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Old 06-02-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Fixing the Windshield Wiper Blades

When I bought my M/H the wiper blades were missing. I asked the PO to put some on, but was never happy with what was fitted, as they would not conform with the screen shape.

I pulled the wiper arms off as they were rusty and ugly, and came up with a solution that seems to work great, and is cost effective, so I thought I would share!

This is what I had...

The fittings on the arms are unusual, so I got some 20" Goodyear Blades from Costco, and they were $8 each.

None of the included adapters worked, so I modded them.

This is how they come... with a Hook style adapter fitted..

This is popped off..

There is a hole in the blade, but the pin fouls the arm, so I removed the Pin...

This allows me to put a small bolt and nyloc nut thru...

I derusted, and painted the arms silver metalic to complete the job!

The new style blades really conform to the screen better that spring style blades!

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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Nice work key! Hey do your wiper motors work in sync with one another? Mine are not anywhere close to working in rhythm.

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:42 PM   #3
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No, not anywhere near in sync!
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:58 PM   #4
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Mine are also in their own world.
Did about the same, drill out pin, only did not fit longer bolt to hold the squirter in place, must do soon.
Found some Bosch on clearance, look like same type, put a 24" on pass side, I think only a 19" on drivers side
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:02 AM   #5
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If you go to go to page 16 and you will find the wiper arms. The dry arms do not have the washer nozzles and the wet arms have two adjustable nozzles built in. I think I used a 26" or 27" arm but I don't remember without going out to measure them. They also have the proper blades, motors and switches.
You can even change to pantograph wipers if you want.

They are manufacturers so they cannot look up what Airstream used but find what you want in the catalog and they will send it to you. The catalog is loaded with information. I changed my wipers from two separate controls to a single control with intermittent settings, a great improvement. I also put in one new motor, custom link and new pins. My wipers have never been so quiet and smooth.

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