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Old 04-15-2016, 07:24 PM   #15
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Question Engine cooling problem?????

Before proceeding with mud flaps for the front tires, a word of caution.
I too wanted to install mud flaps on the front tires. Seemed strange that A/S put these on the rear wheels but not on the front wheels. But there was a reason for this.

I have a 2005 LY 30. Somewhere I have read that you do not want to interfere with the air flow from the front grill and along the sides of the motor thru the wheel wells, etc. This is part of the cooling system for the engine, tranny, etc. May not apply to your units but for the later LY, mud flaps were a no-no.

So my mud flaps are on hold. What you could do instead is install protective rubber hose over the propane lines. I had done this for my previous trailers to protect those lines. I understand that this is standard procedure on the new trailers.

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Old 04-16-2016, 03:23 PM   #16
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Woody, I can't confirm or deny that cooling theory.

I do know on my little 20' Argosy the propane tank is right behind the right front wheel so in my case I wouldn't feel comfortable not not having a mud flap in that location.

I do know in 1986 the 345s came with front mud flaps. They don't stick down as far as the rears so maybe that was a concession for cooling?


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