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04-16-2011, 10:42 PM
Dana
Windshield Wipers
I had a heck of a time trying to find wipers. Well we finally found them in some old truck shop in Yuma. Maybe we were looking in the wrong places but we ran all the parts places in Yuma. We should have looked at truck shops? Just in case anyone has similar problem the exact match for my coach was Anco model ANC-52-20. This is the entire blade and holder exact match that takes 10 minutes to swap out. This is a 20" wiper blade assembly. Hope this helps someone down the line.

[edit: bill n.y.] See Below For Correct Wiper Blades


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04-17-2011, 12:01 AM
Jerry Jelsing
thanks for the info. I have looked, because mine are getting hard, but have not had any luck either. I will go with your info and see what I can find.
04-17-2011, 12:57 AM
Bill N.Y.
I like the Trico "64-201" it's a 3 Ridge 20" commercial duty blade made for heavier arm spring loads. I have recommended this blade in the past and it's what I have on my Barth.

NAPA also sells these same Trico wiper blades - Part Number: WIP 602071 it'll come in a NAPA Box, but it is a Trico "64-201"

I think (can't swear to it) the Anco 52-20 has less of a radius bend and it doesn't handle a heavier arm spring load - it might not give you full contact on the corner or tear easier if that's the case. Sadly, I couldn't find the specs on the ANCO website... Frowner

When the blade does a sweep, make sure the arm has plenty of room away from the glass, years of use, wrong blade arch and abuse could cause the arm to be "Too Close" to the windshield and this will lead to the windshield getting scraped up.

These blades, whatever the brand, might not make "Full Contact" if there is not enough tension on the arm. Sometimes, slightly bending the arm might give you better blade contact by giving you a better tension load.

Of course, bending an arm to give you better tension isn't meant to take the place of a weak spring arm. It's only meant to give you a better arch by getting the arm in a better position. Too much of a bend can cause the plastic clip to snap if it's not aligning properly and too much tension is placed in the wiper arm swivel.

Wiper sweep is an important consideration. Make sure that at high speed and wet, the wiper arm doesn't scrape up against the rubber windshield molding or go too far off the edge of the windshield.
quote:
TRICO 64 SERIES WIPER BLADES

64 Series blades are designed for heavy duty arms that have 48 oz. of load or more. These three bar blades may be used on both curved and flat windshields. Five part numbers available in lengths from 16 to 20 inches.
Do not use the TRICO 63-200 20"Wiper Blade. The TRICO 63 Series blades are designed for less than 48 oz. of load.


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04-17-2011, 09:44 AM
Dana
quote:
I like the Trico "64-201" it's a 3 Ridge 20" commercial duty blade made for heavier arm spring loads. I have recommended this blade in the past and it's what I have on my Barth.

quote:
I like the Trico "64-201" it's a 3 Ridge 20" commercial duty blade made for heavier arm spring loads. I have recommended this blade in the past and it's what I have on my Barth.


Bill when I got to Yuma I had no rubber on the blades so we went looking. I needed them right now! I never thought it would be so hard to find one to replace. Now that I have it sitting at home and have time I can see the Trico is a heavier pressure blade and will order a pair and keep the others for emergency backups. Thanks for jumping in. I would have hated for someone to put the Anco on and had issues because not enough pressure or durability.


Dana & Lynn
1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
245 watts solar panels
Blue Sky 3000i
#3895
1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Original Fridgeking Air conditioner
04-18-2011, 12:43 AM
Jerry Jelsing
Thanks bill for the info. I will go looking for those.
05-02-2011, 03:58 PM
carlflack
I had serious trouble locating Trico blades 64-201
The best I could do was Amozon, etc. on line with some substantial shipping charges. I sent an E-mail to Trico and received a reply from Dawn Gonzalez stating the 64-201 is "branded under the NAPA name, the part interchange number is 60-2071", if not in stock they can order it.............


