Trailerbodybuilders 511 Aeroflex Composite Skirt

AeroFlex Composite trailer side skirt holds its form while enhancing fuel economy

Oct. 1, 2013

Freight Wing has announced a new trailer side skirt, the AeroFlex Composite, which has been SAE/TMC tested to improve fuel economy by up to 7.45%. The skirts are EPA SmartWay-verified.

Made of a pliable composite material and braced with flexible mounting rods, the new side skirts provide a clean, smooth appearance while maintaining its flat panel shape.

“It’s a great new addition to our line of aerodynamic trailer fairings,” said Sean Graham, president of Freight Wing. “It joins our family of side skirts, which includes the AeroFlex DMP (formerly called the AeroFlex 2012), which is constructed of heavy-duty Dense Matrix Polyethylene (DMP). Our new composite model is of the same geometry as the DMP and gets the same fuel economy benefits as our original model—they’re just constructed differently. Customers can expect an ROI in as little as 50,000 miles of trailer utilization.”

According to Graham, the DMP model can take the most abuse of any side skirt on the market thanks to the bounce-back nature of its plastic construction.

Weighing 170 pounds, the three-piece AeroFlex Composite side skirts feature an easy-to-install pressure-responsive mounting system, which provides ample support and flexibility. Composite panels can handle typical impact situations.

“They are also UV-protected and have a low coefficient of thermal expansion, allowing the skirts to hold their flat panel shape,” said Graham.

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