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Old 09-19-2015, 01:50 PM   #1
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Quick & easy windshield wiper covers

I was cutting lengths of 1" diameter foam pipe cover to make edge guards for the slides on our newly acquired Class A (to keep from getting whacked on the head when they are extended and you bend under them). DH commented that the foam pipe cover would also make an excellent cover for the windshield wiper blades. Tried it and he was right! The covers pop on from underneath, easy to put on, easy to take off.
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Old 09-19-2015, 02:12 PM   #2
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I just happen to have some of that, guess I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip.
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I split two bright orange pool noodles lengthwise down one side. I then fit one on each of the lower awning support rods. This does reduce my bruises when I walk into the awning rods
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I was cutting lengths of 1" diameter foam pipe cover to make edge guards for the slides on our newly acquired Class A (to keep from getting whacked on the head when they are extended and you bend under them). DH commented that the foam pipe cover would also make an excellent cover for the windshield wiper blades. Tried it and he was right! The covers pop on from underneath, easy to put on, easy to take off.
Yep, I've been protecting my wiper blades that way for several years while the MH is in storage. Works great.
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Besides the split foam wiper covers, I use a tennis ball under the wiper arm to unload pressure on the blade. Wiper blades last longer.
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Besides the split foam wiper covers, I use a tennis ball under the wiper arm to unload pressure on the blade. Wiper blades last longer.
I've been using a clothespin, which I can shorten to the proper length to just lift the blade off the windshield. I may try the tennis balls.
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Wondering if you guys/gals drive with the split foam and/or tennis ball installed?
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Wondering if you guys/gals drive with the split foam and/or tennis ball installed?
Not intentionally. But it has happened. (Or so I've been told.)
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DH commented that the foam pipe cover would also make an excellent cover for the windshield wiper blades. Tried it and he was right! The covers pop on from underneath, easy to put on, easy to take off.
Yep, quite a few people do that, mine are laying beside the MH now. Guess I need to pick them up and put them on.
I need to find a pool noodle so I can make some pads for the new 15.5' pop up ladder. Don't want to lay the ladder against the side of the awning case without padding.
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Wondering if you guys/gals drive with the split foam and/or tennis ball installed?
I've forgotten mine and driven away with them still on the wiper blades. Sometimes they stay on, and sometimes they don't....! I had to make two new ones this year because I had lost both of them due to loosening with age and absent mindedly driving away with them still on.

Plus, they don't get the windshield very clean when it rains and you still have them on. :-)
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