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Old 07-05-2012, 07:50 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
So just to summarize, those flow thru tail gates do help with hitching
and added clearance but they don't help with reducing drag.
I've also read where Ford did a drag test and said the drag is actually
less with a tail gate up. The Ford test did not include a hitched trailer.
That might change things but it seems that there is probably no real
savings in fuel when towing either.

I have read where a large spoiler on top can make a difference in MPG
but it was on a suburban towing a TT. Probably also work on a pickup with
a topper and a spoiler towing a TT.

Not trying to steal the thread.... sorry.
Guess I'll just keep my factory tail gate on there!
I am not looking at one to save on fuel just to make it easier when in those tight campsites. With my Sidewinder I can hookup at just about any angle except for one thing with my tailgate down there is not enough clearance between the tailgate and the 5ver I learned this a few weeks ago

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:22 AM   #12
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After about a 10 minute call with Amazon CS they called Advanced Manufacturing and verified that it would fit my 2003 F250 SD so I just ordered one

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #13
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The reason I bought it was to make hooking up a little easier. 1st weekend we camped, it was easier...goal achieved

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