   #1
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Limp windshield wiper?

Hi, I am wondering if any of you folks here have seen or dealt with this problem.

The outer half of the driver-side wiper is not pressed up very tightly to the windows. The passenger-side wiper is fine, as is the inner half of the driver-side wiper. You can see the loose part flapping around a bit while driving. This results in a completely ineffective wiping, so no water is actually cleared from the windshield in this area. Upon inspection, I didn't see anything obviously broken with the arm.

Anyone who had this problem have the solution handy? Replace the whole wiper blade? Bend it?

Is this something I take up with Ford or with Newmar?

Thanks!
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:33 PM   #2
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"Vacay Wheels"........Why don't so swap the left with the right and see if you have the same issue. It will give you some idea of what's going on, either a bad wiper arm or something else.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:38 PM   #3
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The spring may have lost some tension. Can you bend the wiper arm so more pressure is applied?
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:29 PM   #4
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It's a Newmar issue. You should be able to swap wipers as Dutch Star Don suggested until you can get it serviced. At least with my wipers, there is a specific torque the nuts have to be at, in years past there have been posts where the nuts came loose and the wipers fell off!
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:42 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks everyone for the advice. I will try these next time I'm out working on the coach.
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