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    Fender wells

    Has anyone had experience with fender wells add-ons that protect the trailer in case of a blowout? They look like the ones above the tires on a truck. I had a blowout and was lucky only to have minor damage which included a ruptured gas line.The wells are pocket change compared to the damage that can be done. Thank you!

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    I can't find the thread right now, but one of the former moderators used metal sheeting to armor the underside of the slides on his Reflection in case of a catastrophic tire failure. Others have done so as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    I can't find the thread right now, but one of the former moderators used metal sheeting to armor the underside of the slides on his Reflection in case of a catastrophic tire failure. Others have done so as well.

    Rob
    Rob - suspect it is this picture from Jim in his post #57 that you reference:

    https://www.mygrandrv.com/forum/show...ighlight=metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyonlight View Post
    Rob - suspect it is this picture from Jim in his post #57 that you reference:

    https://www.mygrandrv.com/forum/show...ighlight=metal

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    Bingo! Thanks!

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    I took aluminum roof flashing from Home Depot and installed it above tires. You can get it in different widths and cut it to size you need. I installed it with tires on, hindsight I would have removed tires to make it easier. Used short sheet metal screws.
    Had blowout with a China bomb tire(installed 5 Goodyear Endurance tires when I got to campground) and the metal protected underside from damage. You can see witness marks where blown tire rubbed against metal but it stayed in place and protected black material underneath.
    Things to consider:
    1. Width of aluminum flashing to buy.
    2. Length of sheet metal screws - install about every 4 to 6 inches. You don't want screws to go through to other side of flooring; I think I used 1/2 inch screws. If you don't put enough screws in and have blowout it will rip aluminum flashing loose.
    3. Remove tire to make installation easier.

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    I was shocked to see my 311 has some type of metal sheeting directly above the tires. Came like this from the factory, my Momentum had nothing like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FT4NOW View Post
    I was shocked to see my 311 has some type of metal sheeting directly above the tires. Came like this from the factory, my Momentum had nothing like that.

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    Someone shared sometime ago I think on this forum or maybe the other, that GDRV did start adding these to some or possibly all models. Possibly Steve @huntr70 will chime in and enlighten us "animals !"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckskin View Post
    I took aluminum roof flashing from Home Depot and installed it above tires. You can get it in different widths and cut it to size you need. I installed it with tires on, hindsight I would have removed tires to make it easier. Used short sheet metal screws.
    Had blowout with a China bomb tire(installed 5 Goodyear Endurance tires when I got to campground) and the metal protected underside from damage. You can see witness marks where blown tire rubbed against metal but it stayed in place and protected black material underneath.
    Things to consider:
    1. Width of aluminum flashing to buy.
    2. Length of sheet metal screws - install about every 4 to 6 inches. You don't want screws to go through to other side of flooring; I think I used 1/2 inch screws. If you don't put enough screws in and have blowout it will rip aluminum flashing loose.
    3. Remove tire to make installation easier.
    Pictures please we all love pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyonlight View Post
    Possibly Steve @huntr70 will chime in and enlighten us "animals !"

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    Lol so I wasn't the only one who caught that "description"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Txfivver View Post
    Lol so I wasn't the only one who caught that "description"
    It was all in good fun...LOL.

    Honestly, I would have to go look at one. I don't know what exactly they are doing at the moment. I thought they were putting metal fenders on the side that had the LP lines, but not sure if they are doing both sides.

    Actually, I can't even go look, I don't have a 311 right now. Next 5 coming in are sold already.
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