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Old 11-05-2015, 06:56 AM   #61
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You could always wait till it gets a little beat up before having the Line-X applied. Be easier to wash for a while, plus it'll be that much longer before it yellows, if it does so.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:43 AM   #62
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I watched a video on a camping trailer from either Australia or New Zealand that was made for serious off-roading. It had fabric/mesh shield that went between the vehicle and the trailer to cut down on rock chips. I thought that was a pretty nifty idea.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:34 AM   #63
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I watched a video on a camping trailer from either Australia or New Zealand that was made for serious off-roading. It had fabric/mesh shield that went between the vehicle and the trailer to cut down on rock chips. I thought that was a pretty nifty idea.
Yeah, checked the fabric types out. The problem with the 5th wheel is that you don't have the tongue frame to mount the fabric. Well, I have all winter to figure it out. Worst case scenario, I keep using the rock tamers and my ACE hardware system.

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Yeah, checked the fabric types out. The problem with the 5th wheel is that you don't have the tongue frame to mount the fabric. Well, I have all winter to figure it out. Worst case scenario, I keep using the rock tamers and my ACE hardware system.

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True. Is there any way to attach eyebolts to the trailer and then attach something that way? When we were going to get the 5th, I was wondering about that myself. Now that we've switched to the 21' I have different concerns. (switching due to storage issues of hauling stuff for bazaars; I'll sure miss that loft bedroom though!)
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Yeah, checked the fabric types out. The problem with the 5th wheel is that you don't have the tongue frame to mount the fabric. Well, I have all winter to figure it out. Worst case scenario, I keep using the rock tamers and my ACE hardware system.

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Do you find a lot of stones get past your rock tamers, Scott? I have been wondering too, with towing a 5th wheel, do you still have to use a ball mount in the receiver to attach them to?
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Do you find a lot of stones get past your rock tamers, Scott? I have been wondering too, with towing a 5th wheel, do you still have to use a ball mount in the receiver to attach them to?
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The Rock Tamers do make a difference, (they are kind of heavy and unsightly and a pain in the butt to assemble), but I was still getting the occasional rock hit on the front corners. They do mount on a short extension in the receiver.

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The Rock Tamers do make a difference, (they are kind of heavy and unsightly and a pain in the butt to assemble), but I was still getting the occasional rock hit on the front corners. They do mount on a short extension in the receiver.

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Why can't you have the line X or the like material sprayed on . Or if after build get it done ? Pat
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That's my next step. Well thank you for everyone's thoughts and input. The trailer is tucked away for the winter. Supposed to get some snow in the next couple of days. Time to bring out the fat bikes and wax the skate skis. Have a good winter everyone.

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That's my next step. Well thank you for everyone's thoughts and input. The trailer is tucked away for the winter. Supposed to get some snow in the next couple of days. Time to bring out the fat bikes and wax the skate skis. Have a good winter everyone.

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I believe that would be a good way to good . There is no damage at all because of box with that material , at all . Also do not find it is hard to clean either . Pat
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I think that if I had the 5.0TA, I would just monitor the condition with usage and only add the Line-X if I found that it was becoming damaged and really needed that extra protection.
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