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Old 02-26-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
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Another mudflap/guard noticed

While at the National Wild Turkey Federation show held in Nashville, TN. this past weekend, I spotted another hitch mounted mudflap/rock guard on display. It is made out of sturdy aluminum and can be seen at Quick Fit Mudflap Systems -PFYT INC- Protection for your trailer I noticed that the center hub area was at least 1.5" thick, about 4" of aluminum sheeting hung down from the main aluminum beams and then the UPS style of whiskers hung down below that. It looked like a very sturdy unit which might give the Enkay Rock Tamers a run for their money.


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Old 02-27-2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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Grass skirts...

Craig -

Thanks for the post and the link. Looked interesting, but will have to investigate more thoroghly when I'm not so beat tired... Didn't see a price, did you?

Also, any thoughts from anyone as to the effectiveness/ lack of same, with the 'grass skirt' deflectors. I thought I remember reading somewhere (here?) that they are far less effective in knocking down larger debris than the more traditional flaps.... Input on that from anyone?

Perhaps someone has back to back experience they can relate.

It seems like there really shouldn't be too much 'replacing of the mud flaps' on the enkays and th elike, since they are not touching the ground. In fact, why would they need replacing at all?

Whoops, just wanted to do a quick post and got myself into 'thinking' mode.... which leads to questions.... more thinking.... before you know it I'm here for hours typing away..... sigh. OK, now I'm going....

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Old 02-27-2007, 01:18 AM   #3
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Standard KWIK PFYT Mudflap System
Dually KWIK PFYT Mudflap System
Motorhome KWIK PFYT Mudflap System

"The KWIK PFYT Mudflap System is extremely easy to fasten on to the back of most pickups and truck type vehicles. The ease of use and rugged design makes this mudflap the perfect peace of mind you could ask for when protecting your valuable towables."

Enkays are around $200 from Northern Tools and on special are free shipping.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:43 AM   #4
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Grass Skirts.............

................are best left on Hula dancers in Hawaii!!!

Ever watched an RV that had those on the rear while it was going down the road? TOTALLY INEFECTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! They don't even stop water from spraying on to your trailer in a rain.

Go with a solid aluminum or heavy rubber sheet type that will stop rocks and other flying debris from kicking up and striking the front of your precious toaster!!!................and leave the grass skirts to the lovely Island ladies .
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:14 AM   #5
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I'd have to agree with the grass skirt units. I had a basic one and it really did a great job keeping the bugs off the lower end, but it didn't do a great job keeping rocks at bay.

I've mounted actual rubber mudflaps onto the chassis of my tow vehicles and also use the Enkay as a last ditch effort. I know some folks consider dings in the front beauty marks that come with age, but I like to keep my Airstream as young as possible for as long as possible.

My suggestion would be to seriously consider actual mud flaps and adding an Enkay. Reason I say this is that I found that as good as the Enkay is, depending on your overhang, the Enkay can have it's limitiations in protecting against nearly all possible projectiles coming off the tires. I found that adding actual mudflap that are neary 3/4 down the tire footprint, along with the Enkays provides what I would consider an excellent barrier to the trailer. I've taken the Safari now on about 3-4 trips where it was really nasty gravel roads (and keep in mind I have the off road tires that came from the factory on the Suburban that pick up a LOT of things in the treads) and met my parents up at one location with similar roads. Pops put on the factory OEM flaps on his Silverado and I installed my modified OEMs on the Burb with the Enkays. His trailer was covered in mud, sand, and had a few dings, where as the Safari had just water mist on the front....granted dirty mist, but no dings, dirt or sand.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:18 AM   #6
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I have the Enkays and they work very well. I can not stand on them.



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