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Old 04-13-2021, 05:04 PM   #1
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24.1 Vegas Wipe Blades

Last week I decided to replace the worn out wiper blades on my RV. Wally World didn't have any TV8-32 blades so I went next door to the local NAPA dealer. He did a crossmatch and sold me a set of 32" heavy duty truck (RV) wiper blades.

Got home and found wipers too small for my 24.1 J-hooks. Took them back and the great NAPA guy did some "down and dirty" looking and discovered I needed some 12x4 J-Hook style wipers. Ordered a set and they came in this AM.

Happy to report NAPA 6-3255 Heavy Duty wiper blades fit out of the box. And even happier to report though they cost $6.50 more ($61.00/$54.50) than "standard fit" the NAPA-guy didn't charge me the extra.
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Old 04-14-2021, 02:54 PM   #2
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Yes, the large J-Hook wipers must be made of gold, hence they’re $60+ per pair.

What some have done on this FORUM, is use a J-Hook Adapter
It’s an add-on that allows one to use standard auto wipers (you know...the one’s you can purchase at Costco for $4.99 each)

https://smile.amazon.com/Cuque-33923...adapter&sr=8-4
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Old 04-17-2021, 01:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for info. Will save for future blade replacement. Going to run it through my local NAPA for their "education."

You might submit Ed for his next Vegas Manual update.
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Old 04-17-2021, 01:49 PM   #4
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Yes, the large J-Hook wipers must be made of gold, hence they’re $60+ per pair.

What some have done on this FORUM, is use a J-Hook Adapter
It’s an add-on that allows one to use standard auto wipers (you know...the one’s you can purchase at Costco for $4.99 each)

https://smile.amazon.com/Cuque-33923...adapter&sr=8-4
That is exactly what I have had for the past few years and works great with 28" wipers. I remove the wipers when RV is in storage and stow them inside where the FL sun can't get to them.
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Old 04-17-2021, 02:23 PM   #5
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That is exactly what I have had for the past few years and works great with 28" wipers. I remove the wipers when RV is in storage and stow them inside where the FL sun can't get to them.
IIRC, you’re the one I got the idea from
Thank you!
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Old 04-17-2021, 02:57 PM   #6
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Speaking of wipers. I recently watched a video in which this guy recommended using a rag sprayed with WD40 on it and wiped the wiper blades of any debris. Have not tried it yet but supposed to give some added life to the blades
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:26 PM   #7
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IIRC, you’re the one I got the idea from
Thank you!
Glad it has worked out for you. Sure has saved me some $$ on wipers.
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