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Old 10-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #1877
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More inside link plates and washers-
Is it time to pay money again?
I can't post pictures.
The inside link plates Progress Mfg. sent me look already bent, used, worn, repainted-
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:25 PM   #1878
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The factory mud flaps protect the truck itself, not what's being towed by the truck. Whatever debris comes up at a sharp angle is deflected from the truck's paint job maybe 3' back. Whatever debris is slinging of the rear tires at a more slight angle just goes up into the air behind the truck if not towing or onto the trailer if towing.

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I really like that idea. Are they quickly/easily removable? Once we get settled in, we often head out on day trips with the tow vehicle which often includes some fourwheeling and these might be in the way.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:13 PM   #1879
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They are attached to the hitch shank, so they come in and out with the hitch. There are 2 set screws that hold it to the hitch shank.
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One needs a couple of inches clearance under the rock tamers so when the rear of the truck sags due to a bump the tamers do not touch the road surface. when they hit the road at speed, road debris gets thrown up into the trailer from the dragging action.
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:50 AM   #1881
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I may have 3-4" clearance under the Rock Tamers. They only drag occasionally in a parking lot dip- not enough speed to sling anything-
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:58 PM   #1882
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I found out the hard way, if the 'Tamers are too low, they suck stuff of the road and sand blast the front of the trailer. Now I set mine now by drawing a line from the belly pan to the bottom of the truck tire. That's as low as they need to go.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:11 PM   #1884
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Inside link plates, washers, and drywall sanding screen for the Equal-i-zer hitch.
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One needs a couple of inches clearance under the rock tamers so when the rear of the truck sags due to a bump the tamers do not touch the road surface. when they hit the road at speed, road debris gets thrown up into the trailer from the dragging action.
We have found that around here about 1/2" clearance between the RT and the ground optimizes the protection. We have a fairly stiffly sprung 3/4 T TV.

A tangent line for determining the ground clearance does not take into account the amount of curl from the wind blowing the flaps to the rear. While underway we generally have 3-4" clearance depending upon the speed - as it increases, so does the clearance. Low speed debris blown up by the RTs has not been a problem on any of our three recent AS. I actually have the bottom of the RT slightly forward of perpendicular to offset some of the curl due to higher speed airflow.
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Oh I saw it!! I want it so bad!!! Wish it would go on sale
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