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Old 02-11-2017, 09:05 AM   #1
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Replacement windshield wiper fluid tank / reservoir for Pace Arrow Vision 2000

Hi there,

First time poster and newbie RVer with a question about my wiper fluid tank:

I recently purchased a used 2000 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision 36" Class A motorhome. I opened the front grille to fill up the fluid tank only to find that it doesn't have one! I traced the tubes coming down from each wiper blade. They meet at the junction with a third tube hanging down that isn't plugged into anything. I presume that I am missing the wiper fluid reservoir entirely and need to find a replacement?

Can anyone steer me in the right direction as to what kind of tank I need? Is there a universal one which I could buy from AutoZone or similar? If so, how hard would it be to install? Could I do it myself?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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When you find the power and ground wires for the WW pump, check to make sure you have power when the WW is turned on. If so, should be no problem getting a tank/pump from your auto parts supplier, as long as they have one that will fit in some place. Even if you have to extend the wires and hose, it will be much cheaper than going the OEM route. Good luck.
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thanks Unplanned, appreciate the advice.
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Adam,

Think about it this way. The plastic tank is just a storage place for fluid. Any good sized tank from anywhere if it's thick enough will work. Everything you'd need to hook up could go through the cap cover.

You could buy used from a school bus salvage lot, RV salvage yards, tractor trailer salvage yards etc.

You need to allow air to flow in as the fluid flows out so a vent. Then you need a hose with a filter like from an aquarium fish tank to keep the filter on the bottom so it will suck fluid. Now you need a pump activated by a switch and 12-volts.

Many systems have pumps located in the tank. That just complicates things. Any 12-V pump will work. Just mount it externally and run the hose into the tank lid. Simple!!!!

You should be able to run your power wires using what is on the unit now.
Plumb everything into the existing lines running to the wipers and you're done.
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Thanks TeJay, this was very helpful also. Appreciate the assistance
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Thanks to all for the assistance. I ended up purchasing the following universal pump kit:

https://www.amazon.com/Trico-11-102-.../dp/B002SDTV1Q

Luckily, the 12v wiring was already in place where the missing reservoir was and it was as easy as mounting the new reservoir, replacing the tubing and plugging in the existing 12v power.
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