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Old 02-28-2012, 07:11 AM   #211 (permalink)
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The A-B-A test done was flawed.

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Drop the end gate and extend the slope to eliminate more verticle surface. It could be a second piece that can be put away when not on the highway for example.
Yes it would help Dave and welcome to ecomodder.

The 4% gain Fubeca determined through an A-B-A test on a cold day, under 20 degrees with a strong cross wind, is flawed.

Fubeca agrees it is flawed in this post in another thread:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ap-583-47.html

The mystery is why, on a webpage which heralds correct data and testing methodology to arrive at a figure for fuel economy improvement, this thread remains front and center on the ecomodder home page?

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #212 (permalink)
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I too have thought of that. I had an idea to make a small bracket off of an extra receiver and have the additional aero-cap attach to the hitch bracket. That way it is easily attached/unattached and securely mounted. Hey, there are some long distance traveling ideas that come to mind with one of those, maybe a drag racing option!!! :{)
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I too have thought of that. I had an idea to make a small bracket off of an extra receiver and have the additional aero-cap attach to the hitch bracket. That way it is easily attached/unattached and securely mounted. Hey, there are some long distance traveling ideas that come to mind with one of those, maybe a drag racing option!!! :{)
I concur.

Looks like you have someone serving in our armed forces with you in your picture. Tell them I appreciate greatly their service to our country.

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What did you do for the front of the bed? Do you happen to have any more interior shots of this design?

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