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Old 12-17-2010, 11:01 AM   #41 (permalink)
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You could limit the slope to respect the geometry of your trucks bed,not allowing it to go as low as the top of the tailgate.
In a way,you'd have more usable space inside and a nice vertical rear windshield back there.
And if you do some plan taper,bringing the sides in,you might gain back some that your losing in elevation.
My truck is a short-bed, which is NOT ideal for aerocap, compared to a long bed.

I do like the idea of a cap that doesn't come even to the top of the tailgate on the back. Something that looks a bit like the back of a Prius or Insight might be slick.

I also like the idea of having a flat area in the rear to maintain a small rearview window. One of the things I like about my pickup is that it has very good sight-lines all the way around. I would like to not lose too much of that with and aerocap.

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Old 12-17-2010, 11:06 AM   #42 (permalink)
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You should check out my aero cap attempt on my extended cab (6.5' bed)...

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Sounds interesting!

Can you make a sketch?
There are several retractable tonnaeus available. If I ditch the canopy on my truck, I'm going with one of these:
Peragon Retractable Truck Bed Covers: Aluminum, Powder Coated, Key Locking, All-Weather, Quality Truck Bed Tonneau Cover

Durable and relatively inexpensive for a hard tonnaeu.

There are a bunch of different roll-up tonnaeus too:
http://www.pace-edwards.com/rolltop.html

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