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Looking for some easy to install flaps while pulling my boat,
It did not look like the ones that go on the ball mount would work with a supertruss.
So I decided to make my own, they came out nice, easy to put on and take off.
I used two 7' receiver tube that slides over the torklifts, some 1 1/2 angle iron
and some 1"flat strap, Found some heavy belting and cut my flaps to size.
cost me less than $50!
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Nicely done!!


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Might be just the way the truck is parked, but if it was on level ground, I'd shorten the rubber a hair. If the rubber is dragging on the ground, it can kick up nearly as much debris as the tires. I've made several versions, for several vehicles, and always mount mine with 2 1/2-3" of clearance when hitched up.


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That looks great! I really like that idea!!! Good job!!!


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Looks good and should work great. I did something similar with my own rear tie down bar and a pair of truck mud flaps. Works great.


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Nice work. Added to the TCU sticky.


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My exhaust does kind of blow against the flap but it not very hot with the diesel,
I did the same thing on my old Duramax (now I have a F350) but on the GM I had to put a turn down tip on my exhaust because it was blowing right at the flap.

I got the belting from a machine shop in my area that sells all kinds of stuff.
Its 2ply about 3/8 thick.[image]
You could also get some flaps from Nampa or whatever auto parts store and cut em down
Cannot really see the exhaust in the pic but its behind the right flap and comes out at an angle that it blows by the flap not into it.

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Very nicely done. I'm looking at doing something like this as well, but I'm a bit concerned about what my exhaust may do to the rubber since it will almost point straight at it. Any issues like this with your set up? Also, may I ask where you got the heavy belt material?

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Darryl&Rita wrote:

Might be just the way the truck is parked, but if it was on level ground, I'd shorten the rubber a hair. If the rubber is dragging on the ground, it can kick up nearly as much debris as the tires. I've made several versions, for several vehicles, and always mount mine with 2 1/2-3" of clearance when hitched up.


ya they are on the ground, I should have taken the pics after airing up the bags!
I usually air up last after every things hooked up and just put the overloads on the stablelifts.

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