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Old 02-07-2013, 04:21 PM
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MythBusters & a couple other programs have done tests to see just which gives better gas mileage, tonneau, no tonneau, tailgate dropped, tailgate removed, tailgate net, etc. etc.
Personally i watch NasCar truck racing & they all have covers, but they are not too worried about MPG & they don't have a truck bed floor, so they do it for looks
I have a cover so that people don't use my truck bed as a dumpster & they don't see what i carry in my truck bed, out of site, out of mind, so to speak. It also keeps water, dirt, dust, bird dung, leaves, etc. out of the bed.

If i am losing 1/2 gallon of gas per 500 miles, because of a tonneau, it is worth it to have one
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