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Old 05-13-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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Protect-a-Tow?

We have a Protect-a-Tow, a 2004 MDDS and a 2013 Honda CRV. Has anyone connected a Protect-a-Tow to your Alpine Coach or to your CRV? If so, where did you attach the eye-bolts on either vehicle? (p.s. We know there are several good options out there for protecting the toad from flying debris, but we already have the Protect-a-Tow and would like to use it.)
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:05 PM   #2
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I believe both vehicles have plastic (CRV) or fiberglass. (Alpine) Use a drill in an inconspicuous place, drill holes and use threaded eyebolts with a nut and washer on either side of each hole. On the CRV, you might try to place eyebolts behind the front skirt so you don't break them off on a curb or bump.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:04 PM   #3
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Protect-a-Tow?

I'll take a look at ours in the morning. We have a piece of angle iron that is set back under the cap. I would not drill into the cap to secure the protect a tow. I would think a tight turn might cause stress cracks.
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Protect-a-Tow?

You can see the angle iron spans the rear of the coach. It is bolted in two places (one on each side) to the back of the frame. I have eyelets attached to the angle bracket.
The cars plastic bumper wasn't strong enough not to flex, so I used an aluminum strap as a brace for the eyelet on the car. I am sure you could find a secure spot to attach the brace to the CRV.

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Tom, the only thing I know about the Protec-A-Tow is that it does Not Work on rigs with Rear Outlet Exhaust. I called the manufacture for confirmation and the answer was no way.
However, looking at your photos, I see your rear mud flap is very close to the ground. From experience, I can tell you you mud flap is causing more trouble than it prevents. Suggest cutting off a few inches to get it at least 5-6" off the ground to help it not scrape up showers of stones when you go through dips in the road.
I have removed my rear flap completely and find my toad (CRV) is much cleaner now without it.
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Protect-a-Tow?

I am sitting in my drive with no air in the suspension. Yes, a rear exhaust would burn a hole in the Protect-A- Tow, but all Alpines have a side exhaust. Except maybe the short lived Avalanche.
I use the P. a T to shield the intercooler on our PT, but in 60K of towing, we have only a few chips.
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