Originally Posted by AMG
Is the purpose of that purely for looks? I guess technically it could absorb hits from rocks /debris better, but do you really trash your trailer with that anyhow?
It is aesthetically pleasing in my opinion, but on the other side of things it is for rock/gravel protection. I do not trash my things, but my truck is tall with big tires, and no mud/rock flaps. And living, and traveling in the Southwest, lets face it.. It's a desert, so kicking up rocks and gravel just about anywhere you travel is a normal occurrence. The fiberglass skin on the outside of the trailer is easily punctured, so the added protection against potential future holes is good insurance to me..