Rockstoppers

Submitted: Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 23:49
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Can anybody advise me on which sort of rockstoppers work best, the ones on the car or the ones on the A frame of the van. And where in perth is the best place to pick one up. Van is already damaged from the Oodnadatta track.
Thanks, Humie
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 00:26

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 00:26
Humie, are you talking about large sized mud flaps on the vehicle and shade cloth type stone guards on the van? I have a collection of photos of what we and others use, which i can email to you. Most are home made.

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Follow Up By: humie - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 08:30

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 08:30
thanks motherhen, they're the ones but as im already on the road and with a limited supply of tools i was hoping to buy them already made, hopefully in Perth as we want to do the Tanami after the Kimberleys.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 13:55

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 13:55
It seems they are all home made!

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Reply By: Lotzi - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 13:18

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 13:18
Gday Humie
As a short term method, try attaching some shade clothe to the front of the van to the tow ball area, but keep it loose, if you pull it tight it acts as a tennis racquet. Usually works.
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Follow Up By: humie - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 20:36

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 20:36
Thanks Lotzi & Motherhen i will try to put something together in perth

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Reply By: GerryP - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 21:20

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 21:20
Hi Humie,

As a 'temporary' solution, you can attach a section of shade cloth under the A-frame of the van, as far back under as you can, then stretch it all the way to the back of the car, underneath. At the car end, use some ocky straps (or some kind of stretching elastic) to attach to the car bumper (or suitable attachment points) across the back of the car. You could cable tie the shadecloth at the car end to a broom handle or similar to keep it taut. This effectively creates a 'sheet' of shade cloth, from the back of the car, under the A-frame, to under the van so no rocks can find their way above. The ocky straps are to allow you to turn the vehicle without tearing the shadecloth.

I have seen this done and works quite effectively. Just a bit tricky to get it right so going around corners is catered for.

Hope that helps mate.

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