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Blue Ox Kar Guard on my tow car a Chevy Colorado.
I am planning to go on the "North to Alaska" motorcade and wanted to protect my Colorado with a Kar Guard, but found out you should not use one on a Chevy Colorado due to lack of air flow that may damage the transmission. Any Colorado owners Know...

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Re: Blue Ox Kar Guard on my tow car a Chevy Colorado.
Reply #1
This is what we use and probably won't affect cooling.  Went to Alaska with few problems.  Nothing will protect you from what the cars speeding by in the opposite direction will kick up.

What did you do to your coach today. Tow skirt

Rich

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Ralph, I made that same cloth skirt that Rick did and seems to work fine. Also, last week I just had the front of my truck covered in a clear coat plastic wrap ( rock guard ). I opted for just the first 8 inches up for the hood and all of the...

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Ralph I also have a Colorado as my toad. Where did you learn that a horizontal screen would cause excessive heat as it was being towed?  I was also considering making a screen ala Rich. I see that Blue Ox has two different designs, one vertical...

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I read a "caution"  in the Colorado manual for a 2018 year on page 348. Really don't see how an upright Kar Guard could restrict that much air flow because the Trans and Transfer case is in neutral. I cannot use the flat screen because my Blue Ox...

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I think it all bunch of "Hot Air" restricting air flow is not an issue...IMHO

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Re: Blue Ox Kar Guard on my tow car a Chevy Colorado.
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I have been thinking of making my own and using some type of screen mesh instead of the solid plastic.

Re: Blue Ox Kar Guard on my tow car a Chevy Colorado.
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Hello Richard,
Have been thinking about the clear rock guard also. What product did you use. Theres a place in Orange that has a good Rep, I will give them a call, I should have had it done before I went to "The Maritime" , I'm sure I'll need to...

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