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Re: Shore Trip

Mon May 21, 2018 5:26 am

I don't know what my RR was when I started. I didn't record it because I didn't think it really mattered since it is based upon past driving.

I have the dunlops so would they be OK to go to 56psi?

Hills have an effect if you press the pedal more to get up them faster because cars are behind you. Which I did but usually briefly for 5-10 seconds just to get going then came back in line.

This morning I was much more careful - tried google maps avoiding highways to get to work and was surprised by the route it took me - not bad at all. I was wrong about that. I never thought about this route. I was halfway to work and looked down and only used 1 bar! Got to work on 2 bars. I normally use 6. Distance was 16.5 miles and time was about 45 min or so. I'm going to drive this route all week and see what kind of numbers I get. This morning I got 8.25 miles a bar. 8.25 x 16 = 132. I'm guessing that that first bar is not accurate and I will see different numbers as I go.

This is fun.
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Re: Shore Trip

Mon May 21, 2018 5:40 am

JoeS wrote:RV parks use NEMA 14-50, so if you have a 14-30 dryer adapter with the Neutral leg cut off, that will work. Use RVParky.com to find RV parks.


Thanks - RVParky is cool. Yes I can plug in if I can get close to the outlet. I'm considering a 14-50 adapter so I can use the extension cord too.

I'm going to check out this place on my way....maybe this will be my next destination. Drive there, plug in, take a hike or boat out, come home.

https://goo.gl/maps/xvYLdc6r6cC2
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Re: Shore Trip

Mon May 21, 2018 8:21 am

bradleydavidgood777 wrote:I have the dunlops so would they be OK to go to 56psi?
I cannot recommend anything over maximum rated on the sidewall.
bradleydavidgood777 wrote:Hills have an effect if you press the pedal more to get up them faster because cars are behind you.
Yes, that's a problem as we always try to be courteous to other drivers - besides, don't want them thinking electric cars are wimpy.
bradleydavidgood777 wrote:This morning I got 8.25 miles a bar. 8.25 x 16 = 132. I'm guessing that that first bar is not accurate and I will see different numbers as I go.
That 16th bar at the top can vary - in my case, I always start off going downhill so for me it's very misleading.
bradleydavidgood777 wrote:This is fun.
Hypermiling is an acquired skill that occasionally proves to be very useful so it's good to have practiced it and understand it well. Reality is, in my case, I nowadays rarely employ it as it's not too often that I'm pushing the car's range limits without being able to stop for a charge.

That Paradise Lakes campground looks like a wonderful first destination. Be sure to telephone them first, explain your situation and be sure to let them know that your power draw is only the equivalent of two toasters and that you'd only like to plug in for a couple of hours as you don't want to be charged for an entire campsite (unless you want to make it a camping trip anyway). Make a note of the person you talked with so there will be no confusion when you get there. Courtesy goes a long way. Every campground I've ever dealt with has been nice, although rkarl89203 on his Chicago<-->Santa Monica Route 66 cross-country i-MiEV trip had a few, uh, 'interesting' experiences.
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Re: Shore Trip

Tue May 22, 2018 9:30 am

I hyperspaced to work yesterday and back home. Going home seemed a bit brutal with 85F and lots of stop and go traffic and 60 minutes drive. Which is only about 10-15 more than the highway but it was way worse. The road, US 1, has too many lights. I used to work in Bala Cynwyd and it was 39 lights to work up that road...brings back bad memories. Hyperspaced again this morning a slightly different route that google recommended and it was nice. When I got to work I had 5 bars left so I decided to charge, even tho I can make it home in 4, because it's free here.

I just went out to move the car out of the EV spot and I had a 96! So I'm all set and have 7.5 miles to spare!

Is 96 the highest it reads?
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Re: Shore Trip

Tue May 22, 2018 10:53 pm

bradleydavidgood777 wrote:...I just went out to move the car out of the EV spot and I had a 96! So I'm all set and have 7.5 miles to spare! Is 96 the highest it reads?
RR=96 is an excellent number! Over on the Maximum Range Remaining thread a forum member from Portugal (Malm) claims the maximum reading obtainable is 109 miles (175km). Would you like to try to prove him wrong? Be sure to take photos of all these great readings.

Other than the satisfaction of actually driving those 88.5 miles on one charge, why do you want to unnecessarily stress your battery when you have charging available along the way?
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Re: Shore Trip

Thu May 24, 2018 10:41 am

JoeS wrote:Other than the satisfaction of actually driving those 88.5 miles on one charge, why do you want to unnecessarily stress your battery when you have charging available along the way?


Getting to the shore in one shot and jumping in the water rather than stuck in Glassboro on hot pavement for several hours in the middle of a beautiful summer day.
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Re: Shore Trip

Thu May 24, 2018 11:10 am

bradleydavidgood777 wrote:
JoeS wrote:Other than the satisfaction of actually driving those 88.5 miles on one charge, why do you want to unnecessarily stress your battery when you have charging available along the way?
Getting to the shore in one shot and jumping in the water rather than stuck in Glassboro on hot pavement for several hours in the middle of a beautiful summer day.
Sounds like a great argument to me, especially if you're time-constrained.

Now, keep practicing your hypermiling so you can get to the Jersey Shore with >2bars. :geek:

Alternative is to leave at 5:00 in the morning and have breakfast while the car charges... :roll:
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Re: Shore Trip

Thu May 24, 2018 11:58 am

I think I'm going to leave at 5 anyway but I really don't want to stop! It's only a 2 hour drive (or maybe 3 driving slow) but adding 2-3 more hours really kills the day. I really think I have a good chance with what I've been learning recently and the challenge is really fun. I don't know about 2 bars left over, I'll be happy hobbling in on turtle! Would be fun! And it will make a great video too even if it ends showing the tow truck and bill! The cool part is that many of us are learning from each other because of the real world situation of this thing and that's what I like the most. There is a beach at the end! With waves! And fish to catch and eat.
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Re: Shore Trip

Thu May 24, 2018 12:08 pm

The other friend's shore house is 72.3 miles! This is "The Hippie". Mid sixties and still surfin! And another cool little house with a smaller house behind it. He rents the front and stays in the back mini one called the doll house. Where I'm always welcome any time with no notice, even if he is not there. So there's another reason!
Doll house:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2861755,-74.5677023,3a,75y,299.46h,89.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sk3KFnT4SyDkHfgOVL7AP7g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/342+W+2nd+St,+Chester,+PA+19013/39.8270874,-75.3706306/239+West+Ave,+Ocean+City,+NJ+08226/@39.9745693,-75.5526597,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m17!4m16!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c6e90f39e58ffd:0x20a71d63571abe64!2m2!1d-75.394452!2d39.920224!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c0eac7bb156745:0xe1ef9151b179177f!2m2!1d-74.5678167!2d39.2862566!2m1!1b1!3e0
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Re: Shore Trip

Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:17 am

JoeS wrote:Image


OK so if am reading this graph properly, "Standard constant speed" represents using no HVAC. So I can basically use that info. And it is right on what I have calculated. The black line at 40mph is about 80 miles range which is what I have experienced with my car (I calculated 83 last time). So if I go 25mph I should expect to get about 110 miles range correct? 25mph still gets me there in just over 3 hours instead of 5-6 if I stop and charge. I could go half way at 25 and then stop and calculate to see if I can pick up the pace on the last half.

I'm thinking of just putting one of those orange triangles on the back of the car and putting along. There are plenty of straight stretches to pass and it would be easy to do so when I'd be moving so slow.

Here are some pics from 2 days ago. Dan was back in Media mowing grass yesterday and brought me a huge filet that I'm going to eat tonight!

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