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Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-04-2009, 9:04 AM Reply   
I had been looking on the internet for my options on trailer guards that mount on your hitch and most were about $ 300 and up. So after a little brain storming I figured out how I could do it. All said and done it cost me about $ 140.00 CAN to make it. I could have done it a bit cheaper but I used aluminum instead of steel. They aren't the prettiest of things but they do protect the boat.

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6' Aluminum Angle Bar from Home Depot
2 -3' Aluminum Flat Bar
4- Mud Flaps
Nuts/bolts/Washers/lock washers
1- 2 inch wide/ 3 inch high Square U bolt

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Old     (h2ohangtime)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-04-2009, 9:46 AM Reply   
Nice work Dave. Does the U bolt go around the receiver or the ball mount? Looks like the ball mount from the pics...
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-04-2009, 10:38 AM Reply   
Goes around the removable hitch/ball mount
Old     (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       09-04-2009, 10:43 AM Reply   
That is sweet. I gotta make me one of those.
Old     (darinmg)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-04-2009, 2:29 PM Reply   
I made the same thing two years ago. I wish I would have gone a touch wider, and higher. That gap between the flap and the bumper is not good. I still get gravel in my boat sometimes. Just small stuff, but I know it is coming between the flap and bumper.
Old     (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       09-04-2009, 3:10 PM Reply   
I found the rock guard on one of the RV websites
It was 69.00 plus shipping I bought 1" steel square tube and attached it to the hitch with angle and stainless bolts.All total I have about $100 in it. I'm glad to see someone else as anal as me about rock chips.
[IMG]http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn127/suprahunter/mudflap003.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn127/suprahunter/mudflap001.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn127/suprahunter/mudflap004.jpg[/IMG]

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