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Old 09-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Location: Northern Idaho...way up north!
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Kid Hauler - '01 Ford Excursion Power Stroke, Limited
90 day: 22.86 mpg (US)

Stink Bug - '04 VW Beetle TDI
90 day: 45.98 mpg (US)

2012 NC700x - '12 Honda NC700X
90 day: 75.67 mpg (US)

Kid Car - '01 Chevy Impala
90 day: 31.68 mpg (US)

Mom's taxi - '05 Toyota Sienna LE
90 day: 25.98 mpg (US)
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FreeBeard was right...what would we do if the MPG goes up!?!?

Thanks FreeBeard! I just returned home from a 770 mile round trip to Portland, lake Oswego and home! I returned home late last night and checked the hard mileage and found 770 miles, 15.6 gallons netted 49.3MPG! So as Freebeard suggested, what will we do if the mileage goes up?!?
Beetle w/o any attachments/slick top= ave 48mpg :{)
Beetle with factory VW Roof racks and CVT tent= 38mpg :/
Beetle with new areo-hitch mounted rack/CVT tent= 49.3MPG WhoooRah!
That is a gain of 11.3 mpg boys and girls!

the beautiful Multnomah Falls

Lake Oswego, free camping at the wal*mart parking lot

Here is the real reason for making the aero-hitch rack and the trip to Portland! Seeing the Elio Motors team as they tour the country and stopped in the Portland area for 4 days! note=(EcoModder sticker in the window)

So much room in these, nearly cavernous even with my 6'6" 210lb frame!
Sporting the EcoModder T-Shirt too!

For a size comparison...amazing there is actually a lot of room inside, even in the back seat with plenty of room for a second adult! So cool! Hey..nice shirt! :{)

More pics to follow, thank you to everyone for your comments and ideas! :{)

Last edited by HHOTDI; 09-14-2013 at 03:14 PM.. Reason: rented fingers
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