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Does a v-nose trailer actually give you better gas milage? I have been trying to get an answer on this for a while but, either the owner has changed tow vehicles with the 2 different trailers, or the trailers were different sizes.

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See but even in there, alot of speculation, and no one who has pulled both with the same truck and same size trailer. Abtech makes a good point that semis would be utilizing them if they were better. But semis use skirts to help the trailer draft off of the truck. With a pickup pulling a enclosed trailer, the trailer is not drafting off the truck.

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Re: V-nose trailer owners

Yep... It's open for more discussion. I just remembered asking that same thing, and remembered that previous discussion buried in another thread.
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Semi's can't afford the extra space that a V-nose would require. And they have those cowls on top (most of the time) that completes the "slipstream". There's no need to a semi trailer to have a v-nose to cut the air...
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I think it would be more aerodynamic with the V on the back of the trailer. That's where the (fuel sucking) turbulence comes from.

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I think it would be more aerodynamic with the V on the back of the trailer. That's where the (fuel sucking) turbulence comes from.
I considered putting one of those semi-bumps on the bottom of my trailer door (won't interfere with ramp operation on the bottom) and see what it did for mileage

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I think it would be more aerodynamic with the V on the back of the trailer. That's where the (fuel sucking) turbulence comes from.
+1 to Frenchy.

The front gives a better Cd, but more x-sectional area. The focus should be on the rear for milage.



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Re: V-nose trailer owners

They can put ramps into the v-nose, so just make a double v-nose with ramps on both ends.

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+1 to Frenchy.

The front gives a better Cd, but more x-sectional area. The focus should be on the rear for milage.
Optionally you could also treat the sides to reduce the drag.

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Re: V-nose trailer owners

I would be curious about the added efficency with a streamlined trailer, with the ass end tapering to a nice point like the cone they put on the tail end of the space shuttle. Practial problems is alot of added length of unusable space. But a big 8' diameter Airstream looking trailer shaped like the belly drop tank of a P-38 would be very cool
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I would be curious about the added efficency with a streamlined trailer, with the ass end tapering to a nice point like the cone they put on the tail end of the space shuttle. Practial problems is alot of added length of unusable space. But a big 8' diameter Airstream looking trailer shaped like the belly drop tank of a P-38 would be very cool
Unusable space? Hell no. Put a rack in there for the beer.

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Re: V-nose trailer owners

Hi! I was just wondering if you could help me. I want to know what is Enclosed V-Nose Trailer and its uses. Thanks!
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Re: V-nose trailer owners

Personally I dont see the point in buying a vnosed trailer. I have towed a few different trailers personally, and to be honest its more the weight that affects milage. Otherwise its so minimal is it worth it
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Re: V-nose trailer owners

I have a v-nose trailer that I tow behind my F250, cuts the mileage down to about 9 as opposed to my regular 12; I haven't owned a regular boxed trailer (not a v-nose), but I don't think it would help my mileage any....the "aerodynamics" of a v-nose are negligible in my opinion; I just bought a v-nose for the extra space up front



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