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    Default Meat Wagon fenders - mud no more!

    I don't like my wagon, straps, and any gear that's strapped to the top of my wagon covered in mud and crud so I made some fenders. The trailer tires really fling the mud. This is actually my friends meat wagon, anyway, I thought I would share a simple idea for making fenders for meat wagons. The pictures illustrate my method and the fenders are 1/8" UHMW plastic from AK Rubber and Rigging.

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    Simple and practical.
    Do you think its stiff enough to prevent a mud caked fender from sagging, catching the front and folding it over the top of the tire?
    Might need to add a support or stiffener under it, maybe not?!

    Looks good.
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    I'll get back to you in a few weeks with answers! I don't think they will sag. If they did sag a little and the tire rubbed on the bottom side of the fender I don't think it would rub through the UHMW or hurt anything. I like the thought of no stiffeners so they remain somewhat flexible rather than rigid. If rigid, they may break. Time will tell.

    I've also added "trucker" flaps on my wheeler to prevent plastering the wagon with mud. This is the only pic of the flaps I have right now. I've installed an "S" hook on the bottom of the flap so that when I back up I can pull the flaps up attaching the "S" hook to my rack so I don't back over them and rip them off.

    It's not easy being type A-, ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Simple and practical.
    Do you think its stiff enough to prevent a mud caked fender from sagging, catching the front and folding it over the top of the tire?
    Might need to add a support or stiffener under it, maybe not?!


    Looks good.
    Bk

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    Nice looking ride. Curious what you store in the pvc tube on the back. Seen it before, wondering how you use it is all.
    Hope the trailer flaps work as expected 'cause its pretty slick.
    Bk

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    The black sewer pipe provides great dry storage for essentials such as a roll of TP, bicycle pump, tire patch/plug kit, tow strap, zip ties, jumper cables, etc. It's out of the way, always there, and always dry.
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    Last pic of the mud flaps in the "reverse" position. The flaps cut down on mud covered wagons a lot! Those are all of the mod tips I have for today. Happy hunting!
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    Looks good. I was going to do something similar. I'll get to it eventually. I wonder how much mud will stick to the flaps. I also wonder if you sprayed the inside of those flaps with something that will help keep mud from sticking it might help?

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    Used to race motocross back in the day. On the mud race days we would spray the inside of our fenders and fronts of our bikes with pam. Works very well. Plus you can use it to cook that tenderloin up later when you get some meat.... I'm curious about the fenders hitting alders and such and how much abuse they can take.

    Quote Originally Posted by shayno View Post
    Looks good. I was going to do something similar. I'll get to it eventually. I wonder how much mud will stick to the flaps. I also wonder if you sprayed the inside of those flaps with something that will help keep mud from sticking it might help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTfisher View Post
    Used to race motocross back in the day. On the mud race days we would spray the inside of our fenders and fronts of our bikes with pam. Works very well. Plus you can use it to cook that tenderloin up later when you get some meat.... I'm curious about the fenders hitting alders and such and how much abuse they can take.
    I was going to suggest Pam or WD40. I'd assume that any aerosol lubricant would work.

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    I like the mud flaps idea, going to steal it. I too grow weiry of 6" of mud on the top of my trailer.

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    Update on the fenders: they worked fine and I wouldn't change a thing. Although they keep a lot of mud off of the trailer, you really also need the mud flaps. My buds trailer this fall had many inches of mud on the lid while mine only had a few clumps. The attached pic shows what little mud I had after some serious mudding on that nasty Rex trail!

    FYI, I bought my mud flap material AK Rubber and Rigging. I bought 1 of there 24" wide trucker flaps and cut it in half.
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    Appreciate the feed back. Looks like you gave 'em a real test on that trail.
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