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Old 04-10-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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I'm down here in Ft. Myers Fl. getting ready to hit the road tomorrow. When taking the sun covers off the wiper blades I found they were in rough shape. No problem, I'll just replace them. Haaa, That is when my day went to H#%% fast. Could not find new inserts.Well looks like I'll have to get the blade assembly. Whoa not so easy either.On my 7th stop I got lucky. At a truck parts store. Moral of the story, carry an extra set.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:29 PM   #2
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I'm down here in Ft. Myers Fl. getting ready to hit the road tomorrow. When taking the sun covers off the wiper blades I found they were in rough shape. No problem, I'll just replace them. Haaa, That is when my day went to H#%% fast. Could not find new inserts.Well looks like I'll have to get the blade assembly. Whoa not so easy either.On my 7th stop I got lucky. At a truck parts store. Moral of the story, carry an extra set.
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:07 PM   #3
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In Texas I change mine every year at State Inspection time need it or not I just do it.
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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Bought mine at Wally World. 24" and they fit. I think I paid $7.00 each. I agree with carrying an extra set. We bought our coach used and flew to Houston to pick it up. Needless to say, the wipers were shot and I didn't know where I could buy a set. Stopped by Walmart and found a set of 24". They fit
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:14 AM   #5
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I just replaced my 24" blades on our Advantage. Found them at a NAPA store - they suggested the 'U' series blades to fit the track, but take a blade in and let them match it. Cost was around $7.00 each.

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Old 04-11-2007, 04:22 AM   #6
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Taking the blades into NAPA or CarQuest and getting them matches is the best bet. The OEM Trico blades or refills are nearly impossible to find. According to the Trico web site Camping World is supposed to carry them but I've never seen them and nothing Trico is available on the CW web site.

I've read posts in this forum claiming the Wal-Mart blades have disintegrated in less than a year.
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:12 AM   #7
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Take them into NAPA they can match, not cheap, but visibility is priceless. Haggle with the counter person for better discount. Keep the part number so you can call in advance, they can get overnight if not in stock
I replace annually and keep the old for spares.
When stored they stick to the windshield which causes the short life span. Try to keep from touching the glass
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:19 PM   #8
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Thanks went to NAPA, abig one and had the old one with me. Done every thing you all suggested with out luck. That is why I posted. Maybe the area.
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Big Ben Did you ask them to order the wipers for you?? Some counter people are lazy and they will blow you off, but the manager or owner will not
If you have a truck parts supply in your area you could try them.
I got a set at NAPA in St. Petersburg in the 62 Ave and Haines Ave area. If you happen to be up that way try them
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:35 AM   #10
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I replaced both wiper inserts yesterday on my 2005 Journey at CarQuest Part No. CWP 755-240. Cost: $10.97 ea
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I went and ordered a pair CarQuest Part No. CWP 755-240. After I received them I did a side-by-side comparison with those on my coach now (the original set). Discovered the OEM ones are 25" versus 24" as has been indicated everywhere I've looked. Additionally the OEM blades are twice as thick as the CarQuest blades and looking at them don't see how they would fit the current wiper frames even if they were long enough.

Anyone have insight as to why the difference?
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:21 AM   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Big Ben:
I'm down here in Ft. Myers Fl. getting ready to hit the road tomorrow. When taking the sun covers off the wiper blades I found they were in rough shape. No problem, I'll just replace them. Haaa, That is when my day went to H#%% fast. Could not find new inserts.Well looks like I'll have to get the blade assembly. Whoa not so easy either.On my 7th stop I got lucky. At a truck parts store. Moral of the story, carry an extra set. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Camping World carries the True Vision and Bosch.

http://www.campingworld.com/search/index.cfm?action=sea...de=11&keywords=wiper

The Bosch are the most economical selling you the whole blade assembly for about the same to maybe a few dollars more then most charge for just the refill.

Every now and then they have a special and will install them for free.
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:09 AM   #13
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When I took my entire wiper arm to CarQuest, they measured the length of the blade and ordered Part No. CWP 755-240. They installed the insert into the arm the next day and, on my coach anyway (2005 Journey 39F), it seems to be a near exact duplicate and fits perfectly. The CarQuest guy said he looked it up in the Trico catalog, but the blade insert came in CarQuest packaging. I can't explain vicsryd's problem because mine work just fine.

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Old 04-16-2007, 05:37 PM   #14
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Your blades should be 24" but you can check owners manual just in case. Using a replacement blade is much easier than inserts with minimum hassle. For peace of mind I always carry an extra set because the sun does a number on the rubber blade material in Fl. Unfortunately the only time we think of the blades is when it rains and we "try to see" through the streaks with the old ones. ANCO has a new blade made of a special composition that work very good. Former Anco Salesman!!
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