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Old 11-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Mud Guard

Hi all, we just lost our mud guard in a gas station. I think i hit something that grabbed the guard and broke it. Here is the question. Do I even need the mud guard? If yes should i replace it with like item? Or should I buy another type? What type should I get?
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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I think the mudguards work well if they're installed correctly and at the correct height. Here is a link to a company for replacement units. Rockguard - Monaco (2004-2010)
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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Personally I would replace them, other wise it will look tacky. If you can't find the same kind I would replace all of them that's what I did. I just wish I would have gone with the type @ Napa. Solid rubber $19.99 ea. If it is one of the rears I would take them both off and get one that hangs from chains from under the coach and usually has the coach model or maker on them in chrome. JMO
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I failed to say that I have an Itasca Meridian 2013. And this is the long Rockguard and not the small mudguard.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:49 AM   #5
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I use the UltraGuard solid rubber guard. I installed it so the bottom is 4" off the ground. I use it with the Protect-A-Tow and I feel like I have the most protection possible for my toad.

To answer your question, Yes, I would definitely replace it!
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #6
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Really helps keeping rocks from hitting your Toad. And I think they look good too.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:53 AM   #7
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I had a big beautiful Mudguard,took it off and do not see any damage or
paint chips on the toad over several years.(20k miles)
The mudguard is just a big sail (drag) and dead weight IMHO
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I had a big beautiful Mudguard,took it off and do not see any damage or paint chips on the toad over several years.(20k miles) The mudguard is just a big sail (drag) and dead weight IMHO Siggy
Yep! Pretty much just bling I think.
I have standard mud flaps behind the duallies. No chips in over 25,000
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I took mine off too.
Much less spray when raining and the toad is cleaner.
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Thanks to all. I hear two different opinion "to have and have not".
I went ahead and ordered one for my coach from Winnebago. Today I received the package but to my surprise it contains only the rubber piece of the Rock Guard. My original one has a piece of metal that is screwed (with bolts) to the top part of the rubber guard. Do I need to order the metal part also? My old one is broken.
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It sounds like you hit something big to destroy your guard. Come on tell us what it was.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:23 PM   #12
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[ moderator edit ] It seemed that something in the gas station grabbed and torn the guard. After I left the station i heard a noise and checked to see the guard was hanging on one hardware only. Surprized to see the hardware is torn also.
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In my state of residence and registration of vehicles, if there are dual tires on the rear mud guards are required. So being without may cause some grief going through some states.

I have the full guard on my Winnebago. One time there was an unavoidable "road aligator" an it bent the heck out of the angle iron holding the guard up on the chains. I had to take it off on the side of the road. Put it in the back of the TOAD (fit with seats down) and straightened it out at our next stop. I had to order the bar type reflectors as it took out one of them.
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Lost mine caused by a dip in the road. Beautiful Holiday Rambler chrome surrounding solid rubber reduced to a crumpled mess. Took hour++ to take it off. Checked for a replacement and cost around $800 or just a rubber one for about $200. Mine looks fine without one.
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