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I always remove the mud flap at the back bumper,the full width thing.
It does a great job of throwing stuff all over your toad.
I have kept my toads way cleaner after ditching that flap.
BB decided along about 1998 that the rear flap should be way closer to the front and they moved it up behind the tag axle,they claimed it kept the engine bay cooler after moving it.
I even remove that flap.


Last year 4 of us Birds traveled to Alaska and none of us had a rock guard.
No damage was reported,most rock damage to my coach and toad has been from other vehicles throwing stuff.
In Alaska the 5th wheel guys drive way above their heads,they are sitting in fancy truck just hauling butt and they can't hear their dishes and stuff falling out of the cabinets.
They pass like they are on the freeway and they throw rocks all over everyone.
We pass them later on down the road when they have broken springs and
I just logged 3000 miles with the Jeep behind the FC, which is equipped with the OE mudflaps. No rock guard, no damage. I make no judgement on the choices of others, but I've removed a rock guard from my shopping list. Thanks for the advice, Randy. I'll waste the money on something else
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we have pulled our 2014 jeep since it was new,,,it now has many rock chips and a couple on windshield,,,i think some protection isn't a bad idea...
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Using a second mud flap under the rear bumper creates air turbulence (or vacuum) and the engine can run hotter. That is why they come with mud flaps right behind the tag or dully depending on your coach.
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I suspect others will have different experiences, but my FC with stock mudflaps caused no damage to our Jeep on this trip. Other configurations (pushers, longer length, tags, lower sitting toads) will likely have different results. I'm just leaving my experience here for any other Wrangler towing FC'ers.
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I would advise against any of the 3m type protection stickers. Our bus needs the front repainted due to that product. So far we haven’t had any issues with pulling the mini without a guard. You’ll have to wipe off some oily residue after a long drive. I think of it more like a rust preventative. That said our toad isn’t brand new by any means.
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No matter what,if you tow a vehicle behind your bus you will get some damage.
Unless you put it in a trailer.
WE figure its just the cost of doing business/traveling.
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3100 miles to and from Fla towing the Wrangler with the brush type flap on the back of the FC and no real damage to the Jeep. Like Randy said I expect some stone chips, etc if towing 4 down. The cost of doing business.
That being said I can repaint the front of the Jeep for the $400 or 500 that the 3m protector would cost if it gets real shabby. It has glass ins. So that is a non issue.
It is what it is.
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When we were in Palm Springs, the folks next to us hired a guy to clean the 3M film off the front of their coach. Their film was yellowed and cracked. They paid him $400 and it took most of an afternoon with a heat gun and a plastic putty knife. Between the cost of application and removal of film, fresh paint is definitely the economical choice.
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No matter what,if you tow a vehicle behind your bus you will get some damage.
Unless you put it in a trailer.
WE figure its just the cost of doing business/traveling.



Well said.
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