So glad you mentioned cross winds my ride has been moving quite a bit on the highway I'm in Mass near the N.H. border not far from Seabrook N.H. about 15 minutes and you are right it has been windy here and my 07 does not like cross winds either especially on I95 I was thinking a cover might help...I also have the rear sway bar on order..how much of an improvement 1-10 do you think the cover has made on cross winds?Just installed an access tonneau cover and I really like it. Dont have enough drive time yet to see if the gas mileage improved but it definately helped with crosswinds. It's been real windy here in NH the last few weeks and before I installed the cover I could really feel the wind gusts push my truck but now it's alot better.
Wrong, the net (instead of tailgate) did help. I don't believe they tested a Tonneau, I think it was a cannopy.Tonneau covers have zero effect on gas mileage. They debunked that one on Mythbusters a few weeks ago. They also ran the tailgate up/tailgate down tests, too.
Well, if you read your own link you'll see what I'm referring to...in episode 43 they determined that you actually get better gas mileage with the tailgate up because of the vortex that's created, which causes an even better streamline than the down gate. Perhaps the net creates that same effect. The info in the link doesn't mention a Tonneau but I know they included it and other types of bed covers in their discussions on the show, if not in the actual tests.Wrong, the net (instead of tailgate) did help. I don't believe they tested a Tonneau, I think it was a cannopy.
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I've seen several references to a scientific study comparing a bunch of things and how they affect gas milage. Here's one (google search will find plenty of others): Ford F150 Tonneau Cover Saves MPGTonneau covers have zero effect on gas mileage. They debunked that one on Mythbusters a few weeks ago. They also ran the tailgate up/tailgate down tests, too.
You know, I think that is how I remember it as well.I did see the original airing and the 're-visited' episodes. I do believe they tried a bed cover (I cannot remember for the life of me what kind it was, but I believe it was the solid fiberglass one piece). The bed cover added some minimal help but they thought it offset other gains due to weight.