Wind Deflector

Discussion in 'Towables' started by 5thWheeler, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. 5thWheeler

    5thWheeler Junior Member

    Does anyone have experience with using a wind deflector when pulling a 5th wheel? Does it improve your gas mileage? Does it help to keep the bugs off of the front? I have been told that with the newer aerodynamic designs and fiberglass fronts that a wind deflector is not worth the money.

    There is one on the market that fits in the stake holders of the truck and adjusts with wind pressure but the cost is about $500 and I am not sure if it would be worth it.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Wind Deflector

    It will help with the bugs, but won't do squat for gas mileage. If you like the look, go for it but don't expect to get your money back with gas savings.
  3. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Wind Deflector

    Air deflectors don't work for gas milleage savings. Also, wind tunnel tests have shown removing a rear tailgate actually reduces fuel mileage.
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Wind Deflector

    Slow down for the MPG and just wipe the bugs off. Put the deflector money in your pocket. JMO
  5. 5thWheeler

    5thWheeler Junior Member

    RE: Wind Deflector

    Thanks to everyone who replied. I now know this would not be worth the cost.

    5th Wheeler
  6. brodavid

    brodavid Senior Member

    Re: Wind Deflector

    save the money and buy some Reliable to clean the bugs off

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