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Old 08-22-2015, 05:19 AM   #1
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A froggy need some help.....

Please, I have to change the mechanism of a wiper and it is a little bit complicated to find a dealer who accept to ship to France...

Is there somebody ok for buy these parts and ship to me ? ( I can transfert money via paypal )

I have a excella 28 1981 and I found some info on the web... I suppose it is right (?). The main body of the mechanism = 76mm total

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Old 08-22-2015, 08:11 AM   #2
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Try these guys.

http://www.amequipment.com/rv/
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:22 AM   #3
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yes, it is the same with my att. file
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:17 AM   #4
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yes, it is the same with my att. file but I would like contact them by email and I don't find any email address for send a message with a picture of my part. And get some prices.....
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:41 AM   #5
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Here is a list of their representatives. We are AM Equipment - Wiper Systems & DC Motors Around the World | AM Equipment | Wiper Systems and DC Motors You can contact those with RV expertise.

If you are having problems with your pivot shaft it may be similar to a problem I had. The shaft slides in and out with each sweep of the wiper. There is a small E-clip that locates the shaft in the housing. The groove wears allowing the E-clip to slip out and the shaft is no longer held in pace. I solved the problem on mine with a small bearing bronze sleeve fit on the shaft between the knurl and the housing. An occasional drop of oil keeps everything happy and much easier then changing the entire unit.

If you have other issues contact AM Equipment. I have been to their facility and they have everything you need. They also have a tremendous amount of information on their web site if you keep searching.

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I can't contact directly to AM . Perhaps due to the country (???).
Please if somebody can contact this company with my mail ( big.bidule@yahoo.fr ) for I get an answer about possibilities (to buy, to ship, to be sure of items)..
I took a picture of my bad part ( very bad! )
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All I can offer is a bit of humor; a favorite poem by Ogden Nash: The Frog:
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:58 PM   #8
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I can't contact directly to AM . Perhaps due to the country (???).
Please if somebody can contact this company with my mail ( big.bidule@yahoo.fr ) for I get an answer about possibilities (to buy, to ship, to be sure of items)..
I took a picture of my bad part ( very bad! )
Thank you
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Marc I called AM Equipment today and they will ship overseas however you have to call them. They cannot do an overseas purchase online only over the telephone. The 304-1205 you ask about has a price of $40.42 plus shipping. I could purchase it here and save about $5.00 but paying the additional shipping and money transfer fees would probably cost more then $5.00. You can call them direct at (541) 327-1546.

If this doesn't work let me know.
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Thank you Dan, Malmills is going to do the same job as you. You are great !!!
It is a "little bit" difficult for me to write but I am sure to be unable to understand a phone calling . Is it possible to get an email ?
(PS: Is 304-1205 the right item for me ? )
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Marc check your messages, I sent you a PM.
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:32 AM   #11
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Gloupssss. The shipping by Fedex it would be about $150 but, but, fortunately there are great friendly airstreamers here and I think I have a "save money" solution

I need to contact AM once more and it would be all right.


But I wonder if the best wouldn't be to come in your big country for sale all the parts I need OR..... to buy an other "spare" Excella
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I shipped several clearance lights and spare lenses to England for $12 a couple of years ago using U.S. Postal Office. You don't have to pay all the brokerage fees that FedEx and UPS charge. The problem is most businesses won't take the time to walk to the Post Office.
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I agree with Dan. DW and I live in the US but all our families are in UK (including kids) and we ship 'gifts' (eg birthday presents etc) on an almost weekly basis. USPS is far cheaper than Fedex etc and even with USPS try to use a padded envelop rather than a box. Take a look at their online calculator and see the best way..... here is just an example of a small box, with international priority mail (so that includes the cost of the box) at $27 (same items in a padded envelope would be about half that).

International Price Calculator

If you are really struggling and can wait a few weeks, PM me as I fly back and forth every other month and can always drop it in the mail in Europe. But I am very rarely in France (next trip is to Austria in a couple of weeks) so you will still have "International shipping".
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The problem is most businesses won't take the time to walk to the Post Office.
Yes and I understand it is difficult to use Post Office for a Company... Well, AM is shipping today to my "relay" in Florida. All should be right now.

I was thinking to buy a complete zip dee awning : I forget !
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