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Yosemitebob 06-25-2016 01:00 AM

Ultra Guard
 
Wow, just added the Ultra Guard, took longer than I expected, but then I like to be precise. I suspended it just in case it hits something it will have some movement. Used 3/16" x 2 x 2 angle and used galvanized " eye bolts with a shackle in between. Left me 3" on the bottom. Used the eye bolts with shackle to minimize the side to side motion.

KNMIB 06-25-2016 02:27 AM

What's Ultra Guard?

Bob Montgomery 06-25-2016 03:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Yosemitebob (Post 38186)
Wow, just added the Ultra Guard, took longer than I expected, but then I like to be precise. I suspended it just in case it hits something it will have some movement. Used 3/16" x 2 x 2 angle and used galvanized " eye bolts with a shackle in between. Left me 3" on the bottom. Used the eye bolts with shackle to minimize the side to side motion.

Can you please post photos?:)

Travelin' Texans 06-25-2016 04:53 AM

What's you talkin bout Willis?

Vinster30 06-25-2016 12:38 PM

Ultra Guard is a "toad" protection devise that attached to the rear of the couch much like a mud flap. Designed to keep rocks and other objects from being thrown into the front of the vehicle being pulled.

Yosemitebob 06-25-2016 03:15 PM

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Thank you Vinster30, exactly and here it is:

Yosemitebob 06-26-2016 06:35 AM

So the latest, I removed it completely. Here is the problem, it's fine if you do as they say cut it 4" off the road, but then rocks and other things can still get under it. I did cut it to that. Then I leveled my coach. Well suddenly it ran out of space, as the front end picks up, as it it is the first during an automatic level, it lowers the back, it put a good bind on the 3/8" rubber it was not giving the lighter bay liners started to give first. I stopped it before any damage could happen. It's gone, I'll do something else, but I'm not paying 350 to 500 for a fancy deflector that sits between the coach and toad.

Bob Montgomery 06-26-2016 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Yosemitebob (Post 38280)
So the latest, I removed it completely. Here is the problem, it's fine if you do as they say cut it 4" off the road, but then rocks and other things can still get under it. I did cut it to that. Then I leveled my coach. Well suddenly it ran out of space, as the front end picks up, as it it is the first during an automatic level, it lowers the back, it put a good bind on the 3/8" rubber it was not giving the lighter bay liners started to give first. I stopped it before any damage could happen. It's gone, I'll do something else, but I'm not paying 350 to 500 for a fancy deflector that sits between the coach and toad.

So please share pictures of what you decide on...I agree $350 - $500 seems like a lot.
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Yosemitebob 06-26-2016 03:51 PM

I did think about the grass skirt type of guard, but found out it's just for splashing. So, I've decided to "wait and see". I'll go without anything like I have for the last few months, and by the way, not a rock hit or ding as yet, yes, sooner or latter I'll get one, but that is also true with whatever I put on, as items still get through, under it. I'm more worried about the windshield of the towed vehicle than the paint. A friend works at a car painting company, he did give me the sad story about how much it would cost to repaint even just the hood and front end area $700-$1,000. I'll decide after the first outing that makes me feel it would be worth it.

Mr Sunshine 06-27-2016 04:37 AM

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I have used a Protect A Tow skirt between my motorhome and toad for several years. At that time, folks online were saying that the grass skirts tended to kick up rocks, and that the hard mud flaps either didn't ride low enough to protect or dragged.

The theory here is that those little rocks are kept below the toad. It is easy to put on and off, and now costs just under $250 with shipping.

Here's the link and a photo from their website: Protect-a-Tow


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