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Posted: 02/16/12 07:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, Has anyone tried a RV tow car shield on their toad? We are new to towing a car behind a motorhome and were wondering what was the best thing to keep our toad from being ruined by stones, etc. thanks

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Posted: 02/16/12 07:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've been very happy with how well our "Protect-A-Tow" shield works. It not only protects the toad, but the tow bar and cabling as well. It even keeps the back of our coach cleaner. It only takes a minute to hook it up.




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WhatI did was install a flap that went entirely across the rear of the coach. I don't mean the grass kind, but the heavy rubber type. I was able to purchase mine from the mfgr. Since installing, I have not had a rock hit and the front of the car does stay cleaner.


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We have the Blue Ox Rock Shield/Guard as part of our towing system and it has worked very well. Many folks on this site say they have towed for years without shields, guards or flaps and have never had damage to their toad.


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Protect-A-Tow works. It keeps everything under the toad. Alaska and back, no toad dings or nicks. Problem with flaps and skirts on the back of the MH is they can kick up stuff from the road.


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Posted: 02/16/12 10:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For several years we used a "Coastline" tow shield that covered the front of the vehicle as well as the windshield. It was a bit labor intensive to put on and remove, so a couple of years ago we quit using it and so far no damage to vehicle or windshield. Hope our luck holds out.


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At first we didn't have anything when towing. We soon had a crack in the windshield and a broken fog light in our tow vehicle. I ordered a front tow shield but after I receiving it, I decided I didn't like it as I have back problems and decided it was too heavy and sent it back (+ restocking fee).

I decided to order a Coastline car cover and have been very happy with it. I find it easy to install and it protects the whole front of the toad including the windshield (about $300).

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* This post was edited 02/16/12 11:03pm by Mr.Mark *


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The Coastline covers are great BUT, you'll need to clean the front of the towed before putting it on to keep the dirt from being rubbed between the cover and paint.

The barrier covers are great also, if you want to lug all that extra weight around and have a place to store it when not in use.

The full width mud-flaps are great but if you've ever been behind a truck going down the road, you know how much gravel they can pick-up and throw at you. The closer they are to the ground, the more they kick-up. They should be 5" off the ground on level payment at least.

Like others have said, I'm a Protect-A-Tow user and have chosen it after trying or looking closely at the other options. I wanted something that would protect my towed vehicle. I wanted something that went on easy and quickly. I wanted something that could be easily stored. I wanted something that could be switched from one towed to another without much trouble.

I found the answer to all my wants in the Protect-A-Tow.
Check out their website http://protectatow.tripod.com/ for more information.

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