Driving through the Mojave Desert it was raining. It only rains about 4 times per year in the Mojave. We were lucky enough to have the day we decided to pass through be one of the 4.
Traveling down the highway doing about 65 MPH we heard a loud noise like something hit the front of the RV and passed underneath the coach. We looked at each other and exclaimed “what the @&*k was that” and I noticed that the passenger side wiper arm was completely gone! I was not able to get pulled over for about 2 more miles where we exited the freeway (I-15).
We found a spot large enough for us to pull over. I got out and walked around both vehicles. The passenger wiper arm was indeed gone. Not just the blade but the entire mechanism. Checking to see if the other arm was secure I pulled on it and it appeared to be secure enough to make it the remaining 80 plus miles to Las Vegas where we could have the RV repaired.
Got back onto the freeway and in less the 2 miles I noticed the blade did not seem to be wiping properly so I began pulling over while simultaneously switching off the wipers. As soon as I hit the off switch that wiper arm also detached from the coach. When I got pulled over I got out and found the wiper arm assembly hanging from the washer fluid hose.
We were safely off the road so we called Good Sam Roadside Assistance. They let us know that a service guy would be to our location within “130 minutes”. We settled in for the wait, Wanda made us awesome Turkey/Bacon sandwhiches. We turned on the TV and streamed Property Brothers on Netflix.
The guy showed up and made a temporary repair that did get us to Vegas. All just part of the adventure of RVing.