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Old 11-09-2013, 06:26 AM   #81
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Here's my version. Mounts directly to the truck frame independent from the ball mount yet easily removable for off season storage. Heat shield deflects hot exhaust gas off to the side.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #82
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I just bought a stainless steel extension that puts the heat out past the flap.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:48 AM   #83
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Cool - good points

I don't find such measures in the realm of "the slippery slope" - or an attempt to prevent any or all damages - but it presumably would prevent some dings or broken window over time

Invoking the slippery slope (an informal logical fallacy) only makes sense if it lead to more broad obsession to protect your stuff that are extreme or silly - gmw photos described a buddy that would barely ride his motorcycles because of fear of them getting wet and dirty

An AS should be used - I plan on it often - dings will happen - no biggie - some may be prevented but not all - because we cannot prevent all does not stop attempts to prevent "some"? It need not be a dichotomy.

Now - I'm off to prep a bunch of plastic to put on all furniture
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:58 AM   #84
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Protect a tow

I use the Protect a Tow system on my Motor Home. It does a great job and is easy to install and remove and store when not in use. It is also available for travel trailers. Its another option

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Old 11-09-2013, 07:58 AM   #85
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Just wondering if anyone has experience with a product like EcoFlaps that reduce drag and spray yet stop rocks from hitting the AS?

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Old 11-09-2013, 08:35 AM   #86
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I use the Protect a Tow system on my Motor Home. It does a great job and is easy to install and remove and store when not in use. It is also available for travel trailers. Its another option

trailers
That is interesting - how long have you used it and how much use does it get? Kinda seems like with turns it would stretch it damage it etc?
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #87
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That is interesting - how long have you used it and how much use does it get? Kinda seems like with turns it would stretch it damage it etc?
It connects with a bungee cord to points in my case on the coach and tow. The same would apply to a TV and trailer. There is a PVC device that also connects the open sides and runs across the tow bar or hitch. This prevents it from dragging during turns. I use it every time I hook up. Here are some pictures that show how it set up. gallery

Its a simple design that works and folds up in a small bag when not in use.
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Adonh - standing behind TV - is there line if sight for AS to TV tires? Seems like the contraption is a bit narrow near TV?
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Does it block a path from TV tires totally? Looks like it does but had to tell

How long have you owned? Do you have shots of it on your setup?
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #90
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Just wondering if anyone has experience with a product like EcoFlaps that reduce drag and spray yet stop rocks from hitting the AS?

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I had thought about using these on the RT hardware....but how would one cut to a custom length and have any durability of the material. I think there would be problems with breaking and fraying for the material if cut.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #91
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My concerns as well
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:54 AM   #92
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Does it block a path from TV tires totally? Looks like it does but had to tell

How long have you owned? Do you have shots of it on your setup?
I can only speak for the Motor Home version. since the wider section is connected to the Motor Home is does block path for MH tires. In looking at the gallery pictures the Trailer version has the wider section connected to the trailer and the narrow section across the length of of the rear of the TV. That would make sense due to the trailer being wider than the TV. My question would be although it would be a simple step to install the requited eye bolts to an SOB where would you install the eye bolts to the Airstream front banana wrap. On my little car that I tow with the MH I installed a heavy duty type molly bolt arrangement that has a 1/4 threaded opening in the front underside of the car on each side. I can then attach the 1/4 eye bolt when towing and remove when not. That way it is not visible. I know that is hard to picture by my explanation..
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:01 PM   #93
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Does it block a path from TV tires totally? Looks like it does but had to tell How long have you owned? Do you have shots of it on your setup?
In my opinion , it's the best mud flaps on the market , my second set , I have used them for the last 3 years , I have a few jet boats and they work , worth the money Pharm
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #94
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Hi, you are going to get dings no matter what you do unless you just park your trailer. I put mud flaps on my Lincoln and bubble wrapped the entire front of my trailer for my Alaska trip. My segment protectors are dinged, my rock guard got a spider crack in it, and rocks got past the mud flaps and stuck into the bubble wrap. [new dings everywhere] It's going to happen; I only recommend that you wait a few years before you take your new tow vehicle and new trailer to Alaska, but you still need to do it. [bucket list]

Also my freshly repainted tongue and hitch got gravel blasted.
Hi, here are a few pictures showing my home made mud flaps and my bubble wrap job for my Alaska trip.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:57 AM   #95
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I am going to need a materials list And basic instructions on this DIY small project
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Hi, here are a few pictures showing my home made mud flaps and my bubble wrap job for my Alaska trip.
Love this! My husband was commenting about need flaps and some kind of protection on the AS with the front glass recently.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:55 PM   #97
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My receiver on my 2000 Yukon XL only has about 1/2" of flat shank exposed between the buildup on the tube end and the welded mounting bracket on the top.

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Anyone know if a clamp on Rock Tamer will work?
The Rock Tamers attach to the hitch shank and not the receiver. In other words, If you pull the hitch off, the Rock Tamers come with it.
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I had Rock Tamers before and switched to Duraflaps. Get the 14 inch model. Easy installation, no drilling and they fit perfectly.

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