Trying to find correct size windshield washer tubing for 2007 Coachmen Mirada is driving me nuts.
(I put this in general forum, Class A, because i assume many brands use same type windshield washer system).
Ordered wrong thing from Amazon -
WRONG!>> ANCO 78-764
"Windshield Washer Wet Arm Tubing kit: 1 each: 3/32 ID, 72" length ; 7/64 ID, 72" length"
This was my fault for not measuring correctly.
Ordered wrong thing from Oreilly Auto Parts -
WRONG! >> Gates 27038
vacum tubing 5/32 (4mm) ID.
This was Oreilly guy fault as he said it was 1/4 OD but it is more like a tight 5/16. - will not go thru wiper arm spring.
Problem: Both OD and ID must be matched for this application since the tubing must pass through the spring in the wiper arm! Most common vacum hose has too thick walls.
Rants: 1. Why dont the motorhome mfrs identify at least specs, or specs AND mfr/part numbers on expected-wear parts?????
2. Have people become so tech-stupid as to think they dont need to list dimensions of stuff like vacum hose online? None list OD. Some dont even list ID, just a part number! This DIY person cant take advantage of digital-world efficiency without the proper information.
Im headed to NAPA to see if they can match it up later.
If not, I have measured the old hose OD at close to 6mm and also determined 5/32 (close to 4mm) ID will go on the barbs. And have identified Viton tubing PN 5102K42
4mm ID, 6mm OD at McMaster Carr. It is claimed to be UV resistant at $3.70 /ft.
Any other suggestions?