Don’t be like me, don’t buy Loves mudflaps.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by CosmoK12, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. CosmoK12

    CosmoK12 Light Load Member

    109
    126
    May 26, 2020
    0
    Put one on in Missouri. Driving through Kansas in some strong wind and noticed the mudflap flailing, pulled over and sure enough it tore off. Cheap POS.
     
    Rideandrepair and jon69 Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    2,187
    9,362
    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    0
    Was it bolted on right, with washers, to keep it from pulling through?
    Did you over tighten?

    Did you break a bolt or two, and just have the two outside ones on?
    Was there rust on the hangers or those cheap metal hangers with the 4 bolt pins?

    Are you certified to do repairs?

    We need pictures.:yes2557:
     
  4. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Medium Load Member

    407
    1,301
    Nov 6, 2019
    0
    Don't ya just hate when you thought you fixed a problem and it comes right back.
    flap.jpg
     
    D.Tibbitt, bigguns and Rideandrepair Thank this.
  5. jon69

    jon69 Medium Load Member

    434
    401
    Jun 19, 2018
    0
    Certified?

    Love that word. Need to be 'certified' in everything.
     
  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

    534
    1,010
    Apr 29, 2020
    0
    I'm a Certified Mudflap Bolter On...er!
     
  7. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

    534
    1,010
    Apr 29, 2020
    0
    I'm certain 95% of the mudflaps on the market come from the same factory in China. They just stamp different logos on them.
     
  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    7,469
    13,147
    Aug 8, 2015
    0
    I’ve never bought a mudflap. Usually just look on the back row of any major Truckstop. Cut it off, drill some new holes. I try to keep an old one in the side box. Lots of perfectly good ones laying around.
     
    Tug Toy, magoo68, wis bang and 4 others Thank this.
  9. noworrez

    noworrez Bobtail Member

    2
    3
    Aug 6, 2020
    0
    Ha! Was just gonna say that. In fact I currently have 3 pre-drilled strapped to my cat walk.
     
    bigguns and Rideandrepair Thank this.
  10. CosmoK12

    CosmoK12 Light Load Member

    109
    126
    May 26, 2020
    0
    I bought a plain no logo one at petro and it is much thicker, definitely feels better quality. Also has a made in the USA stamp.
    Yes has washers. No I don’t feel like I over tightened but then again I’m not certified to put on a mudflap, next time I’ll be sure to pay a mechanic 150 bucks to put one on for me while I stare at his certification.
     
    snowwy, Opendeckin, bigguns and 3 others Thank this.
  11. CosmoK12

    CosmoK12 Light Load Member

    109
    126
    May 26, 2020
    0
    Oh and if y’all wanna hear the kicker, petro wanted to charge me to drill holes in the rubber flap. Unbelievable.
     
    bigguns Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted