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Old 06-11-2018, 08:29 PM   #1
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Mud flaps

Added some custom made mud flaps to my 23D today. Made these to help keep road grime and debris off my dump valves. These 2 mud flaps were made barometer a single BIG truck mud flap purchased at my local NAPA auto parts store for $8. I cut them to shape with a bandsaw and used a radius copier to find the curve of the bottom of the trailer. These and mounted using pop rivets and replaced the 1Ē wide aluminum trim piece located in the back of the wheel well with a piece of 1Ē angle aluminum. My trailer has a 3Ē lift on it so keep that in mind when looking at length and clearances.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:56 PM   #2
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How smart is that??? Well done!
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:58 PM   #3
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Ok, not only smart, but it looks really great! I have a bandsaw, and will swipe your idea...
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:04 AM   #4
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Missed this earlier Ronnie. Nice work. I donít have a band saw, I wonder if jigsaw or dremmel would work?

Have you noticed any difference? Do they work well?
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Missed this earlier Ronnie. Nice work. I donít have a band saw, I wonder if jigsaw or dremmel would work?

Have you noticed any difference? Do they work well?
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You could cut with just about anything. Havenít towed with them yet but leaving Monday so Iíll keep you posted. In theory they should work well.
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Great idea It looks like itís made from flex rubber? My only question concern would be it sailing back causing unneeded stress on the trim I may be overthinking but thatís me maybe a no sail flap?
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The aluminum angle replaces the flat aluminum bar stock and is mounted to the frame.
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Looks nice, great idea, good job!
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Just installed these - great idea and thanks for the details- they look great and offer protection to the pipes / valves - perfect
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Nice job and I see a future project from a stolen idea!
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Excellent idea! I will be very interested to see how this works out. It looks a little close to the tire and am curious to know if it blows back against the tire at highway speed.
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I pulled the trailer 150 + miles to the beach this week with my parents following in their Class C and my Dad said the new flaps did not move very much at all going 65-68 MPH going down the RD. I have not pulled with them in the rain yet but so far so good.
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I pulled the trailer 150 + miles to the beach this week with my parents following in their Class C and my Dad said the new flaps did not move very much at all going 65-68 MPH going down the RD. I have not pulled with them in the rain yet but so far so good.


This is a great Idea. Thankyou
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I pulled the trailer 150 + miles to the beach this week with my parents following in their Class C and my Dad said the new flaps did not move very much at all going 65-68 MPH going down the RD. I have not pulled with them in the rain yet but so far so good.
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