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Old 07-15-2020, 12:59 PM   #1
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Gravel roads rock chip prevention prevention 13 trillium

I have just discovered that the provincial campground that we are planning to go to is at the end of a 17km gravel road and the last time we went on gravel I could see new chips on the front paint if the trailer the tow vehicle is a 98 4-runner with a tow package and it has Mud-Flaps on the back wheels although they are not robust
Front window does have the awning rock guard but my husband just repainted it so we are trying to keep things looking nice Any further measures to protect this?
Ps trailer does have some very weak spackle type coating on the bottom foot under the first bulge line but rocks go right through it
We will go very slow but want any advice thanks in advance
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:05 AM   #2
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get a mudflap system that hangs off the Tow vehicle hitch, something like this:
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Thank you joe, I was looking at those types of flaps and wondered if that was a good idea
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When I drove up to Alaska I got a blue foam sleeping bag pad, probably 1/2" thick, cut it in half, and taped each half to the lower front corners of our Scamp with duct tape. Worked well although not especially pretty.
I started with clear bubble wrap but the gravel started popping all the bubbles!
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Old 07-17-2020, 09:04 PM   #5
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When I drove up to Alaska I got a blue foam sleeping bag pad, probably 1/2" thick, cut it in half, and taped each half to the lower front corners of our Scamp with duct tape. Worked well although not especially pretty.
Wow! What a great idea!

I like the idea of the big mudflats too.
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:42 AM   #6
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Thanks so much for the ideas !!
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:47 AM   #7
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I wonder if it would be possible to make a set of Mudflap a like the rock tamers yourself as Im not sure how many times we will be going over gravel and they cost like 350-400$$ the part the would be hard is the hitch surround
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I wonder if it would be possible to make a set of Mudflap a like the rock tamers yourself as I’m not sure how many times we will be going over gravel and they cost like 350-400$$ the part the would be hard is the hitch surround
After looking at how they attach to the vehicle and price, I was thinking the same thing.....
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I hadn’t realized the price, I’m sure you could make something similar with a piece of angle iron and a u-bolt, find a rubber company that works on conveyor belts and they will have rubber, then you could go from side to side with one piece
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Princess Auto hitch mount mud flaps

How about these hitch mount mud flaps at Princess Auto?

https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ap/A-p8681850e

I believe Slim Potatohead mentioned them on one of his youtube videos. He does some backroad towing.
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