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Old 01-11-2021, 08:19 PM   #1
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I have a 2018 Dodge Promaster Roadtrek Simplicity. It did not come with rear windshield wipers and I would now like to get them installed. I contacted Roadtrek and they responded with "We do not have access to any kit that would put rear wipers on the vehicle."

Does anyone have a recommendation on whether this is possible? It seems crazy to not be able to install.
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:26 PM   #2
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Dodge does not make the Promaster. Try your local Ram Truck dealer.
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I have a 2018 Dodge Promaster Roadtrek Simplicity. It did not come with rear windshield wipers and I would now like to get them installed. I contacted Roadtrek and they responded with "We do not have access to any kit that would put rear wipers on the vehicle."

Does anyone have a recommendation on whether this is possible? It seems crazy to not be able to install.
I've never seen that option so not sure it exists.
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Old 01-12-2021, 03:24 AM   #4
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I have rear windows wipers ordered from the factory. It was a few hundred $ option so adding them could be rather expensive if realistically possible.

If you want to increase visibility through the rear windows, I found Fresnel lenses very useful. I like them a lot.
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All of our last 6 or 7 daily-driver vehicles have had rear wipers (we gravitate toward station wagon/minivan/SUV body styles). I personally find them more trouble than they’re worth: easily damaged, trap dirt and leaves, prevent snow from sliding off, often smear rather than clear, hard/expensive to replace blades on some, and limited field of view. One became such a nuisance I paid to have it removed. I certainly would not pay good money to add one (and twice to add two on split cargo doors). They really need a washer to be much use.

If you do decide to proceed I agree a Ram Promaster dealer is the place to start. They can tell you if it was offered as an option and whether it's possible to retrofit. I also did a quick search on "universal rear window wipers" and found some parts- motors and arms- you might cobble together and build your own if you're so inclined. Anything non-factory will detract from resale value.

I had one of those lenses on a previous van I owned, and I agree they work well, though they will become dirty along with the window and the rest of the back of the van. They address a different problem.

A rear camera that can be activated when moving forward is another option. Yes, it will get dirty, too, but it’s fairly small and quick to clean at each gas/rest stop. A high-mount camera (over the cargo doors) will accumulate less road spray.

For myself, I am best friends with my side mirrors. If an 18-wheeler can navigate safely with only side mirrors, surely I can too.
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I have had good luck with rainx , follow directions and clean window beforehand!
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Anythings possible if you want to throw the $ at it. I did add a rear wiper to a hatch back car I had years ago. Bought wiper motor from another car at the auto wreckers and installed. It worked well but I have had rear wipers and washers on many cars/truck now and generally as someone else said they tend to smear the window dirt around without a washer. It’s not something I would add. Our old VW Westfalia had it from factory and we actually never used it - not once, the window stayed pretty clean between fill ups when I would clean the rear window and taillights along with the windscreen.
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LOL....I'm always amazed at the mods people want to do...maybe hire a little person to wipe the back windows
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