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Old 03-19-2011
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I gained 2mpg highway with a ford tonneau on my old ranger
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Old 03-19-2011
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I see people driving with tailgates down thinking they would get better MPG, nope just a good way to ding your tailgate or lose it.
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b eing that the rangers are a small truck they dont handle extra weight well.For every 100 lbs you lose 1mpg
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yea my brother did that... he lost his in an intersection haha
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Originally Posted by tml4761 View Post
the soft covers you might get 1/2 - 1.00
When I put one on my truck, I got right around that. I average about 0.5mpg increase with my truck. Working the math, it's around a 2.5% increase in mileage. No, it's not much, but like most here have said, I prefer the cargo security more than the increase.

The small bump in mileage is just a bonus. It's around an extra 10miles out of a tank that I get from the cover. At today's gas prices, it's about a $2 savings per tank. I paid $200 for the cover shortly after buying the truck two years ago. It will have paid for itself in time, but certainly not a very quick ROI.
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