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Old 01-02-2009, 08:27 AM   #1
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I didn't find anything on this topic so was wondering if any exist. I was thinking some type of plexiglass velcrowed cover would be a good idea for a planned trip to Alaska this summer. They have them for motorcycle headlamps that suction on and work very well. I'm not looking for those total plastic shields that cost $$$$$. Anybody have any experience here?
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I didn't find anything on this topic so was wondering if any exist. I was thinking some type of plexiglass velcrowed cover would be a good idea for a planned trip to Alaska this summer. They have them for motorcycle headlamps that suction on and work very well. I'm not looking for those total plastic shields that cost $$$$$. Anybody have any experience here?
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What about using that clear plastic "sticker" they use for protecting paint? Something like this http://www.xpel.com/products/headlight.asp
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here is another:
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You will definitely need something for the windshield too! An Alaska trip should be planed prior to trading in a coach, not just after buying a new one.
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We went to Alaska and back four years ago. We got lots of paint chips on the our toad, all from the back of our coach, but not one chip in the motor home windshield. All the chips and two cracks in our windshield were obtained from I-40.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:28 AM   #7
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Lamp covers would be a good idea for the toad, we are using a Protect-A-Tow on the next trip(did not have on the last trip and broke every light on the toad.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Wizard:
An Alaska trip should be planed prior to trading in a coach, not just after buying a new one. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not true in our case(or many others), little to no damage on our new coach and going back again still new(2 years old). Would not be without the new one vs the old one!
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The XPEL headlight protection with the plastic adhesive looks pretty good. 1 inch rocks at 120 mph with no break might beat out a plastic cover of some sort.
I rather expect some problems with my windshield. Is there any remedy out there for some protection?
I have a bra for the toad so that should help, but I'll want something over those headlights as well.
By the way, I will be taking my mudflap off the coach.
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In 2004 we drove our new Winnebago to Alaska. I used the 3-m type covers for the headlights on the motorhome. For the toad [2000 Blazer] I had a full cover, front end, hood, and windshield. I think it was made by Coastline Covers. The only problem we had was on the toad where the hole for the antenna let sand get under the cover and scratched the paint. We drove the Alcan, Top of the World, and Cassiar highways. We always drove at a reasonable speed [slow for many] and kepy our eyes open for oncomming traffic when on the gravel parts of the highways. A bra on the front of your vehicle will probably collect sand and gravel under the edges and scratch the paint. Most people don't run them because of this. The trip will be one that you will talk about for years to come. It is the ultimate RV trip in my opinion. Have fun. Indiana Journey
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Is the 3M material hard to take off say after the trip? Your point about a "bra" is well taken as I've had that experience on shorter trips. I'm thinking that if I put the 3M plastic under where the "bra" contacts the paint if that wouldn't work. What do you think?
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did the trip of a lifetime this April to Sept. 19 states including AK, 16,000 miles and 6 provinces..1 windshield chip in TX..so what it is worth I wouldn't worry about it..slow down and stay to right, as the trucks do, will probably be easier and cheaper way to stop rock and stone damage. Toad is going to get more damage as noted earlier.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
here is another:
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Durn, thanks LindaH. I can't edit it now-waay too late, and I've lost the link. %$#@ will only do what I tell it, not what I want.
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