Pages: 1 2 3 [4]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: To tow or not to tow. That is the question.  (Read 3157 times)
TomHanlon
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 172
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 11/11/11
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2012
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: full paint Cafe
Location: Maryland
________
Posts: 1051



View Profile
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2014, 11:53:31 am »

I have heard that a bra that is not properly installed can flap in the wind when being towed. It then can wear the car's paint down leaving marks on the car. I also heard that the cotton backing if left on the car when wet can mildew and hurt the paint. These two reasons have kept me from using one. I have not had any problems with paint chip while towing our Jeep Liberty for the last ten years.
Logged

Tom Hanlon
Current PC 2012 2552 Full paint Cafe
First PC 2010 2350 Full paint Umbra
ron.dittmer
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 174
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: June 2007
Model: 2350 Ford
ModelYear: 2007
Slide: No
IntColor: Cherry&Green
ExtColor: FullBody Gray
Location: Dundee, IL
________
Posts: 1910



View Profile WWW
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2014, 12:31:04 pm »

I have had black vinyl bras on my Corvettes and never had any such damage.  But like Tom says, if not properly installed or left on indefinitely, they can do harm to paint.  Just be sure it's on tightly and take it off when your trip is over.

On our MR2 Spyder, the entire front was painted, so a full covering vinyl bra would have done good.  Our current tow vehicle a 2006 Liberty, it has a raw plastic bumper so it is less concerning.  It's painted grille seems to be doing well, no rock chips at all after a number of towing trips.  My wife loves the Groucho Marx hood deflector/protector.  Personally, I despise it, but it's her daily driver.

Here is a pic of the same hood protector my wife's Liberty has....Hi Groucho!
« Last Edit: April 24, 2014, 12:46:50 pm by ron.dittmer » Logged

Ron Dittmer (wife Irene) 2007 Model 2350 Without A Slideout
Our Rig Is Available For Viewing Any Time Of Year In Dundee, IL
Stored At Home In Our Heated Garage (Well-Lit & Warm Comfort In Winter)
TomHanlon
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 172
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 11/11/11
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2012
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: full paint Cafe
Location: Maryland
________
Posts: 1051



View Profile
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2014, 01:23:40 pm »

If my wife ever put one of those on her Liberty, I would have to think about putting a paper bag over my head when in her car.  rolling on the floor
Logged

Tom Hanlon
Current PC 2012 2552 Full paint Cafe
First PC 2010 2350 Full paint Umbra
ron.dittmer
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 174
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: June 2007
Model: 2350 Ford
ModelYear: 2007
Slide: No
IntColor: Cherry&Green
ExtColor: FullBody Gray
Location: Dundee, IL
________
Posts: 1910



View Profile WWW
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2014, 01:26:59 pm »

If my wife ever put one of those on her Liberty, I would have to think about putting a paper bag over my head when in her car.  rolling on the floor
Now you've got me thinking.   rolling on the floor
Logged

Ron Dittmer (wife Irene) 2007 Model 2350 Without A Slideout
Our Rig Is Available For Viewing Any Time Of Year In Dundee, IL
Stored At Home In Our Heated Garage (Well-Lit & Warm Comfort In Winter)
Jim Triplett
Full Member
***

Helpful Rating: 1
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: April 4, 2014
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2014
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Grey
ExtColor: Dust
Location: West Virginea
________
Posts: 23



View Profile
« Reply #49 on: April 24, 2014, 01:45:28 pm »

I guess I didn't explain myself?  I was asking about the rock guard that goes on the back of the MH, like a big long mudflap.
Logged

Jim and Beverly Triplett
Charleston, WV
ron.dittmer
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 174
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: June 2007
Model: 2350 Ford
ModelYear: 2007
Slide: No
IntColor: Cherry&Green
ExtColor: FullBody Gray
Location: Dundee, IL
________
Posts: 1910



View Profile WWW
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2014, 02:17:09 pm »

Ah!  Sorry, I have no experience with that one.  I did wonder if they did that much better than the nice mudflaps we all already have.  I suppose more is better.

I do get dust-like sand and such debris that accumulates by the wiper blades of the tow vehicle.  But I figured it was coming from around the sides of the PC, not from the rear PC tires.  Maybe I am wrong.
Logged

Ron Dittmer (wife Irene) 2007 Model 2350 Without A Slideout
Our Rig Is Available For Viewing Any Time Of Year In Dundee, IL
Stored At Home In Our Heated Garage (Well-Lit & Warm Comfort In Winter)
TomHanlon
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 172
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 11/11/11
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2012
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: full paint Cafe
Location: Maryland
________
Posts: 1051



View Profile
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2014, 02:47:54 pm »

Those long mud flaps have a tendency to drag when exiting gas stations and over bumps. When they drag they throw small rocks at your toed. The grass ones sail back at high speed and do nothing for you. I had one on my class A.  Save yor money for better things. ThumbsUp
Logged

Tom Hanlon
Current PC 2012 2552 Full paint Cafe
First PC 2010 2350 Full paint Umbra
RichardP
Full Member
***

Helpful Rating: 6
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: June 2012
Model: 3100
ModelYear: 2013
Slide: Yes
ExtColor: Dusk
Location: Texas
________
Posts: 31


View Profile
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2014, 07:24:46 pm »

I have a Protect-a-Tow that works well.  Fits under the hitch from the PC to the Honda.  Costs about $220.00, but it is easy to use.  Here is a link. 

 http://protectatow.tripod.com/
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]   Go Up
Print
 
Jump to: