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Old 06-06-2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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We are considering towing our vehicle Jeep AWD and would like various opinions on brands, and in particular how to keep from damaging the Toad with thrown debris. We have a standard mudflap from Newmar, but there is no skirt.
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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We are considering towing our vehicle Jeep AWD and would like various opinions on brands, and in particular how to keep from damaging the Toad with thrown debris. We have a standard mudflap from Newmar, but there is no skirt.
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Old 06-06-2005, 08:14 PM   #3
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We use a Blue Ox Shield that is attached to our tow bar and we do not have a $650.00 Newmar mud flat. I think mud flaps just push more dust and dirt up into the engine compartment. Go to the Blue Ox home page and do a search.
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:48 AM   #4
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We use a Blue Ox Aventa II towbar. Both of our Jeeps have Blue Ox baseplates and M&G Tow Brakes. We do use the standard Allegro Bus mudflap across the back. It works pretty good but they are not perfect. If you go on gravel roads and they hang too low they can kick up stones like a road grader and that's not very good. In our case we're mostly on pavement so it's OK but when we go to Alaska I'd consider something else. The Blue Ox Kar Guard that Driver featured a while back looks like the ideal setup for protecting the toad. That's the way I would eventually go.
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:33 AM   #5
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PairoDocs, I use the Sterling Tow Bar and use the Guardian by Roadmaster to block/protect my Jeep from any debris kick -up from my coach, have used it for three and one years and it has protected my vehicle very well. Ed.S
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Pairodocs, I Second Ed's comments. We also use a Sterling and the Guardian from Roadmaster on both my Liberty and wife's Grand Cherokee. Also used them on our previous coach (02 Journey). Guardian is easy to put on and take-off.
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:25 PM   #7
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I used a Blue Ox Underskirt http://www.aemfg.com/Accessories/rvunderskirt.html on my 32' gas Endeavor. It worked perfectly. It does take a few minutes to connect, but well worth the time. I now have a 41' MADP with the $650 mud flap that only works fair. Because of the heat from the diesel exhaust, I am unable to use the underskirt on the MADP. I tow a AWD Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited.
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Old 06-11-2005, 05:28 AM   #8
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My first question is about your Toad. I was under the impression that AWD was not towable that only the 4x4 (with the trasnfer case) was.

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CharlieM, as long as your AWD has a transfer case, which all Jeeps have. Ed.S
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We use the Sterling tow bar and Guardian and have been happy with both. No chips on front of our Jeep Grand Cherokee so far after towing 12,000 miles.
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We tow with a Sterling towbar and Brakebuddy. We had a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee and towed it with the rubber Newmar flap. Had chips and specs all over it when we traded it. When we bought the new Jeep GC we also added a Protect a Tow that really took care of the problem. I think having both things is the sloution. We have towed the new 04 Silver Bullet Jeep a lot and I would dare you to find a place on the front speced by anything. Works great for us.
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Just a note. Jeeps are 4x4 or 2x4, none are AWD. Thank God! Our 02 Liberty tows great and tomorrow we get our new 05 Liberty.

We have a full size mud flap and have had no problems with stuff hitting the Jeep. We use the Aluminator by Demco for towing. We also use the Brake Buddy. I highly reccomend using some kind of braking system in your toad. It does help.
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