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Old 06-18-2017, 09:20 PM   #1
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Mudflap???

I am taking delivery of a 2017 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 35K tomorrow and thinking should I install a mudflap. It already has flaps behind the rear wheels and not sure if that will be good enough. I pull a toad and on the other motor home I did have a mudflap across the rear and the car still got pretty dirty when ever it rained. So really not sure how much good it did.
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:33 PM   #2
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The mudflap dosn't stop rain spray or dirt. But it does deflect road debris such as stones that are lifted by the tires and air movement from the rv.. Personally I found the long wisker flaps work the best..
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Some other threads on this issue along with pics of what the across the rear flap does. I cut ours up and made mud flaps out of it and put them as close to the rear duals as practical. The point seems to be that the closer to the wheels you can stop stuff the better and some say the across the rear flaps cause a vacuum that sucks up small gravel and dust. Watch a mh with a across the rear flap in the rain and you will see a "rooster tail" effect. Mud flaps not so much. Truckers only use mud flaps, I took my que from them.

We do also use the Protect-A-Tow. If you already have mud flaps, you probably do not need anything else. I put the protect a tow on at DW insistence but I have to say it protects the wiring and is easy to install.
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nothing but an enclosed trailer will stop your toad from getting messy in the rain!

we have the across the back mudflap AND some brush looking things behind the rear wheels, but will still got and like our protect-a-tow as it did stop the small pebbles from collecting on the front bumper of the jeep.
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The best thing you could do for your toad is to leave the big flap off of your new coach. I eliminated all rock damage to my enclosed trailer when I removed that big advertising flap. It was $850 to repaint the front of the trailer. Check out this thread:

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Never had a full width flap, only flaps behind the rear wheels, and after 6yrs. of full timing that included two trips to Alaska, I only have one minor rock chip on the towed.
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I am taking delivery of a 2017 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 35K tomorrow and thinking should I install a mudflap. It already has flaps behind the rear wheels and not sure if that will be good enough. I pull a toad and on the other motor home I did have a mudflap across the rear and the car still got pretty dirty when ever it rained. So really not sure how much good it did.

I have a solid-rubber flap across the rear of the MH, and the Protect-a-Tow mesh shield between the MH and toad. I think that gives me just about complete protection!

Look at post #10 for my setup

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