Originally Posted by dmctlc
So my MH had problems with one of the wiper arms recently and while in for some unrelated warranty work they were going to replace them both as a curosity and ordered them through Tiffin. That was in mid August... Every week since then TIffin kept stating that it would be another week... so this week when my service advisor called me to tell me he was informed another week I figured I called Tiffin to see what is going on. After talking with Jean she verified that they've been out for some time back ordered with Wiper Technology the same place I was trying to get just wipers from months ago but couldn't because they were back ordered. So I called Wiper Technology who told me it's mid to late October before the arms and blades could be available. Sorry for the long story but I need new arms since one is stripped completely and the other doesn't look the best either and we're supposed to live on the 31st of Sept for a 6 wk.
Plus trip... not good without wiper our last trip ended without them in driving rain. I was told the part numbers are ra825-op-d25-s & ra825-op-d15-s. I did a search on line and found nothing. Can anyone first confirm these would be the arms for this MH... These are supposed to be 38" blade size. Service advisor has called some local truck dealers trying to find them or something else even smalleer to no avail. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciate.
Not for sure, but do these push onto a splined shaft with a nut on top to squeeze them down tight?. Looks like the nuts loosened a little and allowed the shaft to move in the arm. There would be a lot of leverage on them with 38" blades. In the olden dayz, when wiper arms would strip out, we would put the best epoxy on them we could get. Tighten them down snug, let the epoxy dry for a couple days, tighten another 1/2 turn, then drill a whole right through the middle and put a roll pin in.
I know that's probably not the way you want to fix your 1/4 million dollar coach, but........ Maybe somebody has a better suggestion?
Have you tried looking for used at an RV salvage yard? Usually replacing those arms it was more of a struggle to get them off as they were corroded on than having them slip.