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Old 08-25-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Toad covers

Looking for toad protection for new Ford Edge before heading out. Has any one used the car shield from Coastline?? Covers the grill to the windshield. Last toad (Saturn) received some damage to hood and windshield. Thanks for any replys.

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Old 08-25-2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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We have a shield/flap that runs all the way across the bottom of the MH. So far, nothing has hit the toad.

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Little pain in the arse, but I like the covers... keeps the sun/heat out of the interior too.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:24 AM   #4
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It would appear to have the same "problems" the MH bra does. Use in rain allows road grime to wash under the fabric which then becomes "sandpaper". Also will need to wash the vehicle each time the cover is installed for the same reason (sandpaper)...
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I use a pro-tect a tow works great. Have towed thousands of miles, 2008 jeep GC 4 down, no damage
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We have the Coastline and like it alot. Sure saved the car when going through some serious work costruction in Montana this summer. Have had it on in the rain with no problem. Can be hosed off to clean it. When we first used it, it was kind of a pain to get it to stretch it, but once we used it a few times goes on it less than five minutes.
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It would appear to have the same "problems" the MH bra does. Use in rain allows road grime to wash under the fabric which then becomes "sandpaper". Also will need to wash the vehicle each time the cover is installed for the same reason (sandpaper)...
Agreed. IMO, save your money & forget it. We bought one from Coastline for our Jeep. Used it once. It was more hassle than it was worth, plus with the wheel wells enclosed on our Jeep, the tabs that held the cover in place didn't have the lip of the well to wrap around, so it wasn't secure. It's sitting in a box in my basement waiting for me to put it on Ebay.

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Old 11-19-2011, 06:07 AM   #8
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I had this made from a local canvas shop.....Its made of marine sunbrella ......with s/s snap. Its just to keep flying rocks out of my radiator.......... so far it works well.

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I have used the CoastLine covers on 2 of my toads. I do like them and they work! Downside the vehicle should be clean and working the cold, rain and mud to install it can be a pain, BUT it is worth it as the toad says clean and protected. I have had NO problems with the shield.
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Long Island Mac......This may be a little too late since this post is older, but the Coast Line cover is a pain if you have a rear engine diesel. On the rear engine diesels, they suck everything up and blow out the back. The cover will work well, but everytime you want to remove it, it will be covered in road grime. Now you have to clean it and then find a place to store it. My brother-in-law had one on his Chevy Colorado and finally quit uisng it. I got to see first hand what a pain it was. It's also a pain if you just want to detach the toad and move it while you park, but don't intend to drive it. You have to remove part of it to see out of the windshield.

I'v had two toads and on both, I just bought an after market bra that didn't interfere with opening the hood or the tow equipment. They're about $90.00 and provide all the protection you need. I only use mine on the toad when on a trip. Once home, I store the cover.

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