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Old 07-11-2019, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default Splash Guard

I'm doing some body work and painting from the belt line down.
The old splash guard grass skirt has got to go. It's ugly!
What's everyone using these days?
I have muds flaps.
Do I even need a splash guard?
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:17 PM   #2
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Anyone know where I can get one that says GULFSTREAM on it?
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:07 AM   #3
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No comments....
OK
The grass skirt is gone and she's looking very 'plain' back there now. Needs something.
Some 'bling'.
I'm thinking a custom bumper would do the trick. Make the tail look finished and hide the hitch support.
Looks like I'm in uncharted territory.
Will provide pictures after paint.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:42 PM   #4
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Restorium,


My coach had a "Tour Master" rear mud flap but I have not seen one that says Gulfstream...however, you can have one made at this vendor:


https://duraflap.com/truck-model/rv/


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My coach had a "Tour Master" rear mud flap but I have not seen one that says Gulfstream...however, you can have one made at this vendor:


https://duraflap.com/truck-model/rv/


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Looks like they have it covered. Thanks for the link.

I see they are loyal Oregon State fans. The BEAVER flap is the best deal, Oregon State mascot.

Here's a picture of where I'm at on the project. I think the back end is just crying out for a custom bumper. It's like they left it not done when they designed it. And the front might need one too. I think it would look tough with one on the front plus it would protect that fragile fiberglass. It's a miracle I haven't cracked the front or the back yet. The construction barrels are impossible to miss with the back end pivoting around. I replaced both back side panels and the bottom trim plus added a lot of aluminum extrusion to make those areas super solid. I still have about 40 hours of sanding to do before it's ready for paint.
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Default Here's a Sample of one

This is what the Gulf Stream one's look like. Maybe the supplier can use the picture as a pattern.


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This is what the Gulf Stream one's look like. Maybe the supplier can use the picture as a pattern.


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That's the one!

Looks like you need a custom bumper too?
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That's the one!

Looks like you need a custom bumper too?



Your Tail Cap is the same as mine.



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How wide is the metal part of the splash guard? How thick is it? Thanks
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I am bringing the coach home today from the refrigerator job. I'll try to remember to measure the metal part when I get that done.



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How wide is the metal part of the splash guard? How thick is it? Thanks

It's 96" wide. O would say 16 ga. Stainless.



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It's 96" wide. O would say 16 ga. Stainless.



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Thanks. 96 x ?
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It's 96" wide. 16 ga stainless steel.



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It's 96" wide. 16 ga stainless steel.



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I'll measure it when I get home from doctors. It's about 10" tall.



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I'll measure it when I get home from doctors. It's about 10" tall.



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Ok it's 12 " wide. The top is rolled over and the piece of material is probably 12.5 ". I'm sending a couple more pictures. Notice the knotch between the S and T in Gulf Stream. That's the center.





Do you have a 7 pin trailer connector on yours? I want to install a trailer brake controller and am going to be looking for a pair of wires that are supposed to run from behind the drivers left kick panel to the rear end.


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Ok it's 12 " wide. The top is rolled over and the piece of material is probably 12.5 ". I'm sending a couple more pictures. Notice the knotch between the S and T in Gulf Stream. That's the center.





Do you have a 7 pin trailer connector on yours? I want to install a trailer brake controller and am going to be looking for a pair of wires that are supposed to run from behind the drivers left kick panel to the rear end.


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Nice info on the splash guard, thanks. I'm going to see how the custom bumper fits in and what works with it.

We have been towing a trailer and driving the car so it's mostly for looks while we are parked.

Ours has a regular 4 pin trailer harness.
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Paint work is done. Decided on the grass skirt splash guard for aerodynamics and less weight.
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