Originally Posted by GREG M
Anyone know of a better wiper system, I was coming home from a trip and ran into my first rain turned on the wipers and they work fine they just don't hit the glass and leave the water there I thought that being a new motor home that maybe the wipers were bad so I bought a new set at camping world only to find out they don't fit. Called tru vision and was told to contact wiper technologists they had the blades in stock and sent them right out put those on only to find out the same problem is there so.... I called them back and ordered two smaller sizes from a 32 inch to a 30 and 28 as I read they worked better but that didn't work either. I have the contoured or boomerang type. I called Fleetwood and they told me they are having problems but a new wiper arm would fix it and gave me the part number and connected me to the parts department only to be told that was the same arm that I had. Anybody had this problem and be able to fit it I would love to here from them thanks in advance Greg
Take a look where the wiper arm is attached to the wiper drive shaft. There is usually a small sheet metal sliding lock that is a backup device to hold the arm in place. If it isn't pushed towards the shaft, it will not allow enough pressure to be generated by the arm to hold the wiper hard against the windshield. I have had several Ford pickups with that arrangement and when new, they are fairly easy to move - like with a wash mitt. Also - these locks might have been left that way to prevent degradation of the wiper rubber while the unit sat in a dealer's yard. Then, of course, the factory installer(low man on the assembly line
??) may have never been instructed to lock them.
Dave W along with my DW, Susan and our poodlepups, Callie & Molly,2011 Ford F250 6.7 CCLB, 5er Hitch Option w/B&W Hitch,,Ride Rite air bags, 2014 Montana High Country 343RL (38')