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Old 04-04-2011, 09:21 PM   #15
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I have Dura-Flaps both front and rear; none better IMHO.

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Old 04-09-2011, 06:53 AM   #16
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Used the Dura Flaps (front and rear) - working good! Too bad I can't get them to hang perfectly level on the back no matter how hard I tried - still look good to everyone else...
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:54 AM   #17
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We all call them "mud flaps", but really they are rock flaps whose real purpose is to stop rocks which are thrown up from the tires, from hitting the front of out trailer.

While the DuraFlaps may very well be good quality, and even attractive, they don't go low enough, or mount far enough back on the tow vehicle to stop rocks from hitting the trailer.

If you don't believe me, take a long straight edge, put it under the rear tire and then up against the bottom of the DuraFlap, and see where the other end of the straight edge is pointing....that is how high the tire will throw rocks.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:20 PM   #18
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Just got back from a 2-week road trip, including over 50 total miles of travel on several rock/dirt/gravel roads in Nevada...

Our new Rock Tamers saved the day...we don't have protective stone panels up front, but I haven't seen any new 'dings' in the front of our AS after our off-road adventures, this trip!

We drove on some sharp crushed gravel-type roads, that are prone to flinging rocks and chips all over the place - at speeds up to 30 MPH!

I adjusted the RT'er flaps wih just a couple of inches of road clearance in a attempt to provide the best protection - it worked great!

As mentioned above, the RT'ers don't help much with 'spray' of mud and dirt! Our route over the Sierra Nevada Mts today, through the melting snow runoff, cinders, and wet 'grime' sure did a 'job' on our AS! I'm going to have to fire up the pressure washer to get er' clean and shinning again!
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #19
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While the DuraFlaps may very well be good quality, and even attractive, they don't go low enough, or mount far enough back on the tow vehicle to stop rocks from hitting the trailer.
Fingers crossed - the Banana Panels should protect the rest
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:13 AM   #20
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You can get longer and wider Dura-Flaps, just look at their web site. I have the shorter ones and they work fine for me but there are longer ones available along with wider ones for duelly's.

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Old 11-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #21
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I would not use anything other than DuraFlap mud flaps.
Mine are 7" off the ground. When I back up I do not need to worry about backing up against a parking guard, but when I am towing, they completely protect my trailer.
I tried the style on my hitch, and it threw more rocks up than it stopped. It was a pain to find somewhere to store it. When I set it on the ground the mud flaps curled, so then I had to take up wall space.
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:19 PM   #22
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Rock Tamers for a '16 RAM

I have a 2016 RAM ecodiesel as a tow vehicle for our '73 31' AS. This is our first summer with it and I've noticed (newbie mistake) that some dings are showing up on the front...I need some Rock Tamers (or equivalent) to stop the rocks from hitting her!

Here's my problem...the '16 RAM has dual exhaust, I'm concerned the exhaust (especially from a diesel) will melt the rubber of the rock tamers?

Does anyone have experience with this? The Rock Tamers seem adjustable enough that I could adjust the arms down so the exhaust would go over the Rock Tamers. Anyone done this?

Thanks for your advice.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:20 PM   #23
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If you can see the tires while standing behind the truck...from any height, the rocks WILL see your AS at some level.
This is how I cured the heat problem, including diesel DPF regeneration heat. Mods specific to your application would be necessary.



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Old 10-13-2016, 04:46 PM   #24
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I like my Rock Tamers. The only problem that I have is that above 70 MPH, they straighten out behind the truck. I am trying to come up with some way of making them anti-sail, without ruining their looks? If you drive "slow" then they work fine.
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RT told me that as long as the flaps are at least 12 inches away from the exhaust you shouldn't have an issue. My GMC Denali damage one and I simply rotated the arms further behind the truck. Problem solved.
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http://www.agricover.com/rockstar/mudflapresults These should work for us ecodiesel owners
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I like my Rock Tamers. The only problem that I have is that above 70 MPH, they straighten out behind the truck. I am trying to come up with some way of making them anti-sail, without ruining their looks? If you drive "slow" then they work fine.
Same here! I think they're too flexible. We should contact the manufacturer and provide that feedback ... I can't believe they haven't heard this before ... but the material is simply too flexible (in my humble opinion). That said, they surely help ... but they could definitely be improved via increased rigidity!
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Same here! I think they're too flexible. We should contact the manufacturer and provide that feedback ... I can't believe they haven't heard this before ... but the material is simply too flexible (in my humble opinion). That said, they surely help ... but they could definitely be improved via increased rigidity!
See my mod above. Top half is rigid. Bottom moves little while driving.
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