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.