Rear skirt/mudflap

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  1. C&G

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    Looking to fit a full width spray skirt to the rear of the MH, I've acquired 9ft of cord reinforced conveyor belt that's about 1/4" thick, so it should pop rivet/washer ok. Wondering whether to mount it so it pivots/swings or fixed. Any advice on mounting it would be appreciated i.e. brackets. Was thinking alloy 'U' channel across the top. If anyone's got any images of theirs please?
    Thanks in advance Clive.
     
  2. tjay

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    Get a length of 40mm right angle aluminium , pop rivet to van and then pop rivet the belt to that, like you say, using 20/25mm rivets to ensure that it will pull tight on both sides of rivet's on the washers to ensure a tight fit.
    BTW use aluminium rivet as the will tighten easier that stain less steel and a cheaper too
     
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    Put a couple of "stays" on it so that when you reverse, it doesn't get in a mess !!
     
  4. rolandrat

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    A length of rubber that thick to be suspended across the rear of the motorhome would need some substantial angle brackets to hold it in place then there's the extra weight to take in consideration. Wouldn't the lightweight brush type be a better option?
     
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    I've put similar on my van but have just made mudflaps with the belting. A piece going right across would be a substantial weight. Make sure what you fix it to is solid.

    Joe
     
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    Where do yo get the lightweight brush type ???
     
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    Hi . Ron look in m m m .s s great job.
     
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    Cheers Dick
     
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    PLEASE ! Make sure it is a good few inches off the ground :xThumb:

    There is absolutely nothing worse than following a van that has them more or less dragging on the ground

    They flick up all sorts of crap and cover the following vehicle in dust if on a loose surfaced road
     
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    Make sure there fixed correctly, might not be that easy, because if there not and do come off there's a good chance they will cause damage
    Would your insurance be valid
     
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    Aluminium rivets will corrode very quickly. Use stainless screws & nuts. Anyone noticed, or considered, aerodynamic drag caused by a full width spray guard? I'd assume it must be substantial given the gap under the nose of a MH.
     
  13. mogbl

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    just search for mud flaps for motorhomes on their web site is everything you need
     
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