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Old 08-07-2018, 06:36 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by campinjhawk View Post
Did you notice any difference in MPG or power of the truck after removing the tailgate?
I did not notice a power difference but it did help the mileage. At the time I had a 97 sandpiper 30, and an 02 Silverado. Average mileage was 7-8, without the tailgate I was at 8-9. I hated pulling that camper.
From then on any longer trip we take I remove the tailgate. And it does make a big difference on the turbulence in the bed.
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:44 PM   #16
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I was amazed when I saw a large semi heavy thick plastic wheel chock fly out of my truck bed. I stayed in the bed for a few hundred miles then after about 400 miles on the freeway it flew out.
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