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Old 01-14-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Rock Guard or Cover?

Hi, Again!
Thanks for all the input on my last question on Even Brake Storage. I think that keeping with the Toad probably makes the best sense.

Now I am wondering which would be the best option for keeping the road dirt and small rocks from hitting the toad? Right now, I just have the standard mud flaps behind the rear duallies on my 2011 Allegro.

Should I go with a full-width flap towards the rear bumper or use a car cover for the Cherokee?

Thanks,

Howard
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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After having the very expensive, fancy one with Itasca written on Stainless steel hanging under my coach, I found that didn't do anything. I bought a Rock Solid rock guard from Camping World for $89. I mounted the Rock Solid Rock Guard all the way back and that worked great. I made a bracket out of 1in square tubing and attached it so that there was only a small gap between the Rock Solid and the rear cap. I also cut out a hole in the center for the hitch rather than leave a gap betwween the two pieces of the Rock Solid. I left a gap of about 2 inches between the bottom of the Rock Solid strips and the road. You will get all sort of theories on how big this gap should be but for me 2in works. I did leave the fancy guard hanging in its original position just for the hell of it. I have towed for 60,000 miles doing it this way without a problem. The only other ones that I think would work are the one that stands up in front of the toad and the one that has a mesh between the MH and the toad. I didn't like them because they required setting up. The less I have to do the better and the less chance of forgetting something.
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X2 for the Rock Solid Guard. I figure after 10 years of towing my 2011 HHR as a toad if I take real good care of it it will be worth about $2500. If I let it get the crap beat out of it, it will be worth about $2500. This is my plan, may not work for everyone.
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X2 for the Rock Solid Guard. I figure after 10 years of towing my 2011 HHR as a toad if I take real good care of it it will be worth about $2500. If I let it get the crap beat out of it, it will be worth about $2500. This is my plan, may not work for everyone.
X3 for the Rock Solid Guard, it has kept our 2009 HHR unmarked.
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Question on the height of the rock solid guard. My class A is 18 inches from ground. Can the bottom be trimmed? Should I go with the class C that is 16 inches high? That might need trimmed as well since I hear it should be 4 inches from ground.
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We've used bras on the dingy and always had rock guards but haven't been satisfied . . . the rock guards still allow rocks through, and the bra, no matter how carefully we put it on, would still rub on the dingy. We bought a protect-a-tow a few months ago, and couldn't be happier with it. Protect-a-Tow
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Hi, Again!
Thanks for all the input on my last question on Even Brake Storage. I think that keeping with the Toad probably makes the best sense.

Now I am wondering which would be the best option for keeping the road dirt and small rocks from hitting the toad? Right now, I just have the standard mud flaps behind the rear duallies on my 2011 Allegro.

Should I go with a full-width flap towards the rear bumper or use a car cover for the Cherokee?

Thanks,

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Camping World also sells the Ultra Guard. Heavy, solid recycled tire material in 16x94 and 20x94 and it can be trimmed. Rock guard should be 4 inches from ground when mounted. I have installed 2--one on a Jayco class C and recently on a 2012 Tiffin Allegro 32CA. I used a 1 1/2 inches by 96 inch L rod from Lowes. Drill holes in Ultra Guard where you need to. Mounted to frame with stainless steel cable and two tapping screws on ends into small aluminum framing on each side under RV. It is very stiff and works great and I did not have to drill any holes in frame members.
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I like that idea, would the ultra guard be trimmed at the top or bottom? Looks like the refletors at the bottom could come int play if go from the bottom. Thanks.
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You can trim at the top. It has pre-positoned spots to drill holes but they are used if you buy the metal support that Camping World uses. You don't have to use those spot. It comes with 10 screws, washers, & nuts and you can drill holes in Ultra Guard wherever you want them, just space the holes out evenly across the width.
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Thanks. Just ordered it.
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