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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof-top Storage Bag Options Reply with quote

khughes wrote:
Jake de Villiers wrote:
I did the opposite with my skybox: mounted it more forward to mimic the superior aerodynamic shape of the Dehler Profi high top. I also fill the luggage rack flush to the top with our folding kitchen.

This netted me a gain of ~2 mpg on a 1500 mile trip across southern BC to Alberta and back. A pleasant surprise. Cool


Folding kitchen? What do you use for that, any info?

We got it at REI a few years ago. It looks a little like this:
https://www.amazon.ca/The-Coleman-Company-20000202...&psc=1

It folds up and fits into a black nylon carry bag that fits beautifully in the luggage rack beside our yellow plastic levelling wedges, turning an aerodynamic liability into a neutral area.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof-top Storage Bag Options Reply with quote

pdm777 wrote:
-Jake-
show us a photo of cargo box in forward position.

Cannot visualize how throwing it forward into the slipstream
will improve aero. Doesn't this make popping the top difficult?

Is this what you had in mind? photoshop hack :

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I slammed my box right down to the top fiberglas.
Having a box stick up with airflow going under the box is NG for aero.

I'll have to transfer a photo from my phone, so don't hold your breath! Shocked Its much further back than that, a little further rearward that the front of the poptop, to mimic the Dehler Profi in those VW T3 wind tunnel test photos.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=330561
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