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Trailering protection

Wavewackers

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Jun 6, 2024
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So in the past i have had to replace a couple of windshields on my Paris ranger due to rocks and or debris on the road. So my question is; What do people do to protect their windshields when trailering? I'm going to try this, what are other people doing?
 
That’s pretty slick. Let us know how it is if you get it. I might be interested in that. I have the Polaris trailerable cover. Plus I back mine up onto the trailer. Of course I only use the cover when I’m towing it on the flat bed and not my enclosed.
 
Pro Fab about 200 bucks, they have a good website check it out
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I like that it secures with straps and buckles instead of the magnets. Has it ever slid down or moved on ya?
 
I use FlakJacket, nice quality and well made. They make both front and rear window protection, depending if pull forward or backward.

 

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I can honestly say I've never seen a UTV towed down the highway with one of these on. That said, I can understand that windshields can be cracked by a rock or other debris if it gets hit, but so can my truck window and that's never been a problem. I guess if you're trailering on gravel or low maintenance roads it could be a bigger issue that what I experience. If I was to get one, I think I would get the Pro Fab because it's only $200 and uses straps. The Fit2ride looks really good, but the 6 magnets permanently struck to the inside of my windshield would be a deal breaker for me.
 
Montana has rumble strips depressions between the lanes and at the edges. In the winter the DOT doesn't use salt but a sand/pebble mix. Over the winter these depressions fill up and then in the summer every times a car passes and crosses the rumble strip, the car behind or trailer is peppered. Gravel roads are prevalent. Two truck windshields and two car windshields in the last 5 years. Auto insurance companies do not cover windshields in Montana. When you buy a new car as an add on some dealers try to sell you coverage, 5 replacement windshield for 5 years for about a 1000 bucks, We should have bought it.
 
Montana has rumble strips depressions between the lanes and at the edges. In the winter the DOT doesn't use salt but a sand/pebble mix. Over the winter these depressions fill up and then in the summer every times a car passes and crosses the rumble strip, the car behind or trailer is peppered. Gravel roads are prevalent. Two truck windshields and two car windshields in the last 5 years. Auto insurance companies do not cover windshields in Montana. When you buy a new car as an add on some dealers try to sell you coverage, 5 replacement windshield for 5 years for about a 1000 bucks, We should have bought it.
Holy crap, that's a lot of broken windshields! We have rumble strips in Iowa on most of our highways too, but I never been peppered from anything that came out of them. I guess it goes without saying the front end of vehicles in Montanna must be fairly beat up from the sand and pebble mix. Montana is 1 of maybe 10 states I've never ridden a motorcycle in..........maybe I'm lucky I didn't.
 
Same here in Central Oregon, ODOT uses red cinder to sand the roads. Co worker and I both have windshields that need replaced in our work vehicles. Plus a lot of my towing is on gravel roads. I’m with big red, I think pro fab is the one I would choose.
 
Didn't know I wanted one, darn sure didn't know I needed one..........now I'm looking for what's out there just in case I buy one.
 
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