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Old 06-03-2019, 06:47 AM
bbheli bbheli is offline
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Default Bow Guard VS Mud Flap Systems

I am not willing to invest in both systems just yet. What are the pro's and con's for one VS another. Seems to me that the majority of rocks can come from your own wheels. I know there could be strays from other cars trucks and so on but the most risk I think comes from a gravel country road and not likely to be two lanes same direction.

Looking for some suggestions and logic.

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Old 06-03-2019, 08:29 AM
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bbheli: I wanted a guard that relates to the trailer, not the truck.There has to be room behind it to work with winch etc for launching and recovery. Bow Buddy works for me in most situations.
For longer trips that inevitably include gravel or construction I use the bra etc. to cover as much as possible. After 3 years trailering about 10K kilometers on some bad roads, minimal chips.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:43 AM
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I feel good mud flaps are important to catch gravel at the "source". I bought the Rock Tamer adjustable set that go over the stinger and can be adjusted to different vehicles. Sometimes my buddy drives and we can easily adjust them to his Tundra. I do plan on a bow guard but want to get my bow steps situated first which may determine how I go about the guard.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:45 AM
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I've got the Towtector splash guards, seem to work well, but they tend to collect mud or snow/ice on them.
Also they fit loose enough to cause the back up warning buzzer to come on at times.

The mud/ice thing usually cures it's self buy washing or driving in the rain, and the back up warning could be cured by shimming the mount so it was tighter, which I'll do one of these days when I get really bored.

Would I buy them again?

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Old 06-03-2019, 12:30 PM
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You want mud guards on your rear wheels.
You want a full length guard across the rear of your vehicle.

Finally, you want a good rock guard system mounted on the front of your boat and you will have fewer stone hits on your trailer and boat.

You will not be free of hits, but the frequency will be less.

If you have 5-90K $$$$$$$$$ invested in your towed rig, isn't it worth a few $$$$ to protect your investment in the best way possible.
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