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Old 07-24-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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Car Towing Protector issue

I wanted to order PROTECT-A-TOW, However I have been informed that because I have Diesel pusher with exhaust coming out back inside of side it will melt the fabric, I do not want to purchase anything that goes over the hood as it causes scratch problems to paint of vehicle towed. ANY IDEAS??
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #2
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You are correct about the protect-a-tow. Some diesels like ours have the exhaust out the side. Even so, on our new bus, the Webasto hot water heater exhausts right on top of the protect-a-tow so when we remain hooked up we have to remember to unhook one side. Have you looked into those big things that look like shields that are attached to your tow bars?
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The image below is from the Protect-A-Tow website and shows an exhaust pipe end coming out near the back but not likely to be close enough to harm the Protect-A-Tow.

While I've certainly not seen all years and models of Monaco coaches, my impression is that most of the exhaust pipes exit near the same relative position of the one in the picture, though it does not look like a Monaco.



I'm interested because I'm thinking of a Protect-A-Tow as well for my Windsor. Its exhaust pipe tip comes out like the one in the picture but it is not a "turn-down" shape like that one.

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Old 07-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #4
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My Exhaust on My New 2014 Newmar comes straight back thru bumper, The one that ngm1dgh mentioned i have seen pics, but i'm wondering how it attaches to vehicle towed to keep it from flexing in the wind?.
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My Exhaust on My New 2014 Newmar comes straight back thru bumper, .
Sorry. Your signature says Dynasty so I thought you had a Monaco.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
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I thought I had changed My Signature, I'll try it again, I did trade My Monaco & as We speak My 2014 Essex is on production line.
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Protect a Tow installation
Towards the end of this discussion are photos of what I did with the protect a tow. It's not all that pretty but it works and I think reduces road damage to the towed car. There is a lot of road grime on the mesh so I use gloves but still get dirty. One benefit of the protect a tow is the rear camera lens stays clear in rain and I can still see images. Before it would cloud over with water & road oil when driving on wet roads.
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Blue Ox makes two kinds of protection. One is a fixed panel that mounts upright on tow bar called the KarGuard. their newer model is Karguard ll that mounts over the tow bars and is similar to the protect a tow setup. Because it mounts over the tow bars it will clear my rear exhaust and afford me the protection on my CR-V. My DP exhause will be under the unit and not be a problem. The Protect a tow mounts under the tow bars and my exhaust would burn it up. Blue Ox KarGuard ll works for me. They are on back order till August 2013. safe travels ed
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IF, you really want to protect your car take a peek at this;
It protects the car from above the windshield to below the front air damn and both front fenders!! Nothing is going to get past it and damage the front end!

http://www.themotorhomeguide.com/rev...ar_shield.html
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:41 AM   #10
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Here's what I've been using. It's from Roadmaster and called the Guardian.

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