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Old 05-26-2008, 01:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Now is it true that you can benefit from someone drafting you? Or in our cases tailgating you .. LOL
I would say no. Also, you have to be extremely close to a very large vehicle to take advantage of drafting. It may increase your FE, but it's very dangerous. Aside from eating all the crap a semi flings up off the road surface (goodbye windshield), you can't see hazards as you approach them. What would happen if the trailer were to suddenly shed a tire?

I'd recommend the 4 second rule as taught in driver's ed. Even as ecomodders, safety should come before economy.
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