Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-01-2018, 08:43 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 7
Rock Guards

I am getting a new 5r and would like some input on the best rock guards to protect it. Have a Sierra 3500 with a 2 1/2 inch receiver. Thanks in advance.

Goaltender1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2018, 09:29 PM   #2
Site Team
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wherever the Suites is
Posts: 2,172
Some of it depends on what you want it to look like vs protection--
RockTamers may do the best for stopping MOST of the rocks from hitting the fiver, but always some will find their way thru. They also are somewhat ungainly-looking (my opinion) and tend to rock up/down without some type of stablization. As for dually fender guards--Gatorbacks work as do DuraFlaps.
I have WeatherTech dually mud guards on my 450--so far, almost no rock dings in about 15k towing.
Keep in mind that some of the tires extend outside of the fenders and will throw rocks past the flaps...
I think Duraflaps offers some wider models, but when they extend past the fenders, well, doesn't add to the beauty of the truck--but certainly do a better job against rocks.

2015 38RSSA #7382
2005 TK3 #1869, 10 yrs of memories
2017 F450 KR--one more Ford is it
2009 F450 4x4-died; 2010 F450-retired
wingnut60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2018, 05:44 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Germantown, Tennessee
Posts: 161
Most of us tend to support the particular piece of equipment that we own, whether it is the best or not. I'll use 5th wheel hitches as an example. Most members will go down fighting claiming their particular setup is the very best.
Goaltender, I'm going to take a neutral stand on your rock guard subject and just tell you that we use Rock-tamers. It was a fair price, it does a more than reasonable job, and it has held up well, still looking like new.
That being said, is it the best? It depends on who you ask. Does it look manly and high-tech? Prolly not. But it is removable in about 15 seconds, is installed in about 25 seconds (two bolts and jamb nuts to tighten on the hitch/receiver) and is not particularly unattractive. This is a short video showing the actual use.

Oh, it comes in a really nice cardboard box and takes one about an hour and a half to assemble. YMMV
Jim and DW Brenda
2017 38rssa
Patches the old doxie
Harley Roadking & sidecar
Notanlines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2018, 10:43 PM   #4
Mtntrek's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: S. Cali.-MT
Posts: 78
Weighing in with a third entry, DuraFlaps on four corners. No complaints.

I'd expect all product to perform better than nothing. More of a personal preference.
Happy trails.
DRV Suites ES-38RSSA #9679
GM Denali 3500HD-Max 4x, CC, 8' DRW
EZGo-txt, Yamaha-G22E
Mtntrek is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.