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Posted: 05/03/19 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is recommended to protect tow vehicle from getting chipped paint? Rock guards or car bra?

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jonlin wrote:

What is recommended to protect tow vehicle from getting chipped paint? Rock guards or car bra?

We removed the big flap on the coach..that stopped the blowing stones.


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Tom/Barb wrote:

jonlin wrote:

What is recommended to protect tow vehicle from getting chipped paint? Rock guards or car bra?

We removed the big flap on the coach..that stopped the blowing stones.


We did as well. Makes a huge difference.
With the flap on, the track on our Overbilt lift used to be full of gravel, hence, a lot of rocks getting kicked up. Since we removed the mud flap ( vanity flap ), haven’t had a one.


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The bras are a PITA. You need to clean the vehicle before putting the bra on or the grime will scratch your paint. I tried one and soon got tired of that routine.

If you've got a mudflap, make sure it's 4-5 inches off the ground on level pavement. If you've ever driven close behind a big truck, you know it picks up all sorts of debris as it's going down the road. The cars behind get plastered. The same thing happens behind your MH.

The guards that stand upright on the towbar are a pain to deal with and some are pretty heavy.

Take a look at Protect-A-Tow http://protectatow.tripod.com/
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It's easy and quick to put on and take off. Rolls up and fits in a small bag about 4" by 3' for storage. Because I've got a tail dragger, I put it on top of the towbar to keep from putting any more holes in it.

* This post was edited 05/08/19 09:24pm by DFord *


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Get rid of the vanity flap, we have the "Hula" skirt, no chips in 30K miles.


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