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Old 05-16-2021, 09:50 PM   #21
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Glad saving $30 every couple of years makes you that happy! I’ll opt for the bigger field of view.
Actually my OEMs only lasted a little over a year before I saw rubber starting to peel off one blade, by the time I found out where to get replacement both blades were bad My objective was not all money. For something like this, I prefer to be able walk in and buy from a box store anywhere anytime I may need. I honestly could not see a difference in my field of view? If it is actually raining with wipers on, I am generally just focused straight ahead anyway. The $14 installed total spend was bonus. If I am ever at a Wal Mart boondocking overnight; it is great item to buy if I was looking for something to just be a customer and wishing to spend something locally . To be honest, I was expecting to pay $40 at Wal Mart !!! The Service guy just went and put them on. For those that may be reading, at the time I bought these blades, they WERE NOT ON SHELF in the store Rather they were inside the Service Bay. So you would not have known they were there unless you asked for them. Not sure why?

I will reserve judgement to see how long they may last, but like lwmcguire; I may consider just replacing after they are one year old on my first RV visit to a Wal Mart; as a bonus; it gives me something to do, when the DW insist we stop at a Wal Mart for something

Note / Disclaimer: If Wal Mart sold a Trico 32", or a Rain X Professional 32" beam blade in the stores; I would prolly have that 32" and be just as happy. But right now they don't, so I got the 28" and just shocked it only cost $7

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Old 05-18-2021, 11:18 PM   #22
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Try going to Trico Products.com
They have a large variety of wiper blades for RV's
We purchased Trico Flex 18-320 from Amazon 49.95 for the pair.
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Old 05-19-2021, 07:52 PM   #23
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I value my life and therefore I don't buy Costco or any other cheap wiper blade not designed to "push" the heavy volume of water that may land on my windshield. My 24.1 Vegas uses the 32-inch wiper blade.

I find it cheaper to spend $50 or $60 for a set of wiper blades made for RVs and Heavy Duty Trucks. The alternative is to get in an accident and see the insurance adjuster turn your claim down because you used wiper blades designed for your daily driver.
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Old 05-19-2021, 09:49 PM   #24
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I value my life and therefore I don't buy Costco or any other cheap wiper blade not designed to "push" the heavy volume of water that may land on my windshield. My 24.1 Vegas uses the 32-inch wiper blade.

I find it cheaper to spend $50 or $60 for a set of wiper blades made for RVs and Heavy Duty Trucks. The alternative is to get in an accident and see the insurance adjuster turn your claim down because you used wiper blades designed for your daily driver.
The hook may be different but the blade is the same whether it goes on a car or truck. I put my beam style side by side and no difference

My little Escape Towed takes a 28 inch beam as do other small cars

Now there is always difference in brands and luckily we have options

A wiper blade is constructed based on it size not what it might go on. The motor and gear is constructed to handle the size of the intended service and often they are marginal as are the drive links. Lots of post about the mechanical side and the failures, none about light weight wiper blades
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Old 05-19-2021, 11:04 PM   #25
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Trico Wiper Blades are not what you would consider cheap. I am unaware if Costco carries them. I'm unaware of Costco carrying RV wipers.
I have been in the RV world since 1969 and find Trico a reliable and valuable
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Trico Products.com
You can also check their product line reviews.
I would never arbitrarily refer anyone to cheap life threatening products.
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Old 06-15-2021, 05:06 AM   #26
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Actually my OEMs only lasted a little over a year before I saw rubber starting to peel off one blade, by the time I found out where to get replacement both blades were bad My objective was not all money. For something like this, I prefer to be able walk in and buy from a box store anywhere anytime I may need. I honestly could not see a difference in my field of view? If it is actually raining with wipers on, I am generally just focused straight ahead anyway. The $14 installed total spend was bonus. If I am ever at a Wal Mart boondocking overnight; it is great item to buy if I was looking for something to just be a customer and wishing to spend something locally . To be honest, I was expecting to pay $40 at Wal Mart !!! The Service guy just went and put them on. For those that may be reading, at the time I bought these blades, they WERE NOT ON SHELF in the store Rather they were inside the Service Bay. So you would not have known they were there unless you asked for them. Not sure why?

