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Old 02-10-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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I don't know if'n this is the right place to post this, but:
Has anyone with experience got anything good or bad to say about those heavy duty rock guards that attach to a horizontal bar that in turn attaches to the stinger on the hitch between the ball head and the reciever???
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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...Has anyone with experience got anything good or bad to say about those heavy duty rock guards that attach to a horizontal bar...
IF you actually use the trailer (other than as yard art) rock and road debris supression is absolutely necessary - unless you like your front end dinged up and pock marked.

Do a search on "rock tamers" , "segment protectors", and "rock guards" for both photo and verbal descriptions of what happens when you do not use some sort of protection.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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A truly great product! We purchased our "Rock Tamers" years ago and after thousands of miles of travel we may have had one or three rocks escape and ding the Airstream rock guards. A very good and worthwhile product in my book.
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We love our Rock Tamers. Well worth the money. You absolutely need them. We went without them our first season and I really regret it, we have dings all over the front of our trailer. Our trailer has never seen a gravel road ever..

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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Love mine...very effective.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #7
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I wish I had purchased them earlier. We placed them on the lower part of the front and then one on the front window. To replace the window if taken out, would be the cost of all of the protection.
We've towed the Airstream twice across America in many National Parks and having new tires on the TV, they left quite a few of documented rock dings. If we were ever to polish the coach, I will be glad for the rock guards to cover up the 1000 of nicks.
This last season, we were driving back with trailer in tow and a branch blew into the front window during a very heavy, wind driven down pour. That probably not only saved the windows, but lots of water damage.
You hate spending this type of money for that moment, but if you hit the roads allot, they will pay for themselves. I must add, some art is needed for them seeing some of the other posts.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #8
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With a new stream for sure. That is one advantage to "Vintage". If I remember right I checked and a rock tamer would not fit with my hitch combo. I do have mudflaps on my TV and a rock shield over my front windos which help. I have a set of stainless rock guards and maybe I might even get around to putting them on. I think rock guards on the trailer and a rock tamer on the TV is like wearing a belt with your suspenders.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:23 PM   #9
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I built a set to attach to the stinger last year, out of some scrap square tubing and a couple of cut-down semi mud flaps. Worked just fine, used in conjunction with a set of oversized behind-the-tire mudflaps. First use was on an 11,000 mile tow to Alaska and back. Lots of dirt roads, gravel, broken pavement, etc. Zero "new" dings so far as I could tell. Total cost was about $50 and a little welding and grinding time.

If you're interested in sizes, specs, etc., PM me. I'm out of town right now and 1,200 miles plus from the flaps, but I ought to be able to get you specs, etc. in about three weeks.
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