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Old 05-26-2019, 11:06 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Tahoe_Hybrid View Post
In SUV or pickup you will see very little benefit unless they got a trailer tail

If you really really Want to do this look out for the ones that have Trailer tails those will give you by far the best benefit while a comfortable 25-30 feet away..
MPG yield is significantly higher then non trailer tail 18wheelers
25-30’?

What is your total stopping distance at that speed? Then add distance for reaction time. It’s ALWAYS going to be above 200’ which is still too close.

You need to be able to see BOTH side mirrors on the truck. AND have some idea of what’s ahead of him.

300-350’ feet back is where I start a pass. Closer than this means I BECOME DEPENDENT on his ability in driving, AND cannot see around him in any meaningful fashion.

Stupid is as stupid does. Quit this.

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