Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-29-2018, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hello from Mid Michigan!

Hi all!

Been a lurker for a couple of years, and have especially enjoyed some of the amazing diy work everyone is doing. My current interest is in building a small ďluggageĒ trailer to tow behind our 2017 Subaru Forester. Iíve read as much as Iíve found about aerodynamics of trailers and thatís not a ton! Iím going to spend some more time researching, but if you have any tips or links you can suggest, feel free to help me out! Iím not looking to go crazy, but Iím building from scratch so options are open. I get over 30 mpg with my Forester driving reasonably, and donít want to destroy that. Iím thinking maybe itíll look a little like an Airstream Basecamp, but about 3x5 and maybe 44-48 inches high. Anyhow, thanks for the great forum, Iím glad to be here!

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 07-30-2018, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
Daox's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,179

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,478
Thanked 2,546 Times in 1,536 Posts
Welcome to the site!
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2018, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks! I’m excited to be a more active part of the community!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 04:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Batman Junior
MetroMPG's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,376

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 50.04 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,918
Thanked 6,769 Times in 3,511 Posts
Welcome ! I got your message about the thread in the moderation queue. It's approved now. (Sorry about that - I don't get notifications about those & should look into it. Usually they're just spam threads.)

As for the trailer, if it's small -- well within the cross-section of the back of the car and not far behind -- it should have minimal aero penalty. Just more weight & rolling resistance.
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 10:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Mid-Michigan
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for making that happen! So, the same story for the trailer as for my pants, weight is the major enemy! Thanks for your advice!

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com