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Old 10-20-2008, 05:28 AM   #1
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After 2 1/2 years and 20,000 miles one of the plastic anchors that the rod attaches to broke while we were underway.

No way of knowing how long we drove like this but there are several large tears now in the protect-a-tow material.

Has anyone ever repaired the protect-a-tow and if so what did you use?

Thanks...hate to but a new one @ $200

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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Smile Protect-a-tow repair

I had the same problem and repaired the damaged places by sewing some heavy material over the spots......it doesn't look all that good but it works fine and didn't have to pay the $200 + for a replacement...... Good luck!

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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We bought shade cloth and made a completely new, custom-sized skirt after the original skirt for our Protect-A-Tow got several tears in it. We reused all the original hardware. We got the shade cloth from a place in Florida that sold remnants very inexpensively, so the whole thing only cost less than $20 or $30, including new bungee cord. Even though the material is thick, a standard sewing machine should have no problem sewing it because it is so porous.

If you click on this link to our blog, the entry for March 25, 2009 will describe how we made the new skirt.
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