blackheart
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:17 pm

'Is treading water actually swimming - or just prolonged drowning"

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blackheart
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:33 am

'Is treading water actually swimming - or just prolonged drowning"

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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:03 pm

blackheart wrote:How about that? I'm not so great with the way pics are attached in forums!


BINGO- I still can't get the photos to appear in the thread like JoeS does...

One accessory we could use for those heavy loads is a sheet of plywood that covers the seatbacks to prevent penetration of the thin fabric or bending of the seat frames/springs. I'm picturing one that includes a piano hinge (or heavy fabric fastened to both sides) so as to fit in the back with the seats up but also cover most of the area with the seats down.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 70,000 miles
i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel
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blackheart
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:29 pm

jray3 wrote:
blackheart wrote:How about that? I'm not so great with the way pics are attached in forums!


BINGO- I still can't get the photos to appear in the thread like JoeS does...


How does he do that?

Yeah, as I am living with the car, I am noticing some of the corners cut. I know it probably garnered a few needed lbs for efficiency, and also helped their bottom line, but wow - the car mats that came with the car are more substantial than the carpet, and the seat backs for the back seats are a joke. Why would you not make something with a hard back if you designed it with the layflat option? - So yes, I was very careful how I put the blocks in there - to keep from puncturing the 'seat back'.

How about this -
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:47 pm

Blackheart, I modified your post by replacing [URL} with [Img] on your last photo. May I suggest you go back to your post, shrink the size of your original photos to a width somewhere around 640 pixels at 72dpi and add the [Img].

Blackheart, back on topic, let's not forget that the vehicle's capacity weight (per manual) is 661lbs (300kg). The i-MiEV is a workhorse when it comes to carrying volume, but a workpony when it comes to weight-carrying.
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blackheart
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:33 pm

JoeS wrote:Blackheart, I modified your post by replacing [URL} with [Img] on your last photo. May I suggest you go back to your post, shrink the size of your original photos to a width somewhere around 640 pixels at 72dpi and add the [Img].

Blackheart, back on topic, let's not forget that the vehicle's capacity weight (per manual) is 661lbs (300kg). The i-MiEV is a workhorse when it comes to carrying volume, but a workpony when it comes to weight-carrying.


Thanks Joe still learning this forum formatting :-)
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:48 am

I'd never think of trying to haul that much weight on the back of the seats. How did those block not totally destroy the seatbacks?

Just curious though, how did the i-MiEV handle all that weight?
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:05 am

PV1 wrote:Just curious though, how did the i-MiEV handle all that weight?


It did just find. It probably rode all the way home on the suspension bumpers. But I was careful, slow accelerate, watch for bumps, plenty of stopping room. Ironically, AFTER I loaded up, I remembered my tire pressure was pretty high :( But other than that - it took it just fine. I actually didn't notice much of a difference on acceleration. I was rather surprised. Since I have only been living with the car for a few months, I still wait for the car to vibrate a little when I turn it on... So I was 'surprised' when I didn't hear more 'engine' noise from pulling the heavier weight. But, like Jray3 has reminded us - they do call it a traction motor for a reason. This 'technology' of electric motor drive is made for torque.
Again, I went really easy with it - but other than the ride (which wasn't terrible, but you could tell it was maxed out) you really didn't notice it much.
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:38 pm

I finally got around to purchasing the Thule roof rack foot kit, I stayed with the old rectangular style because I have many accessories for that profile. However, the wind noise is amazingly loud, and the range penalty is quite noticeable. I wonder what went wrong?
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2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 70,000 miles
i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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