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Old 08-09-2014, 09:12 PM   #15
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From this website: Airtab: Aerodynamic fuel savers for truck, tractor, trailer, bus, RV

Airtabs™ are patented after-market aerodynamic drag reduction add-on devices that provide users the following benefits;

FUEL SAVINGS: 2-5% range

SAFETY: Vehicle stability improvement, reduced lane excursions, roll over risk and improved handling in gusty wind conditions; Improved rear view mirror visibility and safer lane changes in rain or snow.

LOW COST: Rapid ROI in commercial use.

MAINTENANCE: No maintenance or special training required

RAPID INSTALL: Minimum vehicle downtime and no special equipment needed.


I've NOT used this product. I have seen lots of discussions suggesting that they don't work. I have seen lots of discussions suggesting that they're great.

Good luck in your quest for better fuel efficiency.

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I've watched mist and it swirling in the aerodynamic bubble behind trailers, it does change the pattern from a similar trailer without them. I'd like to see actual wind tunnel test results to see if that change actually reduces drag.

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Old 08-13-2014, 11:28 PM   #16
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As they used to say- "Speed Kills"
Aerodynamics??? Slow down and smell the roses. What's the hurry if you are on vacation or retired.:-)

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Old 08-14-2014, 12:03 AM   #17
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I am a big advocate for slowing down to save fuel. I suspect some RV manufacturer will eventually be the first to try this. Big trucks save over 6% in fuel with these trailer tails. When teams drive 250K a year, that can be substantial. For me, I average 5-7K miles anymore, payback on the hardware would take awhile.

ATDynamics - Fuel Efficiency Aerodynamics Technology for Tractor Trailers saving over 10% with TrailerTail and Side Skirts
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