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Old 09-01-2014, 11:02 AM   #967
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Since I attached the Rock Tamer stone guards to the vertical post of the stinger, that assembly is now both really awkward and even heavier to move. I put the red reflective tape from semi trucks on all vertical rear and side facing surfaces on the vertical "L" as well as a square on the end of the stinger itself. Sort of like a red flag for overhangs on cargo.

I just leave the assembly on the truck now. The garage is deep enough that the truck still fits.

I make the effort to park in such a way that the stinger is not in the line of travel for vehicles or people passing behind the truck. That may mean backing into a spot at the edge of a parking lot or pulling half way through a long or two vehicle spot.

I just do not seem to have the strength I did 20 years ago......
I would like to see a photo of your Rock Tamers mounted on the vertical post. I just looked at ours and could see no way we could do that. When our ProPride is pinned into the truck receiver, there is just enough of the horizontal bar sticking out of the receiver to mount the Rock Tamers on it.

We take our stinger (with rock tamers attached) off anytime we are going to be driving the truck around alone for more than a day or so. I can do it myself, but it helps when we both are there to lift and maneuver them around. I'm 71, 5'8" & 145#, but keep a up a rigorous exercise routine.

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Old 09-23-2014, 11:34 AM   #968
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hensley offset stinger

can it be used either UP or Down,,,,,,>>??????

what is correct height from pavement to center of receiver or what??

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Old 09-23-2014, 04:02 PM   #969
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ProrPride/Rock Tamers stand

This may seem a little pricey, but it sure is convenient.

http://www.rocktamers.com/mudflap/systems.asp

It is made to be a retail display stand, but works well for storage. I may decide it needs one more brace for the vertical bar to the plate/bar that makes the base, but that would be quick and simple. I am also thinking three castors might be a worthwhile addition.

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Sean had to make a slight adjustment on the depth of the hitch pin into the receiver for my PPRIDE STINGER. That way I could mount the rock tamer adapter on to the horizontal shaft of the stinger. Either that or I would have to have cut off a portion of the receiver sleeve that adjusts Click image for larger version

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Sean had to make a slight adjustment on the depth of the hitch pin into the receiver for my PPRIDE STINGER. That way I could mount the rock tamer adapter on to the horizontal shaft of the stinger. Either that or I would have to have cut off a portion of the receiver sleeve that adjusts Attachment 222687Attachment 222688 2 1/2 to 2 inch.
On my Dodge with the RT's, I have about 1/4"' to spare. Surprisingly the hole on the red stand is in exactly the same place as on my truck.

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On my Dodge with the RT's, I have about 1/4"' to spare. Surprisingly the hole on the red stand is in exactly the same place as on my truck.

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That is about how mine would fit if the "adapter" didn't have a flare to keep it from sliding in too far. Dznf0g I think had same issue on GM truck so he cut the flare off. I wanted it to,"fit"... And Sean did too so,he made it right!
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Mine are mounted like Ken. Allows me to keep them up high and back further from the diesel exhaust end on my Duramax. Needs to be back 12" or more otherwise that flap tends to warp. Don't ask how I know
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:22 AM   #974
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Mine are mounted like Ken. Allows me to keep them up high and back further from the diesel exhaust end on my Duramax. Needs to be back 12" or more otherwise that flap tends to warp. Don't ask how I know
That might explain something that I was curious about. After 5 years of mostly interstate freeway towing, the right flap is starting to deteriorate and tear way from the support on the outer edge. That is the one behind my diesel exhaust. The factory says five years is about life expectancy. The replacement flaps cost less than $100, so I guess less than $20 per year is good insurance for the front of the trailer. The ones in the picture are the old ones so you can see they are still useful. I have the new ones, but waited to get the stand to make the flap replacement a little easier.

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Ken you also might want to get new SS screws for the flap attachment to the slider tube and the small centering screw that goes through the slider and the tube. You may find that while they are stainless they will have a fair amount of rust after 5 years and the self lock nuts are not as strong.
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Ken you also might want to get new SS screws for the flap attachment to the slider tube and the small centering screw that goes through the slider and the tube. You may find that while they are stainless they will have a fair amount of rust after 5 years and the self lock nuts are not as strong.
Thanks Gary,
As a matter of fact, they included all new nuts and bolts for free with the order. I also decided to spruce them up a bit with the stainless steel "Rock Tamer" plates this time. Rock Tamer also makes plates that say "Airstream", but they sell those to Airstream and you can only buy them through the Airstream Store. I decided I give Airstream enough free advertising just by towing the trailer around. When not actually towing the trailer I would rather fit in a bit more with the rest of pickup drivers. The Airstream plates seem to me a bit like wearing a coat and tie to a rodeo if you you don't have the trailer to go with them.

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But the Airstream plates are really cool....And I get a monthly stipend from AS for the advertising value

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Hey... Ken, if the street/driver side flap is ok, move it to the right... that is what I will do... it will be a hassle but i might double the "life".. then when they are both ragged I can replace..??????
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Hey... Ken, if the street/driver side flap is ok, move it to the right... that is what I will do... it will be a hassle but i might double the "life".. then when they are both ragged I can replace..??????
That is a good idea, but in my case I can see the left is not too far behind. So I'll go with two shiny new ones. I also want to cut them a couple of inches longer this time. The old ones will be repurposed as pads between things packed in the truck bed, so in theory I will have a spare.

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I'm guessing using a ProPride with an Arvika frame mounted bike rack won't work as the Arvika mounts on the A frame behind the propane tanks.

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