Stoneguards and Replacing Padded
A step by step how to on replacing the
padded stoneguard or pebbleguard protectors on caravans.
Stoneguards / Pebbleguard Protectors
Stoneguards protect the front of the
caravan from stones flicked up by the tow vehicle.
Stoneguards are usually a metal frame fixed to the draw bar
with a covering usually made from a Breezeway mesh material
(looks like a shadecloth but is more hard wearing) and they
help prevent chipping and dents in the body of the caravan
as well as the gas bottle(s).
It is best if the material is not too
taunt to allow some absorption of the impact of stones and
that the stoneguard is on a slight angle with the top facing
in a slight downward direction to deflect anything flicked
up. This should also minimise the number of stones
then deflecting onto the back windscreen of the tow vehicle.
stoneguards work in much the same way as the shadecloth/mesh
stoneguards in that they are designed to deflect stones down
and away from the caravan using a padded protection which is
actually attached to the front of the caravan itself.
Some caravan manufacturers are using checkerplate instead of
the padding for this purpose.
A few tips on replacing the
padded stoneguard on the front of caravans
Replacing the padded
stoneguard on the front of caravans, although difficult, is
Things to remember -
Take care when
tensioning the vinyl across the front of the caravan
(particularly if your vinyl has the 'plastic
welded quilting', as it is easy to stretch the material
unevenly, making the imitation stitching run in crooked