GdB
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:58 am

The 1up bike rack is a really great for the i-miev, super easy to use, and stows away nice:
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Not sure if the available hitch is a much different location than my custom hitch:
http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&p=19359#p19359
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:09 am

misterbleepy wrote:I recently solved the bike carrier problem a different way - my wife and I now have one of these each:

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Hey, me too!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2aichxt9spj62 ... 2.jpg?dl=0 (I had a picture of it in the car, but I guess it's on my old phone)

iZip Compact folding electric bike. Fits in the rear without folding the seats down, in the front seat, or in the back with my solar trailer, leaving both front seats usable.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bl1k1gndzwyps ... 9.jpg?dl=0
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:46 am

Might as well toss in a photo of our two Dahon folding bikes (one is in the black bag), in addition to the spare wheels (with jack and lugwrench) and the two Rubbermaid boxes of adapters and extension cables - our 'excursion package'.

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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:44 am

liking that solar bike trailer, and that's an impressive amount of stuff in the "excursion package".
There are time when I wish my car was as wide as yours.
We have 3 folding bikes - a Dahon (was my old one, now my daughters) and two Bromptons which we recently picked because of their double-fold tinyness. On my to-do list is to work out the optimum packing solution for 3 people & 3 bikes in the car at the same time. If I manage it, I'll post pictures.
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:19 am

And here I though I was the only one who likes folding bikes and i-MiEVs

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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:27 am

In addition to being a workhorse, the i-MiEV makes a good playpony - when towing, one couldn't even tell that this lightweight pedal-powered propeller-driven catamaran was back there, even towing at the maximum legal limit of 55mph.

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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:59 am

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Here's MR BEAN disgorging my next project, the 'Particle Accelerator' electric mini-dragster for my kids!
(Could slid in all the way easy with no passenger seatback, but I let it stick out the hatch a few inches.)

btw- finally gave up on posting photos from dropbox, and am using photobucket. They provide the .IMG link with a single click, just gotta deal with ads...
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
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1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:52 am

Needed to bring some 10' pvc conduit home and found that the new armrest provided a very nice support inside the car.

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Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:34 pm

JoeS wrote:Needed to bring some 10' pvc conduit home and found that the new armrest provided a very nice support inside the car.

Cool. So the rear door stayed down ok?
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:38 am

BarryP wrote:Cool. So the rear door stayed down ok?
I hold the hatch down with either line or bungie, after installing an eye in the base of the hatch (you don't need to do that, as you can simply thread a light line through the latch eye) - photos here earlier in this thread.
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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