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Old 04-20-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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This may sound dumb but the way the CC is shaped at back, does it help any with fuel? Bighorn has the same shape at back and they claim that with the front shape and the way the back is shaped you get a little better fuel milage, is there any truth to that?
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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When you're hauling something that big I doubt it would make a meaningful difference in MPG.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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This may sound dumb but the way the CC is shaped at back, does it help any with fuel? Bighorn has the same shape at back and they claim that with the front shape and the way the back is shaped you get a little better fuel milage, is there any truth to that?
Interesting because BMW auto transports, some Euro buses and older RV's had a DA tail shape to them. Must be something to it, shape vs lost volume.
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I was thumbing thru Overdrive magazine, a monthly mag that's dedicated to the trucking industry and they had an ad for 'Trailer tail'. it's a fiberglass extension that's sorta clamshell shaped that tapers toward the center of the rear gate. The advertiser states it'll increase fuel economy by 1-2 mpg's. That might not seem a lot but when you drive 100,000 miles annually it's a big $$ savings.
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