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Old 11-15-2020, 10:25 AM   #1
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Windshield Cover For Toad

Any recommendations for a windshield cover for a toad during travel. Not interested in deflectors installed in front of vehicle.

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Old 11-15-2020, 10:58 AM   #2
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Do you have a side to side mud flap under the rear of the RV? That causes rocks to be thrown up into the windshield of many styles of towed vehicles. Remove that mud flap, and you likely won't need a windshield protector.

Problem with trying to find a windshield cover for a towed is that old problem of strapping or hooking it to the car to keep wind from blowing it off. I don't recall reading about any that worked for long.
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Get rid of the full width mud flap. Install individual mud flaps behind the RV tires. About 3-4" from the ground. Towed Accord 35k miles no more rocks thrown at car.
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We used a yoga mat for the Jeep Wrangler. It fit across the windshield and was secured by closing the doors on it. If it got dirty it was easily cleaned up. Towed probably 50K that way with no negative issues and no chips or cracks.
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Get rid of the full width mud flap. Install individual mud flaps behind the RV tires. About 3-4" from the ground. Towed Accord 35k miles no more rocks thrown at car.
Agreed. We towed to Alaska with only the tire flaps. Didn't receive any windshield or vehicle damage. Some that had the full-width flap were actually removing them because of the layer of rock at the base of their windshield.
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We used a yoga mat for the Jeep Wrangler. It fit across the windshield and was secured by closing the doors on it. If it got dirty it was easily cleaned up. Towed probably 50K that way with no negative issues and no chips or cracks.
Actually a pretty good idea for those who worry about windshield issues. An important point to remember.....windshield covers get very dirty after a days drive, especially on vehicles being towed behind a diesel pusher. The mat would be pretty easy to wipe off.
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:51 PM   #7
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I use a cover from Camco.

Camco 45401 Vinyl Tow Car Windshield cover.

I replace it every three years whether it needs it or not . Cheap insurance compared to replacing the windshield.

To install , center the cover over the windshield and place the wipers over the bottom edge , the ends wrap around the B pillars and the doors close onto them. It also has straps to tighten the cover from the inside.

As with any windshield cover , rain can drip into the car from where the cover compress' the door seals. I place a towel on both front seats to catch the drips.



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Any recommendations for a windshield cover for a toad during travel. Not interested in deflectors installed in front of vehicle.

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Old 11-15-2020, 04:54 PM   #8
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We had one for our prior Jeep. It was more hassle than it was worth. Used it once & now it's in a box somewhere in our S&B basement.

When it got wet/dirty, it was messy to put away. When the Jeep got wet/dirty, we had to wash the windshield & surrounding pillars/part of the roof so, when putting on the windshield cover, it wouldn't scratch.

IMO, don't waste your money.

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Been towing for 20 years with no issues. What's the problem the OP is trying to fix?
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Not every full flap is very low to kick up rocks, mine is not. I have seen others that are just a few inches at best off the ground. Others have cut or raised theirs.
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