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steelreign 02-14-2011 02:51 PM

Does a Tonneau really improve MPG's?
 
It might be my imagination and I've only had a cover on for 2 days. But my mileage has gone up from low 16MPG to low 18MPG. Has anyone else noticed a decent mileage increase after putting on a tonneau cover?

City Slicker 02-14-2011 02:53 PM

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=69626

HerRam 02-14-2011 02:56 PM

No it does not save fuel

AKFossil 02-14-2011 03:05 PM

trucks have been designed to maximize efficiency stock. Which explains the tailgate designs.

Mythbusters did a episode on this.

rtkman 02-14-2011 08:42 PM

^ What he said.

Chili1K 02-14-2011 09:02 PM

it does way more than just save a buck or two at the pump.. it provides security and protection and safety.

who cares about the 2 mpgs.

i bought a truck, not a prius!

HoustonHemi 02-14-2011 09:14 PM

Multiple benefits to a tonneau cover. MPG might be one,,, I've had mine since very early on, so hard to tell if it made much difference.

rinkerman 02-14-2011 09:17 PM

I have added covers to 2 rams & have not seen any improvement in mileage. I track every single tank of gas on a spreadsheet to keep track. On both trucks there was no noticeable change.

M n M 02-14-2011 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AKFossil (Post 443583)
trucks have been designed to maximize efficiency stock. Which explains the tailgate designs.

Mythbusters did a episode on this.

If I remember right they determined that the cover did hurt or gain any mileage.

RAMTX 02-15-2011 12:09 AM

don't have one but don't think that will help on gas mileage but some of the hard covers looks nice. lol


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