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Old 02-21-2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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We are looking at getting a hybrid. We currently pull a pop-up. While looking at the hybrids, it became obvious that there will be a big "wall" causing drag behind the TV. Has anyone added a camper shell to their TV to improve the aerodynamics of the whole setup? Was there any noticeable difference? I was studying the 18-wheelers this weekend while traveling and all of them had a fiberglass wind director on top of their cabs that helped direct air over and around the trailer. It seems to me that a fiberglass campershell on a TV would do about the same thing. Any opinions?

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We are looking at getting a hybrid. We currently pull a pop-up. While looking at the hybrids, it became obvious that there will be a big "wall" causing drag behind the TV. Has anyone added a camper shell to their TV to improve the aerodynamics of the whole setup? Was there any noticeable difference? I was studying the 18-wheelers this weekend while traveling and all of them had a fiberglass wind director on top of their cabs that helped direct air over and around the trailer. It seems to me that a fiberglass campershell on a TV would do about the same thing. Any opinions?

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Old 02-26-2005, 08:51 PM   #3
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So you're pulling with a pick-up? I've seen some trucks pulling 5th wheels that have a deflector on top. Of course, 5th wheel trailers come up a lot higher. I wonder if you could check your gas mileage without a campershell, get a shell with a 30-day money back guranteee, and then use it and see if your MPG improves. If not, return it. Or maybe you could find a shell to borrow?

For us, the AV and HiLo line up perfectly.

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My wife and I tow a TrailManor which has a very simaler profial as the Hi-Low It towes quite nicly and like the Hi-Low it expands out into a very nice sized camper when set up I get a good strong 17 mpg with my 2001 f-150 4WD pickup It has the 5.4 so the load is not a hard pull Plenty of power and a comfortable ride to boot
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