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Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. Questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding what equipment to use to tow your Toad with are discussed here.

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Old 01-05-2020
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About 6 weeks ago I was reading through Toad threads and saw two things of interest.

1) There were some links to various types of guards for the toads to keep them clean. Saw a guard on Chip Lamb's Mini and there was another guard that extended horizontally between the Bird and the Toad.

2) I found a thread related to different methods of capturing oil from the rear of the bus that kept the back of your bus clean and your toad clean. Something about placing a hose in a gallon jug. There were also comments about the removing of mud guards or preferred mud guards to keep the bus and toad more clean.

I just drove 3,700 miles over the past 16 days and the back of my PT 40 with an 8V92 is spattered with small oil spots all over it. In addition, our Jeep was filthy. if anyone can direct me to the 2 posts I am referencing that would be wonderful and much appreciated.

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About 6 weeks ago I was reading through Toad threads and saw two things of interest.

1) There were some links to various types of guards for the toads to keep them clean. Saw a guard on Chip Lamb's Mini and there was another guard that extended horizontally between the Bird and the Toad.

2) I found a thread related to different methods of capturing oil from the rear of the bus that kept the back of your bus clean and your toad clean. Something about placing a hose in a gallon jug. There were also comments about the removing of mud guards or preferred mud guards to keep the bus and toad more clean.
My Blue Ox Car Guard is one I picked up after seeing Jeff Kunzelman's in Canada, it keeps rock chips away and catches some, but not all of the slime behind an older bus. Despite how hard you try, the only way to have a guaranteed clean toad is in a trailer (or behind an airdam, I am considering dragging my Featherlite around next month behind the M380)
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You could also name your coach "The Dirty Bird" Leaking oil was the reason for this Blue Bird name.
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I don't think the airbox drains are leaving the spots on your toad unless the check valves aren't sealing. There is a lot of crank case goo coming from the vents on the valve covers, however. You can clean that up with a Racor CCV. That's only if nothing else is leaking.
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You can clean that up with a Racor CCV. That's only if nothing else is leaking.
That looks a lot like a Mann Pro Vent. I've been thinking about using one on my SP36 (3208 Cat). Does anyone have any experience with either?
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Someone on here put one on their 8v92, I remember seeing the photos. I bought one for mine but never got it installed. It's a giant thing!
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I know the ProVents come in different sizes. I tried one on a 6.5 GM Turbo Diesel but didn't notice much difference. The 3208 seems to have a bit of blow by coming out of the draft tube or whatever that is under the engine.
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