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  • How to Protect a Toad from Chips or Scratches While in Tow
  • The Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover part # 288-06603 is not designed to be used on a moving vehicle. If used in this fashion then the chances of it tearing would be increased therefore I cannot recommend this. However, we do still have multiple ways of protecting your toad while in tow and not just the windshield portion either. For this, I recommend taking a look at Sentry Deflector part # DM9523135 if you have a Demco Tow Bar, the Guardian Rock Guard part # RM-4000...
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  • Recommended Windshield Cover for 2021 Ford F-450
  • We found that the etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # e98899 fits better on larger trucks like your 2021 Ford E450. We compared it with a similarly sized windshield cover # 288-06603, and it wasn't so much the size but more of the way the extended side flaps worked with the truck and kept it in place. You can check out the comparison video linked below this page. Another great feature about this windshield cover is that it is reversible. Use the blue side for...
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  • Can these be used for boat ramp launching/recovering?
  • Absolutely the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Track # 288-07411 can be used for extra traction on a boat ramp. They can be used virtually on any surface to help improve traction. We even had a customer write a review saying that's what they use it for. Having that extra security is really nice, and when you don't need them you can store them in the back by your spare tire. They do come as a single piece # 288-07411, and as a set # 288-07411-2 I linked a review video for you...
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  • Recommended Windshield Cover for a 2018 Ram 3500
  • The etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover part # e98899 measures 70" wide at the bottom and there are 8" sections off each side that will get closed in the door so it should be a great option for a 2018 Ram 3500.
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  • Will Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks Work With A Class A Motorhome
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks for Snow, Mud, and Sand # 288-07411-2 you were looking at does not have a maximum weight rating, and as such would be a great option to use with your Class A Motorcoach.
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  • Does Stallion 288-07411 Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Track Have Metal Studs on its Underside
  • The Stallion Tire Grip recovery track, part # 288-07411-2 does feature metal studs on the underside that will help the mat grip the ground surface. You can get a better look at the mat by checking out the video I've linked for you.
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  • Can I Use the Tire Grips for a Ford F-150 on a Boat Ramp
  • Yes. The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Track for Snow, Mud, and Sand # 288-07411 aren't necessarily intended to be used in this manner, but we have had a customer report back that they've used them for this application successfully. They do come as a single track with part # 288-07411, or as a set with part # 288-07411-2.
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  • Snow Windshield Cover Compatible with 2002 Bigfoot 30MH29RC Motorhome
  • The etrailer Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover - 70" Wide x 39" Tall # 288-06603 is a great fit for your 2002 Bigfoot 30MH29RQ Class C motorhome and is my recommendation. There are a couple other options like the Hopkins Winter Protection - Double-Sided Exterior Windshield Cover # HM17511 and the Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover # HM17529 which are designed for snow. I personally think the etrailer Snoblock is a better quality and more...
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  • Will the etrailer Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover Fit a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali
  • Yes. The etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover - 70" Wide x 39-3/4" Tall # e98899 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali by our team. I've added a photo with detailed dimensions on this cover for you to have a look at and compare to your windshield if you'd like to get some added peace of mind.
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  • Traction Recovery Track Weight Capacity Compatibility with Renegade Verona Le
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks for Snow, Mud, and Sand - Qty 2 # 288-07411-2 aren't rated for weight capacity and torque. They are simply used to help with traction in a recovery situations. It will work well for your Renegade Verona Le.
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  • How to Protect Flat Towed Vehicles Windshield/Paint
  • We have great products designed for exactly what you are looking for, but the Hopkins part # HM17529 that you referenced is only designed for snow and ice so it may not prevent damage from debris. Instead you'd need something like the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard part # RM-4000 which is designed to attach to a Roadmaster flat towing setup. If you could get back to me with the brand of flat towing setup you have I can check to see what the best solution would be for you. For example,...
