Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:19 am
retepsnikrep wrote:Trucks can def help you on motorways if you are prepared to stick at 56mph with them, I am. You don't need or want to be right up it's Ar*e, a safe distance back and you can still get quite a benefit especially if you would have been battling a headwind without them.
ChrisB wrote:Must admit I use this trick in the Berlingo when on the motorway, quite often if I can get sucked into a lorrys tail wind I can do the same 15mile run all on the motorway but only use 5% of my energy, compared to no lorry assistance when it uses 15-18%
LOL so all these folk queueing up behind the lorries are all BVS members !!!!
I have to say that once I saw how much it improved my mpg I was looking at all the trucks and vans for a tow. Only they all seemed to have someone dangerously close behind them all. I can see there being a pile up with this kind of thing going on so much but hell 20mpg improvement So if any of you guys try it MAKE SURE IT'S SAFE!