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Old 01-27-2016, 11:44 PM   #1
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No diamond plate??

just realized on my newly purchase 195bh. There is no diamond plate?? Bery strange. I thought diamond plate is basic requirement
How is the front of the trailer going to withstand rock and chips on long distance travel?
how does yours look like, does the aluminium siding on the front looked dented and has manu holes?
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:19 PM   #2
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You can add diamond plate but I'd recommend you look at something like the Rock Solid tow guards. I realize you have a TT and I have a 5er but in loaded condition, they nearly touch the ground and keep the rear tires from throwing pretty much anything on the trailer. I got mine after I got tired of the work involved in scrubbing off the road grime.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:29 PM   #3
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Hmmm... just looked at the Salem CruiseLite page at FR and it says Diamond plate rock guard is a standard feature.
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You can add diamond plate but I'd recommend you look at something like the Rock Solid tow guards. I realize you have a TT and I have a 5er but in loaded condition, they nearly touch the ground and keep the rear tires from throwing pretty much anything on the trailer. I got mine after I got tired of the work involved in scrubbing off the road grime.
Hmmh yes, maybe all I have to do is just install rear tire splash guard.
My minivan do squat when pulling the trailer. So it should minimize debris hitting the trailer
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We have had 4 campers over the years and the current one is the first to have diamond plate on the front.......

Never any hole and very few dents if any........... Diamond plate was not used on campers until the last few years.


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I run this, no need for plating.

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My 2010 Crossroads Slingshot came with a vinyl type stone guard. It came loose after 2 seasons. Had "Line X" product sprayed on. Same thing they use in some pick up truck beds. Very durable.
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Hmmm... just looked at the Salem CruiseLite page at FR and it says Diamond plate rock guard is a standard feature.

We have the Diamond Rock Guard, or should I say, it's a Vinyl Rock Guard on the front of our new 171RBXL. I, too, was under the impression that it was a "metal" like material. When I inquired over the phone about the Rock Guard, I was sent a picture of the actual unit we were purchasing.

Looked good, until I got to get a first hand feel. I'm not too concerned as long as it does what is intended of it.

Here is a picture of it. Impressive looking, but, rather deceiving.
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Vinyl stone guard

Had the vinyl on mine when I bought it. It lasted 2 seasons, then water got under the edge and it just started coming apart. Had "Line X" sprayed on and that stuff is great.
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