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  • Will the etrailer.com Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover Fit a 2019 Ram 2500
  • The etrailer.com Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover part # 288-06603 does work on larger pick-up trucks so there should be no issue with a 2019 Ram 2500. However, it is always best to measure just to be sure. The above windshield cover measures 70" at its widest point. It looks like other customers have used this on their Ram 3500 so you should again not have any issues.
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  • Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The etrailer.com Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # 288-06603 is a universal fit item with a 70" wide x 39" tall coverage area. I was able to find out that the windshield on your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is 58" wide x 27.5" tall, so this windshield cover will work perfectly for your Crosstrek. This cover has adjustable elastic bands that secure to your side view mirrors and flaps that close inside the doors to make sure that it not only keeps ice and snow off your windshield,...
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  • Will etrailer.com Windshield Cover # 288-06603 Damage Weatherstripping on Vehicle
  • For as many units of the # 288-06603 as we've sold, not one customer has reported any sort of damage to their vehicle door's weatherstripping. So, it's safe to say that unless you plan on leaving the cover on for months and months at a time (other covers are available specifically for long term storage), you have nothing to worry about. Automotive weatherstripping is typically made of a mixed rubber material that is naturally very elastic and long lasting. Before closing the doors, just...
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  • Does the etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover Come With Side Mirror Covers
  • The etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover part # e98899 does not come with covers for the side mirrors but we do have a similar option which does, the Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover part # HM17529.
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  • Is There A Longer Version of the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks part # 288-07411-2 are only offered in one length, 33-1/2". If you need something with a longer length you could just simply combine multiple sets of tracks.
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  • Would etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield Cover # e98899 Fit 2020 Ram 1500
  • Yes the etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield Cover # e98899 will fit your 2020 Ram 1500. I attached a picture that shows this installed on a similar size truck to show it fits your size vehicle.
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  • How Thick Are Slats of Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks # 288-07411-2
  • I attached a picture that shows how the cable attaches to the slats. As well as a picture that shows the thickness of the slats being 18.67 mm. This is the only width we have available currently and hopefully soon we have a demo video but at this time we do not.
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  • Does the etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover Have Magnets
  • The etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover part # e98899 does not come with magnets, it is held in place both by the sewn in loops which wrap around the side mirrors as well as the fabric flaps which will get shut in the door jamb. It is actually pretty secure once you get both of these attachments secured. I don't think magnets would work well for a windshield cover.
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  • Windshield Cover Recommendation for 2017 Mercedes Sprinter Class B
  • Your Sprinter Class B camper would need a larger windshield cover than the # e98899 since it has a larger windshield. For that you'd want the part # 290-2523 and you'd be set with something easy to install, fits properly, and provides great protection.
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  • Does Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield Cover Fit Multiple Vehicle Sizes
  • The Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # 288-06603 referenced in your question is a semi-universal item that is designed to fit most cars, trucks, and SUVs. This is why it is confirmed to fit a varitey of different size vehicles like your Ford F-250, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru. The cover is also confirmed to work well on the 2014-2018 Infiniti Q70. Its overall dimensions are 70 inches wide and 39 inches tall with the side flaps (used for theft deterrent) adding an additional...
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  • etrailer.com Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover For Toyota Prius
  • The etrailer.com Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # 288-06603 will work well on your Toyota Prius because it is a universal design. The windshield cover is 70" wide x 39" tall so you can measure the windshield of your Prius to double check. The elastic bands will fit around the mirrors to keep the cover on. I have attached a video of it on a Tesla Model 3 for your reference.
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  • Recommended Windshield Cover For 2018 Ford E-350 Cutaway
  • The Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover # HM17529 is a fit for the 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway. In the winter, you'll have no more scraping of snow or ice. All you have to do is just remove the cover and you're ready to go. In the summertime, it'll help keep the interior vehicle cool and protect your interior from any UV damage. it is 73" Long X 40" tall. I have a link of all the Windshield covers that will fit the 2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway.
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  • Warranty for the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks # 288-07411-2 you referenced come with a 1-year limited warranty. I have attached a review video for you to check out.
