Continuous mud flap question - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-04-2011, 08:24 AM   #1
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Continuous mud flap question

I have large, extended mud-flaps on my 1/2 ton; however, I occasionally have to take my 5th wheel on gravel. There are two styles of "continuous mudflaps" (protective guards I'm not sure what to call them) that mount on the trailer hitch; one is a brush style and one is a continuous rubber flap. Does one protect the trailer better than the other, and does one impact mileage worse than the other?

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Old 07-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #2
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Our approach is to stop gravel as much as possible at the source. Though many tow vehicles come with 'mud flaps' they are typically not low enough. Our goal is to stop as much as possible at the wheel well. That usually means extending the flaps so their bottom edges are close to the ground.

On our motorhome we found the continuous solid weighted flap to be better than the brush type.

On our Scamp the grey tank extends down and we cover the leading surface with foam. Not for appearance, but for protection. A friend had his cracked by a stone.

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