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Old 03-05-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Mud Flap / Rock Guard for Forester Class C

So we're going to sell our Fiat 500 Toad and replace it with a brand new Lincoln MKX. We never worried about the Fiat. It was used and cheap. But the Lincoln, we'll that's another story.

I've been looking at the three ways to protect the Lincoln.

1. The horizontal mesh that rides between the RV and the Toad



2. The Vertical "wall" type that rides in front of the Toad's front end



3. The heavy rubber "rockguard" that hangs behind the RVs wheels. Usually seen on a Class A RV.



All are around the same price - $400 to $500.

All claim to do a good job.

But the Mud Flap/Rockguard takes no extra work. the other two devices have to be setup every time you hook and unhook your Toad.

Thing is, I don't even know if the Mud Flap / Rockguard style protectors even work on Class C MHs. You always see these on Class A MHs.

Does anyone have any experience with these things and know what works and what doesn't?
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:56 PM   #2
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I have the horizontal one. Works great. Just roll it up when not in use and it stores right where it is, on the bumper. Also seems to protect our Buick Enclave well. Good luck in your decision.
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Regardless of which option you chose another item to consider is having a clear "bra" installed on the MKX. That should help protect it from anything that makes it past the deflector. Plus it will help protect it during regular driving.
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I have the horizontal one. Works great. Just roll it up when not in use and it stores right where it is, on the bumper. Also seems to protect our Buick Enclave well. Good luck in your decision.
Thanks for the report. I saw the video for installation and it does seem pretty easy to deal with.
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Mud Flap / Rock Guard for Forester Class C

I have the horizontal one (BlueOx Kargard II) but I added a whisker brush below the bumper too. Seems to work pretty well no damage to the Mini toad.

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Do you feel that one works better than the other? Or are both essential in your opinion. If you had to have one only - which would it be?
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I have a Hula Skirt on the back. No problems with rocks or mud. Look for other threads on clear bra problems- I would not do that. I have a buddy with 3m on his 2011 motorhome, its getting algae underneath on the glue and is turning brown.
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I like the Kargard to protect the toad and consider it essential. The whisker (hula skirt) was cheap and seems to keep the back of the camper and bikes clean especially when not towing. It might be belt & suspenders!


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The rock guard that you see on on class a's work well keeps your vehicle clean and shielded from debri. I now have the mud flaps on my class c and am thinking about changing, never had the problems on class a that I see on this's class c .If I was towing something that I really cared for I would install a rock guard like used on the class a, have had 2 diesel pushers and Class c 2 travel trailers .1fiver.
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So we're going to sell our Fiat 500 Toad and replace it with a brand new Lincoln MKX. We never worried about the Fiat. It was used and cheap. But the Lincoln, we'll that's another story.

I've been looking at the three ways to protect the Lincoln.

1. The horizontal mesh that rides between the RV and the Toad



2. The Vertical "wall" type that rides in front of the Toad's front end



3. The heavy rubber "rockguard" that hangs behind the RVs wheels. Usually seen on a Class A RV.



All are around the same price - $400 to $500.

All claim to do a good job.

But the Mud Flap/Rockguard takes no extra work. the other two devices have to be setup every time you hook and unhook your Toad.

Thing is, I don't even know if the Mud Flap / Rockguard style protectors even work on Class C MHs. You always see these on Class A MHs.

Does anyone have any experience with these things and know what works and what doesn't?
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