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Old 11-10-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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Rocktamers with AS

What a great combo to see behind us.
You can see in the below picture just how the Rocktamer on the passenger side channels the air / water combo out to where the AS boundary layer of air moves it away from the AS. Thanks to DW for this photo taken yesterday...just before the snows hit!
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:26 AM   #2
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Good looking rig
That resembles my rig, except that my silver pickup is a Tundra and my trailer is a Classic-
The Rock Tamers do just exactly what they are supposed to do- keep mud and such off the front of that shiny silver trailer! They proved themselves in a sandy cow pasture in Texas after a torrential downpour.
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Interesting product. Geek Question - do we think these Rocktamer flaps are significantly un-aerodynamic, or are they in a place that's all turbulent air anyway?
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I wondered the same thing. My fuel economy hasn't decreased at all. I actually got the best fuel economy I've ever gotten back in October- 13 mpg on a trip to Texas.
I got the lowest priced gas in 9-10 years in Southaven, MS Sunday- $2.299 for E85 Ethanol.
You do have to be more careful when backing into a parking space to keep from squashing the flaps against the curb. I can see them in my rear-view camera. If they hit the curb, I put it in park. I get "Big Bubba" or "redneck" comments, but the front of my trailer is clean!
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:42 AM   #5
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Interesting product. Geek Question - do we think these Rocktamer flaps are significantly un-aerodynamic, or are they in a place that's all turbulent air anyway?
They are lined up with the outside of the flaps even with the factory molded mud flaps ... in low level turbulent air. They are heavy enough that we haven't noticed them fly up like some other brands. They are rotated on the shaft so that the bottom of the edge of the flaps is closer to the truck than would be pure vertical. We have not noticed any change in fuel economy although YMMV.
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