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Old 02-05-2008, 08:32 PM   #15
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Do you remove the flaps and bars when you take it off the truck?

It's still heavy, but at least it's not six feet wide.
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I have the new style Enkay's. Pretty happy with them, but they are a little difficult to store when not is use.
Royce, your wish is my command ! My garage wall has open studs and I store my Rock Tamer at about belly button height so I can walk the Rock Tamer to the wall without bending over. I ripped a piece of fir 2-by so that it would go through the main hole at an angle and not crank the Enkay out of vertical.
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I used a single carriage bolt through this piece. What really keeps my mounting shaft from displacing are a small piece of 2x4 fastened well above and below the fir shaft. This is right behind my garbage cans in the garage and very out of the way.
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Rick, is that a sto-bought item, or did you mfg it. if you made it, more pics would be appreciated. Thanks
Scott- After the second ding in our AS I was going to make my own then found this one for less than $100 at a RV shop. I believe PPL has them in stock.
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I made these mudflaps for less than $50.00
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Mark,

Good suggestion, I have the Al model and was worried about galling the threads from frequent dissasembly, so havn't taken it apart for storage yet. May start doing that once per year for winter storage. I have already noticed that the two small bolts that holld it on the stinger will work loose in travel. Could just remove the flaps, that would help a lot.

Bob,

Thanks for the photo and storage idea. Really like your simple approach. I may use that idea in the future. For now I leave the entire setup on the Equal-i-zer drop stinger, and just set it on the floor next to the wall. Makes for quite a load at one time.
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For now I leave the entire setup on the Equal-i-zer drop stinger, and just set it on the floor next to the wall.
I do the same and just set it below the front of my truck when I'm using the rig frequently during the summer.
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Thanks, Rick. A brand name please.
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disregard. I found them on PPL's site. Do they mount like enkays?
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Good suggestions Bob. I seldom take the Enkays off the drawbar. One could mount a square receiver tube on your wall somehow and slip the entire drawbar with Enkay's into the receiver mounted on the wall. At least it gets it off the floor and allows the mudflaps to hang down. Karma coming your way.
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You guys are so handy, an idiot like me taking on over 15k/ miles/year just looks at the rock guards daily and counts more dents. The amazing thing is they have taken all the hits. Knock on wood, not one nick in the trailer. I plan to sell every 3 years so new rock guard before the 4 sale sign are in order. Still, your skirts are pretty cool. I wish all the semi drivers would put them on their trucks like UPS did. Makes a huge differenc passing them in heavy rain.
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disregard. I found them on PPL's site. Do they mount like enkays?
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They bolt right onto my receiver and stay there. Because of the PVC material it is very light weight. I will try to remember to snap a photo tonight when I get home.
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Silvertwinkie has a Suburban with Enkay Rock Tamers. The lower body behind his rear wheels sweeps up more than my truck. He's had some rocks sneak through and gotten some dings. He cut up a mudflap from a truck stop store and riveted it to the itty-bitty OEM 'burb mudflaps behind his rear wheels - extended it 4-5" (?) but it's been a long time since I laid eyes on them.
Canoe is right....since doing both, I've been down many gravel roads....and have not seen one ding since.

When we went to the UP, my ma and pa have an SOB towed by a Silverado. He had some rinky dink mudflaps on the rear of the Silverado. It had rained the night before and he had sand, dirt, etc all over the front of his unit. I only had dirty water mist on the front of mine.

The Suburban wasn't too hard to add the mudflaps and to extend them lower, however, my Chevy sedan had no meat in which to fix the flaps onto it. I fabricated some "L" type brackets and with stainless nuts, bolts and washers (with caulk) attached the brackets to the frame and then attached the flaps to the brackets. This also worked very well along with the Enkay before moving to the Suburban. The issue with the 3/4 tonners (at least GM) is that the leaf springs get in the way and **could** make contact with brackets as I have described and that is why I went the other route with the Suburban.
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Hensley with Rock Tamers?

I have a Sierra 07.5 2500HD and the AS 31 08 is equipped with the Hensley and the bar connector is shaped like an "s". Is there room to mount the Enkay flaps?
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.... Is there room to mount the Enkay flaps?
almost,

but no.

here is a thread with pics good pics (davidz71s) and a couple of modifications...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...tch-17562.html

hensley USED to offer a stinger that was modified for the nks by adding 1-2 inches of shaft length.

they NO LONGER do this.

instead they have a stinger that is 6 FRIGGIN INCHES longer!

so your trailer will be in a different time zone way back there.

yes you can shorten this ridiculously long stinger and redrill the hole..

but IF you do this, hensley voids the warranty

NOW on the newer nks the routing out of the brass (as david did) is gonna be an issue,

since the center piece is chrome plated aluminum now...

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