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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 10:03 PM
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You are probably right I guess my statement really should have been "lesser of two evils, gas or convenience"

I sport the entire Yakima rack system on my ride no choice. This goes on mid Nov and stays on till Apr. I never checked fuel mileage as I don't really care about it as I can't change it, when car is empty I fill it.
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You will be surprised how much drag is created by that. You wont notice it in performance but you definately will in fuel economy at 60mph
+1. And the drag generally increases at a square power of velocity (driving speed) - not much of an issue (other than increased fuel consumption) in most parts of the world, but when driving at 120+ mph with snowboard/ski racks on (not uncommon in Europe) it makes a hell of a difference to handling and acceleration.
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when driving at 120+ mph with snowboard/ski racks on (not uncommon in Europe) it makes a hell of a difference to handling and acceleration.
This I could see but I'm also guessing a 05 Dodge Ram isn't gonna be seeing much over 80 mph.
Damn I wish the states had higher speed limits, some are 70mph and that is still to slow

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Get a tailgate net and throw the boards in a rocket box. or just put in a couple of bars on top, mount a rocket box with a hard tonneau cover or just a hard tonneau cover or a canopy or a canopy or hard tonneau with a shelf and a slide out tray that fits boards and skis under it.

Wrapping your board in blankets....pretty much pansy spazzed...what do you think you are doing in line banging your board to get the snow off, ripping down the bunny hill at 50+mph running over skis and rocks...worse than sliding around in the bed.

Btw your tailgate up and an uncovered bed is your biggest drag.


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Get a tailgate net and throw the boards in a rocket box. or just put in a couple of bars on top, mount a rocket box with a hard tonneau cover or just a hard tonneau cover or a canopy or a canopy or hard tonneau with a shelf and a slide out tray that fits boards and skis under it.

Wrapping your board in blankets....pretty much pansy spazzed...what do you think you are doing in line banging your board to get the snow off, ripping down the bunny hill at 50+mph running over skis and rocks...worse than sliding around in the bed.

Btw your tailgate up and an uncovered bed is your biggest drag.
Eh, uncovered bed yes. Tailgate up, no. Wind is a funny beast... most of the time at speed an air bubble is created in the pickup bed. When you let the tailgate down you effect this and there is no gain, and sometimes actually a loss in efficiency.

Honestly with the cost of racks and all, if you aren't going to build your own setup for your bed, you might as well get a cover of some sort. If I don't build one for my bed, I'll just get one of those retractable covers and use my soft bag (with the rhino liner it's not going to move).
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Get a tailgate net and throw the boards in a rocket box. or just put in a couple of bars on top, mount a rocket box with a hard tonneau cover or just a hard tonneau cover or a canopy or a canopy or hard tonneau with a shelf and a slide out tray that fits boards and skis under it.

Wrapping your board in blankets....pretty much pansy spazzed...what do you think you are doing in line banging your board to get the snow off, ripping down the bunny hill at 50+mph running over skis and rocks...worse than sliding around in the bed.
Btw your tailgate up and an uncovered bed is your biggest drag.
May seem pansy like, but when You invest over $1000 in your own gear and have other peoples gear banging around in your truck, the last thing I want is to go back there and see a chip or something worse that could be avoided. I would much rather damage the board on the mountain than on the way....
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