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Caps/Toneau covers/Other truck bed covers - Fuel economy?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

    Nov 21, 2000
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    NYC, NY, USA
    What do you guys think about them They vary in price quite a bit, cap isnt really an option, but tossing it in there for comparison.

    Fuel economy- Do these make a difference? I have heard they are good for a few MPG's. I tried driving with the tailgate down for a good stretch of road. Felt pretty good, seemed to have added 1 or so MPG.

    My question is, with a tonnau cover, are you loosing your ability to strap stuff down? do they make ones with loops or strap hooks?
  2. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

    Dec 15, 2002
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    I made the tonneau cover on mine out of aluminum and hinged the last two foot or so like a trunk deck. I hardly ever haul anything so that wasn't a real concern. I feel that it did add a small amount to my gas mileage. Not much though. The biggest benefit was the lockable storage.

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