There is really no total protection for a car being towed behind an RV. If you've ever found yourself close behind a large truck, you know why. Even at a distance of 40 or 50 feet, you get pelted with bits of sand and debris. When you tow your car you are literally pinning it's nose to the rear of your motor home. We have used a Roadmaster Guardian shield since towing. Despite this, in some road conditions we will find bits of small gravel and sand on the windshield. Before we went to Alaska in 2006 we went to Coastline Cover Company, now doing business as Coastline RV and Off Road. We went to their facility and had a tow car cover made for our toad. We used it for the remaining life of that car. It did provide good protection but also caused some scuffing of the paint and clouded the headlight lenses. This was noticeable but we towed that car for over 100,000 miles. We haven't had one made for the current toad. Besides the scuffing of paint, the current toad requires replacing fuses and starting it each morning it is being towed so that would require removing the cover every morning we are on the road with the tow. If you travels don't have you traveling day after day frequently then this situation wouldn't be a concern. So far, the Guardian has done fine protecting this toad.
There is one other problem with debris while towing, small sand and dust will accumulate on the side windows. The brushes on the outside of the window slot on our first toad would collect this material and the side windows would be scratched by the particles. I think you will find this to be a concern despite any protection you put on the front of the toad.
If a trailer weren't such a hassle I would carry the toad in a trailer but we travel frequently and dealing with a trailer day after day is more trouble than I want.
Tom and Louise Butler
2004 Monaco Windsor, Cummins 400 ISL
Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar, Brakemaster, GMC Acadia, BikeE Recumbent Bicycles
After 9 1/2 years full time in our motor home and being Winter Texans we are now living at Sandpipers Resort in Edinburg, Texas. Now we are Summer Chickens!
"The tipi is much better to live in; always clean and warm in winter, cool in summer, easy to move... If the Great Spirit wanted men to live in one place he would have made the world stand still." -- Flying Hawk, South Dakota Oglala Sioux