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Old 12-24-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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Using Mother Nature's resources as an indicator...

of a custom aero improvements? Something from the past snow storm makes an interesting shape on the camper shell...



I know there are many factors that can influence the shape like the snow flakes sticking and the speed of the wind but I do find it intriguing that it did make the rear of the camper shell similar to a Kammback... No...this is not my truck.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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Interesting! Do I see a duckbill formed into the top trailing edge? I thought this was the best shape for a vehicle with a long, flat roof. This pic seems to confirm it.
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I think the camper is not a cab-high one...it's an extended one that is above the top of the cab. So I guess the snow built up on that and then smoothed over the top.
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Why do people call those campers? Whenever anyone talks about a camper top for a pickup, I think of these:


Anyway, the cap (as I call them) posted above with snow on it is definitely the type that's higher than the cab.

Leer, a popular manufacturer of them, also calls them caps:
http://www.leer.com/caps.html
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:20 PM   #5
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haha holycow, I feel the same. I was totally lost since I can't see the pics (work blocked). I call them toppers if anyone cares. I know my friend has one for his S-10, and his highway drops by 1-2mpg when he isn't wearing it. Apparently the bed is less aero empty than loaded. His topper slopes backwards, to make a wedge. I had filled the bed of my truck recently and driven a distance, upto 45mph (to work). The air pulled most the snow out of the bed, leaving me with maybe a 10th of what I dumped in. Granted it wasn't hardened yet, but the way the air moved and swirled, I'd need something that dettached the air higher up on the cab with respect to the tailgate.
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:16 AM   #6
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I Still think the cap should do double duty as a jon boat. Bow to the rear.

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Old 12-26-2008, 10:48 PM   #7
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I call them caps... End of discussion!

Now, who wants to debate politics?!?!?!
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:13 AM   #8
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lol yeah I've been noticing the snow on cars as well. It's interesting to see what shape the snow takes if you leave it on your car (which gives you less mpg but oh well, just for one trip). Mine tends to have a "hump" just after the wind shield like the air is jumping the roof after hitting the wind shield. and another hump at the very front of the hood because the air is hitting the head lights/ grille block.
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wow lol you read my mind (or my post rather)
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