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Old 09-08-2013, 10:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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new CVT areo mounting location

Originally Posted by richierocket View Post
HHOTDI, that's an interesting tent! Do you stow the tent inside for driving, or does it fold up and stay on top? If it stays on top, that will add a lot of drag and frontal area, lowering mpg
Well, i did the mileage test and i went from 48mpg at a steady 70mph down to 38mpg....Oooch! So, what does any good Ecomodder do...Heh! I looked at the Aerotemplate and went to work on an old Bicycle carrier that i have for the Beetle that I rarely ever use. I unbolted the top portion and welded up a nice carrier rack for it. So, now it mounts down out of the AirStream and looks like it will turn in some good MPG numbers. I will be testing it this week and will let everyone know what the results are! Many Blessings, :{)

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