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Old 06-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Newmar mud flap install

Trying to install a Newmar Essex mud flap. No instructions and it just doesn't look right. Is there a way to see a breakput of the part??
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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I am sorry and do not what to seam rude but what is "breakput"?
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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I am sorry and do not what to seam rude but what is "breakput"?
Its a misspelling of break out or schematic would be my guess, could also be bracket.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:02 AM   #4
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Good luck with that, I need to replace the flap on our 06 VDP which was hacked out around the tail pipe. Asked Newmar for the guidelines to cut around the pipe, got the $60.00 worth of "special" brackets and gathered a bunch of Google images. Wound up at the factory shortly thereafter and had them hang a new one.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:52 PM   #5
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Just finnished replacing the mud flap on my 03 Dutchstar.
Had to take a hacksaw to the chains holding it up. Dismantled the assembly down to the "newmar" plate, the back up plate, the rubber flap and the 1 1/2" HSS frame.
Took the old flap to a wholesale place that sells bulk material. They matched up the type and thickness of the material and cut it to the overall outside dimentions. I had them make it 1" higher to allow for wear.
Then I laid the old flap on top of the new one and traced the top cut-out that fits around the exhaust pipe and tow hicth. Using my Dremel, I cut out the profile as marked.
The HSS frame was worn and bent in the center at the bottom from draggin on the ground going into aproaches etc., so I replaced it with a piece of 3" X 1 1/2" channel iron and welded four new pieces of 1 1/2" HSS uprights to the channel with new 3/8" chain on each side.
Reassembled the whole thing with new SS screws and nuts and re-installed it using two new 3/8" chain links to connect to the originals still welded to the frame.

Looks like new and will certainly outlast the original. It took me a day and a half and whole project cost under a 100 bucks.
Might be a little harder if one did not have access to a welder, chop saw etc.
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I hit an alligator last month, probably the Goodyear type, but the mud flap probably saved the front of my towed, but it was bent some during that act of valor. I too noticed it was attached with a welded chain. It is repairable, as only the angle iron reinforcement is bent. Small dent on the exhaust, but that will be easy. I am fortunate, as Mr Plasma cutter will do the hard work. Guess that mud flap is for more than mud! Don't you just love it when a piece of equipment does its job? I will reattach it with "D" rings.
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The HSS frame was worn and bent in the center at the bottom from draggin on the ground going into aproaches etc., so I replaced it with a piece of 3" X 1 1/2" channel iron and welded four new pieces of 1 1/2" HSS uprights to the channel with new 3/8" chain on each side.
Sounds well beefed up. Do your front wheels still sit on the ground? LOL
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Sounds well beefed up. Do your front wheels still sit on the ground? LOL
No problem with the front end lifting but I am in the process of installing a Banks PowerPack to handle the extra weight. LOL
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