Home made rock tamer.

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 21:47
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Hi guys. Have removed the stone guard from my camper trailer as most of the rocks hit the trailer anyway and what hit the guard sometimes bounce back into car. I was going to make a rock tamer but was wondering the best material to let air flow under the car and also keep the rocks contained. Any ideas photos or hints would be gratefully recieved. Thanks Kirk.
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 22:08

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 22:08
MM on the way.
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 22:40

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 22:40
G`day Kirk,

Have a look here ....... eBay item number:121177045623
This mob has other sizes but I think this is the longest, check their "other items".

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 at 03:57

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 at 03:57
Thanks Scrubby. I have been after something like that for the bottom of a gate to keep the snakes and rabbits out of our yard. They have a shorter bit that may do for the gate in mind.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 23:18

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 23:18
Go to this page. Scroll down to the heading "diy projects" (in the middle column) and then go down to the heading on the side "stone guards." You will see links to 7 pages of them, the last one has many projects on it, just click the photos for larger pictures.

Something there should take your fancy to build for yourself.

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Reply By: Member - Peter&Lynore - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 23:38

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 23:38
Hi kirk
I can highly recommend stone stomper, as a very good stone stopper as we have one and it works great, as well it makes the dust go under your trailer/ caravan Australian made very good product.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 at 07:27

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 at 07:27
I'll second the Stone Stomper, or at least a home made knockup.
A horizontal trapeze style guard is much more effective than a vertical one.
I use a Stone Stomper and not only does it keep rocks, etc. underneath where they belong, but reduces dirt buildup as well.
Have tried a Rock Tamer (Big flaps at the rear) and was amazed at the rocks I could see ejected sideways, potentially into passing traffic from either direction. It did not protect the underneath of the camper either.

The investment in a Stone Stomper is well worth while to protect your trailer or caravan from impact material. It also eliminates the "sand blasting" effect on the A frame.


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Reply By: Member - Kirk L - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 at 00:13

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015 at 00:13
Thanks people. Some great ideas there. The camper trailer site has a wealth of info on many things. Now to decide on one and make it. Cheers.
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