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Old 10-14-2018, 01:14 PM   #1
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rock protection - storage box vs mud flaps vs ...

I am picking up my new 19 in November, and am starting to wonder if I should have ordered a cargo box just to help protect the front edge of the trailer. I wouldn't really need it for the storage per se.

So my question is is it worth the $700 for this? I am going to buy mud flaps for my 2019 Ridgeline, which I hope will minimize flying rocks. I have also read about protective film for the trailer's front surfaces. Also this product looks effective Stone Stomper Stone Guard | Stone stomper

Thoughts?
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Old 10-14-2018, 01:31 PM   #2
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I wouldn't really need it for the storage per se.

Thoughts?
I don't think that very many people who have a front box are going to say, yeah, it's a waste, never use it.

Personally, mine's a very important part of the trailer storage.

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Old 10-14-2018, 01:32 PM   #3
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That front box will become indispensable after using it. On the 19 your batteries will be inside, protected from the elements. Water and sewer attachments are easily stowed away. The protection is priceless, even with splash guards.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:23 PM   #4
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Simple story, returning home from the Boler Rally I was attacked by a "road gator". You can search the term on the internet. Short answer, I am very happy to have had a storage box.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:34 PM   #5
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If you’re counting on mud-flaps to protect the front of your trailer , I think you will be badly disappointed. There are many good reasons to purchase the front cargo box and preventing chips is only one of them . The cargo box from ETI is worth every penny IMHO
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If you have no need for the storage then I'd look at the film.
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:10 PM   #7
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my casita had no storage, so things like lego blocks, wheel chocks, leveling ramps, stakes and hammer and puller, jack and tire iron, extension cords, water hoses, etc were all in the way in the back of the truck.
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:25 PM   #8
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This may be a stupid question but is the 5.0 trailer susceptible to rock damage? If so, how can you prevent it since you can't put a storage box on front?
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This may be a stupid question but is the 5.0 trailer susceptible to rock damage? If so, how can you prevent it since you can't put a storage box on front?
3m Film or some such or better rock guards on the truck would help. Or wait till it gets bad enough then get bed white liner sprayed on or get the gel coat repaired. So far that's all that's been chipped.
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This may be a stupid question but is the 5.0 trailer susceptible to rock damage? If so, how can you prevent it since you can't put a storage box on front?
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