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Old 01-13-2018, 08:02 AM   #1
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Does the Roadmaster Tow Defender work with 2018 Dutch Star?

Or will the exhaust "melt" the fabric?

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:58 AM   #2
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We use it. The fabric closest to the exhaust pipe melted a little after the first drive. Since then no changes or any issues.
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I simply removed the front flap on the right side (cut it off) to eliminate that problem. The Tow Defender works great without that right front flap. No dings on the towed in 15K miles.

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Interestingly, no one has ever reported having dings after they remove their Tow Defender.
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Interestingly, no one has ever reported having dings after they remove their Tow Defender.
Not sure what this means. Help, please.
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Does the Roadmaster Tow Defender work with 2018 Dutch Star?

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Or will the exhaust "melt" the fabric?



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Ian.... any coach with a rear exhaust will have a potential problem with the fabric.
You have to somehow keep the fabric at least a couple of inches away from the pipe. I use a Protect-a-Tow but the problem is the same. I fabricated a small aluminum standoff frame. Has worked fine for over five years.
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One additional caution: After the first day's usage, road oil, exhaust fumes, and grime will render your fabric screen absolutely filthy. Wear gloves to handle it- always- and DO NOT let it brush against your trousers.
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One additional caution: After the first day's usage, road oil, exhaust fumes, and grime will render your fabric screen absolutely filthy. Wear gloves to handle it- always- and DO NOT let it brush against your trousers.
Truer words were never spoken! I keep a pair of gloves in the towed just for that purpose.

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Interestingly, no one has ever reported having dings after they remove their Tow Defender.
That would be me. After removing the Tow Defender and the Blueox KarGard, I simply removed the rear flap and use nothing. I do have the flaps directly behind the rear duals but that's it.
No mess, no fuss, no problems.
20,000 miles and still the OEM windshield in the 13 CRV and zero rock chips.
Never have to worry about getting my pants dirty or where I'm going to store this stuff.
Try it, you will be surprised at what you find out.
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