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Old 04-11-2013, 10:12 PM   #15
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Had a set of Rock Tamers come in and found out that their casting that goes around the 2" square bar that fits into the TV receiver was 1.125" thick. My Hensley stinger had welds within 0.75" of the lip of the receiver. Thus the casting was too thick to allow installation of the Rock Tamer bracket.

I had to return the Rock Tamers to the vendor.

Did you also return the LED-backlit Yosemite Sam "Back Off!" attachments for the rear of the flaps?


I have a set of VORTEX mudflaps to go on the '04. You might also consider their full-length piece versus the ENKAY:

VORTEX Smart Tow Guard

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:22 AM   #16
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Had a set of Rock Tamers come in and found out that their casting that goes around the 2" square bar that fits into the TV receiver was 1.125" thick. My Hensley stinger had welds within 0.75" of the lip of the receiver. Thus the casting was too thick to allow installation of the Rock Tamer bracket.

I had to return the Rock Tamers to the vendor.


I ran into the same problem with the TowTector....

A little work with the die grinder solved the problem.

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Old 04-12-2013, 07:02 AM   #17
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Had a set of Rock Tamers come in and found out that their casting that goes around the 2" square bar that fits into the TV receiver was 1.125" thick. My Hensley stinger had welds within 0.75" of the lip of the receiver. Thus the casting was too thick to allow installation of the Rock Tamer bracket.

I had to return the Rock Tamers to the vendor.
My friend had the same problem with the Rock Tamers and a ProPride stinger. We did a similar job to Robert's with a die grinder, but did it on the Rock Tamers, and left the ProPride stinger alone.

Figured it would be lots less of a problem if the Rock Tamer bracket broke than if the ProPride stinger broke.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:11 AM   #18
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Had a set of Rock Tamers come in and found out that their casting that goes around the 2" square bar that fits into the TV receiver was 1.125" thick. My Hensley stinger had welds within 0.75" of the lip of the receiver. Thus the casting was too thick to allow installation of the Rock Tamer bracket.

I had to return the Rock Tamers to the vendor.
How long ago? I know that many people were modifying the bracket, but RockTamer started beveling them some time ago. Mine is the chromed one and it fits both all of my HAHA stingers as well as my new "for Hensley Propride adjustable stinger" without modification. I've had mine for 2 1/2 years now.
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As I'm getting closer to the delivery of our new 28 International, I'm wondering how important are the big a$$ mud flaps/rock tamers, etc.

While using the trailer in Michigan this year and staying on paved roads, do we have enough protection from the segment protectors and the window rock guards or should I add something to the tow vehicle?

Can't stand the look of the things but I also don't want a thousand little dents if I get stuck on a freshly chip sealed road that I can't avoid, especially with it being a new unit.

When I'm ready for the big trip to Alaska there is no question that I'll need the protection.

Thanks for any recommendations.
They are well worth the price. We installed them after we had suffered rock damage from driving primarily on divided highways. Sooner is better.
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