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Old 09-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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Mud Flaps

I am setting my class C up to flat tow a jk jeep. Have been looking at Ultraguard solid flap and also the Rock Solid which uses 2 sections of rubber strips. Any information about your experience with different styles of flaps would be appreciated.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:47 AM   #2
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Make sure you mount any mud guard at the proper height. If the bottom is too low, it will drag as you drive over dips in the road and flip small rocks up onto your toad like Tiddlywinks. It could be worse than nothing at all.
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I raised my mud flap to about 5~6" from the road and never had any toad damage.
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I'm thinking of taking off my rock solid and cutting it up to fit as regular mud flaps.
Rock solid scrapes in dips, acts as a wind block, and gets into the way if I need the spare.
I think it will work as well.
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The rear overhang is so deep on our rig that we have never had a problem with our jeep after 20,000 miles of towing it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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Looking at the wheel well of my rear tires, there is already a flat piece of rubberized plastic that forms a short mud flap. Would there be a problem to bolting a longer piece of plastic to make a good mud flap?
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With a long overhang I don't think I would mount anything at the rear of the coach. I would simply just use wheelwell mounted flaps approx. 3"-4" off of the ground.

On a coach with a shorter overhang I like the rear mounted flaps but tucked up under the rig a little bit. This is critical to keep it around 5" or so off of the ground, otherwise as the rig porpoises slightly going down the road the flap will touch and create more flying rocks/debris than without anything at all.

This also may or may not completely prevent any rock chip issues. I have towed our last couple of Jeeps for 100k plus miles with barely any chips to the front of them. Both were either stock or only 2" lift with 31" tires. However, our current Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with 4" of lift and 35" tires got quite a few small chips and a broken driving light during last years flat-towing. This year we mainly hauled it in our enclosed trailer but for short quick trips the trailer is a bit of a nuisance so I just installed a Tow Defender by Roadmaster. So far I like it.

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Here is a link to the thread I just did on it.
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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).

2012 Wrangler. 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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If you combine mud flaps right behind the rear wheels that are as wide as the extent of the rear tires and about two to four inches off the ground with an UltraGuard the full width of your rig, you should see virtually no rock damage to the toad from your RV. Damage from other sources on the road can be mostly avoided by slowing down on unpaved sections of road.
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