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Old 05-10-2006, 01:37 PM   #1
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I have used bra's on the tow vehicles and instead of rock damage I end up with the paint marred from the bra or holders wearing on the paint. I saw that Blue OX has Kargard that mounts to tow bar to protect a tow vehicle. Do anyone have one and what do you think of it for protection
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I have used bra's on the tow vehicles and instead of rock damage I end up with the paint marred from the bra or holders wearing on the paint. I saw that Blue OX has Kargard that mounts to tow bar to protect a tow vehicle. Do anyone have one and what do you think of it for protection
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kenbt,

I don't have the Kargard, but I've adapted a Roadmaster shield to my Blue Ox towbar. It protected the front of the car down to the bottom of the shield. The thing that you should determine is if the Kargard goes low enough to completely cover the front of the car - including the area below the bumper. If it doesn't, then that area will be potmarked by stones. That's what I found on my PT Cruiser after towing it to Alaska and back from Ohio.

You might want to consider one of those horizontal shields that goes between the MH and the toad. It mounts below the tow bar. That would keep all of he stones from hitting the car.

I also had problems with the PT Cruiser's front wheels kicking up stones that nicked the paint on the back doors and fenders. The 3M film would solve that, but it is expensive.

Just one person's opinion.

Hope this helps.

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Ken, I was told by Blue Ox tech support that my exhaust would basically "melt" the below pictured underskirt,so I bought the KarGard and am happy with it...
I would advise you to contact Blue Ox's 800 number and ask them to be sure...
The tech I spoke with advised AGAINST the Kevlar exhaust shield...
Here's the underskirt, if you can use it....

Note....The KarGard comes with instructions on how to "notch out" a pre-scored panel,in order to allow the Kargard to slide lower on the mount to protect the front of your toad.

HERE is the pdf instruction manual for the KarGard.

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Ken,

This is one I made, worked great on our 8k trip last year, & still going strong.

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