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Old 03-07-2017, 11:23 PM   #1
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Tuscany 34ST
State: Oregon
Posts: 25
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Mud flap

For those of you with one, what are your experiences and feelings with the side to side mud flap all the way across at the rear? Mine rides about 3" from the road and creates terrific air movement which will put small gravel into the kayaks on top of the toad. I once straddled a squirrel and watched it launched out the back end at a 45* angle to a height of about 5-6'.
This is very hard on the toad, even with a Protect-A-Tow. I am considering removing the flap and having individual flaps installed behind each dual.
Anyone tried this? Results?


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Old 03-07-2017, 11:57 PM   #2
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Model: 2017 Windsport 29M
State: Indiana
Posts: 3,692
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I replaced the flap on our Tuscany with the one that looks like a giant brush, worked good!

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Old 03-08-2017, 12:37 AM   #3
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Model: Miramar 34.4
State: Iowa
Posts: 670
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I used to have a brush type on my old motorhome and it seemed fine. But on my new RV I have only flaps behind each set of duals. I tow a Jeep Wrangler and have had no dings or paint chips at all. I see no need to install any thing else.
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:42 AM   #4
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Model: Palazzo 33.3 34'bunkhouse
State: Georgia
Posts: 2,459
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I added actual mud flaps behind my drive tires, no problems in 60,000 miles
though I loved the idea of getting a big 'Palazzo' full width flap, after hearing the stories of toads and rocks, I decided the easier and better route was what truckers use...
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KingTailgater2 Dish HD, 100w/5a SOLAR, BlueOx
110,000+mi since '14 - US, Alaska, Canada (also, '14 Gulfstream Amerilite and '07 ForestRiver Rockwood) : )b
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:20 AM   #5
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Model: PALAZZO 33.3
State: Illinois
Posts: 57
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I want the big PALAZZO rock guard Any ideas where to buy one Searched the internet and cant find a "custom" one..
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:29 AM   #6
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Model: 2016 Vegas 25.2
State: Florida
Posts: 2,256
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We have a Protect a Tow, and similar products are available from Blue Ox and Roadmaster. They all involve a skirt that hooks to the RV bumper and the towed vehicle. Keeps the rocks below. I still use a full front mask (bra) on our towed car. That may be a belt and suspenders approach.

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