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Old 10-13-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default How often should I change my windshield wipers?

Is there a recommend time frame?
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Every six months.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
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With weather conditions and exposures in consideration it depends but I would say if not every 6 months, at least once a year to be safe.
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Most experts say wiper blades should be replaced every six to twelve months for optimum performance and driving visibility.
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Thanks guys. Thats what I thought. Randy thought he could be a cheapskate and get by longer.

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Old 10-13-2012, 04:27 AM   #6
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Leeann, the only way you can get by longer is to stay out of the dry climates or desert area, carry a spare and change them when they quit performing properly. Of course hope your not in a rain storm when you discover they don't work properly. I have had wipers last 6 months to two years. As much as folks like Vegas, you may be changing them more often. And we know there is really nothing cheap about stopping in Vegas.
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I also put wiper covers on mine to help extend the life. They match my mirror covers and inside mount windshield cover.
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I always change them myself and just pick a set up when one starts acting up. I had never thought about using protective covers for my wipers, even though I have seen a few rvers with them in parks. I was thinking they were only used while sitting or storing the motorhome. What is the average cost of those wiper covers?
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The life of your wiper blades can last longer. If you hear chattering or streaking and the wiper is doing a lousy job then you'll know the blade is overdue for a replacement. You should always keep replacements on hand in your coach.
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...I had never thought about using protective covers for my wipers, even though I have seen a few rvers with them in parks. I was thinking they were only used while sitting or storing the motorhome. What is the average cost of those wiper covers?
They can cost from $10-$20 per wiper blade.
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