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Old 03-29-2006, 12:40 AM   #15
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So, do I need these?

Hello all -

So here is my question. My AS has the Segment protectors/ Rock guards on it - they appear to factory mounted. They work well as evidenced by the many dings in them and zero in the panels.

Do I need to get the Enkay's or is that just more weight? and redundancy? Of course there is always the 'Toy' and 'Cool' factor to consider...

No wait, I have the 'Toy' and 'Cool' factors covered since I already pull an AirStream!!!

But I could get the Enkays with the SS weight cover add on's, with the TT name laser engraved on them!!!! Wow, would that look BOSS!?

But seriously, do I 'need' these??

Thanks for your thoughts.


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Old 03-29-2006, 03:45 AM   #16
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You're right about more weight, and they are redundant, but I hope the Rock Tamers will minimize dings everywhere on the AS, including the rock guards. Although the rock guards appear to be sacrificial, I would hate to have them looking too bad; and I would especially hate to pay for replacements. No idea how much they cost, but my guess is a lot.

If gonzo mud flaps like the Rock Tamers protect the factory installed Rock Guards, which protect the aluminum shell... I wonder if we can find something to protect the Rock Guards?

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Old 03-29-2006, 04:35 AM   #17
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I've had Enkay's for several years, making trips across the US every summer. While I would not want to be without them, and also have large mudflaps permanently attached behind every wheel on my truck, I do still get some minor dings on my trailer.

I'm sure part that's at least in part due to the fact that I drive a 4x4 F250 with heavy cleated tires, and Montana, in particular, where we spend much of the summer, repairs a number of their roads with tar and gravel.

So, my take is that the Enkays are great but not infallible.

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Old 03-29-2006, 04:46 AM   #18
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In my first post of this thread I noted that the Towtamer people claim most of the debris comes between the tires. Perhaps that explains why we still get dings when Rock Tamers are installed. I ocassionally see a 10 wheel dump truck with two mud flaps filling in the area between the standard wheel flaps.


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