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Bryce Dillree, Meridian, Idaho
Camper Mounted Mudflap Install
2007.5 GMC 2500HD
2013 Wolf Creek 850
We recently bought a Jeep to flat tow behind our rig. I was concerned about debris flying up from the truck and hitting the Jeep. I installed regular sized mud flaps on the truck but found them inadequate.
I noticed there was room behind the Fox Landing to install a set of semi truck mud flaps. The mud flaps are 24-inches by 24-inches inches.
Some trimming was required, which is not easy because of the toughness of the material. I used a razor blade box knife and a hacksaw. I also installed chrome anti-sail weights. With cardboard from an old box, I mocked up where and how to mount the mud flaps. The mud flaps need to be a few inches above the ground. They also come in 24-inches wide by 36-inches long.
On a recent trip in northern Nevada, we drove through swarms of locusts on the road. The road was red with squished bugs. At our next stop, I got out to inspect the carnage. Things were pretty messy, but the front of the Jeep was spared most of it.
I got the mud flaps and anti-sail weights from Raney’s (raneystruckparts.com). The mud flaps were $15 each and the weights were $7.50 each. The shipping and handling was about $35. The stainless steel bolts, washers, and nuts were purchased at Lowe’s for about $30.
It took me three hours to complete this modification and cost me $110. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
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