What are Flares made of?
Flarespace flares are made of poly ester resin, also known as fiberglass. Our flares are manufactured in Portland, Oregon. We work closely with Miles Fiberglass, a fiberglass and composites company with over 50 years of experience in the RV, marine and wind turbine industry. MFC produces only the highest quality materials and we are proud to partner with them!
What are the dimensions of the Flares, how much do they stick off the van?
Our flares are designed to fit directly into the rear quarter panel of a van and will extend up to the window in the mid or front panel respectively. Flare dimensions vary for each type of van. For Flare dimensions specific to each van, please refer to the product page of the flare that fits your van.
144 Sprinter Regular depth flares will extend 3.25” off the rear quarter panel on each side, the extended driver side flare will extend 5". This sleek design does not significantly impact the view in the side view mirrors and allows for full use of the slider door(s). Rear doors can still be opened 270 degrees with the use of an extended door stopper except when rear door ladder is installed.
Are Flares noisy?
While Flarespace can't match the noise reduction of a finished wall with 4" depth, Flares do much better than any window or roof vent in your van with 1/4" to 3/8" of closed cell foam insulation.