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Old 10-05-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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mo/ho question: huh?

We had a 310 Diesel, same year, come into the campground and the owner showed me a part that came with the coach. Anyone have a clue what it is/does/did? I can't make out the manufacturer (it is made in the U.S.A.). Looks like a motor of some kind, but I've not seen anything like it on our coach.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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my guess would be window winder (do they have electric power windows?) or windshield wiper motor . . .
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It's a windshield wiper motor.
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I agree with Robfike, windshield wiper motor.
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:29 PM   #5
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Well done, sharp-eyed forum members! I just looked at mine and though it's a different model from some other coach, it is indeed a wiper motor.
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Well done, sharp-eyed forum members! I just looked at mine and though it's a different model from some other coach, it is indeed a wiper motor.
While you were looking do you have one or two wiper motors? I have two and the drivers side motor died on the road and I had to do some creative fudging to make a NAPA unit work. A few months later the end of the link from the motor to the wiper mount post broke. I was lucky to find a truck shop to weld it back on for me. Now I hesitate every time I turn the wiper on.

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While you were looking do you have one or two wiper motors? I have two and the drivers side motor died on the road and I had to do some creative fudging to make a NAPA unit work. A few months later the end of the link from the motor to the wiper mount post broke. I was lucky to find a truck shop to weld it back on for me. Now I hesitate every time I turn the wiper on.

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RainX your windshield. Works great when traveling, and when you do have to use your wipers they seem to work far better. If you kept the old wiper motor find an electric motor repair shop and get them to fix it. Cost me about $100, well worth it to have the proper wiper in my '57.
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I have two wiper motors and they've never been serviced. Looks like the typical AS bearcat to get at. I too, cross my fingers every time I turn them on. Another good reason to winter in Arizona! That motor that was in the other guys mo/ho would never fit ours, I think the PO got it given to him by a well-meaning friend.
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I think airstream assembled the dash and suspended it by wires.. and then built the coach around it.. never considering the poor sap that had to work in and around that mess.. I saw the wiper motors and thought to myself I hope they continue to work!
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... Anyone have a clue what it is/does/did? I can't make out the manufacturer (it is made in the U.S.A.). Looks like a motor of some kind, but I've not seen anything like it on our coach.
wow, flashbacks...
I worked for a company that supplied components to the place that made that motor. Yup, it's a windshield wiper motor and it was built for heavy truck/RV/Aftermarket use in Columbus Mississippi- the facility went thru several name/owner changes and finally closed in the late '90's. Some of the products ended up transfering to China when Globe Motors shut it down.

anyway

That's kinda a neat motor. The rear of the housing is adjustable to "park" the wiper where its' needed!
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That's kinda a neat motor. The rear of the housing is adjustable to "park" the wiper where its' needed!
Wow! That is cool, I wondered what the increments were all about. Thanks.
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RainX your windshield. Works great when traveling, and when you do have to use your wipers they seem to work far better. If you kept the old wiper motor find an electric motor repair shop and get them to fix it. Cost me about $100, well worth it to have the proper wiper in my '57.
The wipers actually clear the windshield pretty well. The problem was I was on a trip with time limits. Mill Supply has the motors but it wasn't an option on Friday afternoon on a rainy weekend. I think the core charge from NAPA was almost as much as the motor. If I remember the motor was $65 and the core was $35 or $40. The mount was easy but finding the right fitting to connect the link was the problem. Also had to fudge the wiring and couldn't get the park to work with my switch just had to turn off when the wiper was down. A bit of a pain but better than no wiper.

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I have two wiper motors and they've never been serviced. Looks like the typical AS bearcat to get at. I too, cross my fingers every time I turn them on. Another good reason to winter in Arizona! That motor that was in the other guys mo/ho would never fit ours, I think the PO got it given to him by a well-meaning friend.
Actually it's pretty easy to remove and reinstall. The worst part is the little spring retaining clip. It's real hart to find on wet asphalt.

You may run to Arizona Mike but water is the basis of life and I prefer green and trees to sand and cactus. I'll stay North and play with the wiper motor.

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