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Old 04-28-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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How come when I look up wiper blades online at sites such as wiper123.com, they show replacent wipers that are the j hook style when my wipers arms are held on with two screws to the wiper assembly? Anyone run into this before? My rig is in my signature.
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Hi, not sure the blades you are looking at, but most of the blades I looked at are multi connection. The J connection usually pops out and you can use the pin or bolt connections.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:48 AM   #3
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You might also just consider replacing the blades, the metal stuff rarely needs replacing unless they're bent or broken. You can by the rubber blades almost anywhere, jmho.
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How come when I look up wiper blades online at sites such as wiper123.com, they show replacent wipers that are the j hook style when my wipers arms are held on with two screws to the wiper assembly? Anyone run into this before? My rig is in my signature.
If the arms are held on by screws, chances are you need to look at truck stops or at RV dealers for your blades. Truck and RV blades tend to be very expensive.

If your blades are short (<24-26"), you can sometimes drill holes in auto wiper blades and adapt them. Another alternative is to just replace the rubber as puttin suggests.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:56 PM   #5
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see this thread and my post. Wiper blade attachments
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Mine are held on with one tiny screw, lock washer and nut per side. Last summer, I put down a moving blanket in case I dropped anything. This summer, I covered them with split corrugate. I got my blades at WM. They are 23"

I couldn't get the rubber inserts to come out of mine. Didn't want to squeeze the clips too hard.
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I went to auto zone and bought two j hook wiper arms, then took the blades out of them to use for mine. I couldn't find any arms that screw to the assembly.
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They don't screw to the arm. A tiny nut/bolt goes thru the blade assembly. I found some that had a J and/or a hole and widened my attachment slot by about 1/32". I got the constant contact/pressure type.
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Mine bolt on as well. Camping World carries them and every so often sells them @ buy one get the second free. They are not cheap so I watch for the sales and get two for around $30 dollars. That way I always have a spare set if I need them.

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I usually buy my 26" blades at Walmart and they aren't real expensive. Think I paid about $9 each last time. They come with a couple of adapters, e.g. the J hook, but usually they have the hole needed for the bolt attachment as well. You can see in the package whether the hole is present or not.
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You might also just consider replacing the blades, the metal stuff rarely needs replacing unless they're bent or broken. You can by the rubber blades almost anywhere, jmho.
This is what I did...blades only. Bosch fit my frames.
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I buy my wiper blades at Autozone and drill out the rivet that holds the mounting bracket. I use a large drill bit first to remove the head of the rivet, then punch it out, then I use a drill bit the exact size of the bolt that mounts to the RV wiper arm. I do 4 at a time so that I have a spare set ready to go when I need it.

FYI-- Rain X is worth every penny. I use it once a month. There are times when it is raining and I don't even turn on my wipers.
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x1000000 on the Rain-X. Not only that, it will extend the useful life of your blades...less friction.

I put that s@&! on everything!
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Does 303 help protect them?
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