Aerodynamic trailer plans

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Re: Aerodynamic trailer plans

Postby tony.latham » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:58 pm

jimbo69ny wrote:Hey guys I dont want to be a dick but if you want to debate his figures please do it privately or in a new thread.

I am really hoping for real, factual, advice on my build.


This will certainly be an interesting build to follow.

Hopefully, you can find some balance between the aerodynamic challenge and making it camp-able. :thumbsup:

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Re: Aerodynamic trailer plans

Postby Tigris99 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:10 pm

Oh I'm not debating, just trying to throw out some thoughts to take into consideration from my experience. Theres A LOT to take into account so I was sharing some info.

I'm following as well because I want see where this goes, has me very intrigued.

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Re: Aerodynamic trailer plans

Postby rowerwet » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:47 am

The car and tear in My avatar did many trips this way, the focus has a pretty accurate MPG computer.
The whole combination, with fully loaded camping gear cost us about 6 mpg.
The biggest variable is speed.
55 mph cost the least, 60 was 2 more, 65 4 more than 55, 70 and 75 it settled in at 6 mpg, with each reading taken after a half hour with the cruise set.
At 75 mph I was still being passed by many people.

More than one person has found that a kayak or canoe on the TV has increased their towing mpg.

I'm about to rebuild this tear as a bowfront with an arched roof, like the runaway camper roof.

Weight is almost as big an issue as aerodynamic drag, my new build will be foam.
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