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Old 11-11-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Wink Let's keep the cr@p out...

I know, I know little things bother me...........but!

I just got tired of seeing all the cr@p behind the tinted plexi....

Went to Home Depot, picked up a tube of hot water line insulation,(3/4" copper, 1/2" iron). Slipped it over the upper weathrstrip and.....

one more "little thing" eliminated.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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We use some of this too. The rock guard on ours has a little bit of play in the locking pin, as such the rock guard vibrates slightly as we ride down the road. We stuck a piece of this foam in between the rock guard and the window to eliminate the buzzing.

I didn't think about how it helps keep the crude build up at bay.

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Old 11-11-2009, 01:51 PM   #3
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Nice job!Can you use either size(3/4 or 1/2") does one size work better? or do you need both sizes?
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That is just too cool! Can't wait to go to lowes. Who would of thought that something that easy could remedy a problem that has bugged me since we got the trailer! Thanks Bob
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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Nice job!Can you use either size(3/4 or 1/2") does one size work better? or do you need both sizes?
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Kim,

It was am impulse buy today at HD.

I just saw them while walking the plumbing isle and the light bulb turned on.

Didn't really know what size would work so I got a couple, (.98 & $1.18). The copper and iron pipes both have the same OD, the 3/4-1/2 is the one that seems to work the best.

Nice soft stuff, shouldn't mark the aluminum at all.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:14 PM   #6
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A word of caution: the foam rots in sunlite and will stick to whatever it is wraped around. Don't ask how I know.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:38 PM   #7
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nice idea rc...

this fit issues bother me too (whenever i OPEN the rock guards for cleaning)

i think the pipe foam would be OK parked...

i use a quarter round of pool noodle (more uv resistant) in pink or blue or green...
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but during TRAVEL/TOWING i take the gap reducers OFF

to AVOID friction related WEAR on the clearcoat and window framing.

and to avoid these loose bits of foam FLYING off the trailer.

during travel at 60-75 mph the protectors seem to 'snug up' a little from air pressure.

we are all towing at THAT speed, right?

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and to avoid these loose bits of foam FLYING off the trailer.
And hitting your Ford Super Duty?

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during travel at 60-75 mph the protectors seem to 'snug up' a little from air pressure.

we are all towing at THAT speed, right?
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back up FAST and never use the brakes...

that's my motto!

so do those PUSH from behind a/s models...

come with headlights now bob?

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Old 11-11-2009, 03:47 PM   #10
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nice idea rc...

this fit issues bother me too (whenever i OPEN the rock guards for cleaning)

i think the pipe foam would be OK parked...
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Parked it is..

When I did the winter thing I opened them up and thought I had a critter nest in there...by Spring they would have been full.
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We have a 200-year-old deciduous oak tree in our yard. When it dumps its leaves once a year, their favorite place to land is in our next-door neighbor's pool; their second favorite place to land is between the rock guards and the windows! Thanks for the great time-saver idea....
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I'm gonna get me some of that there stuff! Thanks!
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Pool noodles sound great and a good solution,, leaves are my nemisis too,,, thanks 2 air,,, d
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I use pool noodles on our awing supports - helps to soften the blow to the noggin when I'm not paying attention...
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