Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Dinghy Towing: Rock Guard To Protect Toad
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Dinghy Towing

Open Roads Forum  >  Dinghy Towing  >  All

 > Rock Guard To Protect Toad

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
bsheet2

77095

New Member

Joined: 07/29/2019

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/05/19 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New to Class A RVing and towing a Toad. Am thinking of putting the mud flap or hula skirt thing across the back to stop rocks from dinging the Toad. Any experience which of these is more effective?? About the same?

Thor Challenger 37YT flat towing a 2014 CRV

Thanks!

Ski Pro 3

bye

Senior Member

Joined: 06/15/2012

View Profile



Posted: 08/05/19 05:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't have one and don't have any chips either on my toad. I suppose if you have a nice toad and the skirt is cheap, then I'd say it's worth it, but frankly, I don't really see the need.

rk911

Wheaton IL

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/05/19 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ski Pro 3 wrote:

I don't have one and don't have any chips either on my toad. I suppose if you have a nice toad and the skirt is cheap, then I'd say it's worth it, but frankly, I don't really see the need.

agree. been towing since 2003 with nothing but the OEM mud flaps behind the MH tires. i wouldn't bother at all.


Rich
Ham Radio, Sport Pilot
_________________________________
2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q
'46 Willys CJ2A
'03 Jeep Wrangler TJ
'10 Jeep Liberty KK

& MaggieThe Wonder Beagle

Lwiddis

Morro Bay, CA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/05/19 06:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good mud flaps are sufficient IMO.


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, 300 watts solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL pole for flags. Prefer USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, USF&WS, state & county camps. Bicyclist! 14 year Army vet - 11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560)


Dutch_12078

Winters south, summers north

Senior Member

Joined: 10/07/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/05/19 08:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Under some road conditions, a full width flap will cause more dings rather then fewer. After repairing a number of road debris dings on our previous toad, we added a Protect-A-Tow and haven't had any more dings.


Dutch
2001 GBM Landau 34' Class A
F53 chassis, Triton V10, TST TPMS
Bigfoot Automatic Leveling System
2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD/Remco pump
ReadyBrute Elite tow bar/Blue Ox baseplate


Flute Man

Payson, Arizona

Full Member

Joined: 03/21/2019

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/05/19 10:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I find that the full width mudflap causes more problems. I took mine off 14 years ago and no dings on the toad.
Jerry parr


Jerry Parr
05 Mandalay 40B
Cat C7 350
04 Honda CR-V
Ham Radio K7OU
Retired EE
[email protected]
602-321-8141
Full-timer

IB853347201

Eastern Ontario

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2018

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/06/19 06:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rk911 wrote:

Ski Pro 3 wrote:

I don't have one and don't have any chips either on my toad. I suppose if you have a nice toad and the skirt is cheap, then I'd say it's worth it, but frankly, I don't really see the need.

agree. been towing since 2003 with nothing but the OEM mud flaps behind the MH tires. i wouldn't bother at all.


X3. We have been towing for over 20 years, no chips!


Touring in our 2010 Suncruiser, beaches, site seeing, national parks, chillaxing..

bsheet2

77095

New Member

Joined: 07/29/2019

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/06/19 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the info! I may just do our first trip with just the rv mud flaps and see how it goes.

georgelesley

Tennessee

Senior Member

Joined: 07/29/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/08/19 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I took our full width flap off and cut it into mud flaps right behind the duals. I used the mounting channel from it to fabricate brackets to hold the mud flaps. No problems since including a trip to Alaska last summer. Mud flaps will do the job.


George & Lesley
2014 Itasca Sunova 33C, 2019 Jeep Cherokee Lattitude Plus toad, Demco/SMI towing system

bsheet2

77095

New Member

Joined: 07/29/2019

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/08/19 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

georgelesley wrote:

I took our full width flap off and cut it into mud flaps right behind the duals. I used the mounting channel from it to fabricate brackets to hold the mud flaps. No problems since including a trip to Alaska last summer. Mud flaps will do the job.


Thanks! Since I already have mud flaps on there will do our first trip as is.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Dinghy Towing  >  All

 > Rock Guard To Protect Toad
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Dinghy Towing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.