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Old 12-16-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Stone Guard Recommendation

I am getting a 2015 Classic which will be towed by a 3500 Chevrolet Pickup. What are the best options for stone guards or mud flaps

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Old 12-16-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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I use rock tankers and they work very well


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Old 12-16-2014, 12:40 PM   #3
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I second Rock Tamers. They really protect the front of the trailer.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:00 PM   #4
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Rock Tamers X3. Add the Airstream inserts for the cool factor.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:04 PM   #5
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Do they have Yosemite Sam "Back off!" or Garfield "Get Off My Tail!" or chrome naked lady silhouette inserts?
The Airstream inserts are cool, but expensive.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:13 PM   #6
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I have rock tamers with the airstream insert ,and also factory mud flaps with extensions on them because ,I did get a rock to put a dent in my trailer from my rear wheels ,my tires are very aggressive thread pattern and pick up rocks and fling them at the mud flaps but have discovered rocks can get by my rock tamers mud flaps between the lower part of bumper and top rock tamers flap, even when there adjusted as high as they can go and as close to the bumper as I can adjust ,and they also have a 1 inch road clearance , so I'm a bit disappointed with the rock tamers mud flaps. They are installed like the you tube video from rock tamer .

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The Airstream comes equipped with segment protectors to protect the front segment aluminum panels, and shaded stone guards to protect the front glass.

They do a good job, we depend on them, but if you need to protect these protection devices more devices such as Rock Tamers will help keep rocks off the segment protectors, but not the window stone guards.

The worst gravel spray we have had came not from out truck, but from a passing gravel truck and the Airstream segment protectors did a good job.
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:27 PM   #8
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That's right. Protection for the protectors-
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Well, protection for the lower protector, the upper protector is pretty much on it's own.
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The segment protectors to protect the front segment aluminum panels, and shaded stone guards to protect the front glass are great added value and I wish we had used them in our earlier days of Airstreaming when we toured the USA back from 1996-2002. We took allot of hits on the lower front panels and were lucky not to lose any front windows.
Where I think you get allot of damage is when you replace or rotate tires. The deep tread depth will pick up the rocks (rear tires) and once you get going that is where all the activity and damage seems to occur. Gravel roads in the National Parks and the South West were the areas we took lots of damage.
The good news, the segment protectors cover up all the nicks in the lower front segment aluminum panels, right below the shaded stone guards to protected front glass.

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Well, protection for the lower protector, the upper protector is pretty much on it's own.
Protectors- as in left and right-
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