Wheels are rated at 3040 lbs each
The ride is not rough. Most notable thing I can report is side movement from 18 wheelers passing me has just about all but ceased. The 6 ply tires that came on it would allow sway. I only run 60 on interstates so everything passes me. That was biggest gain I saw was side movement has all but ceased.
There are only about 10 screws holding the cover on. 3 on top, 3 on bottom and 3 on each side. He just thought he would put the grommets all over the place so I had a multitude of attachment possibilities.
Snaps are a problem to mount. There are snaps that are secured by I believe it is 10X24 machine screws but they are steel and thusly susceptible to galvanic action. THe other snaps are held on by screws threaded for wood.
Right after I put it on we had a rain storm and got 5 inches of rain in four hours. No leaks detected.
Any time dissimilar metals come in contact in presence of moisture you will get galvanic action unless there is something that protects it.
Yes I suspect a very large rock or brick thrown by a very large punk will possibly break glass. I guess a mud tire might pick up a large rock but most rocks I see stuck in truck tread are small.
Just wondering has any had experience with large rocks being thrown by truck tires?
One time on beltway in DC I saw a rock coming that appeared to be about 1" in diameter and it hit windshield of F250 I was driving. Only reason I figure it did not shatter glass was it was smooth surface. Gave it a big whack and bounced off.
I guess I should also make a disclosure that defeating armor piercing ammunition is not in the cards as well. I have had multiple cracked windshields on cars and pick ups and they were all from small pebble (pea) size gravel except for one time a shock absorber got thrown up and broke windshield on interstate. Then there was a bowed over small spindly oak tree loaded with ice that broke front windshield, roof glass and rear glass on Honda SWG when I hit it while driving at night in a ice storm.
I plan on leaving the cover on all the time on the road and while stored at home to protect from hail. So far we have not stayed in any place long enough to need to remove it and the wife keeps the blinds shut and the curtains closed all the time anyway.
At the camp ground here a guy has a stone guard on a airstream this is secured with phillips head screws that are rusted to hell holding on a four foot piece of aluminum angle. I was surprised it was still holding.