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Disco470

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The UEV 490 is set up to be off road. However, it can only handle so much. With the aluminum shell it is really easy to get damage. Has anyone ever considered adding rock sliders to protect the body? Ive alread go two dents and on my last trip i spent 20 minutes trying not to get another one.
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Hi Disco470

I use a stone guard from a company called stone stomper
Just get on the web and look them up
I've been more than happy with the one I have

Cheers

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DtKK he's talking about rock sliders that first under the van to protect the body, you're referring to a stone guard for the front of the van.
And yes Disco I've seen them fitted to numerous campervan, just not a Conqueror, normally William the Conqueror and Filbee are all over questions like this.
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*fit under*
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Oh righto my mistake. cheers
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Hello Disco470
First time I've heard of such a suggestion and not a bad idea.
Firstly though, rock sliders won't prevent pin stripping. However, having viewed very recent "cape" videos, the rock sliders would prevent lower body damage in those situations. Personally, I'd suss out JB Caravans, or Jayco's Adventurer caravan and see how they have installed their rock sliders, and then see if you can easily adapt their design to the Conqueror camper. If you choose to carryout this mod, I'm sure that there are plenty of owners who would be very interested. Remember though, you are adding additional weight to the camper, so you may need to sacrifice something in exchange.
We've completed close to 6,500ks of outback tracks, and not once have we encountered a need for rock sliders. But your excursions made be more adventurous than our trips on Gazette dirt roads. Good luck with your mod.
Cheers Philip

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Disco470

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Pin stips are a badge of honor. If you're not getting pin stripes you're not using your 490 to the fullest. The frame on the 490 is a typical trailer frame and narrows toward the hitch. Im concerned that mounting sliders wont do much as they will just be overcome with leverage. I will reach out to those you have suggested. Any ideas on the leverage issue would be appreciated.


As far as the weight goes im thinking the weight down low will help center of gravity issues.
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Hi Disco470

Sorry can't help with sliders but agree with your comment on pinstripes if your not
prepared to get them don't leave home.

Looks like you mob are having lots of fun in the vidio
the landscape / scenery looks amazing

Thanks for sharing

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We always say that we have more pinstripes than Al Grasby (for those who can remember him).
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