Deflectaguard Stone Protection

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 12:26
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Anybody know anything about a product called DEFLECTAGUARD? It's a stone guard for caravans and uses steel mesh angled down to deflect stones.

http://www.deflectaguard.com

It's not cheap so I would like to know any good or bad thing about it before I part with my hard earnt dollars
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 13:39

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 13:39
Spoke to a guy at the c/van & camping show who had one on his van said he was happy no broken windows, our cloth mesh one was $150 to 200 gal dipped, $400 delivered is not bad, it does look good though, don't it !!

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 14:00

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 14:00
Hi Baz,
It does look good but I am not sure I can fit it onto my van. Dirt Road Coromal Seka 505 with short draw bar. Centre mounted jockey wheel and Hayman Reese WDT - does leave me much room in front ofthe pole carrier.
Rosscoe
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 14:08

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 14:08
Your centre mounted J/wheel, is it the retractible lock in type if it is how have you got it mounted. I'm going to put one on my camper.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 14:19

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 14:19
It's a standard "removable" type with the clamp mechanism welded to the cross pieceof the "A" frame.

It's not the "fold-up" type that is on the Kimberly Camper
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Reply By: don - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:18

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:18
Re stoneguard
ran out of the ready just prior to the last off road trip with Santa fe & 16' modified van, used shadecloth on light steel frame, wrapped around and fixed with occie straps, looks ok, gets filled with mud but does the job, will add perspex velcroed onto rear window as I'm off via outback h.way to cape york, should have no probs.
don the duck
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:25

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:25
Thanks Don,

I am looking at that arrangement but haven't found anybody to make up a suitable steel frame. I'll to find a fsteel fabricater locally.
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 15:56

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 15:56
G'Day
Are you and roscoe talking about a trampoline which fits a net between the back of the vehicle and the van or trailer? If so how does it cope with jacknifing the trailer or even turning sharp corners?
Camper
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 16:01

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 16:01
G'Day
Are you and roscoe talking about a trampoline which fits a net between the back of the vehicle and the van or trailer? If so how does it cope with jacknifing the trailer or even turning sharp corners?
Camper
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 16:10

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 16:10
Hi Camper,

No, the deflectaguard is device which attaches to the draw bar across the front of the caravan (or CT). It faces forward at an angle to defect stones back down to the ground. Can be shade cloth on a steel frame or steel mesh on a frame.

The type you are refering to normally attaches to the font of the CT, goes under the draw bar and ataches to both corners of the back of the car.

People use "ocy" strap which you can by the metre without hooks down each side and this allows the vehicle to turn.

Someone sent me a photo once but I don't if i still have it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 19:51

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 19:51
Thanks Roscoe
When I get some new tyres and bigger stones begin to kick up I'm going to have to make something especially as I carry the spare on the drawbar of the CT. (there's really no better option that I can find)
I'm favouring the idea of a trampoline to keep the stones well down before they can cause damage.
Wish I owned an industrial sewing machine to conduct a few trials with shadecloth.
Cheers,
Camper
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 09:43

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 09:43
Hey Camper !

You shouldn't need an industrial sewing machine Mate.

I have just completed making a trampoline using 80% shade cloth and some shock cord. I used heavy duty polyester thread and "jean" rated needle in a basic Janome with no problems.

I have also made a frame style stone guard that attaches (clamps) to the draw bar of my off-road trailer, so I have the choice of two.

I'm heading up the Birdsville Track, to Birdsville, Innamincka and back down the Strzelecki Track Sept/Oct so I can judge which one survives the best.

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Sand Man
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