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Old 08-15-2008, 07:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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that is pretty good 2wd or 4x4? what cab configuration?

not too shabby.

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Old 08-15-2008, 06:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Truly astounding MPG for a gas pig with an automatic.

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Old 08-16-2008, 05:41 AM   #23 (permalink)
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that is pretty good 2wd or 4x4? what cab configuration?

not too shabby.
Hey Taco,

It looks like you were talking to me... 2007 PreRunner(means 2WD) Double Cab(means V6/auto) with tonneau cover.

Later,

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Old 08-22-2008, 12:27 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Bondo,

Great result overall. I'm as impressed with your result as with the professional quality of your product. I believe your sales pitch would be more complete and much more convincing if you showed an improvement in fuel economy on an apples-to-apples comparison with a stock V8 AT F-150. That way people could see how much imrovement your product provides, and could easily calculate how much gas and money they would really save. 25 mpg in an F-150 seems great, but what does a stock one get cruising with no A/C at 69 mph?

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Old 01-03-2010, 05:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Bondo,Nice job!! very impressive!couple of thoughts:the consumer you are targeting IS driving over 65 (sadly) so having a test in that mph range will convey better than a test at 55mph.the general public consumer doesn't want to look like a (sterotyping) geek when they get good mileage.

you would want to compare your product (with its effeciency) to a similar product (a flat cover?)
Your prime potential consumer is wanting to buy a cover already (has avaialbe spendable dollars - as$)
Your secondary potential customer (spc)wants better mileage uot of their existing truck. This spc may not have as$. They are trying to spend less on gas. They might take too much marketing to convience them to 'invest up front' to save later.
A classic example of this is the double pain window aftermarket bussiness. Here in CA, the utility companies have to offer rebates and financing to get people to install them. Yet intrinsicly, we all realize that they help.

In ALL marketing, the secret is to find uot who already has your client.
You Client owns a truck, has extra money to spend on it, AND cares enough to take action. Seeing and buying your product is then a default behavior.

Of course, if (again target) you find a company that buys a fleet if pickups (that they DONT modify with their own customized bed contraption) AND they are diving some amount of freeway......

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Old 01-03-2010, 07:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Thanks mcrews............

........ for you compliments and advice on marketing. Marketing is of upmost importance. I wish I knew more about how to market a product. I definitely will have to find someone to team up with who is knowledgable in marketing.

If you read the first post "Commercially Produced Aerodynamic Pickup Bed Cap" which was put up on ecomodder by MetroMpg in January of 2008, and I owe Darin alot of thanks for that post for it has given the Aerolid alot of good exposure to a potential market, my problem then as now has been capitalization.

I am still hammering at it and I will say that 2010 is shaping up to have dynamics in place which may allow me to aquire the capital needed to target this emerging market. Domestic pickup truck sales are predicted to be strong in 2010 and oil is predicted to be around $100.00 a barrel by the summer of 2010.

I hope 2010 is a good year for us all,

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Old 01-03-2010, 07:36 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I realized after I posted that this was an old thread and that you had other newer threads.
I am in a similar boat as you except my 'creation' is a process in selling. Not a manufactured item. Capitolization is a universal problem but you need a business plan that isolates who the buyer is and how you got to them.

as a final thought, a guick glance of your thumbnail somehow makes me think of
the GT40... the sloping deck, ford logo, white vehicle........don't know what it is....
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as much as I would like to applaud your efforts to make trucks more efficient, trucks and their inherent inefficiencies just need to fall by the wayside because a V8 powered commuter vehicle is just wasteful.
Too bad most people don't buy trucks as commuter vehicles, we buy them to do work, but also want them to get good fuel mileage while hauling around boats, cars, trucks, horses, or whatever the case may be. I definitely wouldn't have a truck unless it had a purpose, which mine does...to pull horse trailers. Try doing that with your integra.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:49 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Too bad most people don't buy trucks as commuter vehicles, we buy them to do work, but also want them to get good fuel mileage while hauling around boats, c
Nearly every second vehicle here in Austin is a truck. Trucks seem to be more of a fashion statement here - just like S ( sport ?? ) UVs
The most work the trucks will see here is usually once every three years when someone needs to move a couch or a tv . The rest of the time they are hauling 1/ 100 th of the weight they are rated for .
The underside of these ' work trucks ' are cleaner than my car ( literally ) and many have never even been driven on grass.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Same here, Cd. A guy I work with commutes 100 miles a day with his Cummins powered Dodge. Around 10 pickups at work and 2 see regular farm use.

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