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Old 07-15-2019, 01:39 PM   #1
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Toad protection

What is the easiest to use and best front end toad protection from rocks?
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:12 PM   #2
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Thatís easy. . . REMOVE the hanging mfg advertising flapfrom the rear of your coach. Let the mud flaps installed at each of the duals do their job. That advertisement for the mfg creates an airflow disturbance which sends everything directly into the front of your toad. West coast and back from Florida. . . New England and back = not one chip or blem from road debris. Do it; youíll be glad you did!
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Most of us use nothing unless going to Alaska. That subject just came up last month. Toad Protection
Might be a couple of ideas in the post if you do need protection. Three years on my current toad, with no protective devise, no dings

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Old 07-15-2019, 03:07 PM   #4
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We have been towing for over 190,000 miles with no extra protection without any noticeable damage. Two gassers and two DPs towing Jeeps and pickups.
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I rely only on dually mud flaps. So far no dings or pits on the toad. Almost all my driving on paved roads, except in campgrounds were I drive very slow.
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I can verify removal of the rear so called "Add Flap" is your best protection. Over 20,000 miles towing our CRV behind. Still have the OEM windshield and no more rock chips than you would have driving solo.
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We use the screen (BlueOx Car-guard II) that stretches between the coach and toad. We use a vertical car guard that mounted in front of the road, but found rocks would bounce off it and hit the back of the coach. No paint chips on the front of the Jeep, but we do have a few on the back engine bay grill of the coach. The only significant problem we have had with rocks was on our Alaska trek.
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We don’t use anything we tow a Jeep so a little higher ground clearance but between the rear overhang of the coach and the ride height if a rock really wanted to cause some damage protection isn’t going to stop it.
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To those who say they never get a chip, you never know when you will unexpectedly encounter damaging road conditions. I use Protect-a-TowProtect-a-Tow. Several years ago my previous tow car was totally sandblasted when the road I was driving on suddenly became a gravel road because of construction. To repair the damage to the front of the toad was going to cost over $5,000. I elected to trade the car for a new one, and have since been usining Protect-a-Tow which makes such damage much less likely.
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Saved me the typing Marc We too use the protect-a-tow
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I would like to use this as well but I have rear exhaust and the heat would torch the fabric.
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I would like to use this as well but I have rear exhaust and the heat would torch the fabric.
I also have rear exhaust and I use it successfully. I keep the fabric away from the exhaust heat by moving the outermost attachment clip inward, and clipping it to the next clip toward the center. This eliminates a slight bit of protection on that side, but allows the product to be used with rear exhaust coach. Working well for me.
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Toad Protection

For information:
Before going to Alaska last summer, researched the following.
We already had a Roadmaster towing setup so the additions were from roadmaster to avoid mix and match.
1. The Alaska Pack = Guardian tow shield and Tow defender.
2. Hitch extension #071-1075 to allow for mounting stowaway unit.
3. Stowaway 4000-10 to allow stowage of Guardian on rear of coach while using toad.
4. CAMCO 45401 windshield protector.
A little extra time to set up and disconnect, but using this setup, we had NO damage to the Jeep during the 7600 mile trip. This included the 100 mile stretch over the "Top of the World" highway.
Also, adjusted the links to the "Vanity" rock guard under the coach to allow for a 7 inch clearance at ride height and no issues with that.
Also, when installing the new stainless main exhaust tip, I angled it at 45 degrees to allow heat to exit to the side of the coach eliminating heat damage and dust blowing up on the toad.

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I have 76,000 miles in my coach, no rock protection and I left the long flap on I have never had chips on the window of the car and this trip has been close to 10,000 miles no issue at all.
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