I thought this had been proven a while back, but apparently whenever the price of gas goes up, truck drivers seem to get this fever about the tailgate and its position and/or attachment to the truck. From the first week I bought my truck to now, almost everyone seems to have a different way for me to “save gas” with the bed of the truck.
For those of you who haven’t seen it or are curious, here’s what the Mythbusters concluded — ride with the tailgate up unless you want to stick a net on the back. Personally, this negates many of the reasons I got a truck in the first place. I often need the extra 1.5′ the tailgate provides for moving lumber, so it’s a closed tailgate for me.
What do you do with your truck? Let us know in comments.