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Kratcliffe

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installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« on: August 05, 2017, 07:24:35 AM »
We just purchased a Winnebago Adventurer and I ordered an Ultra Guard 96" by  20" mudflap. Thought it would be easy to install but upon looking at the chassis I noticed that I do not have a continuous frame member to attach it to plus the hitch is squarely in the middle of where I thought I would install it. Has anyone had a similar experience? Any installation suggestions?
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JoelP

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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 07:34:15 AM »
I looked at doing this for my Suncruiser and decided that it would be easier and more effective to use a Roadmaster Tow Defender instead, especially since I am almost always towing my dinghy when traveling in my RV.  What was your key reason for ordering this?
Joel from San Jose

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Kratcliffe

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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 07:47:00 AM »
Joel  A friend has a Winnebago Sightseer and I looked at the chassis of his vehicle and it had a continuous frame member from one side to the other. It was an easy install.  I assumed that the Adventurer had one too until I took the time to look underneath it and found it was constructed quite differently.
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Rene T

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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 07:50:32 AM »
Just get a piece of 1-1/4" angle iron from Home Depot and bolt it to the RV frame then bolt the mud flap to it.
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John Canfield

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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 07:57:39 AM »
I should have taken off my full width flap and thrown it away 12 years ago. As far as I can tell, it does nothing useful.
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JoelP

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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 08:57:12 AM »
I should have taken off my full width flap and thrown it away 12 years ago. As far as I can tell, it does nothing useful.
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On my first trip with where I flat towed I destroyed my windshield and somehow forgot to put an adequate comprehensive coverage in place to cover this loss.  After reading this forum, I came to the conclusion that a mudflap was not going to help protect my windshield so I have taken 3 steps:  1.  Roadmaster Tow Defender, 2. Windshield cover, 3. better comprehensive coverage (primarily for when I am not towing my CMax).
Joel from San Jose

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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 09:00:19 AM »
I did take mine off. I think it's still on the rack of our older Jeep where I put it when I finally got fed up and removed the damn thing at a rest stop! ;D

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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 09:15:25 AM »
Useless unless you have a chrome plate on it that says "Does this skirt make my butt look big"
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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2017, 09:34:44 AM »
Good one.
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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2017, 10:19:17 AM »
Our old TJ was getting peppered by the MH, even to the point I would pick rocks out of the hood seam and air intake of the Jeep.  I figured I needed a guard or some kind of tow net on the hitch, but then one day after reading about the mudflaps here I just dropped that mudflap and stuck it in the basement.  No more issues.  I don't feel the need anything else, even with our new jeep.
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Re: installing large mudflap on 2013 Winnebago Adventurer
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 10:27:52 AM »
We have a full length solid mud flap on our Adventurer and are very happy with it. It's attached up close to the rear wheels and no dings on our toad.
Gene

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