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Old 12-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Covering a Towed Vehicle

Hi Everyone, Thanks for all your help in the past.
My new question is; Has anyone ever attempted to tow there vehicle behind their MotorHome covered to protect it?
I just bought a new 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, when it gets nice again in the Spring I am thinking of towing it 4 down behind my Class A motorhome; Damon Daybreak 2005. Do they make specific custom covers for such a thing?
You guys would know.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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Take a look at these. Tow Car Shield I've had 2 for my toads, a coach mask for the Tiffin Bus and am going to buy another bus mask for my new 2013 as soon as I get out there. The web site isn't too hot but you can call them and get a lot of info easily. If they don't have your pattern, they will make one for you on the spot and fit it if you take the vehicle to them east of LA near the Ontario airport.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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i would not cover your jeep, the cover will flap in the wind and beat the paint to death.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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My 2011 sahara was getting beat up back there. The condenser in the grill had rock dings in it, dust and dirt all over, so I installed this protect-a-tow. No more problem even the back of the coach stays clean now, I can't brag enough about it. In oct. we took it on a test ride to south carolina (1500 miles) jeep was clean and so was the coach.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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i have towed 2 wranglers a 2010 and now a 2011 about 12k miles no scratchs or other problems jeeps are tough if it were to get scratched go ot the wrangler forums you will find that trail patena is expexted
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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Hi Everyone, Thanks for all your help in the past.
My new question is; Has anyone ever attempted to tow there vehicle behind their MotorHome covered to protect it?
I just bought a new 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, when it gets nice again in the Spring I am thinking of towing it 4 down behind my Class A motorhome; Damon Daybreak 2005. Do they make specific custom covers for such a thing?
You guys would know.
Thanks.
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We use the Road Master Tow Defender. It works very well. Keeps the toad in good shape and stows easily when not in use. Very easy to hook up. I've got 30K miles on mine and am very happy with the product. They make a version for both their tow bars and Blue Ox. Check it out.

Towing with a cover won't work. The force of the air stream will flap the cover like crazy if it doesn't rip it off altogether. All that flapping is bad for the paint! Any grime at all (and there will be some) gets trapped between the cover and the car and acts like sandpaper. I've used some "bras" on previous vehicles and they are just a smaller version of the cover suggested by another poster. You won't be happy with that. Too much work. It's a mess when it gets wet or dirty and will not treat your paint well.

Your toad is going to get dirty regardless of the product you use. The objective is to keep the paint from getting damaged, not dirty.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #7
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Never had any problems with a Ultra guard on the back, towing 4 wheels down or on the car hauler
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Lotsa peeps spend lotsa moolah for such things. I have mudflaps behind each wheel. I get more dirt and chips on my toad from going off-road
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I also have flaps right behind rear duels and a rear flap (1/2 flap) across the entire rear of the coach(photo in post#4) and still was beating the hell out of my jeep till I bought the protect a tow.
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I also have flaps right behind rear duels and a rear flap (1/2 flap) across the entire rear of the coach(photo in post#4) and still was beating the hell out of my jeep till I bought the protect a tow.
I've heard the rear flaps can be a problem, vortex winds and such. But I cannot qualify that.

I can only testify 13,000 miles, 2 tiny chips on toad, and that was off-road, going to see sights that many folks can only dream about.

Guess it's a crap shoot.
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IMO the full width mud flap really improves looks on the coach too

I dont get how others are having problems with chips, I mean I DO NOT let grass grow under my feet. But I guess it has to do with how far the wheels are back, how low your mud flap is

I do know I get more rock chips on my car hauler behind my pick up than I ever do behind the motorhome if I even get any behind it
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Dirt and dings... It's a Jeep thing 😊
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:26 PM   #13
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When I was towing my Jeep....I had this made to protect the condensor and radiator.....It just snapped - on......worked well


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IMO the full width mud flap really improves looks on the coach too

I dont get how others are having problems with chips, I mean I DO NOT let grass grow under my feet. But I guess it has to do with how far the wheels are back, how low your mud flap is

I do know I get more rock chips on my car hauler behind my pick up than I ever do behind the motorhome if I even get any behind it
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