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Default 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?
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No it does not save fuel
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trucks have been designed to maximize efficiency stock. Which explains the tailgate designs.

Mythbusters did a episode on this.
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^ What he said.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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