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Old 11-28-2019, 05:13 PM   #41
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Before anyone runs out and removes their tailgate you might read this.
https://www.coloradofans.com/threads...mileage.99016/
This theory has been confirmed over and over.
Itís not theory itís fact.

Moving on. I had a 7 foot 2X10 in the back of my truck coming up Fancy Gap. Itís between Nc and Va on I77. I felt a bump and looked back in the bed of my truck. The 2X10 was gone. A strong cross wind had blown it out of the bed of my truck. It didnít do any damage to my camper but that wasnít what I was worried about. Someone could have been hurt or worse. Be careful what you carry. You never know.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:04 AM   #42
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I've seen the myth busters episode with the tailgate and I suppose it seems credible but I would guess with the high nose of my 5er behind me tailgate or not it's not going to make a difference.
I did hear a noise in the back once and checking the rearview mirror finally saw what was doing it. The plastic milk crate I use for a step stool for the aux fuel tank in the bed was being lifted up by wind currents. At the next rest stop I piled my heavy rubber wheel chucks in it and no more movement.
As for the aux tank, I have it so I can fill up locally in NY and make it all the way to VA before I need fuel and avoid costly PA, WV and MD. From there I can get to SC where the price is again low. The cost is secondary to the peace of mind knowing I have plenty of miles to work with on the road as I can do 5-600 miles on a full load.
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:54 PM   #43
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36 gal extra diesel, 60 gal extra water bladder. number or orange plastic posts. varied extra easy supply's. 06 F250 short bed.
everything of value is packed away.
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