Originally Posted by campinjhawk
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.