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  • Traction Plate for GMC Denali to Use in Sand
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Track # 288-07411 is designed to be used in sand. It is a very durable rubber which is not going to crack under the weight of your GMC Denali and the rubber grips are held together by galvanized steel cables. There isn't a specific number you need because it can depend on the situation you find yourself in although a single mat is likely going to be sufficient for most situations. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to take...
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  • Recommended Traction in Snowy Conditions
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks for Snow, Mud, and Sand - Qty 2 # 288-07411-2 is designed for traction with a slow moving tire that is already stuck. If you aren't already stuck then snow chains are the route to go with a top speed of 25 mph in most cases. For the emergency situation like you are describing you could use more traction platforms or you may be interested in the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Track for Snow, Mud, and Sand - Qty 1 # 288-07411. If...
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  • Will the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Track Help with Loose Gravel on Inclines
  • Yes the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Track part # 288-07411 would be a very viable option for gaining extra traction on the slippery gravel boat ramps. Here in the Midwest we have a lot of river launch ramps that have the same gravel situation and I could see these being very helpful in those situations.
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  • Preventing Rock Chips and Road Debris Damage when Flat Towing a Vehicle Behind an RV
  • Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover # HM17529 would provide some protection against rocks but it is not meant to be used while the vehicle is moving despite the fact that the RV would be blocking most of the wind. It would ultimately result in damage and/or loss of cover. I recommend taking a look at our selection of vehicle guards and related parts, see link. Or you might also consider some hitch mounted mud flaps such as # RM-4400-102.
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  • What are the Dimensions of the GripTrax Traction Plates, What are they Made Of, are They Flexible
  • I spoke with my contact at Hopkins about the GripTrax traction plates, # HM12501. He stated that they measure 25 inches long and 8 inches wide. They are made of ABS plastic. The plates are rigid, they are not meant to flex. I have included a picture that shows the dimensions for you.
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  • Can the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks Be Used On a Boat Ramp
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks part # 288-07411-2 can be used on pretty much any surface to help improve traction so I see no reason as to why you cannot use them on a cement boat ramp with slippery algae.
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  • Which Snoblock Windshield Cover will work with a 2009 Ford F-150?
  • The Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover - 70" Wide x 39" Tall # 288-06603 will be wider than your 2009 Ford F-150 windshield and will work very well. It is a confirmed fit from the manufacturer.
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  • Can Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield Cover Also Work as Sun Shade
  • The Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # 288-06603 referenced in your question will also work great as a shade during those hot summer months. This allows it to provide year-long benefits to your vehicle. We have had several customers report back that they use it for this purpose as well with good results. I have attached a couple short video demonstrations that you can check out as well.
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  • Can an RV Stay Parked on the Tire Grip Traction Plate # 288-07411
  • The Tire Grip traction plate # 288-07411 was designed to be used at the time of getting stuck so you wouldn't want to keep the RV parked on it. I do have an option that you can stay parked on and can also help with leveling if need be. Take a look at the 10 pack of leveling blocks # CAM44521. Several of these on the ground will provide a solid platform and they can be stacked to help with leveling. I have included a link to a video review for you.
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  • Will Hopkins GripTrax Traction Plates HM12501 Work on Sandy Beach Surface
  • Yes, the Hopkins GripTrax Traction Plates # HM12501 will work on a sandy beach as well as on muddy and snowy surfaces. Since a sandy beach surface may not always be firmly packed you might consider using two sets so that you have enough length to get the van onto firmer packed sand. Laying down two plates end to end will give you over 4-feet of traction surface so that the van can get enough momentum to roll to a harder surface.
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  • Thickness of the Hopkins GripTrax Traction Plates Part # HM12501
  • I spoke to my contact at Hopkins who informed me that the Hopkins GripTrax Traction Plates part # HM12501 are around 3/4" thick. These pads are a great tool to keep in your car as they will work in snow, mud and sand. They are also lightweight and do not take up too much space. I have attached a review video for you as well.
