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Old 03-06-2015, 04:11 PM   #11
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RE: Rock Tamers

Many users have complained the design tends to cause ricochet back onto the TV, and I'm sure there's dependency upon the geometry of hitch and bumper relationship too. This is what I am told by one member from our camping club who used the Rock Tamers and completed the camping season with a fresh repaint of his tailgate, lower quarters, and paint-matched step bumper - on 9 month-old TV! He ended up fitting a full sweep brush style underneath with quick releases.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:09 PM   #12
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I had rock tamers on previous DRW tow vehicle. Got rid of them because when adjusted wide enough to cover the outside dual, the ends of the mud flap bracket would hit the front of the 5th wheel on sharp turns.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:45 PM   #13
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I had rock tamers on previous DRW tow vehicle. Got rid of them because when adjusted wide enough to cover the outside dual, the ends of the mud flap bracket would hit the front of the 5th wheel on sharp turns.
I think with a little ingenuity someone could design the flaps to fit close to the tires but yet be removable if so desired. Like attaching the flaps to a tube and sliding the tube over another tube/rod already attached to the truck.
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I think with a little ingenuity someone could design the flaps to fit close to the tires but yet be removable if so desired. Like attaching the flaps to a tube and sliding the tube over another tube/rod already attached to the truck.
I wouldn't see a reason to remove the flaps if there installed properly as pictured by the "Chevy" (pardon my fowl language) on my Ford (real trucks don't wear bow ties) I'm putting them on in the same fashion only a little lower to the ground. No need to remove them in my opinion.
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I have mud flaps on my truck but since i live on a gravel road i also made a protector i ordered a motor home one that is made of the broom like material and welded up an angle iron on a square tube to fit into my recevier so i can easly remove it when not needed i made it the width of the truck and wish i would have made it the width of the 5ver
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I wouldn't see a reason to remove the flaps if there installed properly as pictured by the "Chevy" (pardon my fowl language) on my Ford (real trucks don't wear bow ties) I'm putting them on in the same fashion only a little lower to the ground. No need to remove them in my opinion.
I doubt the Ford (pardon my fowl language) could carry the extra wt all the time. They look good on the Chevy (real trucks do wear bow ties).

The ones hanging on the hitch, IMO, look "jakey" and from experience on my 78 Chevy(real trucks do wear bow ties), when you hang them that far back they create damage when you hit a dip in a road by flipping rocks.
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I have mud flaps on my truck but since i live on a gravel road i also made a protector i ordered a motor home one that is made of the broom like material and welded up an angle iron on a square tube to fit into my recevier so i can easly remove it when not needed i made it the width of the truck and wish i would have made it the width of the 5ver
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The tow tector comes in larger widths to accomadate 5wheels and wider campers . i think it's 96" for the wider 5wheels . also mount to the receiver so set up for easy removal
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I doubt the Ford (pardon my fowl language) could carry the extra wt all the time. They look good on the Chevy (real trucks do wear bow ties).

The ones hanging on the hitch, IMO, look "jakey" and from experience on my 78 Chevy(real trucks do wear bow ties), when you hang them that far back they create damage when you hit a dip in a road by flipping rocks.
I was referring to the ones on the silver one ton not the "red thing" (for lack of a better word) if your going to hang sometime that ugly on a temporary basis why not just "jakey" rig it to the front of the 5er? Share the opinion with ya on the hitch mount ones looking like shiza, just not on what a real truck looks like.
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