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What do you use for rock guards?

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Just purchased my first nice boat. It's glass. Wondering what people are using to keep the rocks from hitting the boat while trailering. Any hints on "cost effective" locations to pick the stuff up too.

Thanks,

Mike

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I have the rock solid set on the back of my truck. They seem to work good. It is just a big mudd flap that goes all the way across the back of my truck. I have been looking at bow buddys, but they are $500.

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i think they are called "tow techeros" or something like that. They its like a big broom on your hitch to keep rocks from hitting your boat.

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I made a set. I took the hitch I only use for towing my boat and welded a piece of angle iron on top of it a little longer than the truck. I went to the auto parts store and bought some big rig mud flaps and bolted em on after cutting them to size. Painted it up nice and I've got about $30 into it. Couple guys even asked me where I bought em! Not bad for a couple hours in the garage.

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Towtector.

I don't have a single rock chip or ding in my boat or trailer and I tow on dirt roads.

It works great in winter as well to keep the snow/salt off your trailering ATV's.

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Are the Tow Tectors about $300? Anyplace cheaper than another?

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I just bought 78" towtector for $280.00 no tax, no shipping. Look for the dealer in Orange City, IA.

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I use the Cabelas rock tamer mud flaps. I got mine for $150, half the price of the tow tektors. I'm happy with these and would rather have the tow tcktors but don't see $150 difference.

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i use a square peice of steel and a 2.5" u-bolt that fits around the hich and to semi mudflaps its was right around 20- 30 to make it.

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The only problem with regular mud flaps that only cover the area behind each back tire is that alot of rocks can be kicked backed in-between the flaps and nick the glass...especially from front tires.

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Make the flaps as wide as you want...the set I made for my dad runs along the entire width of his truck. My flaps are 24" wide each. Not too much slips thru.

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Buy Rock Solid camper rock deflectors and cut to size. Attach to angle iron which I bolted to frame with two 3/8 bolts. Easy to remove, protects entire rear of vehicle and cost was a little time and < $100.00

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I saw a black mesh shield (cloth) that mounted to the trailer at the landing the other day. It didn't have a logo on it. Anyone ever see a system like that. I searched the net and found Bow Buddy, but that's too clumsy looking. This was a lot more clean looking and durable. Let me know if you've seen such a thing.

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I have the rock solid on the back of the truck, and the mesh shield on the boat trailer. The mesh shield on my trailer is called rock gard.

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I have a Bow Buddy and its slick. I use it on long trips on gravel for a long distance. Otherwise I have some other big rubber mud flaps deal on the truck.

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