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Old 01-09-2018, 09:36 PM   #1
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Front surface protection

Thinking of an Alaska trip. Ive heard thrown gravel and some road debris can be very damaging even with the regular gravel guards. Is there something one can install over your front surfaces to protect against that? Any recommendations? If so, where to obtain or have installed?
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:33 PM   #2
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We towed the Dempster to Inuvik last summer. Very little traffic, drove 60-65 kph in 90 zone and still damaged the trailer. The front looked like it had severe acne. Andy Thompson at Cam-Am in London later told me they weld stakes on the tongue and bolt a full sheet of plywood to the stakes creating a 4 by 8 foot cover over the front end. If I had known I would have done that. We had no issues with Top of the World. I have heard the Campbell Hwy is very bad. I highly recommend tire pressure monitors for both the TV and the trailer. We had no tire issues towing 6000 km in the Yukon. The Haines Hwy is very scenic.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:41 PM   #3
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Used this setup from TowTector to tow almost 14k miles round trip to Alaska. Had no dents/dings in AS. I also seriously thought about covering the front lower panels and plexiglass window rock guards with thick yoga mats. I purchased several with the intentions to cover the front but decided to take them with me in case It looked like Id need them. We never exceeded the speed limit and slowed down considerably when the roads got bad. Just watch for the red markers along side the road that let you know that theres an issue with the road and slow down. Enjoy the trip. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-15-2018, 09:18 AM   #4
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Roads in alaska

It is all about speed. Gravel guards/mud flaps on Tow Rig are nice and helpful. We did two months in Alaska with nary a ding, but deliberately drove -10 mph on all occasions. The clear stickon plastic sheets used enroute on new cars being delivered will eliminate sand-blasting effect if used on front cowling of trailer. Insulation tubes will protect exposed lines such as LP, and fresh water drain spigots are fairly fragile but easily replaced/repaired. It is a wonderful trip.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:51 PM   #5
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Used pipe wrap on all exposed propane lines. Also constructed as sweep, similar to the one on the back of my truck, to protect the gray/black dump valves. Also fabed a couple small pieces of aluminum as a surround to protect the fresh water drain valve. Found that the shroud for the fresh water took a hit and survived it. I rebuilt it and added a couple pieces of large foam pipe wrap, with no other problems
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:12 PM   #6
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I have a Rock Tamer that bolts on to the trailer hitch part that works great. Cost about $190.00.
Bob & Julie # 5587, 4CU in AZ
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:11 AM   #7
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I've seen these used on Australian outback trailers, looks like a good idea.

trapeze style stone guard
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:04 PM   #8
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Best idea Ive seen

Foam yoga mats attached toy the front of the trailer. Replace as needed
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