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  • Windshield Cover for 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • Yes, the Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # 288-06603 is a good selection for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler. Since this cover is generously sized at 70-inches wide x 39-inches tall it will fit a huge number of vehicles. The review and installation videos that are linked for you give additional details about the cover's construction and its installation. I also linked our page for vehicle covers for outdoor applications such as Rampage # RA2261 in case you want to cover...
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  • Best Windshield Cover Recommendation for a Truck
  • We have a few different windshield covers that all have different sizes. To find the best one for your truck you will need to measure your windshield and then pick the one below that fits yours the best. The Hopkins Winter Protection - Double-Sided Exterior Windshield Cover # HM17511 is 70" Long X 29" tall. The Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover # HM17529 is 73" Long X 40" tall, and the etrailer.com Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover is 70"...
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  • Will Snoblock Snow/Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover 288-06603 Fit 2013 Silverado and 2017 CR-V
  • Yes, the Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # 288-06603 will fit well on both your 2013 Silverado 2500 and your wife's 2017 Honda CR-V. The cover's substantial size, 70 x 39-inches, means it will provide thorough protection of both vehicles' windshields. The cover features elastic bands that secure to your mirrors and the side flaps on the cover help prevent theft once you close the vehicle doors on them. Please refer to the linked video. You might also be interested...
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  • Material and Installation of Hopkins Arctic Guard Windshield Cover
  • The Hopkins Windshield Cover part # HM17529 that you referenced is made of a heavy duty nylon material with sewn edges. It installs by hooking over the rearview mirrors of the vehicle and then adjusted with the straps that run down the middle. If you check out the install video I attached you will see exactly how this is done.
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  • Windshield Cover for 2019 Ram 3500 and Ford F-150
  • The etrailer.com brand # e98899 Windshield Cover measures 90 inches wide x 39-3/4 inches in height which will fit most truck windshields, but you might want to get a quick width and height measurement of each windshield to be sure because it's a universal cover and we haven't tested it on your two trucks. One neat feature of the windshield cover is that it features flaps that can be shut in the driver and passenger door so the cover will stay in place even on windy days. As you can...
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  • Recommendation For Covering Windshield And Wipers
  • Yes! These products are very useful in all seasons. We carry both the # E98899 and the # 288-06603 just as you describe.
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  • Can you Use the etrailer Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield Cover If it is Too Wide for your Vehicle
  • The etrailer Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield Cover, part # 288-06603, is in fact our narrowest cover. However, this should not be a problem due to how it secures to the car. The extra side pieces are meant to be tucked into the car doors, so with some extra slack like you might have with your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you would simply put a little more into the doors. I've linked to a video review of this cover so you can see how it works.
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  • Will etrailer Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield Cover Fit 2018 Jeep Wrangler
  • The etrailer Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # 288-06603 can and will fit your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK. It is a universal size that is larger than you'd need but you can tuck it and fold it as needed so that it fits without excessive overhang.
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  • Replacement Scraper Recommendation for the Hopkins Bear Claw Mitten Scraper part # HM13920
  • The Hopkins Bear Claw Mitten Scraper part # HM13920 that you referenced has the part # HM16721 for the scraper portion of the product. If you check out the price at the link below you will see just how inexpensive it is. Most likely this specific scraper wouldn't be found in a retail store close to you, but one similar would.
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  • Shipping Weight Of Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Track
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Track for Snow, Mud, and Sand # 288-07411 has a shipping weight of 5 lbs.
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  • Does Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield Fit 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • I took a look and your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 has a windshield that measures 58" x 27-/12" so based on that, the etrailer Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # 288-06603 will absolutely fit. The cover measures 70" x 39" with adjustable elastic bands so it is going to be a nice fit that gives your Silverado's windshield complete coverage from the elements. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well of the Snoblock Snow and Ice...
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  • Will Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield Cover Work For Rain
  • The Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield Cover # 288-06603 that you referenced features a weather-resistant polyester construction that's going to work great with rain, snow, ice, and any other moisture-related output the clouds might have in mind. Its extended height also adds coverage to the windshield wipers for when that rain freezes over to keep them from getting caked with ice or buried in snow. I have attached a short video review that you can check out along with a recent customer...
