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weinturv

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Posted: 08/01/05 05:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just upgraded from a TT to a MH. I want to get some splash guards/stop across the undercarriage rear and I ask the veteran
MH ers: should we get the solid one or the other one that looks like a grass skirt? WE will be towing a CRV next year...

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think you will hear the solid one more then the other,i have the other type,the grass skirt,i also have wide flaps behind all the wheels and dont have a problem,if you were not planing of flaps for all the wheels think the solid one would work better for you,


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Posted: 08/01/05 05:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A solid one works better than the hula skirt.
The Protect-A-Tow works better than both and is cheaper- www.protectatow.com


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Both solid and grass are available at Camping World. Take a ride on the interstate and see how high the grass one "flies" at highway speed. We found the solid slirt installed rigidly between 2 inch-and-a-half angles works much better and keeps the toad much cleaner.

Good luck with the new rig.
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Posted: 08/02/05 07:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the factory installed solid rubber across the back of a Holiday Rambler Endeavor. Problem is that gravel still gets around the ends of the splashguard and chips the toad. No one answer I'm sure on how to eliminate some road chips. Happy Camping.


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I "had" the solid one behind my DP and thought that was the best solution. However, one day, while traveling on the highway, happy as can be, I discovered a piece of rubber in my lane. I tried to shift lanes to avoid running over this piece of retread, but being almost 60' long and in a little bit of traffic, that was not a safe option. So, I managed to scoot a little and just run over a small corner. I heard a little thunk, but was proud of myself for avoiding a big thunk and then a scraping noise. An hour later, I pulled into the drive way, and on my way into the house, I noticed half my rear-end had separated from the RV.

I dunno, if I had the grass skirt maybe that little piece of rubber would not have had the strength to rip off half my bumper. Or, if I had discovered the rubber sooner, perhaps I could have avoided the whole ordeal.


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Put a mud flap behind the rear tires. Then install the solid flap across the rear of the coach. Just make sure that it is not to close to the ground so that it will create turbulence and cause little stones to be picked up. 4 to 6 inches at ride height should be about right.





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Posted: 08/02/05 08:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I drove from AK to FL last month (lots of gravel on the ALCAN this year!) using the Protect-A-Tow and got zero dings and scratches on the toad- a full size Chevy 4WD pickup. It also keeps the backup camera clean in the rain.

If your rig has side exhaust (gassers and some DP's) the Protect-A-Tow will work great. For rigs with rear exiting exhausts it will require some modification around the pipe to make it work.

My new DP has rear exiting exhaust so I had to buy a solid type Ultraguard deflector till I can get home & modify the Protect-A-Tow to work properly. Ultraguard works good so far, but doesn't keep the backup camera as clean in the rain.

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I have the stock mud flaps behind the rear wheels and the "Rock Solid" product from CW across the rear bumper. It hangs about 6" off the ground. Have not had any damage to the Wrangler yet, but its running on 31" tires, so it may ride above the fray.


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I would also look into Protect-A-Tow light easy to install Have fun


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