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Posted: 07/10/08 06:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The mud flaps I put on the truck when we got it don't offer enough coverage when we're pulling the boat and I didn't like what I found on the market.

So, I made my own, I started with items I already had on hand, steel stock and a never used tailgate protector

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I took a piece of square tubing and cut it so when inserted into the Superhitch it sticks out about an inch on each side, I drilled one hole at each end for pins.

Since I didn't want to weld or drill into the superhitch and compromise it's abilities... I used Oak wedges on each end and set them with a 3lb sledge. (Trust me it's not going anywhere)

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Each mudflap tube is extended half way into the support tube and pinned with keeper pins. These are as easy to install and remove as my torklift tie-down brackets.

To fill the open end of the tube I inserted a piece of treated wood and curved the end to protect passing legs when the camper is not on the truck.

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Not bad, I may have to do something like that, since I have changed tires with a more aggressive tread pattern they are holding rocks. Is the cross tube on your Superhitch 2.5" tubing? And also is it bolted on the frame mounts?


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Posted: 07/10/08 09:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks nice. [emoticon]


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That ought to protect the boat Bruce. Now you just need some chrome mud flap weights to dress it up abit.


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Posted: 07/11/08 06:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

saggys wrote:

Is the cross tube on your Superhitch 2.5" tubing? And also is it bolted on the frame mounts?
The Superhitch is 3.4"od, not sure what you're asking in the second part.

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fuelhauler wrote:

Now you just need some chrome mud flap weights to dress it up abit.
I'm going to give it a shot as is on our trip this Sunday up to Oscoda, but I think you are right that it's going to flap too much. We'll see.

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Only one thing missing. You need to add these in chrome.
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