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Old 06-30-2010, 05:41 AM   #1
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Wiper blades?

where do you get wiper blades for a motorhome?

The ones on my 99 Fleetwood gasser are 26" long, and have a built in bracket that attaches to the wiper arm with lil screws. The wiper arm is just straight, no hook on the end.

They told me the end of the wiper arm would just slip into the plastic pivot on the new wiper, but it doesn't, it is too big.

Been to 3 auto parts stores, then I tried truck stops, they got nothing.

Today I'll try a Ford dealer, and camping world.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:53 AM   #2
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Denso was the supplier to Fleetwood . Link Below page 30 for your application

http://www.densoheavyduty.com/pdf/20...%20Catalog.pdf

This link for contact and source.
http://www.densoheavyduty.com/industrial/alternator.php
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:57 AM   #3
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I got mine at a NAPA store. Gave them the model and year and also had the old one in hand. One was in stock and had the other one the next day.
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:11 AM   #4
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I also got mine at NAPA. They were $45, but did come with a 3 year warranty that will replace them, no questions asked....I could not find refills anywhere here in town.
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:44 AM   #5
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Try Walmart, they have about 3 different models all with adapters to fit. You may have to use some washers but they work fine, particularly at about $10 each.
Costco if you have one near has had the Goodyear single beam blade Assurance model at $7.99, I bought them for all my cars and a spare set for the MH they are Great and the price is too. i believe that I am better off with the lighter Models and changing them more often then using the Heavier and much more expensive OEM types. There is less strain on the linkage and motor and they work as well if not better
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:26 AM   #6
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NAPA and Camping World sell the bolt-on type. The problem is they are very expen$ive.

The blades at Walmart are 1/3 to 1/2 the price, but none of the plastic adapters fit the arms on our motorhome. The metal part of the blade is also too wide to fit in the U-shaped bracket on the end of our wiper arms, so I can't just bolt the Walmart blades on like the originals.

I make my own blades from ones I buy from Walmart. I drill out the rivet that the plastic adapter snaps onto, then I squeeze the metal blade just a little narrower with pliers. I bolt through the hole where the rivet was. If this hole ends up being too big, just drill another beside it.
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NAPA and Camping World sell the bolt-on type. The problem is they are very expen$ive.

The blades at Walmart are 1/3 to 1/2 the price, but none of the plastic adapters fit the arms on our motorhome. The metal part of the blade is also too wide to fit in the U-shaped bracket on the end of our wiper arms, so I can't just bolt the Walmart blades on like the originals.

I make my own blades from ones I buy from Walmart. I drill out the rivet that the plastic adapter snaps onto, then I squeeze the metal blade just a little narrower with pliers. I bolt through the hole where the rivet was. If this hole ends up being too big, just drill another beside it.

Paz, I also modify the Walmart blades exactly as you describe for use on our Allegro. They work great, and the price is right! I just installed our second set.

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I get mine (26") at Walamrt too. Don't use any of the adapters in the package - mine atatch with a nut and bolt through the arm that uses one of the pre-drilled holes in the blade.
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I took my old blade to Advanced Auto. We opened a few packs to be sure the little screw you are talking about would work correctly. Found a good fit, about 1 inch longer which did not hurt, and works fine. And about $15 bucks each.
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I get mine (26") at Walamrt too. Don't use any of the adapters in the package - mine atatch with a nut and bolt through the arm that uses one of the pre-drilled holes in the blade.

Which make of wiper blades from Walmart do you get? The ones on the Bounder are long since dead & attach with the screw/bolt fixing.
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Thanks all.
I ended up working late in Indy yesterday, never got to Ford or Camping World. Running short on time before the "big summer holiday trip" so I'm gonna see about adapting the blades I bought at autozone, seems like the quickest solution.
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I've used both the Michelin and the Rainex brands from Walmart.

I recall one other brand that I had to drill out the hole slightly, but don't recall the brand name.
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Today I drilled out some rivets, and used a #10 SS bolt and nylock nut to attached the original brackets to the new blades. Works good.
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