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Old 02-27-2014, 11:18 AM   #43
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You can test your theory by removing your mud flap putting In one of you storage bins and taking a trip. Before you leave pay close attention to the front of the Toad. After you get there take another close look at the toad. Before you leave to go home reinstall the flap and again pay close attention to the toad. When you get home take good look at your toad. Also during this trip pay close attention to the engine temp. If there are any noticeable differences, higher or lower engine temps, more bugs, dirt or whatever on the toad between with and without then you will have figured out for yourself if it makes a difference.
I lost my flap on a trip last summer and the front to the TOAD collected about three times as much road crap as compared to having the flap installed. Our Tuscany is a rear radiator model.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:35 PM   #44
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we like our mud flap so far.

anyone see a hanging device to pull the mud flap out of the way on driveway aprons etc.... I saw this picture on the web and don't have a clue where to find or what it is, but it is exactly what I need. Any help would be great!
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:55 PM   #45
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Might be able to use a coat hanger and make one. Just a thought.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:00 PM   #46
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Might be able to use a coat hanger and make one. Just a thought.
I initially thought about that but I don't think it would support the 40-50lbs that the flap weighs. That does look like a coat hangar, just appears to be thicker and more ridged. Wish I knew what the heck it was!
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go to hardware store. Pick up a1/8" or 1/4" rod and bend it to your need.
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Excuse me if someone else has posted this already but I believe grade 8 bolts have 6 lines on the head, not 5.
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Okay, you got me motivated. Went outside and did a passable job with a short bungee cord. Problem solved. Ta Daa!
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Okay, you got me motivated. Went outside and did a passable job with a short bungee cord. Problem solved. Ta Daa!
So your saying a short bungee was able to pull the flap up pretty high? If so, I will go that route.
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Yeah, I'm aired down and my flap just touches the ground. Without much effort, I was able bring the flap up about 2 more inches. I think that would be enough to keep the rig from squatting on it. I'm gonna add this to my set up routine, methinks. Thanks for the push.
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anyone see a hanging device to pull the mud flap out of the way on driveway aprons etc....
Mine is very heavy so would take a substantial support to pull it up ...but I don't understand the need ??? ...mine has traveled for 10 years and over 80k miles with no noticeable damage whatsoever.
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Mine is very heavy so would take a substantial support to pull it up ...but I don't understand the need ??? ...mine has traveled for 10 years and over 80k miles with no noticeable damage whatsoever.
If you saw my driveway you would understand. Steep apron across side walk followed by a long down slope. Basically drive the flap right into ground if I don't raise it a bit.

Not an issue while driving.
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I have squished mine a couple of times. One or two sites where the front end is jacked to get level and you see the flap get sat on and you will get it. I hurt my poor baby but I will try to treat her better by doing this. Lol.
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we like our mud flap so far.

anyone see a hanging device to pull the mud flap out of the way on driveway aprons etc.... I saw this picture on the web and don't have a clue where to find or what it is, but it is exactly what I need. Any help would be great!
We have just designed a mud flap hanger. Here are some photos.
They are not on our web site yet so call us.
www.duraflap.com
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we like our mud flap so far.

anyone see a hanging device to pull the mud flap out of the way on driveway aprons etc.... I saw this picture on the web and don't have a clue where to find or what it is, but it is exactly what I need. Any help would be great!
Just a extra long Bungee Cord works great
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