Mud Flaps - Worthwhile? (1 Viewer)

Apr 25, 2016
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Soham, Cambs
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Consort Oslo
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Since 2016
Debating whether to fit a set of mudflaps or not.
Am not overly keen to be honest, as all the ones I have seen never seem to fit nicely. But then, think how much cr@p it will stop getting flicked up along the sills and on the front lip of the side step.
So, who’s a fan?
 

Kannon Fodda

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Feb 26, 2019
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I've only fitted to the front on my PVC. Although it's a Fiat Ducato I used the cheaper Peugeot/Citroen version. Seems to have made a fair bit of difference to the inevitable splatter you get on the sides from muddy campsite tracks, and given that I loathe washing vehicles anything that reduces that is a good thing.
 
Apr 30, 2018
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Mid Suffolk
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53,655
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Adria Matrix 670DC
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Motorhoming since 2018.
We had them fitted to our previous MH, definitely worth it. I be fitting a pair to the front axel on the current MH when it gets a little warmer. Whilst a bit more expensive than the patten type, I went for Fiat genuine, exclellent fit and well worth the extra few bob.

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Jul 28, 2021
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British South West Somerset
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Rapido Dreamer PVC
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I've only fitted to the front on my PVC. Although it's a Fiat Ducato I used the cheaper Peugeot/Citroen version. Seems to have made a fair bit of difference to the inevitable splatter you get on the sides from muddy campsite tracks, and given that I loathe washing vehicles anything that reduces that is a good thing.
Likewise, no idea why Fiat ones are so expensive. Certainly make a reasonable difference for little cost and ease of fitting. Definately less grit getting into the slide out step which used to graunch in and out before the flaps were fitted, so worth it for that alone.
 

Two on Tour

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Sep 16, 2016
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Elddis Autoquest 175
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I fitted mud flaps on both the front and the rear of our van.
I feel that anything that helps stop muck and detritus from being thrown up under our van is good, plus our electric step is directly behind our rear wheel and was getting covered in grot which the mudflap has now stopped. (y)
 

PeterCarole29

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Jul 23, 2013
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Renault Master Fleetwood
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Yes I,m a fan too. Am about to fit rear ones. I have had a lot of vans over the years and ones fitted with mud flaps seam to be less rusty underneath over time.

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Jul 26, 2018
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We’ve a coach built. Fitted front and rear. Big difference to crap thrown onto front edges of ‘box’ and to whole of underneath rear of wheels.
 
Jul 27, 2013
870
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Wilts/Oxon border
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27,149
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Van Conversion
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Got 'em all round on mine. When I had the rear bumper replaced last year I had a couple of weeks without them as the old ones weren't in very good nick so I had to get a new pair, and I noticed the difference in terms of crud collection.
 
Oct 18, 2021
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Mid Devon
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Adria Compact SC
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Yes, fronts on our Adria have stopped the crud being thrown up along the sides. I didn’t rely solely on the supplied clips to hold them in place though, as per this Thread.

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Nov 3, 2013
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Fiat Ducato Auto Wildax
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Hi.
On the list of jobs to do. One of those jobs that come to light while away and forgotten about when home. thanks for the memory jog.
Tea Bag
 
Aug 15, 2014
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Exiled in Yorkshire
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Pilote 600L
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Since 2006
My present van came with mud flaps fitted, wouldn't be without them although they are a little flimsy looking. On a previous van I bought the type of industrial material that you see fitted to wagons that thunder up and down the motorways, I needed to trim some of the brush/finger material off, used a sharp chisel, to give a good fit against the bodywork. Looked a little bulky compared to the ready fitted ones that come with vans but they did a better job of keeping the crud off the van. I would have done the same again if my present van hadn't had anything fitted but anything for an easier life now.(y)
 
Oct 25, 2016
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Hartford Cheshire
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Bailey Autograph 79-
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Lots but slow learner.
Again not read all the post's.
I did a before and after exercise. Wouldn't be without them now, saved a lot of muck being chucked up around the sills, lower doors areas.
 

Tombola

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The back ones on my autotrail imala with small cut outs for the sill used to piss me off through the night when windy. tap tap tap..
I ended up drilling and cable tying.

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pj650

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Apr 14, 2010
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Bürstner t740
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I fitted the Fiamma mud flaps to the front. They have made a huge difference to the amount of muck being thrown up. Wouldn’t be without them.
The van’s a coachbuilt and already had mud flaps on the back which work well.
 
Feb 18, 2017
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Greenwich, London, UK
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Hymer MLT 570
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1986
For most of northern Europe (and all Scandinavia) mudflaps on all wheels are a legal requirement.

The only reason they are not fitted as standard on UK vehicles is so the manufacturers can save a few bob on the build.

I'd recommend fitting them, if only to keep the underside of the vehicle cleaner.
 
Sep 4, 2020
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Citroen Relay PVC
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I've only fitted to the front on my PVC. Although it's a Fiat Ducato I used the cheaper Peugeot/Citroen version. Seems to have made a fair bit of difference to the inevitable splatter you get on the sides from muddy campsite tracks, and given that I loathe washing vehicles anything that reduces that is a good thing.
Hi,
I have a Relay and have been looking for suitable mud flaps. Do you happen to have the link or details where you got yours from?
Thanks
Mike
 

Bobbydaisy

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Oct 13, 2021
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Elddis CV20
Agree , fitted Fiat ones front and rear to our PVC, keeps the slide out step cleaner and long term will help maintain operation of such . As previously stated above , I made up better brackets to secure them better and used stainless bolts / nuts.
 
Apr 20, 2020
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Northern Ireland.
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Adria Compact SC.
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Since 2017
Be careful if you are fitting mud flaps to the front.
A lot of them have a bracket which attaches back to the sill.
This is a clamp type bracket that is attached by tightening a small bolt.
As you tighten the bolt against the sill it rotates (obviously) and breaks the paintwork which may provide an opportunity for rust.
(Don't ask me how I know!)

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Apr 14, 2020
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County Durham
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Timberland Destiny
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Since 1995
Be careful if you fit them on the rear wheels. They can get trapped between the wheel and, say, a kerb when reversing. I know, I tore one of mine off. ☹️
And me and I was told by the Fiat dealer you can't get them singularly you have to buy a pair! typical, been meaning to check scrap yards.
 

Kannon Fodda

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Feb 26, 2019
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Hi,
I have a Relay and have been looking for suitable mud flaps. Do you happen to have the link or details where you got yours from?
Thanks
Mike
Long time since I got mine and can't recall where I bought:
You could try this:
but cheaper sites may be available.
 
May 11, 2020
13
46
Chipping Norton
Funster No
70,495
MH
Phoenix Liner +Smart
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since 1985
Any advice as to where to get mudflats to fit a coach built Carthago on a Mercedes base please?
 
Nov 13, 2019
53
42
Funster No
66,826
MH
RV
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I'm a newbie
Debating whether to fit a set of mudflaps or not.
Am not overly keen to be honest, as all the ones I have seen never seem to fit nicely. But then, think how much cr@p it will stop getting flicked up along the sills and on the front lip of the side step.
So, who’s a fan?
Probably depends on the Model but for our 2019 Adria Mayrix Access I think front mudflaps are a must. For this country a Silverscreen and front mudflaps are essential in my opinion
 
Apr 20, 2020
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Northern Ireland.
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70,057
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Adria Compact SC.
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Since 2017
Yes, fronts on our Adria have stopped the crud being thrown up along the sides.
Have you also fitted rear mud flaps to your Compact SC?
I would like to fit a set to ours but I am not sure how best to fit them.

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