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Propane Tank Shield - Report After Years Of Service

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Ron Dittmer

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Propane Tank Shield - Report After Years Of Service
« on: June 14, 2024, 08:45:33 am »
It has been a number of years since I installed a rubber mudflap shield between my left rear tires and the propane tank.
 CLICK HERE TO SEE MANY PICTURES.  I thought it would be good to report on how it has been working.

Simply stating, I am very satisfied with its effectiveness.  There is only one minor issue that I must note to readers.  Similarly to what I have seen on semi-trucks, the inside lower corner of the shield flops around from wind through forward motion.  The wind moves the rubber shield towards the inside rear tire which causes abrasion to the shield, sort of notching it a little.  There is no damage to the rear tire, only some missing rubber shield material.  I did not take a picture of it yet, but will when I pull the motorhome out from the garage.  I will trim the shield there to avoid further contact.

This addition reminds me of my battery shield that I had made back around 2009.  You can review many pictures of that project by CLICKING HERE.  Does Phoenix enclose the battery compartment yet?  OR are the rear tires in later model years, still throwing debris all over the batteries?

The propane tank shield is shown here mounted on the left side.


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Re: Propane Tank Shield - Report After Years Of Service
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2024, 04:43:04 pm »
Hi Ron,
A couple questions...


Approximately how many miles have you driven since adding the shield?


In the pics it looks like new. Are those the original install photos or current?


Were you able to finding the aluminum frame in the floor to attach to?  I've worried how sturdy that edge is to support a flap, but there should be an aluminum frame around the wheel well... So I'm being paranoid.


Thanks, Larry
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Re: Propane Tank Shield - Report After Years Of Service
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2024, 05:26:41 pm »
Hi Ron,
A couple questions...
Approximately how many miles have you driven since adding the shield?
In the pics it looks like new. Are those the original install photos or current?
Were you able to finding the aluminum frame in the floor to attach to?  I've worried how sturdy that edge is to support a flap, but there should be an aluminum frame around the wheel well... So I'm being paranoid.
Thanks, Larry
Hi Larry,

My pictures were taken during installation.  Today I have roughly 8000 miles of use.  I attached it to solid metal, not sure what it is, but the angled side skirt bracket attaches to it as well.  It is not a flimsy attachment point.
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Re: Propane Tank Shield - Report After Years Of Service
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2024, 12:59:54 pm »
Very well done thank you for posting it. Now Iíve got a look at mine and my battery box as well.