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Old 02-03-2016, 02:12 PM   #1
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When towing a vehicle, do you cover the front of the tow vehicle?

We have a MH and have purchased a ACME EXE Tow dolly to tow our Prius.

Do you cover your towed vehicle to keep rock chips from being a problem. There is a rock guard under the MH so I am not sure this would be necessary but having never towed a Toad before, I don't know.

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Old 02-03-2016, 02:35 PM   #2
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I don't use a tow dolly, I flat tow my Jeep. But to answer your question, the first time I towed I didn't have any kind of protection on the toad, and unfortunately when I got to my destination I had several rock chips in the paint of my Jeep. Since then I have been using a Blue Ox KarGard protector. It doesn't stop all the rocks, but it probably blocks 90% of them.

I would definitely recommend doing something to protect the front of your toad.

Here's a link to what I use (although it won't work for a tow dolly):
BX88255 KarGard II | Blue Ox

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Old 02-03-2016, 03:00 PM   #3
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I've flat towed my GMC Canyon for 10 yrs, 50,000 miles and its never been covered. The few rock chips it has have been from following trucks when driving it, not towing it. If I was headed to Alaska or always driving on unpaved gravel roads, I might consider one. But on the typical paved hwy's, I haven't seen any ill effect from not using one.
But like many of our choices this is just another personal preference decision; some use them, many do not.
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:11 PM   #4
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I flat tow. No cover on the toad. Three different Motorhomes over the years. Each coach has had mud flaps at each rear wheel or a flap clear across the rear underneath.
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We use a "Tow Car Shield" on our Toad while towing on a tow dolly. Never had a scratch on the toad but really never towed without the cover since didn't want to risk any damages.
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