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Old 01-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Bondo, great work. I love the look of the window in the side of the cap. It really helps balance the design.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:52 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Nice job Bondo! I used to drive a 2002 F150 45 miles each way to a farm I worked at. Even with an aero cap, I likely could have fit everything I needed in the back (and kept it safer when I stopped for food/supplies).
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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.
I think you are missing the point entirely.

On an average 20000km year (16000 miles) that f150 would burn about 300 gallons less a year.

The same savings on a 40mpg civic or similar car (by improving the MPG the same percentage) would save only 129 gallons.

I don't have a choice in vehicles, I need to have a truck pull heavy loads. I cannot afford multiple vehicles. By concentrating on trucks and finding ways to save there, the fuel we are saving is much greater than trying squeeze the last drop out a small car that is unsuitable to the job.

I used to have an accord, and it got great mpg, but now I have to make my current vehicle more efficient. (I have a Ecoboost 3.5) which is much more efficient than the older v8's, but if there is a way to burn less, than I am all for it.
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I think you are missing the point entirely.
You are aware you're rebutting a statement that's over five years old, right?
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You are aware you're rebutting a statement that's over five years old, right?
And the "age" of the comment matters because . . ?
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It's part of a larger context. This is Enduval's first and so far only post, and I think in his eagerness to participate, he's skipped past a lot of other conversations that touch on this very subject in greater depth and examine the philosophies underpinning people's ecomodding choices.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #39 (permalink)
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If one would just occasionally need a truck wouldn't renting also be an option or do rental trucks not come with a trailer hitch?
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Depends on whether you're using a truck as a commuter vehicle, or as a truck. Lots of jobs require a truck, or at least can be done much better with one. (For instance, I'd hate to try hauling a winter's supply of firewood in my Insight :-)) So you need a two-pronged approach: more efficient non-truck commuter vehicles for some, more efficient trucks for others.
We went with a Toyota Tacoma V6 extended cab to supplement the Honda Accord. The spouse is a Master Gardener and hauls people and their plants and tools to work areas and meetings usually within a 50 mile radius, although there have been some long trips to conferences as well. I can guarantee that she won't haul plants in the Accord. We put a standard Leer cap on the bed to protect the plants.

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