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Old 10-04-2016, 08:28 PM   #1
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Gravel deflector

I have a 2015 precept 35UN. Has anyone else installed a gravel deflector? If so what kind and where was it installed exactly?

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Old 10-04-2016, 08:51 PM   #2
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Wow, there are many threads in many forums on this subject. I've been trying to figure out what to do myself.

Here is what the majority are saying;
Take off those large rubber deflectors, they cause more rock damage than without them
Lot of people like the screens that go between the coach and toad and lay over or under the tow bar.
Some do like the soft hula skirts, at highway speeds they do blow back and up a fair amount.
Many many people use nothing and swear by it.

I decided to use a protective film on our toad. Wanted something very easy and that it is. We only have about 700 miles towing, I see no damage or impact areas to our film.

No easy or right answer

Good luck!

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Old 10-05-2016, 06:43 AM   #3
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Probably nothing

I recall reading somewhere on the Jayco forum that with the 35 series coaches the rear duals are so far forward of the toad that there is little to no damage from debris thrown up by the rear tires.

Having said that the front of my 2007 Wrangler (with painted fenders) has a lot of tiny pockmarks in the paint/plastic from daily driving with the previous owner so I'm not planning to do anything until I see if there is any truth to the above statement. We are planning a snowbird trip to Sanford, FL in January so that will be the ultimate test.

My camping neighbor has a full width stiff rubber flap across the rear of his coach and commented that it didn't prevent damage to his toad like he thought it would.

I would probably go with some sort of wrap on the front of the vehicle if I were towing a new one.
Nick, Sharon and Fin the wonder dog.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:47 AM   #4
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I tow a JEEP that is slightly lifted and have not had any damage - - - yet. As stated above, the 35UN has pretty good natural protection. I bought a trailer with a front rock guard to haul my Harley and that has been perfect so far too.

I read all the info about flaps causing loss of gas mileage and still whipping rocks up when I was shopping for hitches so I did not go that route. If I do start having problems with my JEEP I will add the guard on the tow bar. That seems to be the way to go right now on the forums and people are having good luck with them.
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an Aluma low bed trailer with HD Road King and/or Polaris RZR onboard
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