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Old 04-27-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Rock Solid rock guard

Looking at the Rock Solid Brand of rock guard at CW. Is this a good choice? I was thinking of this as well as a bra for my CRV. Should I hold off on the bra for now and see how it goes?

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You can put all kind of rock shields on your MH. I have been towing my current toad for over 5000 miles with nothing on my coach, and I have no rock dings. I do have a nice mud guard near the back of my coach and I have to assume it has been doing a great job. Most bras will not cover headlights so they are vulnerable and a bra is never easy to put on a car. Plus they don't protect your windshield. I guess I have been lucky, but I also avoid going down roads that are gravel.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:21 PM   #3
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Be careful with bras the one we had did more damage vibrating than any rock would have.

We have a Rock Solid flap and it protects as well as anything that does not require additional set up. Our CR-V gets a few dings but it is really hard to tell whether it is from towing or just driving. In 40K of towing and 100K driving I would say we are faced with normal wear and tear.
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Thanks Tony, I may be talking about what you call a mud guard. I have see the expensive big shields and not what I want. Just what looks like a full length mud flap that is mounted further back. Is this what you have?
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Somewhere around Williams California rest stop I believe. You can see our flap in the back. I installed it myself, the instructions say leave 4 inches above the pavement.


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Rock Solid rock guard

I've been happy with Roadmaster's tow defender. http://roadmasterinc.com/products/pr...ect_store.html Any rocks that can come up are deflected. .
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I've been happy with Roadmaster's tow defender. Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories Any rocks that can come up are deflected. .
what it shows is guardian; the tow defender is this http://towbarsandbrackets.com/wp-con...fender_600.png
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Looking at the Rock Solid Brand of rock guard at CW. Is this a good choice? I was thinking of this as well as a bra for my CRV. Should I hold off on the bra for now and see how it goes?

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We've had the Rock Solid rock guard from CW for about 2 years and it works well. It's sturdy and easy to install. I don't think I'd bother with a bra for the toad, though.
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I've got a full width Ultra-guard flap on the MH that was there when we bought it, and a toad-mounted rock shield

http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...w-shield/16893

that I bought cheap from the previous owner. About six months later I heard about the Protect-a-Tow and bought one just because it seems like the best design of all. Now I travel with all three, which seems like overkill but is really no hassle. The flap on the MH is permanent- it just hangs there; the tow shield takes 10 seconds to pop into its sockets, and the P-a-T takes about 30 seconds to clip on.

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We have towed our Saturn Vue over 30K miles with two different motorhomes. Use a solid rock guard near the back of the MH. In all these miles we have not had any damage to Saturn.
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