Thread: Tonneau cover?
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ZMW View Post
2) Is there any MPG gain in real life driving? I know it will not save enough to get me back my $800 back, but it would be nice if there was some long term savings. Its my understanding HWY yeilds better MPG savings then city driving with Tonneau's?

I have a 4x4 V6 pentastar if the makes any MPG savings difference... mixed driving I get 19.5 mpg avg

Thoughts?
As far as MPG goes. Yes, you are increasing the aerodynamics of your truck by installing a tonneau cover which should, theoretically, increase your MPG. However, the added weight of the tonneau cover is going to eliminate most, if not all, of your MPG gains.

As the previous commentators have mentioned, maybe a .5 or 1 MPG increase in mileage. That's the best you can hope for.
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