AlanSqB
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:36 am

I think I may lose my car this week.

My wife drove it on Monday and I pre-heated it for her before she left for work and again in the afternoon as she was leaving. Yesterday she asked where my jacket was and I told her I didn't need one* when going from warm house to warm car to warm office and back. I got a dirty look for that one.

Now she keeps asking when I have to commute again and reminds me that I should take her car for my Denver trips now. My ICE driving days are coming back it seems.

On topic comment: I used a little over half my range yesterday on trips that normally would have used about 20%. I'm going to blame the heater. Battery temp was 3 bars most of the day. I garage at night.

*I have a jacket in the car. I'm not a lunatic. When I worked at a consulting company in Wyoming, it was actually company policy to drive with jacket, boots, gloves, etc on when temps were this cold. They explained that in an accident up there, it could be an hour or more before help arrives and you would freeze to death first. That was my welcome to western weather after being born and raised in FL.
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:58 pm

AlanSqB wrote:*I have a jacket in the car. I'm not a lunatic. When I worked at a consulting company in Wyoming, it was actually company policy to drive with jacket, boots, gloves, etc on when temps were this cold. They explained that in an accident up there, it could be an hour or more before help arrives and you would freeze to death first. That was my welcome to western weather after being born and raised in FL.
I also keep down jackets in both my cars. And a sleeping bag (and water bottle) stays in the ICE car that I use for long trips. It's just basic safety for driving in places where one might be spending the night in the car in cold weather (or desert heat).
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:03 pm

dgpcolorado wrote:
AlanSqB wrote:*I have a jacket in the car. I'm not a lunatic. When I worked at a consulting company in Wyoming, it was actually company policy to drive with jacket, boots, gloves, etc on when temps were this cold. They explained that in an accident up there, it could be an hour or more before help arrives and you would freeze to death first. That was my welcome to western weather after being born and raised in FL.
I also keep down jackets in both my cars. And a sleeping bag (and water bottle) stays in the ICE car that I use for long trips. It's just basic safety for driving in places where one might be spending the night in the car in cold weather (or desert heat).

A couple candles and matches (as long as they are safe enough that they won't tip easily or burn through the bottom when they get low) can also be enough to make the difference between life and death..... or set the mood.
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:19 pm

minispeed wrote:A couple candles and matches (as long as they are safe enough that they won't tip easily or burn through the bottom when they get low) can also be enough to make the difference between life and death..... or set the mood.
As long as one remembers to remove the candles in summer so that one doesn't end up with a wax puddle... ;)
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:57 pm

dgpcolorado wrote:
AlanSqB wrote:*I have a jacket in the car. I'm not a lunatic. When I worked at a consulting company in Wyoming, it was actually company policy to drive with jacket, boots, gloves, etc on when temps were this cold. They explained that in an accident up there, it could be an hour or more before help arrives and you would freeze to death first. That was my welcome to western weather after being born and raised in FL.
I also keep down jackets in both my cars. And a sleeping bag (and water bottle) stays in the ICE car that I use for long trips. It's just basic safety for driving in places where one might be spending the night in the car in cold weather (or desert heat).
Yep, do that here in CO too. Carry some protein/fats like almonds and granola bars along with some water, hats, gloves, and a blanket. I also carry around a few portable USB charger batteries. They are 16000mAh and good for 4+ full recharge cycles, or over a few days of near continuous use. In low reception areas, batteries drain fast and you don't want to be at 10% cell phone battery with 1-0 bars trying to call for help...
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:53 pm

0F today on both ends of my commute and not much higher in between. 27 miles on 41% based on dash. Effective range of 66 miles, not bad for having heater, seat and wheel heat on. Love that steering wheel heater.
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:35 am

Nfuzzy wrote:0F today on both ends of my commute and not much higher in between. 27 miles on 41% based on dash. Effective range of 66 miles, not bad for having heater, seat and wheel heat on. Love that steering wheel heater.
When it's that cold do the seat heaters and steering wheel heater stay on longer? I find that they cut off and stop heating a little early.
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:44 am

minispeed wrote:
Nfuzzy wrote:0F today on both ends of my commute and not much higher in between. 27 miles on 41% based on dash. Effective range of 66 miles, not bad for having heater, seat and wheel heat on. Love that steering wheel heater.
When it's that cold do the seat heaters and steering wheel heater stay on longer? I find that they cut off and stop heating a little early.
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:33 pm

I don't know for sure about the seat heater as I had it on low an other than the light on the switch saying it was on I wasn't paying much attention to how much heat that was giving off. The steering wheel got nice and warm, borderline hot but never stopped heating. I only had it on for maybe 25 minutes though.

Effective range of 90 miles the last couple days without running any heat, temps around 15-45F and sunny.
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Re: How much mileage are you getting in this cold weather ?

Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:54 am

Nfuzzy wrote:I don't know for sure about the seat heater as I had it on low an other than the light on the switch saying it was on I wasn't paying much attention to how much heat that was giving off. The steering wheel got nice and warm, borderline hot but never stopped heating. I only had it on for maybe 25 minutes though.

Effective range of 90 miles the last couple days without running any heat, temps around 15-45F and sunny.
both run on cycles. I have mine on nearly all the time now and I think the only difference between the high and low setting on the seats is the duration of the cycle. there are times, the steering wheel seems to be off. I would rather it get less warm and stay on longer
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