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Old 06-15-2021, 08:06 PM   #1
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"Broken" mud flap

Allegro bus 37AP. While on our way from Watkins Glen NY to Gettysburg this morning an alert motorist alerted me to the fact that the drivers side of my mud flap was dragging behind. On inspection the steel bracket holding up the flap had broken. Where it broke are 2 legs each about 1//4 " in diameter which are an extension of a much larger component of the frame. Looks like it broke because of fatigue. I disconnected the passenger side and stowed the flap. My questions are 1) Is there any urgency in getting this repaired? And 2) would you trust welding that bracket back in place or do I need to replace the whole frame piece? Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2021, 08:12 PM   #2
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We had this happen also. Just weld up the bracket (or fab a new one) and put it back on.
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Old 06-15-2021, 08:58 PM   #3
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I would not re-install the full-width flap, instead install regular mud flaps behind the drive tires like semi-tractors. This way if you decide to drive to Alaska you will already have the correct configuration.
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I had the same thing happen on our Phaeton. I didn't reweld the bracket but used some 1" steel angle iron along side of it then drilled and bolted it back in place.
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Old 06-16-2021, 07:03 AM   #5
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Many have removed their big advertising flap to eliminate stone chips on their toad. I removed ours after a $900 paint job to repair the paint chips on the front of my enclosed trailer, and had no more damage.
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My questions are 1) Is there any urgency in getting this repaired? And 2) would you trust welding that bracket back in place or do I need to replace the whole frame piece? Thanks.
There could be an urgency if you have any electronics in the bay directly behind the drivers front tire.

I read on this forum about 3yrs. ago a fella that was furious about the way his coach was designed. Right behind his drivers front tire, in the very first storage bay, it had all his outside 12V fuses and BIM controls. He also had small factory mud flaps. After driving in hard rain for several hours he landed in a CG. Then started having electrical problems. Long story short, he found that first bay was filled with water from the rain and shorting out his electronics.

My coach was very similar in design. After I read his story I made my own LARGE mud flaps (front & rear) to deflect all that rain water and then I totally sealed and rubberized the box in the front bay where all those electronics are and made it totally water proof.
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There could be an urgency if you have any electronics in the bay directly behind the drivers front tire.

I read on this forum about 3yrs. ago a fella that was furious about the way his coach was designed. Right behind his drivers front tire, in the very first storage bay, it had all his outside 12V fuses and BIM controls. He also had small factory mud flaps. After driving in hard rain for several hours he landed in a CG. Then started having electrical problems. Long story short, he found that first bay was filled with water from the rain and shorting out his electronics.

My coach was very similar in design. After I read his story I made my own LARGE mud flaps (front & rear) to deflect all that rain water and then I totally sealed and rubberized the box in the front bay where all those electronics are and made it totally water proof.
The OP is talking about the rubber flap behind the rear tires.
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"Broken" Mud Flap

Thanks to all. I think I am going to just leave it off awhile and think about my options going forward.
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