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Old 11-02-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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Mud Guard Sailing

I recently installed an Ultra Guard full width mud guard on my 2011 Itasca Meridian. I had to cut a notch out of the guard so it would fit around the exhaust pipe. My problem is the mud guard sails up at 50 MPH, and gets dangerously close to the exhaust I am afraid it may catch fire if I drive a long distance at 50-60 MPH.

Ultra Guard said I need to purchase the chrome pice that attaches to the bottom of the Ultra Guard as it will stop the mud guard from sailing.

Does anyone have any information on this? Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-02-2014, 11:28 AM   #2
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I recently installed an Ultra Guard full width mud guard on my 2011 Itasca Meridian. I had to cut a notch out of the guard so it would fit around the exhaust pipe. My problem is the mud guard sails up at 50 MPH, and gets dangerously close to the exhaust I am afraid it may catch fire if I drive a long distance at 50-60 MPH.

Ultra Guard said I need to purchase the chrome pice that attaches to the bottom of the Ultra Guard as it will stop the mud guard from sailing.

Does anyone have any information on this? Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Lynn
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From what I've seen all mud guards "sail" at highway speeds....(the ones with a chrome, or SS, piece added at the bottom not as high).
BTW, I've seen coaches with a chrome "heat shield" added onto the tailpipe.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:53 PM   #3
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I've seen a home-made bracket of sorts to hold them down using a wire coat hanger bent to "spec". It didn't really hold them down so much as keep them off the exhaust. But it seemed to work.
Otherwise, just get some exhaust wrap. Made of some heat resistant, braided fibers. I would say asbestos, but unlikely. Sold at most auto parts stores.
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You could use a chain or wire of sorts ran at an angle on each side to bottom of guard that limits the amount that it can sail. However, you must use caution that it can still move some in case you hit on a low spot it doesn't bend or worse yet yank it off.

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I bolted a steel bar about 2" above the bottom of the flap and all the way across. Total weight approx 20lbs. Cheap and it worked. gps
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