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Old 09-28-2017, 07:42 PM   #1
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2017 Precept 31ul Wiper Blades

Yesterday we got caught in our first rainstorm in our new Precept and had a couple of problems with our wipers. The wiper on the driverís side would frequently travel too far and slap loudly on the edge of the windshield. It even appears to have scratched the windshield. Then there was another problem with the passenger side wiper blade. Part of the rubber blade flew off. Of course we had verified that the wipers worked properly, but that wasnít at highway speed. Even after the problems yesterday, both wipers work fine when the motorhome is not moving. So, the passenger blade losing some of the rubber was obviously just a defective wiper blade. My main concern is the driver oneís movement going too far. Has anyone else had any issues with their wipers while traveling at highway speeds?

Also, I just started researching replacement blades and realize itís hard to determine exactly which blades to buy. I did go to the Trico website and entered my motorhome information and they recommend the Trico RV series. It appears that only the Trico RV Series 67 comes in 32 inch. Can anyone recommend these wipers?
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Old 09-30-2017, 02:18 PM   #2
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Yup, same/similar problem with our 2017 31UL. When our wipers were off they were down on the paint. When on they left a large portion of the drivers side unclear. I adjusted them and then the drivers side went beyond the curve and put a couple of scratches on the windshield. I couldn't get them right so I took it back to the dealer who couldn't get them right either. There is a significant amount of play in the wipers! Dealer has ordered new wiper assemblies from Jayco which should be in this week. Hopefully this will take care of the problem.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:38 PM   #3
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Yup, same/similar problem with our 2017 31UL. When our wipers were off they were down on the paint. When on they left a large portion of the drivers side unclear. I adjusted them and then the drivers side went beyond the curve and put a couple of scratches on the windshield. I couldn't get them right so I took it back to the dealer who couldn't get them right either. There is a significant amount of play in the wipers! Dealer has ordered new wiper assemblies from Jayco which should be in this week. Hopefully this will take care of the problem.
Wipers are adjustable for both position and range of sweep. These adjustments are made in the drive mechanism behind the scenes, not at the blade assembly mounting hub. Does your dealer know that?
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:56 PM   #4
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I wasn't aware of that and I don't believe the tech at the dealer is either as he was trying to do the adjustments at the mounting hub.

Do you know where and how the adjustments are made at the drive mechanism?
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:09 PM   #5
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I wasn't aware of that and I don't believe the tech at the dealer is either as he was trying to do the adjustments at the mounting hub.

Do you know where and how the adjustments are made at the drive mechanism?
No. My drive mechanism was completely changed out at the factory service center, and I discussed this subject of adjustments with the tech who did the work, but i wasn't present when the work was done.

In his opinion, the driverís side wiper should be adjusted so that it does not go very far past vertical when in normal operation, because at highway speeds and certain wind conditions, it will go farther outboard. Also, when at rest the tip of the driverís side wiper should nearly touch the windshield gasket. I think people just naturally think that, when at rest, the blades should be parallel to the ground. That is not the case.
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OK. Thanks!!
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:45 PM   #7
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After driving through the first rain the wiper blades were streaking and the rubber was clearly not in good shape. My wife called the dealer and they didn't know and then called Jayco. They are Trico RV 67-324
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:03 AM   #8
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After driving through the first rain the wiper blades were streaking and the rubber was clearly not in good shape. My wife called the dealer and they didn't know and then called Jayco. They are Trico RV 67-324
Thanks for that info. A pair cost $60 on Amazon. Anyone who installs these, please let us know whether you are happy with them. I’m not especially pleased with the windshield clearing action that I have been getting from the original blades on my 2017 Precept. I wonder what brand those are . . .
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:33 AM   #9
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Yesterday we got caught in our first rainstorm in our new Precept and had a couple of problems with our wipers. The wiper on the driverís side would frequently travel too far and slap loudly on the edge of the windshield. It even appears to have scratched the windshield. Then there was another problem with the passenger side wiper blade. Part of the rubber blade flew off. Of course we had verified that the wipers worked properly, but that wasnít at highway speed. Even after the problems yesterday, both wipers work fine when the motorhome is not moving. So, the passenger blade losing some of the rubber was obviously just a defective wiper blade. My main concern is the driver oneís movement going too far. Has anyone else had any issues with their wipers while traveling at highway speeds?

Also, I just started researching replacement blades and realize itís hard to determine exactly which blades to buy. I did go to the Trico website and entered my motorhome information and they recommend the Trico RV series. It appears that only the Trico RV Series 67 comes in 32 inch. Can anyone recommend these wipers?
yes i have a 2017 with the same problem wiper. They put a new wiper arm and it run over off the wind shield. Did you get your fix? This is dawn198316
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:51 AM   #10
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I actually have 2 different problems with the 2 wipers. As mentioned in my original post, my main concern was that the driver's side wiper would frequently go too far too the side going completely off the windshield and causing the loud slap and scarring the windshield when it came back. For the passenger side wiper it is position too low (below the windshield) when it's turned off so when being used it goes below the windshield with each swipe. This actually caused the rubber wiper blade to start shredding.

So, I ordered 2 of the Trico RV wiper blades and replaced them both and they do fit perfectly. However, I have not had a chance to get warranty work done to fix the problem. The dealer where we bought the RV is 150 miles away and was the closest warranty repair facility. However, just this month a dealer about 30 miles away just got certified for Jayco, but they told me they have a 5 week backlog. I'm trying to decide whether to wait the 5+ weeks for the closer place or see if I can get something done at our original dealer. My concern about going the 150 miles (300 roundtrip) is that they might have to order parts for the wiper assembly and then it would require 2 roundtrips. Not to mention we need to make sure we won't run into any heavy rains on the trip to the dealer.

Of course, I need to get this fixed before we take another trip.
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