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Old 02-09-2016, 09:57 AM   #1
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Protect-a-Tow

Is anyone familiar with this product? See them on motorhomes with toads, but think they might be useful for protecting our Airstreams. This company offers them for trailers.

I have Rock Tamer flaps, but even they do not seem able to protect the front of the trailer from fresh chip seal roads. And out here in the West, avoiding chip seal could mean a 500+ mile detour.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:00 AM   #2
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I have wondered the same thing......

Looks like WD would be an issue though
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:18 PM   #3
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Oh this is nice. It has many features that make it better than a tow hitch receiver mud flap kit.

It's lightweight. It not only protects the tow vehicle, but it protects the hitch, chains, everything underneath from getting dirty. Protect the back of the vehicle from spray and anything you are carrying like bikes etc. Easier to remove and install than a hitch mud flap kit.

It look's like its flexible enough to wrap under WD hitches, as long as there are no sharp items down there.
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You'd have to cut some additional holes in it for wd chains or jacks...at a minimum.
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Check out as company called Towtector
http://www.towtector.com
I have been using their product for about 10 years and very happy with it. I do work for this company and have no affiliation with Towtector. Just stating my experience with their product.
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tsunami, could you tell me how thick the tapered (thinner) part that actually connects to the hitch shank is on the Towtector as viewed in this pic:

http://www.towtector.com/index.cfm/p...=cat/cat10.htm

Been looking at getting one but not sure I have enough room there with a ProPride P3 hitch shank.

Oh, also, how do you handle removing this when you get to camp? Do you unbolt that thing every time or just remove the hitch and set it on the ground? Look's like it could be a bit unwieldy.
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Oh, also, how do you handle removing this when you get to camp? Do you unbolt that thing every time or just remove the hitch and set it on the ground? Look's like it could be a bit unwieldy.

Zybane,

You need at least 1.5" on the shank, for our haha I needed more like 1.75". smoothing a weld out gave me enough room.

Why wouldn't you just leave it on?....




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Towtector Info

1 1/4 inch for the hitch shank. Also, I leave my hitch installed and locked on my truck after I drop the trailer when camping. When back home, I have a roll-a-round that is close to the right height to slide the entire hitch assembly off onto for storage at home. See attached photos.
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We mounted the Rock Tamers to the adjustable ProPride stinger. We used a nylon reducing sleeve for the hole through the ProPride hitch and the staggered washers are against the shoulder of the Rock Tamer bracket making it secure to the stinger. The bolt, nut and washers are stainless steel.

This method might work with the brush system to attach to the adjustable ProPride stinger.
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Zybane,

You need at least 1.5" on the shank, for our haha I needed more like 1.75". smoothing a weld out gave me enough room.

Why wouldn't you just leave it on?....

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Bob, I use my TV to off-road etc, so I wouldn't leave the tow protection on. I'm looking for something simple, easy and lightweight. So far the "Protect-a-Tow" seems to be the best option for me.
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We get along fine on U.S. highways all over the country with only mud flaps on the truck. The segment protectors and front window rock guards are there for this purpose. Our only trailer dings are from rocks thrown up by other vehicles when passing, or meeting on two lane roads.

It probably depends on the type of roadway traveled, but for us it would be extra weight and something of a nuisance. I like simplicity in travel.
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