Stone Damage

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 01:13
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We found that the stone guard on the Bushtracker did a reasonable job of preventing damage to the van but not to the tow vehicle.
We suffered a lot of gravel rash on the rear panel of the F250 and even had a tailgate window broken by a stray rock, possibly bounced off the jockey wheel.
There is a solution.
Have a piece of shadecloth cut to the dimensions between under rear bumper and top of van stoneguard. Hem edges and fit eyelets to corners and center.
Attach to underside of rear bumper and top of stone guard.
For rear bumper attachment we screwed stainless saddles to underside of bumper.
Fit an eye bolt to top outer corner of stone guard.
Attach sufficient shock cord to pass through eyebolt to tie off point. I used "T" handle securing stone guard frame.
When you turn corners shock cord will stretch and shadecloth will stay secured.
The added advantage of this system is that the dust cloud between tow vehicle and van is almost non existant.
To make fastening more user friendly I used snap clips.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 01:15

Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 01:15
We will have to have a look at your setup at the Cania Gorge meeting. I have seen similar on another van but they didn't have a B/T guard.
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 01:16

Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 01:16
Hi Turist, do you have any pictures of your recommendation? Jay
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