Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > General Efficiency Discussion
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-09-2017, 11:52 PM   #731 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 5,165
Thanks: 0
Thanked 481 Times in 429 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SH@UN View Post
If we ever need to haul anything, unless it's really huge, we can usually fit it in the back of my wife's little HRV with the back seats down. And that thing still gets around 30 mpg with mixed driving. Not bad for a little SUV.
Being made with the Fit's platform enhanced its utilitarian aspect, even though the Fit still feels roomier.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 06-18-2017, 07:12 PM   #732 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Fairfax VA
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by vskid3 View Post
It was only about a mile ride home at maybe 15MPH max, so they should be fine.

Wasn't planning on the plant, original reason for going was to get a pot and potting soil for another plant that is getting too big for its current pot. My wife has been wanting a hanging plant for the front porch, ended up with a multilevel hanging strawberry, we'll see how it does.

A nice side effect of taking the bikes and trailer is it limits how much we can get.

Maybe I should start making my wife happy too. They say that stomach is the way to the heart, maybe it's plants this time. Eventually, they will go to the stomach after harvest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2017, 08:59 AM   #733 (permalink)
Rat Racer
 
Fat Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Route 16
Posts: 2,866

Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
Team Honda
90 day: 45.31 mpg (US)
Thanks: 908
Thanked 1,059 Times in 691 Posts
Had a good run yesterday for a Craigslist score. Hooked the trailer up to the Fit (the wife wanted me to hook it up to the minivan and was worrying) and went 65 miles to get a washer and dryer. I wanted to gas up on the way out, but the card readers at the pumps were down- I hate paying ahead based on a guess and had enough gas to get where I was going, so I left.

I bought the stuff, loaded them up and found a gas station half a mile away. Pulled into the driveway with 64.5 miles on the tank. A good chunk was interstate, the rest was built up suburban "highways" crowded with Sunday drivers and stoplights.

37.7 mpg for the trip.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Fat Charlie For This Useful Post:
ByDesign (07-31-2017), MetroMPG (07-31-2017)
Old 07-31-2017, 01:01 PM   #734 (permalink)
Eco Dabbler
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 37
Thanks: 31
Thanked 29 Times in 15 Posts
That works Fat Charlie. As you know, if you drive for the conditions, it doesn't take a monster to pull a trailer. Hat's off to your good example!

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Tags
pickup, trailer

Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com