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Old 10-27-2010, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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crazy weird Toyota camper

I would imagine he made it that way to improve it's cda while still being useful as a camper. Apologies if this is not news.

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Interesting!

Food for thought. Loose that pointy tail where it all hinges. Flat door at that point would be simpler, lighter, keep usable interior space, and focus on attached flow.

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Old 10-28-2010, 09:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Interesting aerodynamic truck camper

Here's an interesting custom boat tail for a pick up truck/camper.

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Old 10-28-2010, 12:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, it's not exactly laminar flow, and the black panels would make things toasty on any sunny day south of Nome, but it does show what can be done with a basic pickup truck shape.

I wonder about his rear wheel wells, and why skirts were not used.
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Yeah I saw that too, should say "attached flow". 29mpg in a 4 cylinder? not too bad when you include the weight added and the fact you don't have to pull a camper.

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