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    Trailer aprons/skirts?

    What do the trailer apron/skirts do that hang down the sides of the trailers? Is it to decrease wind drag/road splash? I've also noted that some trailers have these funky looking flaps underneath the trailers. Looks like multiple mudflaps that hang underneath the entire length of the trailer.

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    The skirts that run along both sides are for wind deflection. Increasing aerodynamics and fuel efficiency

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    they actually help handle the road a little too, I notice a difference when I am pulling a newer trailer with the skirts compared to an older trailer.

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    up to 7% fuel saving with the skirts. trailer tails will add another 3-5% Small investment to save that much fuel. All van trailers should have um.

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    I love them. But down force on tires. Safety + Tires - Maybe 100 miles, I go with Safety!

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    I dont really see much increase in fuel but then again im always going different routes, hills mountains etc so I cant really compare.

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    I don't have the plans before me, I know a 123 mph truck travels at 2 miles a minute. When we can make 40 mph we will do ok. I never planned for a Woman to be with you. Get the Harley Davidson on your truck by yourself. I Don't see what Peter Built has to do with the Family Company. Way it goes/.

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    This the other one your talking about with the Mudflaps?
    http://www.startlrs.com/images/lenco.jpg

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    The ones with the bottom flaps are grain trailers; the flaps are the conveyor system that help even out the row when they are ground spreading griain in a feedlot.

    The side skirts are used to flatten signs that might cut your trailer tires when you rookie a corner. They will also improve your fuel mileage at 82mph. In California.

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    They're also useful for taking your pet rock for a walk!



    http://www.kgw.com/news/Semi-truck-d...129264468.html

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