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Old 04-07-2019, 11:24 PM   #1
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Life of VEGAS/AXIS wiper blades

Just wondered what the experience has been with everyone on the "longevity" of the actual wiper blades on their VEGAS/AXIS?

Ours is a 2016 and, being three years old, should I replace, or at least have a couple on board for some extended trips...

I know I can't just pull into the local OREILLY'S and pick up a couple...
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:26 PM   #2
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We've replaced ours once and I'm sure they are due (adding to the list ! LOL).

I ordered them off of Amazon.
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Old 04-08-2019, 12:28 AM   #3
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Just wondered what the experience has been with everyone on the "longevity" of the actual wiper blades on their VEGAS/AXIS?

Ours is a 2016 and, being three years old, should I replace, or at least have a couple on board for some extended trips...

I know I can't just pull into the local OREILLY'S and pick up a couple...
Here in south Texas, I change all four vehicles every Spring. If you live where the is less heat and pollution, you can probably go 2 years. By the way I just change the rubber (bade refills) part not the entire blade assembly.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:55 AM   #4
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If they aren't streaking and wipe cleanly then your in like Flynn. The UV eats up the rubber on wipers. If you keep the blades out of the sun surprising how long they last. My wife keeps her car in the garage and my truck sits outside. I replace the blades on the truck at least once a year, her car same blades for the last three. Last couple years I have been treating the coach windows with Rain X. The stuff really works well, rain water blows right off the windshield but if you have to use the "bug juice" a lot it shortens the effectiveness of the treatment substantially.
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:38 AM   #5
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Here in south Texas, I change all four vehicles every Spring. If you live where the is less heat and pollution, you can probably go 2 years. By the way I just change the rubber (bade refills) part not the entire blade assembly.
I have seen the replacement blade assemblies, but have not seen the "blade refills".. Can you kinda point me in the right direction on these?
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I have seen the replacement blade assemblies, but have not seen the "blade refills".. Can you kinda point me in the right direction on these?
Amazon - "32 inch windshield wiper refills" sold by Bemost. You might have to bend the end clamps to remove the old blades. The new ones clip on the same way.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:48 PM   #7
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I use Rain-X

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If they aren't streaking and wipe cleanly then your in like Flynn. The UV eats up the rubber on wipers. If you keep the blades out of the sun surprising how long they last. My wife keeps her car in the garage and my truck sits outside. I replace the blades on the truck at least once a year, her car same blades for the last three. Last couple years I have been treating the coach windows with Rain X. The stuff really works well, rain water blows right off the windshield but if you have to use the "bug juice" a lot it shortens the effectiveness of the treatment substantially.
I have been using Rain-X on my autos for years, great product. Can drive in mild rain on freeway and water just rolls off,wipers not needed.
I will now use it on our new to us first MH. They do make wiper fluid product that I may look into.

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