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Old 07-08-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Wiper blade refill

We drove all over town looking for wer blades for our Bounder today. We tried Napa, o'Reily, Camping World, and three different RV shops in the area.

Obviously I had no luck. The closest we came was a blade assembly with the right length wiper in it. Strangely enough it was labeled as a 26 inch blade but it's actual length is 24 1/2".

Anybody have a good source for wiper refills?

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Do you have an F53 chassis? Even though my Bounder is a '99 it sounds like you have a similar situation to what I had. I went to NAPA last weekend to get new wiper blades. There was some confusion as to what the book was calling for as the new blades were slightly longer than the old blades and the length of the new blades listed in the book didn't match the length of the actual new blades. I wound up buying them anyway, and cut approx. 1/2" off to get them to the correct length. Unfortunately I chucked the receipt and cannot confirm the part number I bought. If the profile is the same I'd say buy them and cut to fit. There should be little caps supplied that will cover the ragged edges.

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Old 07-10-2013, 06:08 AM   #3
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We drove all over town looking for wer blades for our Bounder today. We tried Napa, o'Reily, Camping World, and three different RV shops in the area.

Obviously I had no luck. The closest we came was a blade assembly with the right length wiper in it. Strangely enough it was labeled as a 26 inch blade but it's actual length is 24 1/2".

Anybody have a good source for wiper refills?

Thanks,
Muddypaws
I had the same problem with our 2004 Fleetwood Excursion. Ended up going to Auto Zone got just the blade not the whole assy cut it to the length slid it thru the little brackets. It is working fine and it was a lot cheaper...
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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Recommended Wiper for 2006 Fleetwood Bounder

RV BladeRV Blade
26" Blade - Driver & Passenger Side Part #: 67-261 +
[Requires twin screw adaptor parts package B98999-146 (sold separately)]


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Old 07-11-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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I'm still looking

I saw the trico a few days back. I'm hoping to find just the blade refills. What I'm finding is that the ones I've seen locally at autozone, napa, and Wally World are all made for the narrow channel wipers. Even the ones sold as 'break to fit' all seem to be too narrow.

It's not likely to rain anytime soon so I'll keep looking.

Now I understand why they make wiper protectors!
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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Michelin

I found something that fits in Jackson, Ca at Wally World. Michelin 260mm wiper blades. They came with the whole assembly but it was easy enough to slide the actual wiper out of it and into mine. There were under $7 each. Much more reasonable than the $35 each the Tricor's would have been.

There were no marking on the packaging other than 26 inch, 260mm, and 26cm.

Apparently the folks who make wipers are not good at simple arithmetic. 260mm = 26cm but a cm does not equal an inch. Works out to 24.5 inches, give or take.
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I found the only way I could fix my wipers was to buy a set of blades and remove the blade part, put it on, and toss the rest of the parts. The only ones I could find that fit were 26" Bosch at Wal Mart.
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I had the same problem trying to find full blades for my 2000 Pace Arrow F-53 chassis, but was lucky enough to find just the rubber refills in 26" length at Advance Auto Parts. They slipped right in and were the perfect length. They were only about $6-7.00 dollars.
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New and Exciting Wiper Blade Replacement

We are brand spankin' new to the RV'ing world so if we're answering old posts - sorry. We experienced the same challenge, nobody but the RV supply stores sell direct replacement blades for our 2006 Bounder ($40 per blade). I thought we could get the refills but nobody carried the 26" length. Yes I could have bought the 28" and cut them down (I planned on doing that). Luckily we checked in at Kmart and found 26" replacement blades for $7 and just pulled the rubber out and put it directly into the existing wiper blades on my bounder. $14 total!
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My wiper blade fix

This is what I did for the wiper blade fix. Drill out the rivet on the original blade, keep the bracket with the screw holes to use on the new blade. You may need to drill out the rivet on your new blade if it has one. Use a stainless #10 screw and lock nut to attach the old bracket to the new blade.
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I pulled out the old rubber from the bottom of the steel wiper blade and took the rubber to O'Reily.
They had a replacement rubber that was longer but you just cut it to the length you want. Was less than $20. Install very easy as the new rubber just feeds in from the bottom of the blade.
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I did the same---drilled the hole out installed a stainless steel bolt with the lock nut, worked well for 2 years now
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:08 PM   #13
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On another thread I learned what seemed the easiest solution--replace the arm tip with a standard auto snap-on (ANCO adapter 48-17, under $4/pr. from Summit on Amazon--few parts stores seem to stock it). I tried to paste in a picture here, but I guess I don't know how. I've seen a number of rigs that adopted this solution.

No more threading rubber, and standard blades are widely available. I bought a pair of 26" Goodyear (?) on sale at Costco for under $5 ea.
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