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Old 02-07-2008, 07:51 PM   #29
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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?
Several people are talking about this subject in 3 posts here:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...tml#post304427
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...tml#post314462
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...tml#post313772

Especially note that last one and the links to davidz71's pics.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:50 PM   #30
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why you need mud flaps.......or not.

This picture shows why you may need mud flaps. If you live round here you can wash the red dirt off...
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:30 PM   #31
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After several good posts and suggestions, and few gin and tonics, I rummaged through my scrap pile and came up with a design that, while I can not claim as entirely my own, is a mixture of several.

Mud flaps from Ebay, $40.00.

I did have to buy a stick of 1x1 angle at Lowes, and the large U-bolt. That part was a little spendy, but I still have less than $60.00 in the project.

The mount U-bolts to the receiver of the TV, and is very solid. No mods to the TV required. A quick flick of a wrench, and the entire apparatus is in removed, without so much as a hernia. It was simple to build with a hack saw, angle grinder and a cheap wire feed welder. A little spray paint covers a multitude of sin

As it mounts to the truck side of the equation, it should work with any hitch.

Thanks to all for the suggestions.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:19 PM   #32
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very nice job!

but what's with the blue defects in the mudflaps?

i guess they'll sell anything on ebay...



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Old 02-19-2008, 08:18 AM   #33
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I bought this type as I was concerned about gas mileage and general overspray from under the truck. And I've got this weird thing for UPS trucks.

I am sure the solid rubber stop objects better, but rain water bounces right off. I plan to add two rubber flaps on each side. Or strips of rubber flaps to add strength. Keeping the hairy stuff inside to slow down the slurry.

Love the Enkay hardware. I may try that next.
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I bought this type as I was concerned about gas mileage and general overspray from under the truck. And I've got this weird thing for UPS trucks.

I am sure the solid rubber stop objects better, but rain water bounces right off. I plan to add two rubber flaps on each side. Or strips of rubber flaps to add strength. Keeping the hairy stuff inside to slow down the slurry.

Love the Enkay hardware. I may try that next.
Mud Flap, Truck Mud Flaps, Ford Truck Mud Flaps, Heavy Truck Mud Flaps made by TowTector
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Also using the Towtector, light weight, easy install, very old fart compatible.

No marks at all on the trailer and oversize rear flaps have prevented any stone chips on the rear 1/4's of the Burb.

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Old 02-18-2010, 12:21 PM   #35
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Robert ...

Quick question .. Can you use the Towtector with a Hensley Hitch without modifications? Or is it like the Enkay where modifications are needed?

I have a 09 2500 Chevy Duramax and I noticed on their [Towtector] website they specifically say ..

" Note Caution- under bumper rear exhaust will melt brush strips. "

So that means I have to buy the heat shield as well. That adds another $80.
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Robert ...

Quick question .. Can you use the Towtector with a Hensley Hitch without modifications? Or is it like the Enkay where modifications are needed?

I have a 09 2500 Chevy Duramax and I noticed on their [Towtector] website they specifically say ..

" Note Caution- under bumper rear exhaust will melt brush strips. "

So that means I have to buy the heat shield as well. That adds another $80.
I have the 8.1 in the Burb, good friend owns the local Mufflerman shop, had him weld on a stainless tailpipe extension off to the side, just behind the r/r wheel.

The only thing I had to do on the Hensley stinger was die grind the welds slightly to get some clearance for the clamp mount. I use a Reese class 5 Tow Beast so that might not be needed on your set-up.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #37
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Canoe is right....since doing both, I've been down many gravel roads....and have not seen one ding since.

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.
Silvertwinkie: I realize this is an old post, but after reading your comments, I am concerned that my 2500 Suburban may not work well with Rock Tamer. I live in Alaska and about to head out on our maiden voyage - and want to protect my Airstream as much as possible! Any additional insights are appreciated!

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Get yourself a long and wide pair of DuraFlaps and you will be fine....
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:24 AM   #39
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I built these for my 2500 Ram and attached them to the hitch receiver (holes already there) because the ones that slip over the draw bar, combined with the weight of the drawbar, are too heavy for my bad back. Two bolts and five minutes and they are off, when desired.
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