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Old 07-03-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
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Question Which brand rock guard to buy?

I need to buy a rock guard and am considering three brands: Rock Solid, Road Wing, and Rock Tamers ( Enkay brand?). Looking for the one that would work best on my Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 (not a dually ) with an Equal-i-zer hitch. Don't need the cheapest, but I would like to get the one that will do the best job, is easiest to install, and has the highest quality . Of these three which would be the best choice?
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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I need to buy a rock guard and am considering three brands: Rock Solid, Road Wing, and Rock Tamers ( Enkay brand?). Looking for the one that would work best on my Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 (not a dually ) with an Equal-i-zer hitch. Don't need the cheapest, but I would like to get the one that will do the best job, is easiest to install, and has the highest quality . Of these three which would be the best choice?
Enkay if you don't build your own. There is a thread on here where one of the members: JohnHD built his own.

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Old 07-03-2006, 05:03 PM   #3
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This is what I have and where I got them.

I'm very happy with them.
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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Enkay Rock Tamers are Great...

and Cabellas has the best deal! (Just as Cosmotini says)
Check this thread for more info:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...gth-22894.html
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Don't go with those black fringe plastic skirts that go the full width behind mohos -- rocks can fly right by if you can see through them. Enkay or nothing. The rear corners of a Suburban are more rounded than a pickup and at the Midwest Rally I saw how Silvertwinkie bolted an extra 4" or so of truck flap to the bottom of his rigid OEM mudflaps.
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:13 PM   #6
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I have been happy with the Rock Tamers also. You should see them in my avatar connected to my Hensley Arrow. They stay on the trailer all the time.
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:14 AM   #7
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Enkay is awesome! Get from www.cableas.com because their pricing and service are excellent! But, if you want to disregard all of the excellent advice I have a brand new, never used Roadmaster Roadwing that I'll let you have for a $100.00. I ordered it from Hitchfinder.com and then had the wonderful idea of checking in with forum members. After checking the forums, of course, I had to call Cabelas and get the Enkay. Hitchfinder.com wouldn't return my calls and the return merchandise function on their website is disabled. Needless to say I won't buy from Hitchfinder.com again, nor will I buy another Roadmaster product, (apples don't fall far from the tree, as they say.) The Enkay is 5 times the product the Roadmaster is--Enkay hands down!
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:50 AM   #8
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You can buy them from Cabelas cheaper than from Enkay.
The people at Enkay seemed a little miffed.
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Thumbs up Thanks for the advice

Thanks for the advice on Enkay and Cabelas. I've got them ordered and even saved another twenty bucks as my wife reminded me that I had Cabelas coupon that would have expired in two days.

Thats the great thing about the forum- you can learn from the the experience from others and save money in the process!
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Old 07-04-2006, 09:46 AM   #10
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John, when you get them I would like to take an up close look. Let me know. Thanks, Ed
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Old 07-04-2006, 12:01 PM   #11
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Big Ed , I'll give you a call when I get them. If you see me out there working stop by. The guy with the big ugly mustache is my brother , he owns all the other collectables in the yard. We always have cold beverages available to help cope with the summer heat.
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Based on this dicussion, I ordered a set and have yet to put them together. Only took a couple days to get them. Will check them out soon as we leave on 28th for Canada.

Thanks for the advice.

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Thumbs up Thanks for the advice everyone

Got the Enkays installed. What a quality product! The Trotter should be well protected.
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A general comment on Rock Guards.
I built my own before a trip to Alaska. Thinking hanging low was a good idea I had them only about 2 in. off the ground. The fine rock dust found in Alaska and fine sand in the lower 48 was vacuumed up by the low hanging guards ans sand blasted the A frame of it paint and put small pock marks in the front of the trailer all the way to the windows.
I would consider shorting any skirt that comes within 4 ins. of the ground. Drive over a string with the rear wheels and pull it tight towards the bottom of the front of the trailer. That will define minimum flight angle of anything coming off the tires. Anything hanging below that is overkill for rocks and may put you in the same boat I was in.
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