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Old 04-21-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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How about MUD FLAPS?

I need mud flaps on my tow vehicle, 2000 Yukon XL.

I am looking on removable type.








Cabela's: Rock Tamer Mud Flaps

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Any ideas at all?

If this is the wrong forum, please move,

Thanks!

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I have the Enkay Rock Tamers and like them fine.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:02 PM   #3
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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.

I like Rock Tamers. A 5mm ball socket T handle will make it easy to remove the flaps. Otherwise the hitch is too heavy and awkward to take off. I hang the flaps on the wall in the garage when we're not on the road.
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I like Rock Tamers. A 5mm ball socket T handle will make it easy to remove the flaps. Otherwise the hitch is too heavy and awkward to take off. I hang the flaps on the wall in the garage when we're not on the road.
Great idea, I have always just used brawn to place and remove the hitch. thanks for the post.
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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.

What brand do I use for my RAM 1500



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What brand do I use for my RAM 1500

The solid rubber Enkay Rock Tamers will work on ANY US-made pickup. They make a great product that really does procect your trailer.
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Now that's a really good question. I guess you're a person who is independent, open minded, and willing to stand against convention.

So I guess you could use either one, or build your own, or go COMMANDO!
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I had thought I'd make my own out of a rubber farmer's wide belt:-) But I'm getting lazy and I like the quick removal feature.
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I didn't mean an actual rubber farmer . . . but I think I've seen a few of those:-)
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Whoa! I like those.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:05 PM   #12
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Check here for more info:

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See my post#18 for a post-trip report on the Rock Tamers - they are a well made product that WORKS!

They appear to be adaptable for most all 'towing' vehicles - you do need about 1 inch of space on the hitch 'shank' to mount em'...I highly recommend them - I ordered mine through Amazon...$167...
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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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The fringed hula skirt types shown in post 1 have a rep as less than nothing. I have rock tamers -- and yet have scarred up the front of my Safari when traveling on dirt roads. Rock Tamers -- better, but not foolproof IMO.
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