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Old 09-25-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Mud Flaps Anyone?

Has anyone added mud flaps onto their travel trailer? I've been researching this and find many solutions for adding something the tow vehicle. I'm going to do it to the Aerolite though just behind the rear most tires on each side. I'm heading out to a trucking supply shop today to purchase the black rubber mudflaps. They have bolt holes in the tops of them apparently so I'll have to figure out a bracket hanging system and a place to mount them to the bottom of the rig. We don't want to be "those people" you drive behind that spray your car. Plus it will have an aesthetic look to have the tire area appear a little wider than it is now (those single tires look awfully out of proportion to the trailer when following the coach. Function and a little form here I hope. I'll post photos (before and after) when done this weekend.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:57 PM   #2
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I like your idea. And being the heavy duty truck flaps they might even offer some protection in the even of a blow out. But as always happens when I think something is a good idea, some one will chime in and tell us why its not. LOL
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Old 09-26-2015, 04:44 PM   #3
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but as always happens when i think something is a good idea, some one will chime in and tell us why its not. Lol
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:03 PM   #4
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I found this weekend that rocks are collecting behind the wheels in the body. While hooking up my gas connection for the outside kitchen, i hit the body panel and a bunch of rocks bounced out. Long story short, need mud flaps!
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:27 PM   #5
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I find these highly appropriate for an RV mudflap.

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I installed them on ours the week it arrived. Our last trailer didn't have them and the waste gates and plumbing took a beating, not this time.

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Old 10-02-2015, 01:33 AM   #7
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I installed them on ours the week it arrived. Our last trailer didn't have them and the waste gates and plumbing took a beating, not this time.

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Hi Daryl/Grump: Would you send a photo of what you ended up doing? I had a hard time finding anything that would actually mount under there. Did you have to custom make the brackets? How far back behind the tire did you install them? Thanks in advance.

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Certainly will, give me a day or two to get to storage to take pictures and get them posted. I mounted them about 8 to 12 inches behind the back tires, but the pictures should tell the story.

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Has anyone added mud flaps onto their travel trailer? I've been researching this and find many solutions for adding something the tow vehicle. I'm going to do it to the Aerolite though just behind the rear most tires on each side. I'm heading out to a trucking supply shop today to purchase the black rubber mudflaps. They have bolt holes in the tops of them apparently so I'll have to figure out a bracket hanging system and a place to mount them to the bottom of the rig. We don't want to be "those people" you drive behind that spray your car. Plus it will have an aesthetic look to have the tire area appear a little wider than it is now (those single tires look awfully out of proportion to the trailer when following the coach. Function and a little form here I hope. I'll post photos (before and after) when done this weekend.
While your at the truck store, check the mounts that the tractors have for the rear wheels.

They only mount to the frame and have a "spring" action to them. You may be able to cut them down to fit inside your wheel well. Less muss and fuss and a simple install with self tapping bolts.
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Here are the Pics Art, I made an L shaped bracket that is bolted to the Floor to Frame support bracket and then bolted the mudflap to the L bracket. I've put about 20000 kms on this setup on both asphalt and gravel and they are no worse for wear than the day I installed them.
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Hi Daryl/Grump: Would you send a photo of what you ended up doing? I had a hard time finding anything that would actually mount under there. Did you have to custom make the brackets? How far back behind the tire did you install them? Thanks in advance.

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