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Old 03-22-2017, 01:09 PM   #1
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Today while driving on south I-95 a saw a coach going north that caught my eye. It had a protyector on the toad that looked like a blanket of some kind going from the bumper over the hood and up covering the windshield. I only got a secod or two glimpse and have never seen one like this. Didn't appear to be flapping.

Anyone know anything about what it is?
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if you'd like to spend $400 for one... maybe I'll make my own.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:27 PM   #3
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if you'd like to spend $400 for one... maybe I'll make my own.
The one i saw looked like it didn't go over the fenders. Maybe they made their own.
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Some people have them & think they're great. We bought one for our previous toad (Jeep). Used it once. It was more hassle than it was worth. Never used it again. Boxed it up & it's in the S&B basement. It'll go when we downsize & get ready to sell the house.

The first time we put it on, & mind you, we bought the cover to fit a 2006 Jeep Liberty, it had tabs to wrap inside the wheel wells to keep is secure. The wheel wells on our Jeep were enclosed so there was nowhere to bend the tabs around to. Besides, thinking ahead, eventually the continued bending/unbending of those tabs they'd break from fatigue. Then it rained on our trip so all the road grime ended up on the cover & where to put that dirty thing when we took it off once we arrived at our destination. I did put it in a bay, but I wasn't happy with a wet/dirty cover in there. The campground had dusty roads so we would've had to wash off the front of the Jeep before putting the cover on, when we were ready to leave, so that the cover wouldn't scratch the finish.

I figured, it's a Jeep...it's supposed to get dirty. All we have is the rock guard on the back of the coach. That's enough for me.

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Some people have them & think they're great. We bought one for our previous toad (Jeep). Used it once. It was more hassle than it was worth. Never used it again. Boxed it up & it's in the S&B basement. It'll go when we downsize & get ready to sell the house.

The first time we put it on, & mind you, we bought the cover to fit a 2006 Jeep Liberty, it had tabs to wrap inside the wheel wells to keep is secure. The wheel wells on our Jeep were enclosed so there was nowhere to bend the tabs around to. Besides, thinking ahead, eventually the continued bending/unbending of those tabs they'd break from fatigue. Then it rained on our trip so all the road grime ended up on the cover & where to put that dirty thing when we took it off once we arrived at our destination. I did put it in a bay, but I wasn't happy with a wet/dirty cover in there. The campground had dusty roads so we would've had to wash off the front of the Jeep before putting the cover on, when we were ready to leave, so that the cover wouldn't scratch the finish.

I figured, it's a Jeep...it's supposed to get dirty. All we have is the rock guard on the back of the coach. That's enough for me.

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I agree. I've traveled with others using this cover and watched the performance. More trouble than it's worth and if you don't keep it clean, you're in for some scuffed paint.
I've tried them all (except this one) and found by removing the rear flap I don't need to use any protector of any sort. The rear flap is the root of all evil.
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I used to use "bras" on older sports cars and found the flapping/fit issue a PITA for paint finish. I think the same for this style of TOAD protection.

I currently have the Blue Ox shield that attaches to the tow bar, but am thinking of moving to the under tow bar net. Protect-a-Tow link.

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I used to use "bras" on older sports cars and found the flapping/fit issue a PITA for paint finish. I think the same for this style of TOAD protection.

I currently have the Blue Ox shield that attaches to the tow bar, but am thinking of moving to the under tow bar net. Protect-a-Tow link.

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I have used both devices. [Mod Edit] Removing the rear flap was the ultimate fix.
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Just get a "Protect-A-Tow" mesh shield and your worries are over!
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Dennis 45,
By removing the rear flap do you mean the stone guard on the MotorHome?
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By removing the rear flap do you mean the stone guard on the MotorHome?
Yes, the full width flap at the rear. You do however still require the flaps behind the rear duals. These should be set so they just clear when the air bags are down.
There is a lot of discussion on this subject on this forum. Anyone who has operated without the rear flap will tell you they no longer require protection devices of any sort. The toad and rear of the coach will also stay cleaner.
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The swinging "Ad Flap" was removed and a Ultra Guard was installed right on the rear, and I cut it down so my Protect-A- Tow would seal that area right off when installed.........see post #2 here Is a tow protector needed? for a photo
Works very well for me........also keeps the rear camera from getting water on it when driving in the rain.....
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