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Old 08-13-2015, 12:31 PM   #1
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Rock Tamers hub not fitting on ProPride hitch bar

We originally purchased Rock Tamers to go with the ProPride hitch because there was supposed to be enough room for the hub to fit on the hitch bar. Our truck has a 2.5" receiver and we are using the 2" adapter that came with it. Unfortunately, when we put it all together it's 1/8" to 1/4" shy of working-- we cannot get the hitch pin in place.

Between the slight curve on the lip of the 2" receiver adapter and the fact that there is a lot of solder in the welds on the ProPride hitch bar, there just isn't enough room for the Rock Tamers hub.

Any ideas for a good solution to this problem? If we ordered the 2.5" hitch bar from ProPride, would it be the same length as the 2" hitch bar, giving us the needed room because the adapter would not be required? I know I'd have to order another set of Rock Tamers with the 2.5" hub in that case, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. Are there 2" adapters out there with a narrower lip that might give us the extra space needed to mount the hub AND get the hitch pin in place? Is there another brand of mud flaps with a thinner hub? I'm already ticked off over the two dings on the rock guards that might not have happened had we been able to get the Rock Tamers in place from the beginning (at least they're on the rock guards and not on the body of the trailer), and I'd like to do what I can to help prevent additional dents.

My husband doesn't want to go to the type of mud flap that is mounted inside the rear wheel wells because of the location of the exhaust pipe.

I've tried contacting Sean Woodruff at ProPride last week to see what he recommends, but he is apparently on vacation and I've had no response yet. Our next outing is over Labor Day weekend and I'd like to get this issue dealt with before then. Any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:14 PM   #2
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1) cut the lip off the adapter. Works fine.
2) mount the rocktamers on the vertical top portion of the stinger if you have some sticking above the bolt plates.
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:10 PM   #3
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Thanks! That helped me find the adapters sold by a number of the hitch manufacturers that have no lip at all. Perfect!
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Save your money. Mount on the upright portion of the stinger if you have anything projecting above the hitch receiver piece. Works fine that way.
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Sean made a slightly longer stinger for me.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:26 PM   #6
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Sean made a slightly longer stinger for me.
I think that is our first choice and we will try to arrange that soon.

In the meantime, I ordered a couple of straight adapters. They are inexpensive and ought to see us through!
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Either mount on the upright portion of the stinger, or buy a new 2 1/2" hub from Rock Tamers website.
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Honey,

How many holes did you have exposed on the PP upright before you put the Rock Tamer hub on?

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Not a ProPride (I wish it were)-
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Have benefited from your picture of the ProPride hitch and the Rock Tamer mud flap system. I note that the top of the hitch is flush with the Rock Tamer bracket. Seems to not have any margin for error. Is it working well for you? Thanks
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Rock Tamers hub not fitting on ProPride hitch bar

I have the 2.5 inch ProPride Stinger and the 2.5 inch Rock Tammers. The combo was just a little short of fitting together. A few minutes on a grinding wheel to one side of the Rock Tammer mount and they are super snug (plus some spray paint). Will post pictures if anyone is interested.
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I use a good metal file and a little lube, fit good.
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