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Old 02-15-2015, 09:09 PM   #1
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Rock guards for 31-foot RV

Which is the best rv rock guard to protect the toad, solid or fluffy, and why?

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Old 02-15-2015, 09:17 PM   #2
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Protect a Tow

My vote is for protect - a - tow. Quick to Install/remove and stores easily.


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Old 02-15-2015, 09:20 PM   #3
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I have been using Rock Solid and it works great. The broom type sweeps up to high and when traveling slow it sweeps the rocks. I used my Rock Solid all the way to AK and back with no dings. It also lets air pass through it where the solid one doesn't plus you don't have to worry about it bending under rear of coach.

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Old 02-15-2015, 09:34 PM   #4
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X2 on the protect-a-tow!
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:56 PM   #5
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x3 protect a tow!
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:52 AM   #6
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:21 AM   #7
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X200 on the protect a tow. Best solution for cost.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:21 AM   #8
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Go to Mud Flaps For Pick Up Trucks SUVs by DuraFlap and look at the FAQ. Best solution for the motorhome is a combination of flaps behind the rear wheels along with the hanging flap on the back. Further protection for the front of your toad is really an open question. People swear by their various solutions but you can never really know how much or little they help because you can't know about the rocks / objects you may or may not have stopped. It's also hard to quantify what damage was done when you were driving the toad vs what occurred while you pulled it along. Obviously, some protection is better than no protection but the degree is open to debate.

I know I've got some very serious dents dings and abrasion on the forward side of my rear mudflap. Obviously it took some hits.

I used a Roadmaster Tow Defender on my first toad and never noticed any significant damage to the toad. I'm not using anything on my new toad unless I start to see some negative effects and then I'll re-evaluate.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:22 AM   #9
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My solution on my Palazzo 33.3 34' diesel pusher was to add 'mud flaps' behind the rear tires. I used simple rubber floor mats and easily attached them to the rear of the tire bay with short screws - allowing the mats to barely touch the ground. The rubber mats can then bend if needed when you release your air bags before you bring down your levelers.
You could also you 'stiff' plastic type mud flaps that you can find pretty cheap at Freightliner or other truck dealers, but you would want to then attach them when you're unit is sitting at it's lowest setting.
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We use the UltraGuard solid rubber rear flap with the Protect-A-Tow mesh shield. I feel this gives the maximum possible protection!

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Old 02-17-2015, 06:29 AM   #11
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Thanks all. Lots to mull over but looks like protect-a tow and mud flaps behind the rear tires to me. Thanks again for your input.
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That sounds like a good move Ray.
Let us know if you want the mud flaps custom cut to size.
If you decide you want a mud flap for the back of your Jayco, we do carry the OEM style.
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Oops, the bitmap does not work. Here is a jpeg of the OEM style.
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Don't use one and never had a problem. Tow a Chevy Avalanche.

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