Hairy Hanging Down Things.......

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  1. Tootles

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    I keep seeing Motorhomes trailing these hairy tooth brush things behind the rear wheels. I suspect its an attempt to cut down on emitted spray in wet weather?? Question is, do they really work?? Or are just a pair of wide rear mud flaps more efficient, both in a technical way, and also a visual one?
     
  2. Wildman

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    the idea is to prevent a toad getting smothered in crap when driving the camel trails of the Sahara..
     
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    They're Tootle brushes - for sweeping up the remains after Peterborough ;)
     
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    NO brush is big enough to sweep up your average DawnB remains.......:)
     
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    I thought this was going to be about bats!
     
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    "YES"........... Keep the Trailer/Toad cleaner and stop`s a lot of crud going up the back of the MoHo.. (y)
     
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    Thanks MO! Sense at last..........(says the senseless one).
     
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    wasn't sure wether to open this thread or not given the title..
     
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    I've got a hairy grass skirt thingy on the back as well as mud flaps, it helps a bit , but toad still gets covered .:rolleyes:
     
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    Sort of scrotes perhaps :Eeek:
     
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    And so, not worth the time, trouble and money?? I do think they look terrible, but if they do the job..........
     
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    You must have the skirt too short, Bro...

    Mine is about an inch or two off the road and works a treat.. (y)
     
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    I do wish they could raise the damned things though.
    Surely they should not be dragging along in the dirt but a couple of inches above ?
    I have had the misfortune of following ( at some distance ) vans fitted with that road sweeping crap.. Our van always ends up covered in dust and or mud and stones depending on the weather.. Might keep a toad clean but every other road user suffers !!!
     
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    Maybe the reason they are dragging is cos they fit them when the van is empty and then (over)load it up !?!?
     
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    I fitted one and found it absolutely perfect ...........


    .......... I'm sure the M11, M25 and M20 have never been cleaner than when we traveled to Kent with the brush fitted.:rolleyes:

    As an added benefit I found all the road cr@p nicely compacted onto the toad.:mad:
     
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    But you've got short legs not a long, err, skirt.
     
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    They call them scissors, the things that make things too short,
     
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    Hi.
    Me ? I will call you, and see this thing you have an "Inch or two ,off the road". You are not THE Bungalow Graham,are you.
    Tea Bag. (Well off hte road now.............. Retired..LOL!!)
     
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    Well, thanks peeps. Still no wiser.........:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose :D
     
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