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ragoodspeed 09-15-2019 09:29 AM

Dirty toad
 
Just got back from a little 1600 trip to the Maritime provinces. My Jeep get absolutely filthy in the rain or not. On other coaches I have used the big flaps with limited effect to be honest. Just wondering if the Renegade flap helps at all in keeping any crap off the toad? Does it help to keep the back of the coach clean? Thanks

HR2004 09-15-2019 09:58 AM

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Talk about dirty. Arrival in Dawson Creek.

landtrawler 09-16-2019 06:50 AM

We did New Brunswick and Quebec this summer from SC, 4000+ miles and flat towed our Chevy Pickup. I took the pickup to car washes 3 times during the trip as it was covered up dirty everywhere. I do not have the flap and dont think it would have helped.

Mark D 09-16-2019 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ragoodspeed (Post 4956953)
Just got back from a little 1600 trip to the Maritime provinces. My Jeep get absolutely filthy in the rain or not. On other coaches I have used the big flaps with limited effect to be honest. Just wondering if the Renegade flap helps at all in keeping any crap off the toad? Does it help to keep the back of the coach clean? Thanks

The vehicle in tow is going to get dirty it's to be expected. How dirty is based on rain, snow etc.

Keep a good coat of wax and run it through the carwash when you arrive.

This is an older picture, the motorhome did not have the large flap. Our current coach does and what ever we are towing gets just as dirty. Attachment 260506

NITEHAWK 09-16-2019 07:36 AM

Best way to keep the towed clean is to NOT drive when it is raining or the roads are wet. Your RV creates a negative air pressure area just in front of the towed and this causes the wet road dirt and water to be sucked up and then be deposited on your towed.
Remember the spoilers on the back of station wagons and vans that directed air down from the top of the roof so the rear window stayed clean?

master2301 09-16-2019 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by ragoodspeed (Post 4956953)
Just got back from a little 1600 trip to the Maritime provinces. My Jeep get absolutely filthy in the rain or not. On other coaches I have used the big flaps with limited effect to be honest. Just wondering if the Renegade flap helps at all in keeping any crap off the toad? Does it help to keep the back of the coach clean? Thanks

Even if it gets dirty, the effort to clean it is the concern. We have installed the 3M clear sheeting on the hood, fenders, front grill area, and mirrors. Also had the total jeep Cherokee ceramic coated to include wheelrims. Nothing sticks to it. Took to car wash and rinsed it off and it was back to new condition.

petrel 09-16-2019 08:53 AM

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In dusty conditions that flap may actually stir up more dust. I don't think there is any effective way to overcome the "station wagon effect," except for an enclosed trailer. I'm figuring a compact electric pressure washer would be the best solution for our next adventure.

powerboatr 09-16-2019 08:57 AM

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Cheyenne Wyoming...the red dirt dust turned my black truck red. this was only after 1 mile off the highway to the cg


about an hr later we get hit with a torrential downpour, made it worse


i have a full width mud flap.

ragoodspeed 09-16-2019 02:22 PM

Thank you to all who responded to my “dirty toad” issue. I was hoping for some great approach that I had not thought of but that was not the case since the Cherokee has Diamond Shield all over its nose, I keep it well waxed, and wash it at least weakly . I guess the mud flap is not great solution. Keep thinking and sharing! Ron

38Chevy454 09-19-2019 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by NITEHAWK (Post 4958367)
Best way to keep the towed clean is to NOT drive when it is raining or the roads are wet. Your RV creates a negative air pressure area just in front of the towed and this causes the wet road dirt and water to be sucked up and then be deposited on your towed.
Remember the spoilers on the back of station wagons and vans that directed air down from the top of the roof so the rear window stayed clean?


Exactly right, it's a consequence of the airflow and the (basically) flat back of the motorhome. It creates a giant vacuum that sucks up the road dirt.


Not much you can do except clean it after you get where you are going.

RonLC 09-19-2019 05:36 PM

Has anyone else noticed that more and more campgrounds have a rule against washing the MH or the Toad?

Renegade RV 09-20-2019 04:33 AM

i can’t say I’ve seen an increase since most all of the places we stayed this summer either prohibit washing your vehicles or they allow it but charge a minimum of $15 for doing so.


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