I will reserve judgement to see how long they may last, but like lwmcguire; I may consider just replacing after they are one year old on my first RV visit to a Wal Mart; as a bonus; it gives me something to do, when the DW insist we stop at a Wal Mart for something

Note / Disclaimer: If Wal Mart sold a Trico 32", or a Rain X Professional 32" beam blade in the stores; I would prolly have that 32" and be just as happy. But right now they don't, so I got the 28" and just shocked it only cost $7

I picked up a set of these but when I got home I found the J-hook was too wide for the connector on the blade. I need to find something that fits the wider J-Hook wiper arms.
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Old 06-15-2021, 08:57 AM   #27
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I picked up a set of these but when I got home I found the J-hook was too wide for the connector on the blade. I need to find something that fits the wider J-Hook wiper arms.
Post a picture or exact model you bought? If you did what I said or did, you never would have left the store without them being Professionally Installed. You prolly didn't read the thread carefully? The set I bought were Professional series and installed by Wal Mart service men; and stored in service bay area only ( at least in my store). They were not on the store shelfs. Some of shelf brands including Rain X j hooks did not fit as that was the initial problem and what I was seeking to fix

Regardless the Rain X Professional 28" beam blades are on my coach and work & fit fine. No mod required, and only $7; which cost had nothing to do with my selection. Just wanted to get something immediate that is standard stock at any Wal Mart store.

Note: You may wish to drive your RV; sound like I heard them say they suppose to install them per agreement with Rain X. They took 2 min to put both blades on. I can't tell the difference than OEM. I bet they last at least as long if not longer than my OEM which only lasted 1 year? Like I told a poster earlier, in future; if I am traveling and staying at a Wal Mart, I will buy a new set as PM every year; just to buy something if we otherwise have nothing to buy? Also, next time, I will see if they allow me to buy an extra set? At home they are easy to take on/off. I have No idea why they are in service center bay area and why they insisted to install?
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Old 06-15-2021, 09:13 AM   #28
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Trico Wiper Blades are not what you would consider cheap. I am unaware if Costco carries them. I'm unaware of Costco carrying RV wipers.
I have been in the RV world since 1969 and find Trico a reliable and valuable
product line.
Trico Products.com
You can also check their product line reviews.
I would never arbitrarily refer anyone to cheap life threatening products.

I don't think Rain X Professional Blades are "cheap life threatening products" ; if so please include me in Class Action Lawsuit against Wal Mart and lets all get rich together. But they are Cheap so if you do not wish to buy because the price is too low $7 each ( at the time of my purchase), that is your prerogative.

Note: I only needed new blades because my OEM blades (both of them) had gone defective on a coach that was only 1 year old I along with millions have been buying all of my wiper blades for all of my cars and trucks from Wal Mart since the beginning of time, never had an issue. In fact same brands except for the Rain X Professional Blades that fit the RV; are sold in most Auto Parts stores.
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Old 06-15-2021, 12:21 PM   #29
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If you go with Piaa silicone wiper blades they will be the last blades that you'll ever buy.

https://www.piaa.com/siliconewiperblades
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Old 06-15-2021, 01:18 PM   #30
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If you go with Piaa silicone wiper blades they will be the last blades that you'll ever buy.

https://www.piaa.com/siliconewiperblades

I didn't quite see what makes this set the last set you ever buy? I get the Silicon part, but they only have 1 year warranty like the others.

PIAA Corporation, USA (“PIAA”) warrants the Super Silicone Wiper Blades to be free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for one year from the date of purchase.

If I recall the point of the thread was finding, and the availability of blades that would fit that the F-53 J - hooks. It was not to knock OEM or some other brands, but in most cases ( actually all for me) you have to order online. I checked a few Truck stops with no luck. To my knowledge I have NEVER had ANY trouble with wiper blades. Yes they all will wear eventually and sometimes unexpectantly. Versus some that actually grind down their J hooks so the regular store bought blades will work, I was just pointing out where you can get the blades that fit perfectly at any Wal Mart that has Auto Service center or not

If the subject changes IF Rain X Professional 28", Trico 32" or PIAA Super Silicone Wiper Blades 28" or 32" were all readily and freely available at Wal Mart or similar; let the games begin. I would likely buy the Trico because I know they are the original size and not need anything that could be considered technically better.
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:41 PM   #31
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This has sure been quite a discussion

I use the same beam style and length on my Escape towed as on the Tuscany

Apparently the Tuscany with the huge windshield has a smaller J hook than what many of you have

I used the Silicon wipers for years and thought they were OK on my vehicles, don't remember when they came out but at least 25 years ago

Treatment works best. And many products are available that work well. Just takes some time and the side benefit is easier bug removal

Sure wouldn't hurt to run the Silicon wiper if desired but I don't need it with the windshield treated and of course you treat the entire glass
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:50 PM   #32
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Old post but I just ordered Trico RV wiper blades from Amazon $58 after the local O'Henry's Auto parts guys freaked out claiming they have no way of finding out how to order RV blades. The Trico web page has your RV listed and their part number. The old blades are 29 1/2" and the Trico parts guide lists the replacements as 28". Go figure
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Old 08-02-2021, 02:20 AM   #34
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Old post but I just ordered Trico RV wiper blades from Amazon $58 after the local O'Henry's Auto parts guys freaked out claiming they have no way of finding out how to order RV blades. The Trico web page has your RV listed and their part number. The old blades are 29 1/2" and the Trico parts guide lists the replacements as 28". Go figure
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