Originally Posted by shadejo
Anyone had to replace the pantograph wiper arms on a mid nineties Land Yacht?
While the web is full of sources, I am looking to find a part number/ manufacturer that is reasonably certain to work.
I have a 95 classic Diesel pusher, but have confirmed that the wiper arms are identical to the land yachts from 94 to at least 98, and Jackson Centre gave me their part number (510795-104).
Unfortunately, my not so local dealer indicates they will take 4 weeks to obtain, and I was hoping to replace them prior to a trip at the end of the month. I know they are the same type of unit as used on various trucks, buses etc, but none of the local shops are able to match them up.
Given that the part of the arm is plastic, which has gone brittle with age, I am betting that other Land Yacht owners in warm climates have already had to replace them.
Anyone got a source and or a part number they used successfully?
This probably will not help much, but back in 2001, I lived in San Antonio for a few months. We were members of a PA. unit, but while visiting San Antonio, we hung out with the locals at their events.
I don't remember what unit it was, but several folks with late 90's Land Yachts, similar to mine ('98 Land Yacht), had gotten together with a machine shop to design and make new arms for these coaches.
Their main objective was to be able to purchase blades off the shelf for a lot less than the ones we currently have to buy. I was not going to be there long enough to have a new set made for my coach, so I did not participate, though I wish I would have.
If you querry the units around San Antonio, someone with the same style coach might have a source for some custom arms that can be had.