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by justoneman
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 17636

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

Here is the battery box and a plastic tray I bought that wedges the battery box in and the tray holds my dirty charging cable. You can see the freezing rain snow mixture coming down in the photo. 39 degrees today. A perfect day to test the heater which I did. I enjoyed having the heater on the drive...
by justoneman
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 17636

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

Would be a great idea to secure the battery box to the cargo area using the Child seat anchor under the cargo carpet. Just in case! Aerowhatt Yes I am working on that. I have a cluster of items in the back now that has the box wedged in. Here is the unit on the floor of my house: http://i349.photob...
by justoneman
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 17636

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

For use in a space where humans are breathing the same air, I would buy a sealed AGM battery, no question - I wouldn't even look at anything else For charging, you could plug the EVSE into the car, put the brick in the back along with the little 6 amp battery charger and plug both into an extension...
by justoneman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Driving in Snow
Replies: 34
Views: 10993

Re: Driving in Snow

I'm a new owner, so I have not driven the car in snow yet, but the nature of the car reminds me of my old 72 VW Beatle. it was great in the snow with its skinny tires and engine over the rear drive wheels. Seems to me the I-miev will have some similar qualities being rear wheel drive and all.
by justoneman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 17636

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

For use in a space where humans are breathing the same air, I would buy a sealed AGM battery, no question - I wouldn't even look at anything else For charging, you could plug the EVSE into the car, put the brick in the back along with the little 6 amp battery charger and plug both into an extension...
by justoneman
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 17636

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

The only place I see a secondary battery fitting is in the cabin rear hatch area. This poses a bit of a problem. I have some concerns about gasification especially during charging. If I am charging a battery in the hatch area I would have a power cord coming out of the vehicle so I suppose the simpl...
by justoneman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 17636

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

I have, in the past felt the meager heat from a little 12v car heater plugged into a cigarette lighter. It did not produce hardly any heat. Its why I was surprised by the RoadPro. It was significantly better. I thought I would make a wooden base with a bean bag bottom. This so I could both place it ...
by justoneman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 17636

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

Thank you for that thoughtful response. It is exactly what I wanted to hear. Yes I realize on a very cold day this heater would not warm the car much. What I thought I would do this winter was have a household AC heater in the garage and when I got up I would place it in the car and warm the car up ...
by justoneman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 17636

Why not a RoadPro heater?

I know 12v heaters generally do not output much. I also know that 12v cigarette lighter connections are bad connection points that restrict the output of a heater. I have read here not such good reports on how a RoadPro heater heats. I bought one today to check it out. I connected it directly to my ...

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