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  • How Much Does the Extendable Auto Emergency Snow Shovel, # 17211 Weigh
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled an Extendable Auto Emergency Snow Shovel, # 17211, and put it on a digital scale. The shovel weighs only 1.3 pounds. The shovel blade can be separated from the handle to make it more compact. With the blade separated and the handle retracted, the handle is 18-1/2 inches long. The blade is 9-1/2 inches wide by 13-1/2 inches long. With the blade attached and the handle retracted the shovel is 29-1/2 inches long. And with the blade attached and the...
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  • How to Install the Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover
  • Yes, the Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover part # HM17529 will fit your 2005 Buick LeSabre and will do an excellent job of keeping the snow and ice off of your windshield. As you can see from the sample install video, the process is very simple. Just throw the cover over the windshield and secure it inside the vehicle using the included hooks. You can then tighten the cover with the straps for a better fit. The hardest part will be just throwing the cover over...
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  • Windshield Cover Recommendation for 2017 Jeep Cherokee to Protect from Snow and Ice
  • For what you are looking for I'd recommend the etrailer.com Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # 288-06603. This is a great cover to protect from winter ice and snow and is easy to install. This is confirmed to fit your 2017 Jeep Cherokee. I believe this is a better option than # HM17529 or # HM17511 which will also fit.
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  • Windshield Cover for a Ford F-350
  • The best option to fit the windshield (and side mirrors) on a Ford F-350 is windshield cover # HM17529. It is adjustable but has a max size of 73" Long X 40" tall. The other covers are simply too small for a large truck. The mirrors may be an issue if they are the design that is taller than wide because the covers are designed for mirrors that stick out further than they are tall. I have linked a video review of this cover for you.
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  • Availability of Camco Windshield Wiper Wedges
  • The Camco Windshield Wiper Wedges CAM45456 have been discontinued but I do have another solution to help keep your wiper blades in ship shape when you have your vehicle parked in the elements. If you were needing them for a storage situation to keep the pressure off of your wipers then unfortunately we don't have anything that could be used as a substitute. I personally use the Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover # HM17529 on my vehicles and it is an excellent...
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  • Will etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # e98899 fit Ford Fiesta & BMW Sedan
  • Yes the etrailer 2-in-1 Exterior Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover # e98899 would fit well on both a Ford Fiesta and a BMW sedan.
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  • What Material is the Emergency Shovel Made Out of
  • The Extendable Auto Emergency Snow Shovel, part # 17211, is entirely plastic, there is no metal blade. It is 9-1/2 inches wide and it is currently the only shovel that we offer.
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  • Construction of the Plastic Extendable Auto Emergency Snow Shovel
  • The Extendable Auto Emergency Snow Shovel, item # 17211, is made from polypropylene plastic.
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  • Would Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover # HM17529 Fit 2004 Lexus RX 330
  • The Hopkins Heavy-Duty ArcticGuard Snow and Ice Windshield Cover # HM17529 that you referenced measures 73 inches long and 40 inches tall so it would easily fit your 2004 Lexus RX 330. It has straps on the front of the cover too which allow you to take up any extra slack if the vehicle happens to be a bit narrower.
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  • Replacement Option for Yakima Snow Shoes
  • While I do not have solution for your broken Yakima snowshoes I can tell you that we now offer the Swagman # S65205 Proform Snowshoes in Large. The shoes are made of lightweight aluminum, feature a durable deck and offer a glove-friendly, ratcheting strap-and-buckle adjustment system. I have provided a link below. On your behalf I did contact Yakami and they told me it has been 15 to 20 years since they have sold snowshoes and that they no longer have replacements.
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  • How Much Do the Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks Weigh
  • The Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks for Snow, Mud, and Sand - Qty 2 # 288-07411-2 weigh about 6-1/2-lbs each, so they're easy to move around and get situated when you need to use them.
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