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Old 04-22-2018, 01:58 PM   #1
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Cool Wipers for 34G Southwind (how hard can this be?)

I can't believe I'm having such a hard time finding replacement wipers.
My 34G 2009 Southwind has 32" wipers.
I read some guys went with 28" mostly due to the huge price difference...I would be OK with that too if I could find them.
I took the wiper arm off and went to Canadian Tire... it's a good thing I did.
The hook on the arm is wider than any wiper they had so No Luck.

I have been all over Google etc looking for these illusive wipers.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Dave
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Old 04-22-2018, 02:11 PM   #2
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My friends pathfinder has 34 inch wipers. We looked everywhere on our trip to find him replacement blades. We ended up finding them at a Camping World in Pittsburg.
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Thanks... the problem is not the length so much. It's the width of the J Hook that holds the blade on. The hooks on mine are wider than"normal".
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Old 04-22-2018, 02:24 PM   #4
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Try Wal-Mart. Look for the Rain-X brand in 28" length. That's where I get the wipers for my Phaeton that has the large J-Hook.
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I've read of others grinding down the J-hook just a bit (a little off each side) so that it was narrow enough to fit a standard wiper. If you were to do that I expect that you should also go to a shorter wiper to reduce the strain on the wiper (there's probably a reason it's that wide to begin with).
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:01 PM   #6
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I started here: Windshield Wiper Blades | ANCO Wipers

If memory serves, I then bought them through Amazon. Seems like near $60 but were original replacements and heavy duty.

Be sure and read the fine print on the Anco page. They sometimes indicate you need to purchase attachment pieces separately. Mine were a perfect replacement.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:12 PM   #7
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Here you go......

https://www.wiperparts.com/collectio...ies-large-hook

https://getautotex.com/collections/r...nt=38540960769



Click on the "Description" dropdown box and it shows 32"
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I've read of others grinding down the J-hook just a bit (a little off each side) so that it was narrow enough to fit a standard wiper. If you were to do that I expect that you should also go to a shorter wiper to reduce the strain on the wiper (there's probably a reason it's that wide to begin with).
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The J Hook is 12mm wide. The smaller ones seem to be 9mm wide.
I was thinking about grinding down the J Hook.

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Post #7 shows the 12mm J hook..........

No need to grind.
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You can buy up to 28" at Costco. They're Goodyear blades and come with multiple connections. They're usually about $8.00 each.
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Old 04-22-2018, 04:29 PM   #11
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You can buy up to 28" at Costco. They're Goodyear blades and come with multiple connections. They're usually about $8.00 each.
True... but they are 9mm wide not 12mm like I need.
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I can't believe I'm having such a hard time finding replacement wipers.
My 34G 2009 Southwind has 32" wipers.
I read some guys went with 28" mostly due to the huge price difference...I would be OK with that too if I could find them.
I took the wiper arm off and went to Canadian Tire... it's a good thing I did.
The hook on the arm is wider than any wiper they had so No Luck.

I have been all over Google etc looking for these illusive wipers.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Dave
You have basically two choices. Grind down the j- hooks to fit the narrower blade or buy the wipers that fit the wider j-hook you have.
I did the latter. Got mine on Amazon. Can't remember the price, but reasonable, maybe $40 or so for two. 32 inch, wide j-hook.
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Forum sponsor, RVupgrades.com sells the Wiper Technologies brand and they have a model that will fit the larger J-hook.

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Wiper Technologies WT8-32 J Hook Wiper Blade - 32"


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Use THIS LINK for the Wiper Technologies application guide for RV wipers and you can confirm the part number for you coach on page 13: Fleetwood Southwind, year 09-16 is part number WT8-32





to add: the fourth review down is from a guy with a 2014 Fleetwood Southwind and he said it was a "perfect fit."
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:57 AM   #14
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Iíve ordered 12mm 32Ē wiper blades on 2 occasions from PPL Motorhomes in Houston. They are the Wt8-32ís mentioned above. Like you, I could not find a local source, even a truck repair facility. They had no clue.
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