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jurzbill

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Posted: 07/06/06 07:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking of purchasing a tow car shield.
Any feed back on this item would be appreciated.
Looking at the full bumper, hood, windshield type.
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Posted: 07/06/06 08:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use a Protect-A-Tow on a 35 ft.gas MH and tow a Dodge Dakota it was easy to install and over the last 16000 miles worked well no chips or scratches any where and is quik and easy to hook up. Have fun


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Posted: 07/06/06 08:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our type is different. We have the Protect-a-Tow. Great item! Hooks up easily and stows in a little bag. Cannot find one negative comment about it so we bought one and it is well worth it.

Protect-a-tow

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Posted: 07/07/06 06:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unfortunately I can not use the protect -a-tow..
I have a DP and exhaust is in rear..
thanks...I would like to use that one,, but...

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Posted: 07/06/06 11:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jurzbill

I have had a Tow car shield on both of my toads. I works very well and keeps the front of my truck clean and free from road debris. During my last trip, I trapped a tire tread with my Ultra Guard flap and it put ground rubber bits all over the shield. If it wasn't there, it would have been a pain to clean the front of my toad and may have screwed up the radiator/ac condensor. The only downside is it can be a pain taking it off when it's dirty or putting it on when the toad is dirty. We just have to spend extra time cleaning the shield and the front end of the truck. My traveling partner has gone through two windshields on his Vue, while I haven't had any trouble at all.


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Posted: 07/07/06 12:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a link to an older thread about a homebrew shield.

Homebrew Dinghy Shield


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Bill take a look at this product.

Tow Car Shield

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Posted: 07/09/06 11:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have a rear radiator diesel pusher, and there is a possibility you might drive on dirt/gravel roads, you might rethink getting a tow shield.
When we were pulling our Saturn SL-2 behind our 'gasser', I purchased and installed a Lexan® Tow Shield to protect the front of the car.
It worked flawlessly for one trip up and down the Alaska Highway.
However, when we got our R-R D/P, and I used it for one trip from Yuma to Anchorage, I was sadly disappointed to discover that the entire back of the D/P was damaged to the point that it looked like it has been shot with birdshot from a shotgun.
The small gravel/stones were kicked up into the Tow Shield, and then deflected back into the rear of the D/P, ruining the finish.
I now use a Tow Car Shield from Coastline for the Saturn VUE, while on the Alaska Highway, along with a modified Blue Ox UnderSkirt, since we have a rear exhaust on our D/P. While driving on paved highways in Canada and the 'Lower' States, I only use the modified UnderSkirt.

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Protect-a-Tow works GREAT! Especially good with a car since they are so close to the ground. The homemade shield works good for the car but doesn't protect the hitch or the back of the coach like Protect-a-Tow does. http://www.protectatow.com


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Posted: 07/10/06 07:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Venomized wrote:

Here is a link to an older thread about a homebrew shield.

Homebrew Dinghy Shield

I built a version of this and it is cheap, easy to build, easy to install and works really great for normal road gravel. I used regular nylon window screen for mine. Larger items of road debris may go through the screen. Luckily I haven't hit any yet.


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