Stone deflector

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 11:40
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Hi
I've got a C/T with a stone deflector that breaks the light assembly on my car when I'm on full lock and the C/T and car are at different angles - for example when I go through a creek crossing. The frame is 'solid' square steel tubing.

I need a stone deflector with a flexible frame i.e. solid rubber. I've seen them on some caravans but no caravan or off-road specialist in Adelaide knows where to get one.

Any ideas???

Geo



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Reply By: GT Campers - Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 12:24

Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 12:24
Being very careful of vehicle/trailer clearance is part and parcel of towing off-road and the dent in my Hilux tray is a constant reminder of that! Is it possible to site the frame more rearward?
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Follow Up By: 222 - Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 16:06

Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 16:06
Hi

That's not really practical option in my case - I'd have to move a gas tank mounting and other things to make this change

Cheers

Geo
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 13:00

Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 13:00
Hi Geo,

What about this site.

http://stonedeflector.com.au/

There is one on their home page of the sort I think you are refering to.

I had seen one many years ago, perhaps on this site, which a fellow had made himself out of shadecloth along the same lines as the one in the link.

I think he used plastic conduit and ocky straps to make his.

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Follow Up By: time waster - Friday, Jun 08, 2012 at 11:59

Friday, Jun 08, 2012 at 11:59
Also rocktamers and www.stonestomper.com.au have good reports.
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Reply By: ChrisK - Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 14:48

Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 14:48
A couple of other options you could look at are the "stone stomper" at Stone stomper stone guard which are a trampoline style stone guard or also another guy who makes stone guards for the rear window of your vehicle. His name is Mike and his web site is Rear window saver. I can attest to this one as I have one for my Jeep Grand Cherokee & it's save it a couple of times.
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Follow Up By: 222 - Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 16:22

Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 16:22
Hi Chris

I am familiar with the 'stomper' style and may have to go that way but at this stage I'd rather find a standard style that bolts onto the A frame and is rectangular in shape and deflects stones forwards and slighlty downwards. The outer portions of the rectangle are shaped slightly backwards - you know the type I'm sure.

I just want the rectangular frame in a flexing 'rubber' material rather than unbending steel I've got at the moment

Thanks for the reply

Geo
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Follow Up By: ChrisK - Friday, Jun 08, 2012 at 08:44

Friday, Jun 08, 2012 at 08:44
Hi Geo,
I understand completely what it is your after, our previous off-road van had one of these fitted on the a-frame. That's the reason I got the rear window saver as there were lots of stones bouncing off it and onto the rear of my vehicle. The rear window in a jeep grand cherokee is too expensive to take the risk so an investment of just over $250+ was well worth it. Give it some thought.....

ChrisK
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