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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
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Thank for the responses, everyone. I’m leaning toward the Blue Ox Kar Gard. It seems easy enough to mount to my tow bar and won’t require any modification to the bus.

Has anyone had any experiences with that 3M paint protection film you can put on the front of a car?

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Thank for the responses, everyone. I’m leaning toward the Blue Ox Kar Gard. It seems easy enough to mount to my tow bar and won’t require any modification to the bus.

Has anyone had any experiences with that 3M paint protection film you can put on the front of a car?

Thanks,

Trent
On the 3M stuff,we have a member here that can remove it for you,when it cracks and turns yellow etc...
$1000.
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Got it. Thanks, Randy.
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I've got a roadmaster guardian with ez twist-lock brackets for some vehicle I don't own-- It isn't compatible with the system I went with for my CR-V (Maybe if I added some custom made tow bar parts, but... not worth it to me.

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I was certified in the 3M paint protection film application along with the SolarGard brand.
What is never mentioned is that it should be replaced within 3-4 years while it is still somewhat pliable (with light heat or in the sun if you don't want to drop 1K to have it removed.
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Sounds like a waste of time and money...
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Sounds like a waste of time and money...
Not totally, I have used it for years to wrap all my sport bike tanks and areas that are more susceptible to damage to prevent damage to the paint.
You just have to remove it every few years, but NOT worth it to pay someone else to put it on and off repeatedly, also nothing to attempt without fully understanding the application methods. you can actually do more damage to your paint than doing nothing at all.
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I use 3M on my motorcycle too. It's great for keeping boot scuffs off my side bags and rock pitting off my headlight, but those areas are small. I don't think I'd want to apply it to the front of the Jeep.

I like the concept of the Blue Ox CarGard, but $500ish seems steep for what it is. I've also read mixed reviews on it, and having to install and remove it every time you tow sounds like a PITA. I'm headed out on the road in a few weeks and none of these systems have convinced me of their worth yet. Maybe a few rock chips will change my tune.
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I actually have the Roadmaster Guardian which I guess is similar to the Blue Ox product. I like it. Bought it used from another wogger for 150 loonies, which is really all it's worth being just a piece of plastic but all this stuff is overpriced new. It also has the storage holder on the how bar.

There is another screen that can go horizontally over the tow bar if you are going to Alaska but I find the guardian works just fine alone.

Others have reported that a large rear mud flap can kick the stones back onto your toad but I have not noticed this but nor do I drive on gravel.
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