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Old 04-14-2015, 09:40 AM   #1
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Protecting a tow behind a DP

I have a Protecta tow that I use under a Blue Ox. When my protecta tow is hooked up the exhaust will eject right out on to it. The distance between the two is about 6-8 inches. I fear that it will just be too much heat and will melt the plastic mesh. The available solutions to this are an additional $400. Does any one know of an inexpensive solution or have fabricated a solution to keep the protecta tow protected. Thx.
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I wonder if a muffler shop, Midas or something similar, could fabricate an extension to turn the exhaust to the side, getting it out from under the Protect-A-Tow? I wouldn't think that would be too expensive!
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I have a Protecta tow that I use under a Blue Ox. When my protecta tow is hooked up the exhaust will eject right out on to it. The distance between the two is about 6-8 inches. I fear that it will just be too much heat and will melt the plastic mesh. The available solutions to this are an additional $400. Does any one know of an inexpensive solution or have fabricated a solution to keep the protecta tow protected. Thx.
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What makes you think you need a "Protect-a-Tow"?
I have towed for 100k+ miles without one.
IMO a Protect-a-Tow is just another unnecessary RV gimmick/gismo.
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Mel, I have to disagree with you on that one! I feel like the combo of the full solid rubber UltraGuard flap across the rear of the MH, and the Protect-A-Tow between the MH and toad, gives me as complete protection as it's possible to have!

Glad you've not had any damage without one, but there are a lot of variables from one rig to another that might mean someone else could have a lot of damage without one! JMHO!
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The available solutions to this are an additional $400. Thx.
I have the same issue. What is this $400 solution you are referring to?
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This was my solution on my Alaska trip.
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Cliff, I've never used one of those, but I've heard that they won't keep large rocks from chipping the paint.
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I used this when we had the HHR.......will be using it on the Lincoln MKZ.

Never any rock dings at all!
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I was in Alaska for two months and drove on many gravel roads ( 2004 ) and it totally protected the car. It's very thick.
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Here's a link to the company.
http://www.coastlinervandoffroad.com/Tow_Car_Shield.php
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ANYTHING laying on the paint.....especially with all that dirt will damage the finish!
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I took that cover and the bra on the MH off everyday and didn't experience any paint finish damage. I've seen MH fronts where the bra was not removed as I did and there was damage to them.

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What is that? Much trouble to attach/detach?
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What is that? Much trouble to attach/detach?
Which one? Mine is a Blue Ox KarGard Blue Ox KarGard - By Blue Ox | HitchSource.com
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