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Old 07-18-2011, 07:33 AM   #1
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Splash Guard/ Stone Chips

Do you find that a full width,solid splash guard does an adequate job of minimizing stone chips and damage to your toad. My guard is 3 ft. from the rear of the coach and hangs about 2 inches from the road. We have done short trips and have had no damage but are prepping for some longer ones. I know a few chips will occur over time but we are attempting to eliminate the speckled front end look.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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If your splash guard goes across the entire width of your MH and is 2" above the ground, you should be covered.
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Look at a Protect-A-Tow. Served us well for 8 years. Never had a chip of any kind.
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If you have a Roadmaster system, check out the Tow Defender on their website. I've towed since my rig was new with no splash guard and nary a chip. Easy to set up too
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A full width rear flap that is 2" from the road is too low and will lead to stone damage on the toad.

The problem occurs as the normal dips and undulations in the road surface cause the flap to contact the road surface and kick up debris.

Those of us that have raised our flaps to 4"~6" of road clearance have not had problems.
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Do you find that a full width,solid splash guard does an adequate job of minimizing stone chips and damage to your toad. My guard is 3 ft. from the rear of the coach and hangs about 2 inches from the road. We have done short trips and have had no damage but are prepping for some longer ones. I know a few chips will occur over time but we are attempting to eliminate the speckled front end look.
we use a brush type guard mounted to the frame approximately 3' fwd of the hitch ball. it is similar to this one. we bought ours at camping world. we tow with a dolly and this works well for us.

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