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Old 01-15-2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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Mud flaps of the tow vehicle

I just got a new tow vehicle truck. It did not come with mud flaps. Not that I like the look of these things, am worried about kicking up road junk on the farm trailers, or am required to have them...as are duallys. I think I should have them if I haul the Airstream. I am wondering why most of us don't use them.

Look at the front of many Airstreams and check out the pitted and damaged fronts caused from debris kicked up by your tow vehicle. Dented skins, broken windows and the shattered corner windows. OUCH!

See the picture from our picture of the month posted yesterday .... convinced me to go shopping tomorrow. Get ready for the road ahead! Picture here.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
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Enkay MudFlaps | Mud Flaps by Enkay mudflaps

I got 'em and put mud flaps on too....been down many nasty dirt/sand/gravel roads and have yet to get a nick or a scracth on the front from incoming from the tires.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:56 PM   #3
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:37 PM   #4
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I too have the Enkays, and can say that they definitely help if not completely eliminate the dings you get from towing.

Thanks to 2air, I got mine from Cabelas who had the best price at the time.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:40 PM   #5
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Hi Silvertwinke,
You are right about Gods function and ours is to arrange the meeting. But the question is for whom are we arranging the meeting?
Russell in Sunny and cold Tucson Az.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:42 PM   #6
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Hi Silvertwinke,
You are right about Gods function and ours is to arrange the meeting. But the question is for whom are we arranging the meeting?
Russell in Sunny and cold Tucson Az.
It all depends..I suppose my answer would be what was said by John F. Kennedy:

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

To keep this on topic, I seem to recall paying about $189 for my Enkays at some point.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:41 AM   #7
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Duraflap Mudflaps On-Order!

"Stop Rockin your Airstream" is adís title in current issue of:
Rich Luhrís Airstream Life Magazine, Fall/Winter Issue, page 9.

These custom ordered mud flaps are made from 3/8" polyurethane plastic,
Claims to be anti-sail and anti-spray. Attaches to your truck or SUV.
http://www.duraflap.com/ (541) 471-7048

Rich Luhr mentioned these in his Dec. 14, 2006 Tour of America blog*:
"For someone who tows a trailer, Dura-Flap makes a really nice product. I've seen their mudflaps and they are super tough. I plan to get a set for the Armada soon. They should keep us from getting any more major rock dings, like we did in Oregon."Mine are a custom order and expect installation later this week on my F-250.
Expect to post photo and review here.

If I still need more protection, I will get Enkay Rock Tamers mounted on hitch.

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Old 01-16-2007, 06:52 AM   #8
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Enkay

ENKAYs for us and nary a ding. Cabelas is the place to get them at the best price. HAPPY TRAILS
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I have to agree with the above comments - ENKAYS are the best. They come off when you are not towing because they slide on over the hitch bar shank and are easly removed.

BTW - I got mine from NORTHERN TOOLS - their best price was $189.00 with free shipping on anything over $100. I don't know about Cabelas, but this was $40 less than the company page and free shipping was an added bonus.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:41 AM   #10
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Again a vote for the Elkays but I'm going to add a set to the truck from duraflap also.
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I have a set of Enkays and am glad to have them. But if any of you are heading to Alaska I would recommend truck tire flaps, too. And then be prepared to view your new dents and scratches as battle scars and beauty marks.

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agree with Enkay

I also give a plus vote for Enkay. We got ours at Cabelas and have been very pleased with them.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:50 AM   #13
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Choice is made

Enkays it is. I appreciate the input. I have both a Cabellas and Northern about the same distance from me.

Silvertwinkie....the URL you asked about....I was trying to post a copied picture from the January photo thread. Did not work as planned. The referenced picture is in January Photo Contest...#46. OOPS.
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