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Old 12-07-2021, 01:32 PM   #1
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stone guard/mudflap choices

Need advice on adding stone protection to my 2020 Silverado 2500 diesel. Hitch mounted bumpers vs. regular mudflaps. Brand preferences. Experiences. Am concerned about impending the the single exhaust and/or exhaust heat damage to a hitch-mounted tow stone guard.
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Old 12-07-2021, 03:00 PM   #2
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I just extended the OEM flaps, and got a TowTector to attach the the hitch shank.

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Old 12-07-2021, 03:10 PM   #3
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Rock Tamers

Have “Rock Tamers” on Ram 2500 Diesel via hitch mount. Exhaust turns out in front of flap , no issues.
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Old 12-07-2021, 08:03 PM   #4
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Rock Tamers work well for us ... just watch the exhaust and keep the flaps weighted to keep them from flying up ...
Downside ... very heavy when you pull the stinger with the RT attached.
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Old 12-08-2021, 02:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. Do any of you know the weight of the respective choices you mentioned? I can't seem to find any reference to weight from any of the manufacturers.
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PS. Mr. Cross: Love the "layered" mud flaps! Like rings in a tree trunk.
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Old 12-08-2021, 04:03 PM   #6
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I have Rock Tamers as well and really like them. They really provide excellent protection, but has been mentioned they are a little on the heavy side when you leave them attached to the shank or stinger. They weigh about 32lbs.
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Old 01-16-2022, 10:06 AM   #7
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I prefer my DuraFlap mud flaps. I did not have to drill into my truck. It was easy, they look great and are protecting everything I tow as well as my entire truck.
They even have them in 14" wide and extra long.
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Old 01-17-2022, 12:58 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestion NRose! I had not ever seen DuraFlaps. I wonder how my wife would feel about some of those erotic weight designs?
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Old 01-17-2022, 02:50 PM   #9
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I prefer my DuraFlap mud flaps. I did not have to drill into my truck. It was easy, they look great and are protecting everything I tow as well as my entire truck.
They even have them in 14" wide and extra long.
X2 on these^^^
No drilling for front of rear flaps.
You can get them w/o the exotic designs to keep the DW happy.
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Old 01-25-2022, 07:42 AM   #10
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Look at their artwork page. They have something for everyone.
But you can go without any of what they call weights. They are not needed on the mud flaps. They won't fly up without the weights.

Just saw DuraFlap is at Quartzsite RV Show this week.
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Old 01-25-2022, 07:50 AM   #11
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Can it be Duraflap doesn't make one for Tundra?
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Looks like you'd have to go with some of their "Universal" choices. You'd have to drill your truck but I bet they would work.
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Old 02-26-2022, 12:30 PM   #13
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I heard they are working on them for the new 2022 Tundra.
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Old 02-27-2022, 06:47 AM   #15
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Weathertech mudflaps are also no-drill installation.
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I am going to be pulling a 23ft Airstream with a standard height (not jacked up) Expedition. Will heavy duty tire guards be enough, or do I really need to use a hitch mounted system. I will never be off a paved road (other than slow speed in RV parks).
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Old 04-28-2022, 04:01 PM   #17
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Thanks for the input. Do any of you know the weight of the respective choices you mentioned? I can't seem to find any reference to weight from any of the manufacturers.
Spike

PS. Mr. Cross: Love the "layered" mud flaps! Like rings in a tree trunk.
Well the "Burb" does have 16 rings on her.




The newer aluminum TT specs/ Click on shipping/ 24.8lb for this width.

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Old 04-28-2022, 06:27 PM   #18
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I put some regular mudflaps (WeatherTech, if I recall correctly) on my Expedition. No drilling required.

They do a good job — catch a lot.
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Can it be Duraflap doesn't make one for Tundra?
They are in the middle of creating the drill-less for the new model Tundra.
For now they have their universal mud flaps.

They are all full size mud flaps that are wide enough and long enough to protect my trailer.
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