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Old 03-08-2008, 10:28 AM   #15
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I should have looked a little harder. Here is what I used.

http://shop2.aol.ca/shop/product--catId_10...Id_3733730.html

It is rubberized, paintable, and can be built up in layers.

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Old 03-20-2008, 03:27 PM   #16
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I am trying what I already had with an addition - I have the broom sweep, but also had a large piece of rubber. I used the rubber to fill voids missed by the broom arrangement. Not sure how it will work, but will try this weekend. Photo of the work in progress, with left side completed.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:59 PM   #17
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Rick,
Your idea of stopping the problem at it's source mirrors my thoughts.
I installed a set of the "Rock Solid" mud flaps. Those used on a small motor home are actually a little long for the width of our Tundra. When installed, the gap in the middle was eliminated. The ground clearance required that about 2" be trimmed off. Actually, that was not quite enough and I cut about another inch off the second set. Even that was not enough, so an additional inch should be trimmed. My initial idea was to allow road contact to grind off the excess but the plastic material is so tough that I guess I'm going to have to get out the tin snips again.
This is actually our second set. I had left the first set too long and the repeated flexing caused them to crack next to the brackets after about 2 years.

To our knowledge, no gravel or rocks have made it past the flaps. There has been an aluminum diamond-plate box (for the generator) in front of the Casita body for 3 years, and there is no sign of any contact by gravel.

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Your idea of stopping the problem at it's source mirrors my thoughts.
I installed a set of the "Rock Solid" mud flaps. Those used on a small motor home are actually a little long for the width of our Tundra. When installed, the gap in the middle was eliminated. The ground clearance required that about 2" be trimmed off. Actually, that was not quite enough and I cut about another inch off the second set. Even that was not enough, so an additional inch should be trimmed. My initial idea was to allow road contact to grind off the excess but the plastic material is so tough that I guess I'm going to have to get out the tin snips again.
This is actually our second set. I had left the first set too long and the repeated flexing caused them to crack next to the brackets after about 2 years.

To our knowledge, no gravel or rocks have made it past the flaps. There has been an aluminum diamond-plate box (for the generator) in front of the Casita body for 3 years, and there is no sign of any contact by gravel.

Kurt & Ann K.
Great to hear, we are off tomorrow for 2 days and will have a chance to try out. I will advise on my return

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Old 03-20-2008, 11:59 PM   #19
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Rick,
Enjoy the Easter week-end!

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