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Old 10-14-2016, 12:23 AM   #29
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Rock Tamers are $249 with free Amazon Prime shipping. https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Tamers-M.../dp/B006M9VIRM.

I just replaced a front corner plexi window shield that took a rock before I installed the Rock Tamers.......$650 shipped from Airstream via the Airstream dealer.

Easy choice.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:53 AM   #30
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I prefer to support Sean at https://www.propridehitch.com/mudflaps/

Any small business owner that provides his personal cell phone number and is reachable over nights and weekends earns my unconditional loyalty for his providing unconditional support.

Even better, he sells them for $199

No brainer.
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:13 AM   #31
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Rich/dznf0g, I saw that, thanks. Can you please add more pics? I'm trying to figure out what's happening on the opposite side ... it's not really clear.

I had contemplated something with stainless steel ... I had a piece sitting around here for 4 years ... doing some cleaning 2 or 3 weeks ago, I did the unthinkable and decided to get rid of it, even while knowing I might need it for the mudflaps. I swear, every time I ditch something, I need it within a month's time.

Are you observing any material fatigue given the reinforcement limits the flex to a smaller area? I'd think that flex'ing the rubber in the same place, over and over will trash the rubber soon.

I will say that while driving in the rain, the amount of tire spray from the truck's wake is SIGNIFICANTLY reduced in comparison to other vehicles I see. Plus, it helps that I left them pretty long... I didn't need to cut them at all with my 3500's high suspension. I probably have 2-1/2" of clearance. Will try to post pics at some point ... I've only pulled my trailer on the highway and on some secondary roads, for a total of about 600 miles, but I have not seen any dings on my trailer yet ... Too early to tell, but I strongly believe that they will mitigate potential for dings to the trailer, at least for pebbles that kick-up from my own tires... Can't do anything about what comes from other vehicles/tractor trailers.
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:37 AM   #32
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Rich/dznf0g, I saw that, thanks. Can you please add more pics? I'm trying to figure out what's happening on the opposite side ... it's not really clear.

I had contemplated something with stainless steel ... I had a piece sitting around here for 4 years ... doing some cleaning 2 or 3 weeks ago, I did the unthinkable and decided to get rid of it, even while knowing I might need it for the mudflaps. I swear, every time I ditch something, I need it within a month's time.

Are you observing any material fatigue given the reinforcement limits the flex to a smaller area? I'd think that flex'ing the rubber in the same place, over and over will trash the rubber soon.

I will say that while driving in the rain, the amount of tire spray from the truck's wake is SIGNIFICANTLY reduced in comparison to other vehicles I see. Plus, it helps that I left them pretty long... I didn't need to cut them at all with my 3500's high suspension. I probably have 2-1/2" of clearance. Will try to post pics at some point ... I've only pulled my trailer on the highway and on some secondary roads, for a total of about 600 miles, but I have not seen any dings on my trailer yet ... Too early to tell, but I strongly believe that they will mitigate potential for dings to the trailer, at least for pebbles that kick-up from my own tires... Can't do anything about what comes from other vehicles/tractor trailers.
I have had mine in that configuration for almost 6 years and about 26K miles. Other than normal wear and tear, I see no ill effects from the mods. Note that my flaps are in two sections, both bolted to the horizontal rod. The upper section is rigid, but not the lower.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:52 PM   #33
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I have now had the extra long Duraflap mud flaps for over 5 years.
They still look like new, and my trailer is still dent free.
I do not need to remove them and put them away. I do not have to worry about backing into curbs and parking guards.
I am buying a new to me truck, and I plan to add the duraflap mud flaps to it right away.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:04 AM   #34
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Rock Tamers all the way. They are huge and effective when towing, then come off when not towing.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:49 AM   #35
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We use no more than the optional mud flaps on our EcoDiesel. We tow long distances, there are a few minor dings in the stainless steel segment protectors bit that's why they are there. Nothing in the propane cover. We have a ding high on our trailer and another in the plastic stone guards, those came from meeting other vehicles on the road kicking stones up.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:25 AM   #36
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DuraFlaps have been my choice for 20 years and are the best out there. Why would you want to take off your mud flaps?
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:51 AM   #37
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10th year with Rock Tamers

Other than a bit of softening from the exhaust heat on the inside of one flap, we are really pleased how they've kept stones off our Stream for 10 years.

It took me a while but I finally found a guy with a plasma cutter and stainless steel to make the logo for our Rock Tamers. We love the look.
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:34 AM   #38
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Love the logo!

We have been towing with Rock Tamers for 10 plus years. No issues with heat from our diesel exhaust. And, more importantly, the prevention of damage and road dirt/debris has exceeded expectation.

Do you think your craftsman would be interested in duplicating more?


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Old 10-25-2016, 02:27 PM   #39
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Does anyone have the Rock Tamers Mud Flaps? Last year we got stuck going on a Wyoming road that was under repair. They had stripped the pavement down to the gravel/mud subsurface. After 5 miles of this mess the front of our trailer was covered in mud. After cleaning it up we also found several dings. I'd like to prevent future occurances and would like to see if the Rock Tamers are effective in keeping rocks and debris off the trailer.
I got them. They are a necessity to protect your investment. They are ugly but they work. I will send you pictures this coming Saturday.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:42 PM   #40
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I use Rocktamers, but I take them off when I'm driving all day on paved highways.
I pull over and slip them on if i'm driving any distance on gravel.
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I am so glad I do not have to remove something like them from my truck after each trip. I will stay with my extra long Duraflap drill-less mud flaps. They keep both my trailer and my truck looking good.
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I am so glad I do not have to remove something like them from my truck after each trip. I will stay with my extra long Duraflap drill-less mud flaps. They keep both my trailer and my truck looking good.

The wheel well flaps are good at protecting truck body. But not the trailer.

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