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Old 06-11-2010, 06:40 AM   #1
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Tow car shield or Not ??

What do you think, I have a class c with mud flaps from winnebago already installed behind the rear wheels. I have towed a focus for a couple of years and no dings yet in it.
I just set up a new crv to tow and was trying to figure out if I should bother with a tow shield? I don't want to nick the new car but if the focus didn't get any for two years then maybe I am worrying over nothing?
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We have towed since 2001 for more than 95K miles without a nick, lots of dirt but no nicks. This was behind Winnebago class As. Now we are use
ing a DP and still none, but that's 100 miles so far, still lots of dirt in the rain.
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:50 PM   #3
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Hi ctcamper,
32+ years of towing in class A coaches (gas and diesel). I can't say I never got a nick or ding, but they were so few and far between I don't remember ever having any. If you were going to Alaska, my answer might be different. In the lower 48, for me, I would not make this purchase.
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If I was towing a Rolls Royce I might think about it.
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lol If I could afford a rolls royce I don't think I'd care lol
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There is one thing to consider IMHO. I had an older CRV take a rock (not towed) on the freeway and it took out the A/C condenser. $1000. I don't know how exposed the new CRV's front end is but it might be worth looking at. Our PT sits very low. We use protect-a-tow mainly to keep rocks out of our inter-cooler.
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lol If I could afford a rolls royce I don't think I'd care lol
We saw a new Roller last night at a restaurant. I think that thing could tow my coach.
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You might consider a "protect a tow" which is a screen that goes under the tow bar from the coach to the toad. I just purchased one but have not used it yet. One of the selling factors is it helps keep dirt, etc. off the back of the motorhome. "Protect A tow" is just one brand - there are other brands out there. I have had damage to my tow car from rocks and debris, chipped windshield and chips in the paint even with full width mudflap.
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When we had our C, we had a Ultra Guard installed on the rear.
Towing our Jeep, it worked great.
When we got the A, we had one installed also.
So far, it s worked great.
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I have towed both "Standard" and with a Blue Ox RV-Underskirt, one of the many Tow Shield options

When I got home from Las Vegas w/o the Underskirt I had to wash the car before I could unhook and drive as there was dirt all over it and you could not see out the windshield

With the Underskirt.. clean and shiney
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