In this video, we're going to show you how to install the Enkay Rock Tamers Heavy Duty Adjustable Mud Flap System for 2-inch hitches part number ERT00108. First thing we need to do is take our hub and slip it over the ball mount that we'll be using in our hitch. We will slide our ball mount back into the hitch and secure it with a hitch pin. On the other side of the hub, you will see some bolts with a nut and a couple of washers. This is how we're going to attach the hub and secure it to our ball mount. First we're going to tighten down the bolt.
We'll move back and forth from one side to the other to make sure we tighten the bolts down evenly. Thats what's going to hold our Rock Tamers hub in the position on top of our ball mount. Now, we'll come back with a wrench and tighten down the nuts. Now that we have this hardware set, we can move on to assembling the rest of the system. The next thing we're going to do is install the rugs inside our hub.
We'll loosen all six of these Allen head bolts. With all the bolts loosen, we can take our rod and fit it through. With the rod in place, we can put our end cap back over the rod and then re-install the hardware that secures the end cap. Now, we'll repeat the same procedure to the left hand side rod. Next, we'll fly the flap clamps over the rods, but we're not going to secure them yet with the hardware.
We wont do that until we actually have the flaps installed. And we will do the same on the other side of the vehicle. You do want to make sure that the square mounting hole is facing out so that we can properly orient our carriage bolt when we go to secure with the hardware. Now, we're going to measure to determine how long we need to cut our mud flaps too. We're going to measure from the bottom of the support rod right here on this line down to the ground then we're going to subtract 3 or 4 inches for proper ground clearance, somewhere about 23-1/2 inches to the bottom of the support rod.
So we are going to go ahead and take off 3-1/2 so we need to cut our flaps at 20 inches long. So what we're going to do is we're going to find the closest pre-scored line to our 20-inch mark and we'll follow that. This line right here is right near our 20-inch mark so thats where we're going to trim our mud guards from. We'll use straight hitch to help make our cut nice and clean. Now, we can take either the punch included and punch out our mounting holes or you can also use a drill and drill bit. We'll show you how to do both. We'll set our punch on the hole and we'll use a hammer to start driving it through. Make sure you place a piece of wood underneath so that you dont damage the tip of the punch. With our flap cut to length and all of our holes punched, we'll go ahead and repeat the same procedure for the opposite flap. Now that we have our flaps cut to fit, we're going to insert the flap into the clamp system. Now, it might be a little bit tight getting the flap inside the clamp so if you need to, you can wet it down with some water or some soapy water to help it slip into place a little bit easier. We'll feed the hardware through and we'll start the washer and the nut on the back side of the bolt, but we're not going to tighten it down yet. With all five of our fasteners in position, we'll move back to the driver's side and repeat the same procedure. We've got three positioning holes here for our flap clamp. The innermost hole is typically used for smaller mid-sized vehicles. The center hole will be used for full size vehicles. The outer most hole is used for larger vehicles like double rear wheel pickups or small motor homes. We've got an after mark instead of wheels and tires on this vehicle, and what the exhaust word is, we're going to go ahead and use this outer hole which is still its going to provide protection, but its going to keep the flap away from the exhaust and covering our tire. We'll line up the hole, feed our bolt through, and attach it with the nylon lock nut at the back. We'll go ahead and tighten this one down and we will do the same on the other side of the vehicle. Now, we're ready to attach our trim plates. We'll hold the trim plate into position. We'll take our trim plate feed one with safety head bolts through. Put a spacer on the other side and push the hardware through and secure it on the back with the washer and nut. Now that we've got all our hardware started, we're going to go ahead and tighten them down. We'll take the included safety bit wrench, stick it in the bolt head, and we'll take our socket wrench on the back to tighten down the nuts. With all of our hardware inserted and tightened down, we'll move to the other side and attach our trim plate on the driver's side. Now, we're ready to tighten the five clamp bolts on the flap clamp and we'll repeat the same process for the five clamp bolts on the drivers side. Now, we're going to do the final adjustment on our rods. We're going to break these bolts loose with the arms come down just a little bit and then we'll tighten them back up. Next, we'll twist our support rod to our flap _ 0:05:12.0 nice and plumb and we'll take our 5-mm Allen head and tighten the three clamp bolts down, and then we'll repeat the same process for the drivers side. And that does it for assembly and installation of the Enkay Rock Tamers Heavy Duty Adjustable Mud Flap System for 2-inch hitches part number ERT00108.