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Old 03-04-2014, 12:43 PM   #1
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Question Tow DOLLY car cover / rock guard

I have Roadmaster tow Dolly Towing a 2009 Impala wit Itasca Horizon 39' DP.
After coming back from the Oregon coast this weekend on the Rainey mud covered Highways from the logging trucks the Impala was covered with mud and sand.
So I looking for a towable car cover or mud guard to go between the MH and the tow dolly.
Because of the exhaust at the rear of the motor home (MH) I can't use the Protect-a-tow. I checked on the Roadmaster Defender and it can't be used on the Tow Dolly per Roadmaster.
Everyone on the forums both here and others have stated many issues using the rock shields due to the shields deflecting the rocks back into the MH and chipping the fiberglass/paint Saying the back of their MH looked liked someone shot it with birdshot.
Also don't think the rock shield will stop the mud and sand from landing on the car.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for TOW DOLLIES or know of a "towable car cover"
We are heading to Alaska this summer ( for some warm weather ) so want to protect the car.
Also does anyone protect their tow vehicle Gas tanks from Rocks? We will be doing the Dawson city to Chicken Trip. (anyone done this with MH Would like to hear about there experience)
Thank you All

Bruce , Donna Dixon MSgt. USAF Ret.
Hillsboro, Or.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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There are the options of a enclosed trailer and rental cars.
If you choose to drive in the water and mud, you're bound to get wet and dirty.

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Old 03-04-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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I know this is going to get some flack but I would suggest an Ultra Guard mud flap. We had the same problem when towing our Buick on a Roadmaster dolly. The car got so dirty we had to wash the windshield before we could drive it. The back of the motorhome was so filthy the tail lights couldn't be seen.

Installing the Ultra Guard solved 90% of the problem. One caution however, if you choose to use one follow the directions to the letter when installing it. If you get it to close to the road it'll stir up the gravel and debris and get it all over the car.
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I believe the solid rock guards are very good IF, AND ONLY IF, they are installed as directed. Many people feel lower is better and then cause more problems than they solve. Be sure you have the clearances the particular brand of rock guard specifies. Also use chain to support them and use a piece of 1 1/2x1 1/2x1/8" steel angle at the top to stiffen it. The thin steel strap they sell for them bends too easily. If you want to see how a rock guard protects, drive along side an RV on a road and observe. The hairy kind streams just about straight out and might as well not even be there. If you're still concerned about glass and toad dings, consider Coast Line RV and Offroad. Coastline RV and Off Road - RV Products We've used their coach bra's and toad covers for years and love them. We go to Alaska every other year (06,07,09,11,13)and have close to 200,000 pulling miles. Putting a Coast Line Cover on and off takes about 5 minutes and if you keep it clean does NOT damage paint under it.
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