RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-31-2012, 09:52 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
ANZAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,005
Re: Pulled over for not having mudflaps in WA!

And how do they attach? Bolt to frame? Rear only?
__________________

__________________
Sportsmobile-less.

"A job worth doing is worth doing at least twice."
ANZAC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 01:23 AM   #22
Member
 
4x4kayaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia WA
Posts: 98
Re: Pulled over for not having mudflaps in WA!

"Shocker motorsports" removable mud flaps quick release for lifted trucks CMF#QR1316-20 $189 for 2 from mudflaps.com. I did have to cut the tubing down to size - with the bolt bracket they were a good 2 inches past my tires! Yes they bolt directly to the frame. I had to drill through the frame for the bottom bolt - this took awhile. The top bolt on my 2005 van needed a simple L bracket welded to top of the frame to bolt to. Yes I think you could also mount to the front of the van but there is less room up there. I have a good 3 inches between tire and mudflap on the rear so could run chains with the mudflaps on if I needed to. Ill take a picture of the bolt bracket attached to the frame for you.
__________________

4x4kayaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #23
Member
 
4x4kayaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia WA
Posts: 98
Re: Pulled over for not having mudflaps in WA!

Here are pics of how the supplied bracket is bolted to the rear van frame. I have a 4" lift and these flaps were slightly too long (the tubing). I drilled the bottom frame bolt, and got a local weld shop to weld the top L bracket onto the top of the frame for $40 bucks cash - they love working on my van!!. For the front I might just buy the plastic flap to match rear and mount to my nerf bar. Will try and get away with no front flaps as WA State law I believe focuses on preventing stones from exiting the rear of vehicles. Fender flares dont count and the flap needs to extend down to at least the same height of the the axle.
Attached Thumbnails
bracket to frame.JPG   bracket zoomed in.jpg   rear flaps.jpg  
4x4kayaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 394
Re: Pulled over for not having mudflaps in WA!

I went to a semi truck repair and service for mudflaps. They replace mudflaps on a regular basis.

They have square tube (solid stock) mudflaps which sets into a square hangar in which you can lift out your flaps.
I cut down my semi flaps for closer to our size tires. Drilling the frame is tough (!) to fit hangars.
The square stock is extremely hard to cut & virtually impossible to bend (cold anyways).
Don't use stainless hardware unless you also use anti sieze thread prep. Stainless will gall the first time you thread together for a test fit and you are stuck with nuts/bolts that will not un-thread.
Ask me how I know this... ARGH.
I did not know to cut my flaps short (cut width only) and I tore them off in reverse lol.
Not an entirely successful project but when I get back to re-do this project I will use semi mudflaps again and fit differently...

Did I say stainless hardware sucks?!



I have not been pulled over.
My need for mudflaps is for keeping spray (dirty nasty spray) off my trailer. Or dirtbikes if I'm pulling my dirtbike trailer.
It wipes out everything.
__________________
Two wheels or four, its all good. :-)
'10 E-350 EB V-10 QuadVan 4x4, SMB penthouse top, Van Specialties interior
maxacceleration is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 01:32 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
AndrewST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Switzerland soon back to Oregon
Posts: 733
Re: Pulled over for not having mudflaps in WA!

Quote:
Originally Posted by maxacceleration
I did not know to cut my flaps short (cut width only) and I tore them off in reverse lol.
Not an entirely successful project but when I get back to re-do this project I will use semi mudflaps again and fit differently...
.
You can also hold the end up and towards the back with a wire, rope or chain to prevent that and keep them long.
Like on the race cars.
Andrew
__________________
2009 E350 window RB 6.0 PSD Quadvan 4x4 with EB pop top
2003 E350 ambulance 7.3 PSD Quigley
2007 Jeep JK for local offroad
AndrewST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2012, 10:42 PM   #26
Member
 
Kzinti2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 53
Re: Pulled over for not having mudflaps in WA!

Another removable mudflap option - these attach to a 2" receiver hitch.

XD Mud Flap
http://www.inventivehitches.com/store/p ... product=57

Saw them on TV on the Gearz program. They have some other interesting receiver hitch stuff too.
__________________
2004 SMB w/Penthouse - Ford 2wd RB 6.0 - new to us in 2011
Kzinti2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
ANZAC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,005
Re: Pulled over for not having mudflaps in WA!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roonie
Quote:
Originally Posted by Advanturetrek
Looked into this mudflap issue a bit more for our build. Comments welcome, especially from any law experts.

It looks like:

A) Washington State would not require mud flaps if you have fender flares (eg Bushwackers)
http://www.wsp.wa.gov/traveler/passequip.htm

Fender Flares & Anti-Spray Devices
Required - All vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers must be equipped with fenders, covers, flaps, or splash aprons adequate for minimizing the spray or splash of water and mud to the rear if the vehicle.

Nice to know this since I have bushwackers on the van from SMB. At least I will have this bit of arsenal if I get pulled over by a WA state trooper. I have been over by sherriff in the van but never state.
bump. The Bushwackers are NOT enough.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.37.500
All such devices shall be as wide as the tires behind which they are mounted and extend downward at least to the center of the axle.
__________________

__________________
Sportsmobile-less.

"A job worth doing is worth doing at least twice."
ANZAC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Vanny Devito

dick

ADVMOBL

Botchan
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×