What’s The Scoop?

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BK's Comment
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I’ve been seeing trailers with a big scoop-like accessory underneath. The scoop opens to the rear. Is this an aerodynamic feature? What is it?

Klutch's Comment
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Same purpose as side skirts as I assume.

The first time I saw one I thought it looked like trailer genitalia, had to double take.

If we are talking about the same thing.

Klutch's Comment
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BK's Comment
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Same purpose as side skirts as I assume.

The first time I saw one I thought it looked like trailer genitalia, had to double take.

If we are talking about the same thing.

Now, that trailer genitalia metaphor is hilarious. I’m not gonna comment further on that, but I could.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If you are talking about what I think, it directs air flow under the axles thus reducing drag and increasing fuel mileage.

BK's Comment
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If you are talking about what I think, it directs air flow under the axles thus reducing drag and increasing fuel mileage.

Bobcat, I agree with you. Unless it’s there to store a spare wheel/tire. Lol

Moe's Comment
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I’ve often wondered if the addition of the skirts, wings and now…… genitalia lol …if the mileage gains offset the cost of them?

Must be because I see them all over well the skirts and wings haven’t seen the other one yet lol

If you are talking about what I think, it directs air flow under the axles thus reducing drag and increasing fuel mileage.

Dennis L's Comment
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I saw one of these on the road. It is an alternative to side skirts.

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I saw one of these on the road. It is an alternative to side skirts.

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That's pretty cool, Dennis !

(How YOU doing, man ?!?)

I was initially thinking like something Robert B. or G'Town or Amish Country drives/drove; something more along the lines of an 'exit' mechanism, for the product. Hopper bottom type trailer.

I've NEVER seen one of those. I'll be looking!

~ Anne ~

ps: Thanks, y'all ~ WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE start a THREAD on trailers ?!? That'd be a cool addition !!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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It is a "Flow Below". Improves fuel mileage.

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