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Old 03-05-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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Question Protection for Fiver from Road Debris Thrown by Truck

We're heading to Alaska in May. I've read quite a few folks with MH's talking about protecting their toads from road debris being thrown up by the MH's on some of the AK roads. That made me think: Is that a potential problem for a 5th wheel as well?

I know I do throw up some mud on to the front of my 5r on occasion so it seems possible to also throw some rocks. I haven't noticed any extra protection on 5r's in pictures I've seen on the internet so not sure if it is a worry or not.

Has any one had any experience with this and/or have any suggestions?

Thanks!!
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:28 PM   #2
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What type of mud flaps are you using?


https://www.google.com/#q=rock+tamers
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Would definitely try to find some that fit up under the truck close to the tires.
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I'm putting a set of Rock Tamers on my Tacoma to protect my TT...around $200 on Amazon and installation isn't hard at all.

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Thanks. I presume my concern is at least a little warranted!

I have no mud flaps or such at this time but I'm looking into them.

ColoradoRick: I like the idea of the Rock Tamers and will check them out. It appears I can easily remove them when not needed. Thanks!
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Thanks. I presume my concern is at least a little warranted!

I have no mud flaps or such at this time but I'm looking into them.

ColoradoRick: I like the idea of the Rock Tamers and will check them out. It appears I can easily remove them when not needed. Thanks!
Yes they come right off there are two set bolt that you tighten to the ball mount to keep it from wiggling to much.
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Just installed set of flaps on my truck to keep rocks from hitting 5er! Not hard at all, get them for 50.00 to 200.00$. Well worth the money
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Wrong pic
Now, that's how mud flaps should look! GOOD JOB!
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We're heading to Alaska in May. I've read quite a few folks with MH's talking about protecting their toads from road debris being thrown up by the MH's on some of the AK roads. That made me think: Is that a potential problem for a 5th wheel as well?

I know I do throw up some mud on to the front of my 5r on occasion so it seems possible to also throw some rocks. I haven't noticed any extra protection on 5r's in pictures I've seen on the internet so not sure if it is a worry or not.

Has any one had any experience with this and/or have any suggestions?

Thanks!!

The towtectors . full length protection . I looked at the rock tamers and to many not to good reviews . the towtector had great reviews . covers the whole back of your TV
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