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What kind of hit to fuel economy will I get by adding a RTT?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoManTaco, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:30 AM
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    Greg617

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    For me, it's because i live in the city and don't have a garage at the moment.
    I'd prefer to take it off between trips, but that means driving to my brothers house and inconveniencing him.
    I wish i could take it off in between tripos, but that just not a great option for me right now.

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  2. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:32 AM
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    I averaged 18.3 on the two fill ups I did after mounting my tent like this. It was pretty much no change from my mileage prior to mounting the tent.
    My mileage is suffering a bit now that I have a roof rack and sliders.

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  3. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:35 AM
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    It’s a bit of a nightmare to remove on your own. Especially without a hoist. The added benefit of having it already attached so you can make those spontaneous trips without having to spend time remounting then tent is worth it for me. Maybe I lose 1 mpg out of it? It’s not a significant enough change to justify the time spent taking it on and off between trips.
     
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  4. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    Because they want to look super cool. Who cares that the tent only gets slept in 3 times a yr. Everybody on the street needs to think you use it all the time.
     
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  5. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:39 AM
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  6. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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  7. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:03 AM
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    I haven't seen any change in my MPG with my RTT on... It is below the cab. I still average 18.2 - 18.7 on the hwy with or without the tent.

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  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    My RTT spends most of the time in my garage. I bought a small electric winch from Harbor Freight so it’s super easy to store.
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  9. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:03 AM
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    I'd hope so with you having a hardform shell tent, that's the main selling point of one right?

    I've been thinking about how I'll store mine, luckily I have a forklift and a warehouse to use :D that's a super convenient home method though, I might have to add one too.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    0 mpg loss here. I’m still averaging around 19, and that’s with skinny 33s.

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  12. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    This is the dick answer.

    For the rest of us, some of us use it all of the time. It's also 130 lbs and I only have my to put it up there and remove it. The whole point of having it is so that it's ready to use.
     
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  13. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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  14. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    I don't want to look super cool. I already am super cool. Nothing's cooler than a Satanic Pope doing a sax solo.




    TBH, if that's all you can imagine is the motivation behind not man-handling an RTT on and off then you probably already think it does, in fact, look cool. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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    ...stuff
    For spontaneous trips, I get it
     
  16. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    Averaging 17 mpg that I've noticed since I've put on my RTT.

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  17. Jun 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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    I took a page from Overland Bound and packed almost all my gear in a few bins. Short of food, clothing and a few multipurpose misc items, I can toss them in the back of the truck and be on the road in short order.
     
  18. Jun 30, 2020 at 4:40 PM
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    I would say selling point is the ease of setting up (at least that's why I bought it). I have a couple buddies who have the same exact tent on cab height bed racks and they lose 2-3 mpg's when their tent is on. The biggest factor in mpg loss is how high it is above the cab making it less aerodynamic.
     
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