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Old 04-22-2011, 12:31 PM   #29
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As you can see in the pictures, you should use Rock Tamers on GM products, and the other brand on Fords.
Rock Tamers can be used on different brands of trucks. I have them on my Ford F-250 and have used them for the past 3 years. They work. When not towing, I hang them on my garage wall on a hook I made.

On a related subject, check out the Hitch-Vise Anti-Rattle device here:

Hitch stabilizer: no wobble, anti rattle device for hitch accessories

If you've ever experienced a little looseness from your draw bar in the receiver tube, this device will remove that symptom. It's only $30 and I will tell you it works. I like to leave my Rock Tamers on all the time while camping and had a little looseness from my draw bar (which makes the Rock Tamers wobbly). You don't experience the looseness while hitched because of all the weight from the hitch.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:49 PM   #30
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I then had to turn over to get a glimpse of that 'hit-and-run' rig heading for parts untold...(Bonnie Clair Dry Lake, NV)...
Ha! I like it! Cute videos. Thanks for posting the links.

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Old 04-22-2011, 12:58 PM   #31
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It fits around the "draw bar". You just slip the draw bar through the square hole in the rock tamer before inserting it into the receiver.

Go to this link to see all you would want to know about them. "Truck Mudflaps,Adjustable Truck and SUV Mudflaps,Mud Flaps, Mud Guards, Splash Guards, Truck Mud Flaps,ENKAY Rock Tamers, protect your trailer, boat, paint and wiring from your truck."
That's a great site. That would have eliminated the need for this whole thread:-) Thanks!

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:02 PM   #32
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I made my own. Two peices of alumium angle that fits into the ends of the receiver. Two quarter fender flaps I purchased from the local Fruehuf Dealer(semi-trailers) and the bolts I got at LOWES. THEY slide into the ends of the receiver and are held in with tarp straps. I leave them on all the time. Never take them off. In total I think I have about 10 bucks in them. They might be a little Ruab Goldburg but they work fine.
I'm in for pictures too:-)
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:39 PM   #33
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after seeing rock tamers at casini on coastalview's rig, i ordered a set from amazon this morning - $167 & free shipping. They look well made and easy to mount.

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:27 PM   #34
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This sure is an expensive "free" site. Every time I log on I end up spending money.
Just ordered my Enkay Rock Tamers. Free shipping right now from the Enkay home page.
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ROCK TAMERS™ Mud Flap System with custom Airstream name badges.
ROCK TAMERS™ are the premiere “Adjustable and Removable” Mudflap System designed to provide the ultimate protection for your towables from damage caused by rocks and road debris. They are the perfect solution for consumers who want the utility aspect of mudflaps and want to maintain their vehicle’s stylish and attractive appearance.
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I spent about $70 to put these together. Also, I have to go under the suv to undo 4 bolts that hold it up. Very easy to make.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #37
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Just a suggestion, before you are disappointed with dents. That space between your bumper and the top of the flaps will allow stones to hit the AS. I know this because......

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You might want to consider an addition like my pic. I now have no issues.

And before some of you ask, :Why did you cut them so short?"....

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Duraflaps have several advantages over others: They look good and they keep the rocks tamed just fine. A big plus: no heavy lifting. Here's their site:Mud Flaps For Pick Up Trucks SUVs by DuraFlap
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Thanks Ray, Your link gave me more links. My receiver on my 2000 Yukon XL only has about 1/2" of flat shank exposed between the buildup on the tube end and the welded mounting bracket on the top.

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Anyone know if a clamp on Rock Tamer will work? The web page says it needs one inch. There is one inch total including the buildup on the tube end. I might have to find one and look at it.

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This worked on our 06 Burb.

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Those Dura Flaps are nice ones, but IMO you need the flap as far rearward as possible. Check your angle of attack...an imaginary line from the point of contact of the tire with the ground. Now run that line upward until it meets the bottom of the flap. Now extend that line to the AS front. I believe you will find several feet exposed to potential rocks from the banana wrap to about midway up to the windows.

Tire tread pattern is a huge contributor to how much flying rocks you get as well.
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What I learned from two Alaska trips

What dznf0g says is true, and of utmost importance. Also, if you intend to do any traveling on gravel roads such as you WILL expereince in the construction zones on the Alaska Hwy, you also need a flap between the DuraFlaps. This is because the front tires of the tow vehicle also throw up stones, and they will go between the DuraFlaps and pepper the middle of the front of your Airstream.

Even with these flaps, you will get stone dents on the Airstream unless you conver the front of it with some sort of padding, and I found the tent sleeping bag pads from WalMart efective, available, and cheap. It takes at least two pads and some duct tape to cover the front of the trailer below the window stone guards.

With this system on my second Alaska trip, we received no damage to the trailer.
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Those Dura Flaps are nice ones, but IMO you need the flap as far rearward as possible. Check your angle of attack...an imaginary line from the point of contact of the tire with the ground. Now run that line upward until it meets the bottom of the flap. Now extend that line to the AS front. I believe you will find several feet exposed to potential rocks from the banana wrap to about midway up to the windows.

Tire tread pattern is a huge contributor to how much flying rocks you get as well.
Actually with my DuraFlaps being only 7" off the ground, they have stopped all the rocks. Plus, they are protecting my truck as well.
When I tried the hitch mud flaps they were too low to the ground and were throwing rocks at my tow vehicle. Make sure you keep yours at least 4" off the ground to avoid that.
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