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Old 11-23-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Wheel well rock damage

Just wondering if anyone has had rocks damage the fiberglass wheel wells on their trailers?
I live in northern BC and plan to use my 19 on gravel roads, with that in mind I have looked
into getting rock guard sprayed into the wheel wells and on the trailer bottom. Has anyone ever
done this before and if so did it work?
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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Re: Wheel well rock damage

i haven't noticed a problem with mine (and I've been on gravel roads a fair bit through the Interior) - I tend to go slow enough on those roads that the rocks won't likely cause damage (mostly to prevent things in the fridge from flipping).

However, I would be interested in finding out about the rock guard if you decide to go that way (a little extra protection would help the trailer last a lifetime or more).
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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i haven't noticed a problem with mine (and I've been on gravel roads a fair bit through the Interior) - I tend to go slow enough on those roads that the rocks won't likely cause damage (mostly to prevent things in the fridge from flipping).

However, I would be interested in finding out about the rock guard if you decide to go that way (a little extra protection would help the trailer last a lifetime or more).
Its the liner they spray in the back of trucks and on rocker panels, the good part is it comes in different colors and if you have RV white sprayed you wouldn't even know its there.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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Re: Wheel well rock damage


Procrastinator that I am, I'll keep that in mind for after chips start showing up. Should cover 'em eh?

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Old 11-23-2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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Procrastinator that I am, I'll keep that in mind for after chips start showing up. Should cover 'em eh?

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Old 11-24-2008, 05:34 PM   #6
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Re: Wheel well rock damage

http://oliverforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=689
You might want to look at this link also. I'm thinking about the flap solution.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:40 AM   #7
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http://oliverforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=689
You might want to look at this link also. I'm thinking about the flap solution.
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I was going to have the whole inside of the
wheel well coated, the flaps will just protect the area behind them.

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Old 11-30-2008, 09:55 PM   #8
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Re: Wheel well rock damage

The only significant rock damage I have seen was on a unit that installed different tires with an aggressive tread pattern. They would pick up larger rocks and made a mess of the fiberglass.

On the flip side, I have also seen a unit that had undercoating put on in the wheel well area. I saw it after it was done and it looked good but after a couple of years, it has turned yellow and doesn't look all that attactive now. I am with Glen....fix the problem if it arises.

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Re: Wheel well rock damage

Thanks Reace, sounds like good advice.


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Re: Wheel well rock damage

If anyone is interested, last time I was at Escape Trailers I think Reace
mentioned that he might have a rock guard that fit across the front
of the trailer tongue this might stop any rock damage.
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