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The Best Mud Flaps for Trucks and Campers

Here is the real dirt on the best mud flaps for truck campers.  This week’s Question of the Week was, “Do you have mud flaps on your truck camper rig and, if you do what kind of mud flaps do you have?”

“Yes, we have rear mud flaps.  They are semi-truck mud flaps cut to length from the top.  24-inch stainless weights keep them hanging straight.  The hanging brackets are home made.  There are no flaps in front.  Just like my wife, Linda, and Bulldog, Dixie, I would never leave home without them!” – Denver and Linda Woods, 1997 Ford F350, 2001 Lance 1121

“I have DuraFlaps mud flaps installed on both front and rear.  They are a little pricier than others, but they fit perfectly and don’t require any drilling to install.  I put them on just after I got the truck in February of 2008 and they are still in excellent shape.” – Doug Stefano, 2008 Dodge Ram 3500, 2007 Lance 1191

“I guess I don’t think too much about it because the mud flaps were on the truck when I bought it.  I do like them and would probably put them on the next truck.  Being a dually, the tires could throw a lot of rocks.” – Frank Niehus, 2007 Ford F350, 2007 Arctic Fox 1150

“Wow, as a new truck camper owner, I hadn’t even thought of this.  So, I’ll add my thanks to Paul for the question.  No, I do not have mud flaps, but I am going to investigate getting some starting today!” – Jim McIrvin, 2015 Ford F350, 2012 Lance 1191

“I have front and rear mud flaps on the Ram and use a full one-piece mud flap (from one side of the bumper to the other side) when the 855S is on the truck.” – Ben Boulet, 2006 Ram 2500, 2012 Lance 855S

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“We have Husky front and rear molded mud flaps on the truck.  We’ve had them since September 2011.  No problems.  They’re durable and do what they’re supposed to do.  Installation was an easy DIY.  I’d buy the same ones again if one med flap was damaged or we replaced the truck.” – John and Marylou Wells, 2011 Chevy 3500, 2012 Chalet Ascent S100F

“I have Ford mud flaps from the dealer.  Texas requires mud flaps on dual wheel vehicles.  I don’t have them behind the steer tires.” – Paul Roberson, 2014 Ford F350, 1988 Lance 980

“The flatbed came with large mud flaps.  I would have added them if they weren’t included.” – Pete Haidinyak, 2016 Ram 5500

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“I have WeatherTech no drill mud flaps. The installation is generally easy, but aligning GM’s steel bracing rod with the hole that supports the wide fenders was frustrating. It didn’t take long, but bad words were said in English, German, and Norwegian.  There was some tension on that rod so keeping it and the mud flap in place while reinserting the bolt was tricky.” – Philip Tron, 2009 Chevy 3500, 2012 Lance 1050

“I have GMC Splashguards, but the camper still gets dirty.“ – Marcy Jones, 2015 GMC 3500, Northstar 9.5 Igloo U

“We do not have mud flaps on our truck, but we are very interested in installing them.  I’m very interested in seeing what others are using, especially on similar rigs.” – Rick Guffey, 2012 Ram 2500, 2013 Hallmark Everest

“I made my own, both front and rear, from the stock mud flaps they carry at the “Big Rig” store (18 wheeler kind).  You can also purchase mud flap weights.  They are usually in-stock at the store and will last a couple of seasons before the chrome plate wears off.  I went with the stainless version for about double the cost. I have stainless running boards as well.  The running boards help keep the road damage on the truck sides to a minimum.” – Bob Holland, 2012 Dodge 3500, 2013 Adventurer 910FBS

“I have hand made front and rear mud flaps with a 1/4-inch rubber sheet with kevlar thread.  I bought it from a rubber and foam sales shop.  The rear mud flaps have chrome weights.  The front mud flaps are plain.  Both sets are cut to size and screwed with black silicone.  Every vehicle I have, always has mud flaps.” – Douglas Packer, 2012 Ram 3500, 2014 Eagle Cap 1160

Mud flaps for Ford Truck

“Mud flaps are a must!  The mud flaps that come with new trucks are a joke.  They stop very little mud and dirt from flying around.  After market rubber flaps are the first thing I install on any new truck I am using.

Truck body, camper, and trailer damage prevention is a priority.  All you can do is your best.  There is still some debris that gets through to leave its mark, but the difference is dramatic.  It’s false economy not to spend a little time and money to install these protection devices (as well as others ) on your rig.  There will come a time to sell or trade up, and then you easily realize their value.

I usually end up at a farm supply store and purchase the large truck rubber flaps.  I have a dually, so I installed them on the rear of our truck.  The third one I purchased, I cut in half and attached to the front fenders.  It’s not expensive, it’s easy to work with, and lasts forever.” – Wes Hargreaves, 2016 Ford F450, 2006 Snowbird 108DS

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