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Old 03-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #29
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We've towed our 2009 Malibu for 25,000 miles with just the wheel and rear flaps on the MH. The plastic bumper surround hasn't sustained any marks that I haven't been able to remove with a cleaner/polish. Now, the time a hitch pin came out of one of the attachments points, that did cause a couple of dings, but even that could have been much worse.

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Old 03-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #30
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We towed our 99 CRV 4 down from 1999 till 2011 over 35,000 miles with no noticable damage. We used no extra protection of any kind. YMMV.


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Old 03-06-2013, 08:14 AM   #31
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05 GMC ENVOY is towed four down. There are three very minor dings in the front hood. 02 Caddy is towed on a dolly. There is no damage on this car.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:32 PM   #32
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Just towed my Ford C Max 3300 miles around the Southeast. Only one tiny chip and I think it could have happened while driving.

But, and this is a big but, this is on a Class A gas motor home with a lot of overhang. The rear bumper is 12 feet away from the rear wheels so probably doesn't get a lot of rocks thrown up by the rear wheels of the motor home. I would expect Diesel Pushers to throw up more stuff since the wheels are a lot closer to the rear bumper.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #33
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Yes, you will have damage! I use the UltraGuard solid rubber flap under the rear of the MH, and the Protect-A-Tow between the MH and toad. I feel this gives me complete protection. We took a trip out west last year, traveling over 7000 miles through 13 states, with NO DAMAGE! Works for me!

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