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Old 08-06-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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Demco Sentry Deflector

Hello,
We just purchase a new toad and I am planning (after much research) on purchasing a Demco towbar and baseplate for the vehicle. What I am curious about is Demco's Sentry Deflector. I have looked at a lot of different types and brands of toad protective devices and read many comments on each but I have not read any comments on Demco's system.

Why Demco? I like the way the baseplates attach to our new vehicle vs. blue ox and roadmaster which require more cutting of the vehicles supports than Demco. All towbar manufacturers receive high marks from the owners of such so it's Chevy vs. Ford vs. Dodge type of debate.

I would like to hear comments from anyone who is using the Demco Sentry Deflector.

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Paul & Sandy,

I have an older version of this protector. My parents used it behind the MH on the front of a Saturn wagon.

I now have their motorhome and have adapted the protector to use in front of my GMC Canyon pickup. My DW and I have approximately 5000 miles of use on it and it works just fine for us.

If you want, I'll see if I can dig up some pics of the setup for you to look through.

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I have been using the Demco setup including the Deflector since Jan. 2010. No problems.

My observations, Deflector is heavy to assemble the 3 sections. Deflector screws need some loctite, they tend to loosen up. The forward slopping deflector does a good job of keeping the debris from hitting the car.
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Thanks for your comments. It looked to me that the forward slope to the deflector would do a good job of protecting both the toad and rear of motorhome.

Don, do you think that nylar (sp) nuts might prevent the loosening or do the screws go into the molded in nuts in the section itself?

I am really leaning towards the whole Demco tow package for our Buick Enclave.

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The three sections slide together, mine is very tight. Screws fit in the center section holding it's sections together. Screws go into metal nuts pressed into deflector material. Not normal nuts, they are designed for being pressed into the deflector material.

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I've had the Demco system on my Subaru WRX wagon for 5+ years with no problems. Easy to install and remove, no problems with loose hardware.
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