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Topper/camper shell and mileage

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by iliketurtles, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. iliketurtles

    iliketurtles [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had one installed and noticed a significant drop in mileage? I'm thinking about getting a leer 100xl, but idk if the added weight will make a huge difference in fuel consumption.
     
  2. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I got a Leer 100 RCC , my mileage over 2 tanks dropped from 19 MPG to 18 MPG
     
  3. Tarik

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    Spidertrax Wheel Spacers Monster Yakima Rack with Load Warrior Leer 100R Cap Bilstein 5100's, TSB 4 leaf pack PIAA 520 Aux Lights
    That's really odd. I would think the improved aerodynamics of a topper would help mpg...
    My Leer 100R should be arriving in a week. I'll post up after a few fill ups.
     
  4. nocaltaco

    nocaltaco Well-Known Member

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    My mileage is about the same, about 20.5 mpg, and that's with about 2-300 lbs of work tools in the back, and 91 octane from costco.
    ARE CX series with yakima tracks, feet and crossbars
     
  5. Nightstr

    Nightstr Well-Known Member

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    It felt like I got better gas milage with my Leer cap...
     
  6. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    It's not that odd if you consider you are hauling around 200 lbs extra all the time .
     
  7. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I didn't notice any change in city MPG but dropped very slightly on the highway with an ARE MX series. When I added the cap I added a plywood platform in the bed also.
     
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    I noticed around 2 mpg drop, but most of my driving has lots of hills.
     
  9. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    19.5 MPG last fill
     
  10. iliketurtles

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    Thanks. Can I still lock up my camper shell securely since only the shell would lock and not the tail gate?
     
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    I have a Leer 100XL, and I would recommend getting a popNlock or dynolock anyways. Given enough force, the tailgate could be open past the canopy door.
     
  12. iliketurtles

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    Cool. Thanks. I'll look into them right now.
     
  13. aficianado

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    OME lift. 884 coils, 1.5" AAL's installed on nonTSB leafs. front diff drop kit.
    i bought my truck with a topper. i took it OFF for a couple of weeks to haul stuff, and notice zero improvement. the weight was negligible when it came to MPG. i have a ARE top..i estimate the weight at a tad less than 200lbs.
     
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    Been driving with my new 100R for 2+ weeks. Zero change in mpg.
     
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    Hell, if they're going to make THAT much noise anyway they'll just use a short crowbar or a brick. The idea is to make them make enough noise to draw attention, right?
     
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    Didn't notice any mpg difference with mine. The tailgate can be forced open with the topper on - previous truck was broken into that way.

    Mike
     
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