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FPO 11-18-2011 12:56 PM

Anybody see these on the road yet? (Transport trailer add-on taper)
 
seen 2 so far..

http://www.jubbling.com/wp-content/u...railertail.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=MCfbKoNMv60

Sven7 11-18-2011 01:01 PM

In Michigan I've seen tons with the lower curtains but none with the tail.

FPO 11-18-2011 01:02 PM

Yeah , I was talking about the tails, the skirts are old news

lowglider 11-18-2011 01:59 PM

These guys claim a 12% mpg gain in combination with skirts, so even if it`s 10%, it`s awesome. The design kicks ass, I like how it folds in 4 seconds so that it doesn`t impede truck loading.

I cannot comprehend why fleet owners do not put this on every single one of their trucks. Here in my "Rapist taxes R us" country one big truck costs about 100 000USD a year just in fuel.

kach22i 11-18-2011 02:23 PM

Video said 6% didn't it?

Sven7 11-18-2011 03:03 PM

83.7% improvement!!!

Ecotoyota 11-19-2011 02:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kach22i (Post 270907)
Video said 6% didn't it?

Yes, the tail will effect MPG by 6% and both tail and skirts will effect by 12%.

jime57 11-19-2011 01:21 PM

Have not seen the tail in the Mid Atlantic area, but the skirts are everywhere. Schneider has the skirts on every truck in their fleet. There must be some sort of operational problem with the tail that is impeding growth, perhaps backing accidents.

Cd 11-19-2011 02:05 PM

I have been eagerly awaiting seeing these in the Austin, Texas area.
I'm seeing more and more side skirts, but no tails.

TheMarkofPolo 11-19-2011 02:28 PM

Yeah, I've seen a few along the I44 corridor in Missouri and Oklahoma. Simple and effective.


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