Originally Posted by gbstewart
there are lots of ways to protect your toad, when I get mine ready to tow I think ill be getting a Protect a tow shield it looks like a good product and has good reviews
$219 plus for what looks like a piece of shade cloth with a few hangers thingys and bungie cords?
I could make one of those. Seriously, who has one of these and tell me if it is a piece of shade cloth. I'm too cheap to buy one.
This is my impression of what it is... A piece of shade cloth mesh with single piece of elastic cording run thru pocket seams on all the sides and a PVC tube run across the top that loops over the tow bar. The mesh panel attaches to the bus on one side and the tow on the other side with zinc spring links clipped into eye bolts. I will make this but make 4 "tubes" to run bungie cording thru the tubes and clip to SS eyebolts on the bus and the jeep for about $100 (got taxes on that) but I do have some shade cloth that I may be able to use plus I may be able to use lighter weight spring clips than what I priced (priced high just for initial project budget). I gotta think about this one. Thanks gbstewart... I got another project to work on!
What is Protect-a-Tow made out of?
Protect-a-Tow is constructed with a PVC coated polyester mesh. The zinc plated hooks are rust resistant and the anti drag bar is constructed with PVC and easily folds into three and fits into the compact storage case provided with each unit.
Protect-a-Tow hooks on to the eyebolts that are permanently mounted to the underside of your RV and towed vehicle. Once the initial installation of the eyebolts is complete it takes less than a minute to hook up the unit each and every time you need it......it's that simple!
Protect-a-Tow is constructed with an internal heavy duty elasticized cord so when making a turn the elasticized cord stretches on the outside of the turn and relaxes on the inside of the turn. With the aid of the cross bar Protect-a-Tow will not drag on the ground while making turns.
Who has one of these or actually seen one up close?