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Old 09-20-2015, 09:00 AM   #1
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Tire Mudflaps issues

Anyone else have issues with the design/setup of the mudflaps on the sunseeker.

Just got back from a trip from Atlanta to Colorado, in our 2014 2690s Ford platform -- 28 ft Class.

First let me say, some of the middle states roads, are rough on a Class C.

During our journey, we started to experience some banging, noise, resonating from outside, below rig.

First checking to see if we had tire issues.

Noticed the rear mudflap on the passenger side, was flexing back and hitting or resting on the exhuast pipe (one corner melted from the heat).

The rear only have a single metal rod, no side to side brace, it is only screwed (tacked up), kind of high on the metal brace, so it flexes back enough to hit exhaust pipe.

Found a tire store, that ran a screw lower on the rod, to keep it from flexing as much.

Jumped back on highway and still had a banging noise, once up to highway speed.

Pulled off next exit, climbed under rig.

The mud flap in the front the tire, was being pulled forward/sucked up and rubbing on the tire. The flap had grooves from the tire.

I was able to remove the three screws holding this one and just remove these. Both side had signs of being pulled up to the tire, passenger side worse that drivers side, removed both.

The passenger side, wheel well is right under kitchen sink and oven, so the noise was maginified in the cab., the other side under fridge, not as noticeable.

Thinking I will shorten them where they can't reach the tire and re-install them. Assume some front deflection to keep things out of the top of tires and wheel wells needed.

Wish mfg'er had built better braces.

Any thoughts??

Double check your mudflaps for abnormal wear on tires or exhaust.

Markiemark
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:50 AM   #2
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Last year the bracket on the passenger side flap that protects the propane tank on our 2013 2450S broke off and the flap was shredded by the rear tires. A bungee cord tied to the frame and flap got it home. Forest River warranty was gone and extended would not cover, about $375 to fix the factory mess.
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