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Old 11-08-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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Newby question about mud flaps

A friend asked my opinion on the size of a mudflap for his 35 foot Winnebago Vista. As we understand it, we should measure the distance from the ground to the mounting point of the mudflap.

Assuming the mudflap mounts on the bottom of the back bumper, that distance is 26 1/2 inches. We should subtract 8 inches from that to give us a mudflap of 18 1/2 inches. He says they make them from 20 inches to 16 inches and not 18. What size mudflap should we use?

Is it mounted on the bottom of the bumper or somewhere else.

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Old 11-08-2015, 06:32 PM   #2
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Are you talking of the one piece that runs the width of the coach or individual flaps behind each wheel? If the one piece you could use the 16 incher and hang it down with connector links from the mounting bracket to the desired height.


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Old 11-08-2015, 06:39 PM   #3
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Real mud flaps should be just behind the tire horizontally (and a few inches above the road to be the most effective) The 8' long rear bumper flaps are great advertising!
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:56 PM   #4
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Real mud flaps should be just behind the tire horizontally (and a few inches above the road to be the most effective) The 8' long rear bumper flaps are great advertising!
I agree, and a great source of small stones and assorted debris to cover your toad. Put a good set of flaps behind the rear duals and forget the full width flap at the back.
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X2, mud flaps, not bumper flap is the way to go. Rocks seem to go through the bumper flaps and find the front end of your toad.
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X2, mud flaps, not bumper flap is the way to go. Rocks seem to go through the bumper flaps and find the front end of your toad.

Yep!
They are simply Ad-Flaps.
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:13 AM   #7
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Google the DOT web site you will find the right length for your behind the wheel mud flaps. The closer they are to the tires the longer they have to be. The DOT has a rule for everything
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:44 AM   #8
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The "Ad" mud flap worked good on my Bounder. My wife had me remove it. It is for sale, send me a personal message.
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There are several threads going about mud flaps, with many different opinions. Just type mud flap in the search bar to learn all about them.
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I just redone my mud flaps behind the wheels. The one on the back where a bit high and not covering enough. The one on the front where very soft, thick rubber but too soft, and they would flop around with a side wind.

I took pieces of rubber, cut it and installed max lenght I could behind the wheels and the lowest I could. This should prevent most of the dirt or salty snow to cover and pile up on the frame. I made them larger than the original.

The rubber came from a large conveyer belt, they will last 100 years I think! The front are a little low and touches when I drive over a bump but it will be ok on the road. I also installed flaps beside the one behind the wheels, towards the middle of the MH so splashes of water, mud or snow will not pile up on the frame or the jacks.

I heard that the long ones near the back of the MH will cause more dirt to accumuate in the engine area, especially if you have a rear radiator.
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X2, mud flaps, not bumper flap is the way to go. Rocks seem to go through the bumper flaps and find the front end of your toad.
X3 for me. My Newmar ad flap is hanging on the shop wall where it belongs!!
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