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Mud Flaps in Namibia

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21 Jun 2017 @ 11:58:46 am
Jacques
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Hi Everyone,

I will be traveling to Namibia next week with my SUV and a Jurgens XT140 Camp Trailer

I have heard that it is necessary to have Mud Flaps on your car when touring Namibia

Apparently, the rocks shoot up, against the trailer and hit out your rear window

Have anyone had this experience and should I make up mud flaps for my SUV?

Any suggestions, please ?

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21 Jun 2017 @ 12:43:42 pm
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Hi Jacques,
This happens more often than you would think and is a commom occurence in Namibia, where there are long gravel roads, a lot of which are in very good condition. This has vehicles driving faster than neccessary, which causes the problem.
I would strongly recommend the mud flaps on your vehicle. I would then also make another set of them as low and wide as possible. They are best hanging from the back bumper or an attachment from around the area of the tow hitch. This will also assist your trailer from a bad dose of gravel rash.
A bit of overkill would be to wrap a double layer of heavy duty shadecloth around the "A"frame of your trailer. People who have done the shade cloth story have found the shadecloth to be shredded when returning from their holiday.
On my combination, I have mud guards, extra stone guards below the bumper and a thick PVC cover over the nosecone of my Campervan.
It still has slight gravel rash. Read up more about this on the towing section of the
4x4communityforum.com
Enjoy the trip and safe travels...
On The Road Again
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21 Jun 2017 @ 13:18:23 pm
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Some span a shade net from the rear of the tow vehicle bumper as wide as the vehicle back rearward under neath the A frame right up to the corners of the trailer.

The net is firmly attached along the width of the bumper and only with bundgy cord in the middel and corners of the trailer should you turn sharply the cord can stretch on the outer side.

This way no stones can hit either the A frame or any front part of the trailer. The loose shade net helps absorbing the shock of the stones hitting it thus it lasts longer.

To form a picture, imagine a piece of shade net spread in the gap between the vehicle and the trailer right up against the bottom of the A frame.

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21 Jun 2017 @ 13:38:46 pm
Jacques
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Hi Jacques,
This happens more often than you would think and is a commom occurence in Namibia, where there are long gravel roads, a lot of which are in very good condition. This has vehicles driving faster than neccessary, which causes the problem.
I would strongly recommend the mud flaps on your vehicle. I would then also make another set of them as low and wide as possible. They are best hanging from the back bumper or an attachment from around the area of the tow hitch. This will also assist your trailer from a bad dose of gravel rash.
A bit of overkill would be to wrap a double layer of heavy duty shadecloth around the "A"frame of your trailer. People who have done the shade cloth story have found the shadecloth to be shredded when returning from their holiday.
On my combination, I have mud guards, extra stone guards below the bumper and a thick PVC cover over the nosecone of my Campervan.
It still has slight gravel rash. Read up more about this on the towing section of the
4x4communityforum.com
Enjoy the trip and safe travels...

Thank You Guys, this makes sense and I will immediately get what I need

Thanks for the advice 

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22 Jun 2017 @ 07:15:22 am
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Agree with campervan. Just make sure that the flaps is not to long so that they do not hit the ground / road. If this happens it realy kick up more sand and stone. On my last trip to Namibia the caravan axle and front part of the shocks was sand blasted and needed some repaint.

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22 Jun 2017 @ 19:38:33 pm
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Daai xt140 puik wa sien my avatar ek mis hom jy moet geniet jacques
Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
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23 Jun 2017 @ 08:40:38 am
Jacques
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Daai xt140 puik wa sien my avatar ek mis hom jy moet geniet jacques

Hi Bostoe,

Dit is absoluut n puik wa en ons geniet hom erg baie

Namibia sal nou ons 4de keer wees wat ons met hom gaan kamp en is baie excited

Ons gaan dit geniet en dankie baie vir jou opvolg

Groete

 

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