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Old 05-06-2020, 10:02 AM   #1
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Rock Tamer Mud Flaps

I am installing Rock Tamers on my TV. I'm mounting with 3 inch clearance and was wondering about what experience others may have had with the Rock Tamer mud flaps. I appreciate your comments.
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Old 05-06-2020, 10:23 AM   #2
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I've had mine for 10 years. They reduce dings by 99%. There will still be some. 3" hitched with wd applied is about right.
I bought the chrome center yoke. Wouldn't do that again. Water and salt got under the chrome and corroded and peeled. Waiting for the remaining 20% to peel so I can treat and refinish with paint.
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Had my RockTamers for more than 12 years. Mine are about 3” from the ground too. Low clearance. But, they are flexible and durable. I have not had any problem or wear if they do drag.

Same experience on the chrome yoke. Finish has not held up at all.
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Old 05-07-2020, 05:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing your experience. My concerns have been addressed with your replys.

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Old 05-07-2020, 09:08 AM   #5
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I am installing Rock Tamers on my TV. I'm mounting with 3 inch clearance and was wondering about what experience others may have had with the Rock Tamer mud flaps. I appreciate your comments.
In my humble opinion, Dura-Flaps are the absolute best mud flaps ever made. I have had mine for 12 years, still look new and work great.
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In my humble opinion, Dura-Flaps are the absolute best mud flaps ever made. I have had mine for 12 years, still look new and work great.
https://duraflap.com/
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:26 AM   #7
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OUr F-150HD came with factory installed mud flaps which could be a bit closer to the ground but have done a good job so far. I would add Rock Tamers if we desided to do the Alaska run or Nothwest Canada which is 90% gravel roads.
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:32 AM   #8
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Rock Tamers here as well. I have had them for 15+ years and have had the same issue with the chrome. The chrome has not been available for some time now due to the poor quality. Very good luck with these mud flaps as well.
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:40 AM   #9
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Rock Tamers work very well, no dings after 8,000 miles this past winter. The first set I had became warped from the exhaust pipe. I found on Amazon the Crome port hole to use in the flap and it works perfect. I would recommend.
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:49 AM   #10
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I've had my Rock Tamers since 2009 and they work really well. You can adjust the arms that hold the rubber flaps to reach out farther or less far, but if you put them out beyond the edge of the TV you can walk into them as you walk back to the hitch. When I changed TV from gas to GMC diesel the diesel regeneration exhaust started to melt my curbside mud flap, so I bought some sheet metal and a piano hinge at ACE and made a swinging baffle just in front of the mud flap. Works like a charm. I find that driving my GMC crewcab 4wd diesel at 70 mph UNHITCHED I get about 1 mpg difference based on whether the mudflaps are installed or left at home. I did pay Airstream $50 to have them send me the Airstream name to replace Rock Tamers plate.
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Old 05-07-2020, 10:14 AM   #11
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I've had mine for a couple of months behind a 2018 Duramax. I needed a exhaust shield.
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Old 05-07-2020, 10:23 AM   #12
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New Airstreamer - same question for Jeep Grand Cherokee

We're very excited to pick up first Airstream (Basecamp) in 2 weeks, and was wondering if mud flaps like Rock Tamers are recommended for a non-truck. Driving a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and not sure if mud flaps are recommended as well.
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Old 05-07-2020, 10:24 AM   #13
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Rock Tamers

I've had them for years, the 3" is about right, didn't do chrome. They are heavy, however, I never (maybe once a year to check the pin) remove my equalizer head and accompanying Rock Tamers when unhitched. I just put some reflective tape on the ends and use a McDonald's milk jug for ball cover for notice to others to save their shins..
Great product but I still get dings in the rock guards on occasion, that's what they're for.
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I have had Rock Tamers for about 6 years. They have worked great. I just wish that I had known about them when I had some of my earlier Airstreams.
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I got a similar mudflap for our Alaska trip, I'm sure it help, maybe 99%. But the 1% that did get through did a ton of damage. Around the lower 48 they work great but Alaska and Canada are very different.
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They work good except on fresh chip seal...

I should have turned around.
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Old 05-07-2020, 12:02 PM   #17
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TowTectors vs. RockTamers

We went with TowTectors instead. I've been very happy with them. The reason I went with TowTectors is they extend the full width of the rear bumper, not just behind the rear wheels. The video on the TowTector website shows how much debris is kicked up by the front wheels that passes between the rear wheels. If you have the model RockTamers that only offers coverage behind the rear wheels this debris would get through. The TowTectors stop this.

At least, that's the theory behind the TowTectors. Only time will tell if this was a good decision or not.

As for fitting either RockTamers or TowTectors on a Jeep Grand Cherokee, RockTamers don't appear to be make/model specific from what I'm seeing on their website. You buy them depending on the size of your receiver: 2" or 2.5". TowTectors are make/model specific as they need to be fabricated to clear any rear clearance sensors, exhaust pipe, etc. Their website doesn't list any Jeep vehicles, but you might call them to find out if they've got a model that would fit.
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Old 05-07-2020, 12:40 PM   #18
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I set mine 2" above ground and they work great. I also added the LED light bars which add conspicuity.
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Has anyone “refinished” the yoke when the chrome fails?
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I have had Rock Tamers for two Duramaxs in 15 years including a trip to Alaska. No dings and set to 3' clearance. You do need to be careful of the clearance because at some point the flaps will flip up rocks like "tidleywinks." On the regeneration heat of the DPF, I cut an elliptical hole in mine with a jig saw. Just take a straight edge, lay it along the tail pipe at 8-10 places and mark the ecliptic hole on the front side of the flap, then cut away.
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