Thursday, September 16, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021

RV Tire Safety: Like tires, windshield wiper blades need protecting

By Roger Marble
I had a windshield wiper blade fail when I pulled my RV out of storage before I headed south to the FMCA International Convention & RV Expo in Perry, GA, a few weeks ago.

Why did it fail? It got old, just like tires do. Also I failed to protect the rubber blades.

So, yes. This is a situation of “Do what I say, not what I do.”

How do I protect my rubber wiper blades when not in use? I got some white vinyl table cloth material, cut it, and hot melt glued one edge.

This should give an extra year or two to the blades.

 

Read more from Roger Marble on his blog at RVtiresafety.net or on RVtravel.com.

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Tim Bear
4 months ago

I use foam pipe insulating noodles sized for the blade, holding them on w/ zip ties @ either end.

Bob Weinfurt
4 months ago

I make sure the wipers are covered by the windshield cover to keep them out of the sun. After six years, I finally have to replace them.

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