MUDFLAPS right across the back for towing

Submitted: Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:40
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Howdy ,
Does anyone know where I can buy mudflaps which will go right across the back of of my Cruiser OR bigger than normal mudflaps . I am towing a Trak Shak and even though it has a stone deflector , some rocks still hit the car above the bumper .
Thanks ,
WillieWishun I was fishun
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Reply By: Marc - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:24

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:24
the easiest way is to go to a clark rubber type store and buy 3mm rubber sheet to cut to suit. A stanley knife, a wad punch and some oversized washers will do the trick all for about 25 bucks. Happy travels
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Follow Up By: Boeing - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:55

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:55
You could even go one step further and get some steel, say 40mm square and attach this to the bumper and hang the rubber sheet off this.
(buy the steel from a salvage place which is much cheaper than the big outlets.)
I was looking for some rubber sheet for mudflaps for the trailer and now know where to go.... Thanks Marc
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 16:19

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 16:19
Dont forget about old conveyor belting, it comes in a huge range of widths and thickness, try an industrial conveyor mob or if you have a quarry nearby, they will probably give you some for nicks.. Conveyor belt is also reinforced so it won't rip and will last forever. Or just go to a truck spares place........Just killin time till easter...............go and play in the dirt, instead of workin in it......
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Reply By: Member - Mik - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 18:10

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 18:10
Truck wreckers. Thousands of them out there
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Reply By: keith m - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 19:31

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 19:31
Make sure the deflector has adequate clearance above the road. Saw one van in Cooktown with lots of damage due to the deflector being too low and actually causing stones to hit the van.
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Reply By: David O - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 19:57

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 19:57
I've seen lots of damage caused to vehicles with these fitted. Almost no rocks are thrown up outside a narrow arc from the tyres, so placing a mudflap across the entire back is a bit of a waste, worse the mudflap tends to contact the ridge between two tracks and causes lots of rocks to fly up, doing damage to trailer and then to the vehicle when the stones bounce back.

IMHO it is better to have a soft pad on the front of the trailer, that will absorb inpact but not cause rocks to rebound. Then just fit fairly wide mudflaps to the rear of the car, say twice tyre width maximum.
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Follow Up By: Boeing - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 17:56

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 17:56
What about that stuff that is self adhesive and used for the underside of bonnets as a sound deadener.After market product that was in a 4wd Monthly mag some time back. It may get dirty but it is a soft pad like material.

Cheers

Mark

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Reply By: rors101 - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 21:50

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 21:50
The best solution i have seen (no experience) is a shade cloth skirt running from the bumper to the trailer. The slack required for turning is held tight with shock cord. Owners I quized said it also kept the dust down too!
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Reply By: Robert - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 08:31

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 08:31
Willie,

instead of rubber sheet perhaps you could try the flexible brush type material, have a look at these sites - http://www.busybee.com.au/pro1.shtml and http://www.hitchballs.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/prod4.htm?E+scstore

They say the advantage of a brush material over a sheet of rubber is that the brush allows air to flow through it, whereas the rubber sheet restricts airflow.

Someone mentioned “shade cloth skirt running from the bumper to the trailer”. Personally I think this would be a nuisance when your trying to access the back of the vehicle, especially if the shade coth is dirty or muddy. I also wonder how well it could cope with mud without sagging to the ground.
I have heard it said this setup can act like a net, trapping stones.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie Sydney - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:22

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:22
Thanks everybody for some great ideas . I will investigate and post my findings .
WillieWishun I was fishun
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 23:13

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 23:13
Some good info in the archives on this method as its better than replacing $1000 rear window & stone chips to the rear of vehicle.

CheersPrado TD Auto
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Reply By: pathfinder - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:05

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:05
believe it or not, full-width mudflaps have a huge impact on fuel economy...and it's definitely not for the better...
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