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Old 10-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Hula Brush...Hard Rubber....or None

I'm ready to do the final outfitting of my new Toad and can't decide on which, if any, full width "mud flap".

I will be using a dolly so that in itself should help in controlling some of the potential higher hits. I have even considered a bra for the toad.

I do have existing flaps behind the rear duals and 8 feet of overhang to the rear bumper, the bumper is 22" bottom to ground.

I am leaning to a 16" brush style.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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I switched from hard rubber to the broom type last month. I was told that I would mitigate my dirty engine issues (road grime on the bottom of the engine) and reduce my overall weight, while still protecting the toad. Only about 350 miles since then, so not a lot of empirical difference yet. Though I can tell you that the brush-type is SIGNIFICANTLY lighter than the hard rubber flap that I removed. And no more shameless advertising on the flap! \ken
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Lots of posts about folks worrying about chips on their toads, and protect a tow and full width mud flaps (et al).

My toad 2012 Wrangler. He likes 4-down. 28K miles on the odometer, another 21K as a toad. 2 chips from off-road. From being a toad, none. Just standard mud flaps.

According to DuraFlap, "For the most part the rear mud flap simply adds a little bit more protection."

I have confidence that the standard flaps behind my dualies are doing a great job and that a full-width rear flap or anything else is not required on my rig.
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I'm ready to do the final outfitting of my new Toad and can't decide on which, if any, full width "mud flap".

I will be using a dolly so that in itself should help in controlling some of the potential higher hits. I have even considered a bra for the toad.

I do have existing flaps behind the rear duals and 8 feet of overhang to the rear bumper, the bumper is 22" bottom to ground. i use the white tube to store my slinky stinky.

I am leaning to a 16" brush style.
i have regular mud flaps behind each rear dual.
i installed a brush type flap about 3 ft. forward of my rear bumper mounted on 3/4'' angle iron. this works well in keeping debris off my toad and bicycles. i use the white tube to store my stinky slinky. it is also mounted on the angle iron with several large hose clamps.
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I switched from hard rubber to the broom type last month. I was told that I would mitigate my dirty engine issues (road grime on the bottom of the engine)
RU referring to the MH engine?
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We used the Ultra Guard hard rubber mud flap on our 2001 Adventurer. It did a great job of keeping the stones and dirt off the Jeep and the back of the motorhome. Before we installed it the back of the motorhome was black and we had to wash the windshield of the Jeep before we could even drive it.

After the installation the dirt was reduced by 80% or more. The key is to keep the bottom of the flap 4" above the road to avoid picking up stones and debris.

We haven't put anything on our 2013 Adventurer yet. It's higher off the road and so far doesn't seem to stir up as much dirt. We do have a Roadmaster Guardian rock shield on the front of the Jeep. We bought it years ago when we went to Alaska the first time (with our 2001 Adventurer). We heard all sorts of horror stories about bad roads and bad drivers. As it turned out all the roads we towed on were paved except for a little construction so the guard was overkill. We only used it on that trip and put it in storage. We dicided to use it again since we still had it and see if we will also need a mud flap.

The new motorhome is only 5 months old but we've put on about 10,000 miles so far. At this point We don't see any need for additional protection. We'll keep tabs on things and if necessary probably install another Ultra Guard.
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I have used the brush type for about eight years now and it does a good job of keeping the rain and road grime off the dolley and toad. Before I got it you couldn't even see the toad in the rear camera when it was raining.
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