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wipers in a storm.

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by tjctransport, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    what do you all do to keep the wipers from turning into blocks of ice when plowing?
    i have tried winter blades, armless blades, wiper shakers, full defrost all the time, no defrost, and still have to get out and clean the blades off every 25 minutes or so.
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Heated wipers
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    Drive on sunny days.

    Ever look it heated grid like a rear defog?
     
  4. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    really? or are you just busting my chops.
    never had any problem with the 87 to 92 trucks, but the 02 is killing me
     
  5. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Yes really. I used winter blades as well, but I got the heated ones from everblades this year, and they get pretty hot. I haven't had a chance to try them out in a major snowfall, but from the few inches we've had, they've worked great. Lots of reviews on this blades too and there's a handful of people on here that use them.
     
  6. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    ok, i will have to check them out.
    any idea in price?
    and everblade is the manufacturer?
     
  7. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    140$
    Yea just google everblade wipers
     
  8. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,031

  9. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 703

  10. tawilson

    tawilson Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    I just did another thread on this and now have some heated wipers on the way. I think the newer the truck the more aerodynamic they make it. One result is the wipers are lower and actually below where the defroster can help them.
     
  11. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 298

    Mine are always frozen and side windows are always fogging up looking into the heated wipers
     
  12. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,992

    Crack a window a little to let the moisture out.
     
  13. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 298

    I usally have both front windows open about an inch with the same issue
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Get oot every 25 minutes.
     
  15. GrowingSeasons

    GrowingSeasons Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    i keep an extra set of wipers with me and when the one set gets too iced up i switch them and thro them on the pass side floor board with the floor heat on. keeps the boots dry and the wipers dry too
     
  16. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,968

    My windows get crazy fogged up. So much so, I have to use a roll of paper towels to keep wiping the inside of the windows to just to be able to see at all.

    If I stay in the truck, and don't get out to shovel, or use the blower, the windows stay clear. It's the getting out, during storms, getting wet, then getting back in that causes the issues. I have to run with the defroster on the entire time, otherwise I can't see at all. If I run in the truck only, I can use the "heat" only which allows me to not have the A/C compressor cycling.
     
  17. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    this is only a problem with the 2000, 2002, and 2004 super duties. the 3 79's and the 88 don't do it

    i saw a writeup on another site where the guys with the 08 and newer trucks are moving the wipers higher on the windshield to get them into the defroster zone on the windshield.
    but i don't see where that will be a viable option because then the wipers will go off the windshield on the top of the upstroke.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,527

    Odd, sounds like a even problem....:)
     
  19. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    Slow down while plowing n get a deflector!
     
  20. chevyhauler

    chevyhauler Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    everblades. I have used them before, good blades for ice.
    Switch them out for summer use since they are a lot more expensive than summer blades.
    just bought a set for my new truck (well new to ME).
    Just got done wiring a relay today where they can still get a full 30 amps but are triggered off of an ignition source. That way I can turn them on the night before a storm. Turn the truck off. Wipers turn off. Then when I hit the remote start in the morning, the wipers come on and thaw the crap.