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Old 05-22-2022, 06:51 PM   #1
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Windshield wipers. Grrrrrrrrrrrr

So Ive searched for a long time. Really. Tons of info on grinding j hooks thinner or adding j hook adapters.

But not much on the bolted system my 2008 win. Sightseer has. Ive been to the local truck dealer to check their wipers but too wide. I can buy them from the local RV Center for $40 but. I hate getting ripped off.

Ive looked at Napa, lordco and another auto parts dealer near me. Everything is auto j hook or too wide.

Ive ordered a couple j hook adapters but not too sure they will work. Actually, im a little sceptical but will spend the $20 to see.

In the mean time I thought Id send it out to you to see what your brain wealth comes up with.

The attached pictures show what I have. Im expecting that if I can find a bolted wiper Ill Also need to get the bolts. Not going to be easy up here.

Oh, a lot of these threads end up talking about the size of wiper blades. Going to a 24 or 26 instead of 32. I dont care. I just want to buy a cheaper easier to find blade

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-22-2022, 07:15 PM   #2
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My 2003 had very similar wiper arms. I had pretty good success with various blades (Rainx, Trico, Napa). I just threw away all the adapters and ran the bolt through one of the holes in the blade frame. It's the rusty bolt in the center of your first picture. I admit it has been a couple of years since I sold my 2003 so maybe you can't do that anymore.
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Old 05-22-2022, 07:36 PM   #3
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One of the frustrating things in an inflationary environment is items go up in price in unexpected jumps. Your Canadian price of $40.00 translates to $31.27 USD, and is probably not too much out-of-line for a pair of extra large motorhome wiper blades.
Here in the US, our current rate of inflation for the last 12 months using the 1980 standard is 16%. Based on the history of fiat currencies, it is going to get worse.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:32 AM   #4
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What Ive found.

What Ive found with the wipers Ive looked at is the auto ones are wider so wont fit into the holder. The holes in some are too small but I can easily make them bigger.

That $40 price is for one and compared to buying them at Costco for $10 Id like to find a way to convert them.

The adapters should be here in a couple days. Ill post what ends up working.

Thanks
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Old 05-23-2022, 03:47 PM   #5
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On most wipers, you can actually rebuild your existing wiper blade by buying the same length wiper, removing the wiper rubber/synthetic and installing it on your existing wiper arms. On RV wiper blades it is usually a cost saving or availability solution.
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Old 05-23-2022, 03:53 PM   #6
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Yup looked into that

Unfortunately, nobody sells the refills the the with mine are. The first thing I did was buy a wiper and I took the rubber out of it. B when I went to put it into my wiper it was about 3mm/3/16th too narrow.

But thanks for commenting.

Thats another thing. Two major truck dealers up here dont sell replacement/refill blades and both wondered why mine are so wide. Neither had seem anything over 9mm/.33.
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:29 PM   #7
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I ran into the same issue and looked for a few months before biting the bullet and purchasing from Lichtsinn for $37 a piece would love to find a cross reference on a matching blade that is available locally
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Old 05-26-2022, 05:35 PM   #8
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All done and just as it started to rain

One of the problems was that the auto wipers were too wide. Sooooo I very carefully, with two sets of different pliers, bent the tabs wider. I tried very hard to make the area with the holes as parallel to the blade sides as possible and to put as little stress on the arms while bending the tabs.

Once they were widened I used 10/24 x 1 1/4 stainless machine screws and nylock nuts. The bolts are about an 1/8 too long but 1 didnt leave enough threads in the nut too lock correctly. And, too lazy to cut them off.

Before installing them I degreased and spray painted the bolts and nuts black. Overall, A very easy install.

The wiper blades are peak hybrid. PHV261. The thing that makes them work is the holes going through. Finally, one of the shouldered original bolts had to be cut off and one came off with little effort.
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Tie wrapped washer nozzle

Another part that needed to be fixed. Just a couple tie wraps
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