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Old 08-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Aero Shield Wind Delfector

Do these devices work? Will they help keep bugs of front of RV? Will I help on fuel usage?

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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I don't know, But I see a lot of semi tractors use some type of wind shield on the top of their tractors, and their trailers have a lot more frontal area. I have one on the hood of my truck and it helps keep the bugs off of my truck windshield. Are you thinking of one for the cab of your truck or for the hood? I would think that one could help but the savings might not be enough to offset the cost. JMHO
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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I researched these a lot and even though I bought one, returned it when I saw how it mounted as I didn't want to ruin my roof, my door seals, etc

And unlees I am driving a LOT and always with the 5th wheel, I couldn't justify keeping it for marginal (if any) benefit ...
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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I used one with a Suburban and travel trailer.

It did decrease the amount of bugs on the trailer, but don't expect a miracle.

It did increase mpg, but the gain was very small.

I quit using it. It was more trouble to put on and take off than it was worth.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:48 AM   #6
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Don't waste your money. I was pulling a cherry old '91 Excel with our 2008 F150 SuperCrew. I thought i'd try the deflector to see if it would help any. Never got a chance to, as I traded for the 2009 F350 in our signature. Pulled the Excel with it once, then purchased the 2008 Copper Canyon. Most of our hauls are short 60-100miles one way. With the ocassional longer trip. I'd try the deflector on some trips and left it off on others. Didn't detect any difference in mpg....it's terrible anyways....around 8-8.5 with the trailer and boat in tow. I did have to place spacers under the deflector as it would rub on the corregations in the roof otherwise. I was always concerned about rubbing the paint off where the straps hook into the gutter, so I'd put a piece of white duct tape down before tightening the straps. Also the straps will rattle in the wind, so I'd secure them with a small zip tie. The only advantage I can see, is it lightened my wallet and did help keep the bugs off the trailer....other than that nothing but wind noise. I did finally get it sold for $50 just to get it out of the shop.

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