This is how
it works when airflow passes the truck’s cab. The flow separated
behind the cab and enters the truck bed resulting in drag if the
bed is not covered. Replacing the tailgate with a cargo net results
in increase drag compared to removing the tailgate, which had an
increase but not as much as the cargo net. The best method of decreasing
the drag, thus increasing fuel economy, is to install a tonneau
cover over the truck bed.
There are now
more options available for customer to improve mileage while adding
security and style. We currently offer information about Extang,
TruXedo and Pace
Edwards truck bed covers.
There are conservatively
500,000 trucks with covers on the road everyday and based on the
average gas savings, American’s save 60 million gallons of
gas per year or approximately $100,000. Studies show the average
truck owner drives 18,000 miles per year. At 15 mpg that comes to
1,000 gallons of gas. At a minimum 10% savings you would save around
120 gallons a year (and many reports show it to be more like 12%).
You can see why it would not take too many months to have your new
truck cover pay for itself.
We have a huge
variety of truck covers and automotive accessories. http://www.truck-bed-covers-4u.com