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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    I have tried the horizontal canvas between vehicle and caravan... what a schlep! Then made some oversize mudflaps on removable brackets for the Fortuner. That, combined with full front covers for the caravan works great even up to 80 on long Karoo gravel roads.

    I will be making a new set of mudflaps during the last week of September for the new Hilux. If they turn out well, I will post some pics here.

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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Yes, please post pictures
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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    How about a steel chain curtain similar to what they use in an indoor shooting range. Might be a bit heavy but will work much better than mudflaps.

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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    I've lost three rear windows on three different vehicles due to trailers. One long mud flap on the rear bumper seems to be the simplest and longest lasting solution. Looks like @#$% but works.
    Have tried that but lost the flap when reversing out of a ditch

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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Pete View Post
    I have been doing these custom made for a while now.
    We have found this method to be the only effective and lasting one, but with 2 differences: we use the thick ground sheet net because shade net does not last on gravel roads. We also put the net on top of the trailer's A-frame in order to prevent it from touching the road when slacking during turning.

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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deon Outjo View Post
    We have found this method to be the only effective and lasting one, but with 2 differences: we use the thick ground sheet net because shade net does not last on gravel roads. We also put the net on top of the trailer's A-frame in order to prevent it from touching the road when slacking during turning.
    Just some bored thinking. Would my idea not work better. The end that connects to vehicle, have a pipe running through with springs pulling on tarp to give tension so if one turns, the springs compress just enough to still keep the tarp taunt and prevent dragging.... If mounted under A frame.
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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    This is how it ended up
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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voyageur View Post
    A shout out to Sneaky Pete - he made me some colour coded covers for the Bush Lapa sides. His quality was excellent. I have no vested interest in his business…

    Nys, I have used a blanket between the tow vehicle and the caravan since inception. I use HUGE mudflaps as well. It looks like shite but between the travel blanket and the mud flaps, I have very little damage to the front of the caravan. I think the big flaps are preventing most of the damage and that the travel blanket is preventing window strike backs but I’m not 100% sure.

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    How did you fit the mudflaps to the rear of the Fortuner? Do you have some more photos of it?
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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    I use the same bar on my Fortuner as for the FJ

    The rings are used to attach the travel blanket using carabiners. The travel blanket is mounted below the nose cone
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    Default Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Stone chip paint.
    Doubled up shade cloth strapped tight.
    I use 40% shade cloth on removeable frame. NO chip marks,
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