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wijames2002

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Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« on: December 08, 2017, 12:49:58 PM »
I have a 1998 Southwind Storm coach and have been going nuts looking for windshield wipers for it. Checked all of the local RV dealers and all auto parts stores. Hoping that someone here can point me in the right direction. attached is a picture of my wiper mount which is the problem I'm running into.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 01:08:19 PM »
I might be misunderstanding the issue, but a number of wiper blade manufacturers include ways to adapt their blade to fit various arms. Hopefully, someone has a better solution.
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nibroc

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Re: Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 01:45:28 PM »
I'm sure a store like autozone has a wiper for you

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Re: Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 01:46:51 PM »
That looks like the flat mount on my Sierra but I can't recall for sure. I did a quick search and found this adapter at a few places - does this help?


https://www.ebay.com/i/162165335175?chn=ps

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Re: Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 02:24:01 PM »
Joezeppy is correct.  That is a Trico wiper blade.  Any autostore will have them, also Amazon aand Fleabay.  Just measure your size.

wijames2002

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Re: Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 04:17:00 PM »
That looks like the flat mount on my Sierra but I can't recall for sure. I did a quick search and found this adapter at a few places - does this help?


https://www.ebay.com/i/162165335175?chn=ps

 Yep, that would do it. I'll order a set.
Thanks
1998 Fleetwood Southwind Storm
Chevy 454
2018 Kia Soul in tow.
"Liam lV" hearing service dog as co-pilot

"People will forget the things you say or do but they will always remember the way you make them feel"

wijames2002

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Re: Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 04:18:23 PM »
I'm sure a store like autozone has a wiper for you

Nope, tried Auto Zone, Pep Boys, O'reilly's and 3 different RV stores without help
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Re: Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 06:10:47 PM »
Have you tried NAPA?
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Re: Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 07:14:35 PM »
Anco also offers the necessary adapters.
https://www.amazon.com/Anco-48-17-9-5mm-Straight-Adapter/dp/B0055AN7UK

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wijames2002

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Re: Going nuts lookin for windshield wipers!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 07:28:30 AM »
Anco also offers the necessary adapters.
https://www.amazon.com/Anco-48-17-9-5mm-Straight-Adapter/dp/B0055AN7UK

Richard

Thanks, I ordered these this morning.
1998 Fleetwood Southwind Storm
Chevy 454
2018 Kia Soul in tow.
"Liam lV" hearing service dog as co-pilot

"People will forget the things you say or do but they will always remember the way you make them feel"