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Old 04-22-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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Wind deflector

While looking at a gizmo that moves your trailer via remote control I came across these wind deflectors. Does anyone use one? If yes, are they worth it? If not, why not? What model would you recommend?

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Old 04-24-2015, 07:32 AM   #2
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I had one for my large SUV. Purchased a truck with new TT don't use it now send me PM if interested.


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Old 04-24-2015, 07:40 AM   #3
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I used to use one for many years. Found that it didn't make a huge difference in towing the trailer or added fuel mileage. It did keep some of the bugs off the front of the trailer. Maybe I was expecting more than a couple miles per gallon increase, but I didn't see any change at all. Just another gizmo to keep installing and removing when towing a trailer. My personal opinion....they just are not worth the cost.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:35 AM   #4
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I have been looking at them as well but more to keep road debris and insects from hitting the glass front of my trailer. One interesting model is the Australian-made Aeroplus claiming to show it works by being tested and proven by an independent testing lab in England.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:59 AM   #5
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Ken, I too have been looking at that Purple Line one. I started out looking at their set up for moving the trailer with a handle held remote control. Oh so many gadgets out there.

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Old 05-18-2015, 08:40 AM   #6
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I have been looking at wind deflectors before we even purchased our TT. Most reviews say minimal improvement in MGP but great bug screen. I'm pulling a 5r with 1/2 ton truck and since discovering weight calculation web sites I've been fighting the weight balance game since and a bigger truck just isn't feasible right now. However started thinking about these again last night and am wondering exactly how much affect these would have on the tow vehicle weight numbers. Hum - NASCAR restricts size of rear spoiler because .........?

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Old 05-21-2015, 08:52 AM   #7
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to 10boomer do you still have the wind deflector
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I found one on Craig's list a couple years ago. I paid $75 for it. It works! I gained approx 1 mpg and it decreased the drag. I went from high 6's to near 8!!! The truck used to have a hard time staying in OD in a headwind, with the deflector the truck rarely drops to 3rd except for a hill. The key is placement and pitch. Mine is at the very rear of my X. If you have a pick up and a TT the wing will not be far enough back to work much if any at all. Mine is an older fiberglass deflector with aluminum framing. I would say late 70's or 80's? It is much bigger than the plastic collapsible ones available now!
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