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Old 12-06-2021, 07:28 AM   #1
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Default How do you prevent tree branch rash

We had a little problem before with tree branches scraping the side of the rig. However, now that we are pulling a 13'6" tall stacker, getting out of the neighborhood and down some roads is a challenge.

Anyone have a paint, film or laminated material that does not show scratches as badly? We are considering some sort of rhino lining or even very thin diamond plate laminated 36' down from the top....
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Talk to the vinyl wrap guys and see if they have a clear wrap or if your rig is white just have it wrapped in that color. The wrap will protect the trailer etc but like anything will still get damadged over time so you still need to maintain and inspect it.

Sadly the only true way to avoid issues is trim the trees.
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Unfortunately, everything is black and I live in and older part of Dallas with big established trees. It's a gauntlet to get out of the neighborhood. I have a garage behind the house to park in.

I have the plastic wrap on the front of my sports cars and the thicker material is self healing on a sunny day, so that may be the best option.
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HI.. Diamon plate could be the answer. Thin and replaceable if needed. Local neighborhood and city, I have found to be the lowest clearances that are unmarked, and hard to navigate. Being 13' 6", you will find, for the most part, you have limited your self to major highways. You can follow the path of commercial fright hauler and usually have the clearance you need. I thought long and hard about a stacker trailer. Where I want to travel, the lower profile was the only way I could get down the road. My TC and trailer clearance is 12' -. Yes I had to make other arrangements for what I wanted to take with me. I still have gotten a few scrapes in the last 20 years. Good luck OU812
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