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  1. #1
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    Default Mud Flaps

    So I searched the forum to see what people are using for mud flaps to prevent rock chips but most of the posts I could find are from a few years ago.

    What are people using to prevent rocks chips? From what I have read, I keep hearing about RockTamers and Towtector systems. Does with offer an advantage over another? Are there any other options?

    I was about to order the Rock Tamers but wanted to see what people thought.
    Jesse

    2014 Mondo

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    I bought the rock tamers only for my 1800mile drive to green bay. they have not been on the truck since. in the many years of towing, I have not ever seen evidence of rock chip damage to either boat and only have the basic ford stock mudguards. granted I was 15 miles from the ramp in Idaho and only 3 here. if I do any long distance towing to a different lake, I'd probably use them but so far no issues..
    rocktamers are spendy and I found out the hard way at 8pm the night before I left to green bay that your receiver hitch has to stick out quite a ways to allow them to install on it. I was at home depot buying another one at 8:30 that would work.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    Default Mud Flaps

    I use rock tamers to protect the boat, as I drive a minimum of an hour to the closest lake and we have lots of roads with debris. I do have some sign of rock chips from before the tamers and I think they help. I don't like the look of them on the truck and the hitch rattles a bit (side to side, because of the arms) when you don't have a trailer weighting them down. I typically leave them off the truck until I get to boating season and am towing every weekend.
    '08 Mobius LSV, Mods- 1100 lb Rear Sacs, IBS Sac, Center 400 Sac, Dedicated thru-hull intakes and pumps per sac, SeaDek One Piece Mica over Black Roo, EZ Net Cargo Nets, Swivel Drivers Seat, Hot Water Shower, Hinged Wind Block, Bow Cushion Adapter Plate for Drink Holders Access, etc, etc.

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    I use rocktamers for towing as well. I think it is worth the $ to help protect the front of the boat, especially on long trips.
    Scott
    2007 Mobius LSV with a lot of great upgrades and mods

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    I had mud flaps on my old motorhome and they do very little except to protect the laterals on the trailer. As long as you have the pointy end of the boat up front the deflection is so little that there is very little impact on the boat. Mudflaps will help on the trailer axle and fenders as I've had to repaint mine but now I drive slower on gravel.
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    I suggest making your own as I did. Completely stainless steel and only have about $70 into it. 20140316_205502.jpg

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    Very nice -- how is that attached to the hitch?
    Mike

    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

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    Check these out...

    https://www.intheditch.com/FW_ITD9401.php

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SKTIC8_XKkw

    Tons of applications, from straight hitch, mud flaps w/hitch to deck. Pretty cool. I have the hitch, mud flaps, and storage rack.


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    1998 Outback

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    I used a 2" wide stainless U-bolt (3/8" thread) to go around the ball mount and a 1" x 1" x 4" spacer to raise it up a little. Still gives me plenty of room to get my lights plugged in and my receiver lock out.

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    Hey I know that truck! Time to get it cleaned Reed.
    -Mark
    14 Mojo - Waiting patiently for my build date.
    02 Mobius LSV ---- Sold and always will be remembered as the one that started it all.

    "Hey you only live once"

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