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Old 10-20-2018, 12:02 PM   #1
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Toad protection

I have read many opinions on here about protecting your toad but was wondering if anyone has tried one of those LeBra covers for the front of their toad? Would be interested in opinions on pros and cons.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:20 AM   #2
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Having that bra protection will help, but the age old problem with them is they get dirt and sand under them and then they are like sandpaper on the paint you are trying to protect.

Relying on the bra alone leaves the windshield unprotected. On my last toad, I used a bra as well as the Protect-A-Tow. Because of the sandpaper problem, I tried the spray on bra, too. On my current toad, I am just relying on the Protect-A-Tow and the stock mud flaps on my Vegas.

If you do use the bra, you might use the spray on stuff at the contact points on the hood.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:44 PM   #3
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I have read many opinions on here about protecting your toad but was wondering if anyone has tried one of those LeBra covers for the front of their toad? Would be interested in opinions on pros and cons.
I use to tow a jeep with out any protection except the factory mud flaps. When I got to where I was going the whole front end was covered in road trash. first thing I would have to do is clean the windshield. I added a mud flap that runs across the back about 6 inches from the ground. It works and the car we were towing doesn't get near as much road crap on the front end.
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I have used this setup for five years on my Jeep. Been to Alaska twice, Florida, Gulf Coast and Arizona three times. The windshield cover is a universal camco cover folded in half and sewed to allow a 1/4" fiberglass rod to pass thru on the bottom. Doors and a bungee on the inside to secure it. The radiator is protected using the foil most people use in their windows to reflect the sun. Eyelets and bungee cords do most of the fastening work. Also added a rod along the bottom.
Yes, those are Buffalo chips on the front. Went by a big herd in Northern British Columbia or Southern Yukon this summer.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:25 PM   #5
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Having that bra protection will help, but the age old problem with them is they get dirt and sand under them and then they are like sandpaper on the paint you are trying to protect.

Relying on the bra alone leaves the windshield unprotected. On my last toad, I used a bra as well as the Protect-A-Tow. Because of the sandpaper problem, I tried the spray on bra, too. On my current toad, I am just relying on the Protect-A-Tow and the stock mud flaps on my Vegas.

If you do use the bra, you might use the spray on stuff at the contact points on the hood.
Does the Protect A Tow pivot where it's attached to the MH? I have to back up on a ramp to get level for storage. Don't want to get a permanent bend while on the ramp.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:10 PM   #6
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Backup? With the toad attached? While turning? Did I read that correctly?

Not even close to a good idea.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:53 PM   #7
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Backup? With the toad attached? While turning? Did I read that correctly?

Not even close to a good idea.
I wasn't clear...I wanted to know if the tow a rock would pivot , because I need to back up on a ramp to store the MH ( with out the Toad attached).
It's a long ramp
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:58 PM   #8
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The protect-a-tow is removed when you unhook your toad (or rock).
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:07 PM   #9
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Bob...with all respect, is that what you call protected? Looks you just pulled in from Iraq!
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:33 PM   #10
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I have a mud flap across the back of the RV. Seems to work ok.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:55 PM   #11
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Protect a tow

My Bad...I was thinking of one of those mud flaps that go across the rear on the MH. Protect a tow is a whole different animal.
New mistake
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:29 PM   #12
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My Bad...I was thinking of one of those mud flaps that go across the rear on the MH. Protect a tow is a whole different animal.
New mistake
The whole width "mudflaps" do flap' they are not rigid. Some are even made of individual fibers or chains.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:48 PM   #13
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:09 PM   #14
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this looks like the right way to do it. Hopefully not to exhausting to install/remove/store. Waiting on the reviews. My toad is listed.

thanks for posting.

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Old 11-10-2018, 02:16 PM   #15
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mud flaps are the best 'protection' from road debris possibly thrown by the rear RV tires...everything else is really overkill.
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:26 PM   #16
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mud flaps are the best 'protection' from road debris possibly thrown by the rear RV tires...everything else is really overkill.
It certainly would be a set it and forget it method. This cover would be great for LONG extended use I think but a PIA for two hundred miles jumps. What do you recommend for mud flaps? Just behind the tires or all the way across? How many inches off the ground, flexible, rigid, feather type and at the tires or across the very rear?

Id rather not trial and error and appreciate the guidance from those veterans who did.
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My RV came with mud flaps at the rear tires. I added an additional mud flap that runs all the way across the back of the RV. Works for me. I tow a car and have not had any damage or excessive dirt on the car.
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:30 PM   #18
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I use the Protect-A-Tow, and like that it packs small and light, and is pretty easy to install and remove. We did a 5500 mile trip this summer using it, towing a CR-V behind a Chateau class C. It did get a couple of small holes in it where it rubbed on the drop hitch. This didn't cause a problem, but the company sent me some patch material that I glued on with PVC cement so now that area is repaired and reinforced. Also, I think if I had shortened the loop that the cross-bar goes through it might have kept this from happening.
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:18 PM   #19
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My RV came with mud flaps at the rear tires. I added an additional mud flap that runs all the way across the back of the RV. Works for me. I tow a car and have not had any damage or excessive dirt on the car.
Got under the rig to see how to mount one. Looks like I could modify the two skid plates to mount something but kinda defeats the purpose of those if I bottom out. Does this fold away when it closes the gap or does it just crush?
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I use the Protect-A-Tow, and like that it packs small and light, and is pretty easy to install and remove. We did a 5500 mile trip this summer using it, towing a CR-V behind a Chateau class C. It did get a couple of small holes in it where it rubbed on the drop hitch. This didn't cause a problem, but the company sent me some patch material that I glued on with PVC cement so now that area is repaired and reinforced. Also, I think if I had shortened the loop that the cross-bar goes through it might have kept this from happening.
Was looking at that. Another option but another thing to do. Good for long trips but s PIA for 200 mile hops.
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