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Old 04-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Cutting down on the road crud...

After the last trip, where it looked like I towed the trailer behind a monster truck through the local mudhole, I figured I'd give the Rock Tamers a shot.

There when I want them, off when I don't.

We'll see how they do.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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Wow I like that. IM going to look into those.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:07 AM   #3
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I find when driving in the rain they do not help that much, what they actualy do is help keep the rocks and big pieces of mud off the frt of your trailer.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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I find when driving in the rain they do not help that much, what they actualy do is help keep the rocks and big pieces of mud off the frt of your trailer.
Which is one of my main concerns.

Road spray I can deal with, it comes with the territory. Not sure if you've been down here in the south but the soil is this red clay that is is like concrete when it's dry but as soon as it gets wet it's the sloppiest, stickiest, nastiest stuff you've ever seen.

It's like difference between scrubbing water spots vs calcium build up off the shower.
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Be sure your flaps are 3-4" off the ground or they will kick-up rocks.
An occasional drive thru DIY car wash does wonders.
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We have a full length 'Roadwing' on the back of ours. Put one on before we went to AK in 2006 and have been using one ever since. Also have molded flaps on the truck. Even though it sounds like belt and suspenders, I am amazed at the amount of crud on the front side of the Roadwing which would have otherwise found its way to the front of the fiver.
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Which is one of my main concerns.

Road spray I can deal with, it comes with the territory. Not sure if you've been down here in the south but the soil is this red clay that is is like concrete when it's dry but as soon as it gets wet it's the sloppiest, stickiest, nastiest stuff you've ever seen.

It's like difference between scrubbing water spots vs calcium build up off the shower.
I spend a lot of my time driving on forestry and oil field roads up here and yes they help but still have mud on the front of my trailer, they only stop so much.

And the closest that I have been is Tennesse
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Be sure your flaps are 3-4" off the ground or they will kick-up rocks.
An occasional drive thru DIY car wash does wonders.
I haven't seen a DIY carwash that I could fit my rig in..
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I've had these installed on the last several trucks. On the F350 I just bolted a piece of alum angle under the bumper and hung flaps from there. didn't think they looked too bad. On the previous F150s they were attached to square tube that was inserted in a square tube welded between the reciever and frame. Nothing was visible when the flaps were removed. I decided the leave them permanent on the F350.

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I used Rock Tamers for one trip from northern NY to Fl in January. Didn't really keep much debris off the trailer, rattled, and they come dangerously close to the 5th wheel trailer when turning sharply. I think the permanently installed flaps under the bumper are much cleaner looking and at least as functional. Just my experience.
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I don't have much invested in these, I 've just modified them over the last several years depending what truck they were on. I wondered if the Rock-Tamers with their higher mounting position, interfers with the reverse sensors? Also, My truck barely fits in the garage with enough clearence to walk in front of it. Therefore I can't have the reciever hitch installed, or the garage door hits it on the way down. Not saying mines the best answer, but it was simple, economical and works decent enough for us.

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