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Old 12-16-2015, 08:08 AM   #1
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Remove or keep rear sweep?

we are towing a Jeep Wrangler 2-door four down and have a 2016 Dutch star. I have read a couple of discussion threads about the rear sweep being detrimental to the tow vehicle as far as paint chips etc but some of those threads are older and I was wondering what the current consensus was. Do we keep the newmar sweep on the back? Do we remove it? Does it create a vortex that makes the debris on the toad worse? Do people just keep it but raise it up 6 to 8 inches?I don't know that we even have the space to raise it so that it is 6 - 8 inches up off the ground and can remove it if necessary.
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
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We left ours on and got a "Protect-A-Tow" screen to go between coach and Jeep...

heard of the other solutions actually bouncing rocks off the toad protection and hitting the rear of the rv... not sure how that happens, but this works for us...

good luck !
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I took mine off because of the vortex that you mentioned. I couldn't raise mine any higher. I have a Demco tow bar with a plastic shield that protects the front of the car and the car does stay cleaner. Before removing I would always find small gravel or road debris up by the wipers, and the car would stink of hot rubber for quite a while when we would get back home. Figure the coach was sucking the dust off the road and embedding it in my radiator is where the stink would come from. Since removing no more stink too. Randy
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We left ours on and got a "Protect-A-Tow" screen to go between coach and Jeep...

heard of the other solutions actually bouncing rocks off the toad protection and hitting the rear of the rv... not sure how that happens, but this works for us...

good luck !

We use the Protect-A-Tow shield along with an UltraGuard rubber flap positioned 4" above the ground at the rear of the MH. I believe this combination provides the very best protection for a toad!

I can't see how the "broom" type rear guards do any good. Looks to me like most any heavy rock or other debris would go right through it!
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It's a Jeep made to be used off road. I tow mine behind 2004 Country Coach Allure 40" with standard Country Coach flap in the rear no problems. But come on the Jeep is driven all over the desert and mountain terrain off road, I can't worry about a very bits of gravel that may be tossed up by the coach.
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