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lca13 10-01-2007 02:06 PM

Kamm Back Semi ?
 
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snapped these today

SVOboy 10-01-2007 02:14 PM

Also really low on the sides, interesting stuff.

cfg83 10-01-2007 02:14 PM

lca13 -

Very cool. Makes me think I could attach a plastic tub to my car's rear.

From the trucker's website, Waggoners, it appears that there were cars inside that trailer :

http://www.waggonerstrucking.com/Com...Info/fs06.html
Quote:

Enclosed Transport Equipment
The Waggoners Trucking operates the largest and most modern enclosed automobile transportation fleet in the nation. The majority of our enclosed equipment consists of 8-car Nuvan units, as well as other Waggoner-designed, specialized equipment.

CarloSW2

rh77 10-01-2007 05:34 PM

Another semi aero mod
 
I've seen these on Con-Way Freight trailers in plastic.

http://pic16.picturetrail.com/VOL698.../145994169.jpg

The trick is that they have to be adjustable for the trailer wheel's sliding position (fore-aft) -- if equipped. Over that many miles, is has to help...

RH77

MetroMPG 10-01-2007 05:44 PM

Cool boat-tail. And when you get where you're going, you've brought your hot-tub with you!

rh77 10-01-2007 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 74769)
Cool boat-tail. And when you get where you're going, you've brought your hot-tub with you!

Hardy-har. Lemme guess, complete with flashing red LED "mood lighting" :p

trebuchet03 10-01-2007 05:54 PM

I've seen that on trucks carrying expensive cars :p

Unfortunately, they typically have flexible sidewalls... Not exactly good for aero :/

omgwtfbyobbq 10-02-2007 12:17 PM

Could ya elaborate on that? Is flexy stuff worse than nothing in terms of aero, or just worse than a rigid boattail?

trebuchet03 10-02-2007 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by omgwtfbyobbq (Post 74842)
Could ya elaborate on that? Is flexy stuff worse than nothing in terms of aero, or just worse than a rigid boattail?

It's not worse than nothing - nothing will basically inflate apparent cross section area. It is worse than a rigid side as seen on pretty much all other enclosed semi truck trailers.

2TonJellyBean 10-02-2007 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by trebuchet03 (Post 74773)
I've seen that on trucks carrying expensive cars :p

Unfortunately, they typically have flexible sidewalls... Not exactly good for aero :/

I believe that the sidewalls are there to protect pedestrians, cyclists and small cars from getting run over by the rear wheels. That's why they are flexible. You see these often on European trucks.


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