Forry noticed that one of the inner rear duals (which has a periodic slow leak) was down to less than 90 pounds, so we pulled around back so that Clayton could air it up. As we came around the corner, something went "POP" and the left windshield wiper went flying! (We had been so pleased yesterday that Uhlmann's had a set of 36" wiper blades so that we could have new ones put on.) I hopped out of the rig -- in the rain -- and picked up the whole wiper assembly. Forry had managed to stop just before the front wheel ran over it!
We thought at first that the wiper blade had not been attached securely and had come off, but the whole assembly had broken about three inches from the hub --
It turns out Uhlmanns did not have any of the brackets that fit the Alpine in stock. We waited around while they did some calling to other dealers. Finally, Guaranty RV referred them to a place in Oregon, A.M. Engineering, that actually makes wiper assemblies. Clayton removed the wiper assembly from the passenger side of the RV and put it on the driver's side so that we would have at least one wiper.