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Old 10-18-2021, 05:39 AM   #1
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Rock Guard vs Mud Flaps

I just destroyed my second rock guard. This time it was a truckers retread that I couldn't avoid. So now I'm thinking that I'd rather get some mud flaps like all the truckers use and ditch the full width rock guard. Has anyone done this and if so what did you replace it with?
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Old 10-18-2021, 07:35 AM   #2
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I havenít seen anyone do it but I too have sworn that if I lose mine, I will replace them with real mudflaps. No actual bus manufacturer uses a full flap because they are useless! Iíve done a cursory look and it seems like there is enough steel behind the wheels to attach something.
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:13 AM   #3
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Shortly after purchase I made individual mud flaps for the front and behind the tag tires cut to size from truck mud flaps available at any parts or truck store . There was plenty of steel to drill into and bolt w/washers and they provide added protection from stones , debris etc. and were particularly useful in The Yukon and Alaska. Most difficult part was cutting the mud flaps to size !
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If you decide to stay with the OEM, you can buy directly from the OEM company and save a bit of money.

Mine came loose on one side and I drug it down the road with one side wearing away on the driver side until a trucker passed me and motioned that I had a problem. I don't remember the discount, but it was significant.

And that is exactly why I never follow a truck closely enough that I can't avoid road gators.... you don't have to worry about following cars at a distance because they can't pass over the gators, but trucks can, so I follow at a distance only.

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Here is what I did.
Bought a set of generic mud flaps and cut them up to make extensions for each wheel. Secured with stainless bolts, nuts and fender washers, and never looked back. The new extensions hang 3" from the floor. No more 'flying sail" at the back end.

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Mud Flaps, Mud Flaps. I did the same thing as Flyer15015 did and it works great for me. The Advertising Rock guard to me is just that Advertising.
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It might be just advertising, but it also is a nice "look" in my opinion. Its also the way the coach came from the assembly line. So, I replaced my rock guard because it looked good hanging there. Conversely, the mud flaps don't look "good" to me IMO.... might be cheap and more efficient, but they look like it. JMHO

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Iím glad this discussion came up. Presently I am running naked ó- that is to say my rear advertising flap broke loose on one side and we were dragging it down the highway. Dealing with that at the side of the road is not something that I need to ever deal with again. So Iím looking for options.

I agree with Gary that they had a upscale touch but I donít know that theyíre practical in their construction.
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Just buy the biggest truck mud flaps that will fit.
Some MHs have cut outs for Jack pads and IMO the larger the better even if you have to trim a little to make it fit.


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Lost my first mud flap due to the cheap hardware coming apart prior to my 2 year AIM. Entegra replaced it under warranty. Lost my second mud flap when my own road gator from a front right blowout tore into it on the way back. Fortunately no damage to the Jeep. Lost my third mud flap because I stupidly did not go back and use better hardware and Loctite when the second one was replaced.

I still like the way they look so I bought one from the OEM with a customized message. Used heavier hardware and Loctite and check for tightness often. For better rock protection I installed a Roadmaster rock guard that stretches from the back of the RV to the front of the Jeep. I had previously gotten two nice big stars on the Jeep's windshield going through construction zones. Had it for about 12,000 miles now and no more stars...yet
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I have mud flaps behind both the front and rear tires. I also have a "Rock Solid" vertical set of rock guards below where ther should be a rear bumper.

My thoughts are stop the stones from beating up the underside of the the MH, stop anything bouncing from hitting the toad.
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If you decide to stay with the OEM, you can buy directly from the OEM company and save a bit of money.

Mine came loose on one side and I drug it down the road with one side wearing away on the driver side until a trucker passed me and motioned that I had a problem. I don't remember the discount, but it was significant.

And that is exactly why I never follow a truck closely enough that I can't avoid road gators.... you don't have to worry about following cars at a distance because they can't pass over the gators, but trucks can, so I follow at a distance only.

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Who is the OEM company? Guess I could look at my destroyed guard to see if it printed on there. Although I'm still not sure if I want another one. I don't agree that they add any bling to the coach. JMO.
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Rock Guard vs Mud Flaps

Duraflap is the OE supplier. Just go the their website.
I think itís what you get used to. There is no mudflap on Newells or Prevosts.
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Our RV came with both items. The mud flaps are the Hula Skirt type and the Holiday Rambler logo is along the back.

I have not decided to take it off yet but it is a pain sometimes and had to be straightened more than once.

The toad gets really dirty in any case and I'm thinking after so many reports, especially having the hula skirts already that taking it off would be the best.
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