Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Tech Forums > Modifications and Upgrades
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-03-2022, 02:35 AM   #1
Andrew262BH
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: orange
Posts: 14
newbie here on the idea of rock guards

hello all- even a year in and I feel that I know less than when I started

- due to DOT rules in states that we may want to travel in (new England)
we are wanting to put mudflaps on the 2021 262 bh

do I get ones that are traditional mudflap (attached to the wheel wells)
or do I get a rock guard that goes across the entire back of the trailer mounted on the bumper (?) where i hae my spare tire?

thanks
Andrew262BH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 04:30 AM   #2
jasin1
Senior Member
 
jasin1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 4,141
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew262BH View Post
hello all- even a year in and I feel that I know less than when I started

- due to DOT rules in states that we may want to travel in (new England)
we are wanting to put mudflaps on the 2021 262 bh

do I get ones that are traditional mudflap (attached to the wheel wells)
or do I get a rock guard that goes across the entire back of the trailer mounted on the bumper (?) where i hae my spare tire?

thanks


i believe the DOT rules are for motorized vehicles…mud flaps for dually trucks both private and commercial in some states but not for private trailers
also maybe mudflaps for class A,B and C rvs
mud flaps are probably required for commercial trailers,semi trailers or equipment trailers

if fifth wheels and travel trailers were required to have them i would think the dealers would have to install them on new units to pass inspection those states.

i’m sure some people have installed them to keep there trailer clean but i don’t believe it’s required anywhere
__________________
2020 Cougar 315 RLS
2020 Ram 3500 6.7HO 4.10 Dually Aisin
jasin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 06:00 AM   #3
sourdough
Site Team
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: W. Texas
Posts: 15,805
I think you will find Jasin is correct and you aren't "required" legally to have them on the RV. Now if you just want them and you have a receiver I would get something like Rock Tamers. I have Husky receiver mounted flaps and they have been great but don't think they make them anymore.
__________________
2019 Ram 3500 Laramie CC SB 6.4 4x4 4.10
2020 Montana High Country 331RL
sourdough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 06:13 AM   #4
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 24,764
Adding mudflaps across the entire rear of the trailer won't do anything to protect your equipment, just those who are "tailgating you".. All it "does for you" is increase cost and add weight to your trailer cargo and reduces the payload capacity.

Depending on your slide configuration, you may find that any mudflap would have to be mounted to the slide, not to the actual trailer chassis because on many trailers, the slide is either a part or the entire wheelwell for that side of the trailer or a part of that side.

I'd be much more concerned with protecting the DARCO liner that is at the top of the wheelwell than protecting traffic behind the trailer. YMMV
__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 07:43 AM   #5
flybouy
Site Team
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Joppa, MD
Posts: 10,973
Why would you want mudflaps on a camping trailer? The tires are under the fenders/walls so damage to those surfaces are unlikely. The rear tires are so far forward of the rear bumber that anything the tires may kick up won't be very high off the pavement.

If you're thinking about DOT (rules for commercial trucks and trailers) then you're comparing apples to cannonballs. RV trailer tires, unlike large commercial trailers, don't have wide ribs between the traed or large lugs that can pick up larger stones and eject them at sharp angles.

I belive some states require dually pick up to have mudflaps because dually tires can trap larger rocks in between the two tires which can fling a large rock like a shot put up in the air. That is not a concern with a single wheel rear axle.
__________________
Marshall
2012 Laredo 303 TG
2010 F250 LT Super Cab, long bed, 4X4, 6.4 Turbo Diesel
flybouy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2022, 07:24 AM   #6
dutchmensport
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,795
I've never heard of such a requirement for RV trailers. But, if you want to install mud flaps on your trailer, do it at the wheel well location. You are just wasting time and money putting one across the back of the RV. Some folks with motor home RV (Class A's and some C's) put them on the rear. Their tires fit closer to the rear than a travel trailer or fifth wheel. I still think, flaps at the wheel wells will do better, if you are still going to install something. The closer to the wheels something is installed, is less of a chance for a rock to fling out in weird directions, other than straight backwards.
__________________
2019 Montana High Country 375FL
2014 Chevy Duramax HD 6.6 - 3500 Diesel Dully Long bed Crew Cab
dutchmensport is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
newbie

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.