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How to Protect a Car Being Towed By Motorhome From Getting Dirty of Damaged?

by John

How to Protect Your RV's Towed Vehicle

How to Protect Your RV's Towed Vehicle

I have a motorhome that I tow a white HHR with.
My question is...Are mud flaps effective at reducing the grime from wet roads?

Thanks for your help!


ANSWER: Hi John, I need to tell you upfront that the only guaranteed way of keeping your Chevy HHR totally clean and damage-free is to tow it behind your RV in an enclosed car trailer.

That being said, I have listed a few types of devices that can be added to your RV, Towed Vehicle, Tow Bar, or Tow Dolly that can help keep your towed vehicle cleaner while also preventing damage to the vehicle from road debris.

Standard Mud Flaps: Your motorhome is probably already equipped with standard mud flaps. These flaps are located directly behind the rear wheels of the motorhome. They vary in length and how effective they are at keeping your Towed Vehicle (a.k.a. Toad) clean and damage-free.

RV Towing Guards:, Unlike mud flaps, these towing guards go across the whole back of the motorhome and stop road grime and debris from kicking up onto the Toad. These guards come in all kinds of designs and use different types of materials, including some that are called brush guards because the material on the guard looks like a brush or broom,

Tow Shield: A tow shield is a solid piece that attaches to the front of your existing tow bar or tow dolly and prevents dirt and debris from hitting your Toad.

Take a look at the video below to see and example of one of these Tow Shields made by Demco.

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Car Bra: Attaching a car Bra to the front of your Toad will also help to prevent dirt and debris from getting on your Toad.

The bottom line is if you get in a good "Gully Washer" rainstorm none of the above is going to prevent you from having to wash the Toad.

I hope that this helps. Now I am going to open up this topic to our visitors, and hopefully, some of them can give you some additional suggestions on what you can do to keep your towed vehicle from getting filthy.

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