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£20 two weeks ago from a random tyre fitting/MOT outfit somewhere ooop North! Chap fitted them for me while I sat inside the van sheltering from the rain! Fantastic.
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Re: Wiper blades

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Can anyone tell me the best place to obtain wiper blades for a Rapido motorhome on a Fiat Ducato Chassis please?
I see you have an A Class. Has the windscreen suffered a line of marks down the left hand side where the wiper goes vertical and the metal bits that grip the blade touch the glass as the wiper goes a little past the curve of the screen, mine did so I got three Trico Beam Blades from my local factors which have no metal bits.
I am delighted with them, they also are less prone to 'lift' in strong headwinds or cross winds.
My son got a couple for his car on Ebay for one third the price which also seem to be good.

ps. A friend with a Hymer A Class also chose beam blades for the same reason
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I have tried the cheapies and they fell off in heavy rain in Holland
Fortunate to find a Dutch Halfords and bought Bosch wipers, cost 28 e
Cheap is not always best in this case
Whatever you fit, test them first before going onto the open road.
Many years ago I had both of my wipers flick over the central reservation on their second sweep in/on my Fiat 500. Wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't been overtaking lorries in the outside lane when a sudden thunderstorm opened up.
The underwear got tested a lot in those days and windscreen received two nice arcs engraved in it.

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Spam!
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We drove back from Europe without them

Watched the weather reports

And eventually arrived home

They sheered off

Now fixed

£100 pounds

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We drove our Winnebago RV from Normandy to the Spanish border in a rain storm and never used the wipers once after applying Rain-Ex to the screen. It was only after following some trucks we were getting covered in muck and once we used the wipers the Rain-Ex was not effective.
So we always carried a bottle of Rain-Ex just in case.


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I don't quite understand why you are both intent on encouraging spam?
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hi all

because i am in sunny Portugal a lot the blade rubber perishes quite quick

i now remove the blades when im in Portugal

what i did do though was just replace the rubber inserts on my Ducato with some from the Chinese shop around 3 euros

they seem to last a year or more and i then just change them again


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I don't quite understand why you are both intent on encouraging spam?
I didnít recognise it as a spam

Our windscreen wipers sheered off under the bonnet

And yes we were lucky

Dry all the way back

And now fixed

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