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Splitrock 04-21-2011 01:53 PM

How about MUD FLAPS?
 
I need mud flaps on my tow vehicle, 2000 Yukon XL.

I am looking on removable type.

https://images.cabelas.com/is/image/c...7v8gbZPJnsBHzn






Cabela's: Rock Tamer Mud Flaps

or:

https://images.cabelas.com/is/image/c...OYy7Z8DUnTOm2o

Any ideas at all?

If this is the wrong forum, please move,

Thanks!

Gary

Royce 04-21-2011 01:58 PM

I have the Enkay Rock Tamers and like them fine.

markdoane 04-21-2011 02:02 PM

As you can see in the pictures, you should use Rock Tamers on GM products, and the other brand on Fords.

I like Rock Tamers. A 5mm ball socket T handle will make it easy to remove the flaps. Otherwise the hitch is too heavy and awkward to take off. I hang the flaps on the wall in the garage when we're not on the road.

Royce 04-21-2011 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by markdoane (Post 981699)
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I like Rock Tamers. A 5mm ball socket T handle will make it easy to remove the flaps. Otherwise the hitch is too heavy and awkward to take off. I hang the flaps on the wall in the garage when we're not on the road.

Great idea, I have always just used brawn to place and remove the hitch. thanks for the post.

Castaway 04-21-2011 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by markdoane (Post 981699)
As you can see in the pictures, you should use Rock Tamers on GM products, and the other brand on Fords.


What brand do I use for my RAM 1500 :):)



Gary

whitsend 04-21-2011 03:32 PM

What brand do I use for my RAM 1500 :):)

The solid rubber Enkay Rock Tamers will work on ANY US-made pickup. They make a great product that really does procect your trailer.

markdoane 04-21-2011 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Castaway (Post 981717)
What brand do I use for my RAM 1500 :):)

Gary

Now that's a really good question. I guess you're a person who is independent, open minded, and willing to stand against convention.

So I guess you could use either one, or build your own, or go COMMANDO!:lol:

Splitrock 04-21-2011 04:35 PM

I had thought I'd make my own out of a rubber farmer's wide belt:-) But I'm getting lazy and I like the quick removal feature.

Splitrock 04-21-2011 04:39 PM

I didn't mean an actual rubber farmer . . . but I think I've seen a few of those:-)

Mike Leary 04-21-2011 04:56 PM

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Motor home folk are more traditional with their choice of flaps. :rolleyes:

Splitrock 04-21-2011 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Leary (Post 981749)
Motor home folk are more traditional with their choice of flaps. :rolleyes:

Whoa! I like those.

Mexray 04-21-2011 06:05 PM

Check here for more info:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...tml#post976633

See my post#18 for a post-trip report on the Rock Tamers - they are a well made product that WORKS!

They appear to be adaptable for most all 'towing' vehicles - you do need about 1 inch of space on the hitch 'shank' to mount em'...I highly recommend them - I ordered mine through Amazon...$167...

Splitrock 04-21-2011 07:25 PM

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Thanks Ray, Your link gave me more links. 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 web page says it needs one inch. There is one inch total including the buildup on the tube end. I might have to find one and look at it.

Gary

CanoeStream 04-21-2011 07:46 PM

The fringed hula skirt types shown in post 1 have a rep as less than nothing. I have rock tamers -- and yet have scarred up the front of my Safari when traveling on dirt roads. Rock Tamers -- better, but not foolproof IMO.

markdoane 04-21-2011 08:00 PM

Yes it will. The Rock Tamer bracket slides over the hitch shank, not the receiver tube.
So if you put the shank in the receiver and line up the holes, you need an inch of exposed shank sticking out of the receiver tube, outside of the built up ring on the end of the receiver.

Splitrock 04-21-2011 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by markdoane (Post 981821)
Yes it will. The Rock Tamer bracket slides over the hitch shank, not the receiver tube.
So if you put the shank in the receiver and line up the holes, you need an inch of exposed shank sticking out of the receiver tube, outside of the built up ring on the end of the receiver.

Oh, I was reading wrong. Thanks for relieving me of another delusion. My hitch is a Reese dual cam. I'll try that but I bet it's got plenty of room.

Gary

markdoane 04-21-2011 08:29 PM

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Plenty of room. In fact, I was able to move the hitch on my Tahoe forward by almost 3 inches.

Good for a short wheelbase Tahoe. Probably not needed for a Yukon XL.

dznf0g 04-21-2011 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Splitrock (Post 981798)
Thanks Ray, Your link gave me more links. 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.

Attachment 127819

Anyone know if a clamp on Rock Tamer will work? The web page says it needs one inch. There is one inch total including the buildup on the tube end. I might have to find one and look at it.

Gary

They mount on the ball mount shank, not the receiver tube.

Sorry, guess I should read page 2 before answering a page one post!

Splitrock 04-21-2011 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by markdoane (Post 981838)
Plenty of room. In fact, I was able to move the hitch on my Tahoe forward by almost 3 inches.

Good for a short wheelbase Tahoe. Probably not needed for a Yukon XL.

Good picture, Thanks! Looks like you're using the rock guard as a depth stop gage for aligning the pin hole. Am I right?

Gary

Splitrock 04-21-2011 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by dznf0g (Post 981840)
They mount on the ball mount shank, not the receiver tube.

Sorry, guess I should read page 2 before answering a page one post!

I'll take all the help I can get:-) Thanks for posting.

Gary


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