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Old 10-30-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
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tow guard mud flap distance from ground?

We would like to install a tow guard flap to protect our toad. Without additional modification to the MH we have a choice of using a 16" tow guard that would put it 6.5" above the ground and the 20" tow guard would put it 2.5" above the ground. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for which length would be best. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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Get the 16" flap with 6.5" clearance.

When the mud flap contacts the road, stones are kicked up, as normal dips and bumps in the road will cause the mud flap to contact the road.

Several of us have cut the bottom off our mud flaps for that very reason.

After 3 years of towing, I have no dings in my toad.

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I second the 16 incher.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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Thanks..........we will keep and install the 16" tow guard.
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