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05-02-2011, 05:48 PM
Dana
quote:
Trico blades 64-201

Easy find just go to Amazon.com. I had them in less than a week. Replaced and have the others as spares. A whole world of difference. Much heaveier duty blade than the Amco blade.


Dana & Lynn
1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
245 watts solar panels
Blue Sky 3000i
#3895
1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Original Fridgeking Air conditioner
05-03-2011, 10:28 AM
billyt53
Talk about a timely post! We have been unhappy with our wiper blades since we bought our Barth 6 years ago. It has 24" wiper blades and have been slapping the end trim and doing a poor job of wiping, particularly in the center of the windshield. I was going to log on this morning to ask if anyone knew what the original blades were! I will look around for the 64-201 Trico's this morning! Happy Barth'ing.

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06-05-2011, 10:02 PM
Tom and Julie
I bought the Trico blades "for curved windshields" and they do not work on the Regency. They will not wipe the flat center of the glass. Am checking with the manuals for a flat windshield blade.


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06-06-2011, 12:56 AM
Bill N.Y.
quote:
Originally posted by Tom K:
They will not wipe the flat center of the glass.
Two things to try... Remove the shim that came in the package and/or loosen up the screw that hold them on. I had the same problem when I put my first set on and had to remove that extra shim.


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06-06-2011, 01:34 AM
bill h
quote:
Originally posted by Tom K:
I bought the Trico blades "for curved windshields" and they do not work on the Regency. They will not wipe the flat center of the glass.


Tom, what was the Trico number for those blades?


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06-06-2011, 01:56 AM
Bill N.Y.
Another thought...
quote:
These blades, whatever the brand, might not make "Full Contact" if there is not enough tension on the arm. Sometimes, slightly bending the arm might give you better blade contact by giving you a better tension load.

Of course, bending an arm to give you better tension isn't meant to take the place of a weak spring arm. It's only meant to give you a better arch by getting the arm in a better position.



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8908 0128 40RDS-C1
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Regal Conversion1991 Medical Lab Conversion
9102 3709 33S-12
Ford 460 MPFI
C6 Transmission
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06-06-2011, 06:27 AM
Tom and Julie
Trico 64-201 which were purchased after reading the posts. I had the end slapping problem which was traced to the cracked knurled spacer on the mount, but the windshield is basically flat through the center of the windshield to the curve near the outside. I had hoped to have it wipe the flat area and curve around the side to increase the view but it just rode at the top and bottom leaving the entire center wet. I am ready to forget the curved part and just make the flat area clear.


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1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
06-06-2011, 08:28 AM
Bill N.Y.
quote:
Originally posted by Tom K:
I bought the Trico blades "for curved windshields" and they do not work on the Regency.
The Regency windshields are the same as all of the other windshields. Barth only had the Early era 68 to mid 73 windshields and then everything else was the same with the exception of the center section widebody 6" insert or the standard body 4" insert from the waning years.

So, I'm going to go with my earlier quote as I really don't see what else it could be.
quote:
These blades, whatever the brand, might not make "Full Contact" if there is not enough tension on the arm. Sometimes, slightly bending the arm might give you better blade contact by giving you a better tension load.

Of course, bending an arm to give you better tension isn't meant to take the place of a weak spring arm. It's only meant to give you a better arch by getting the arm in a better position.
quote:
Two things to try... Remove the shim that came in the package and/or loosen up the screw that hold them on. I had the same problem when I put my first set on and had to remove that extra shim.



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Regis Widebody1990 Barth Regis Widebody
8908 0128 40RDS-C1
L-10 Cummins
Allison MT647 Transmission
Spartan Chassis
Regal Conversion1991 Medical Lab Conversion
9102 3709 33S-12
Ford 460 MPFI
C6 Transmission
Oshkosh Chassis



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06-06-2011, 10:31 AM
Mogan David
The differences:
http://test.tricoproducts.com/..._wiper_sellsheet.pdf

Shipping is free from the big river/jungle if you buy three:
http://www.amazon.com/Trico-64...hields/dp/B002LWBHT8