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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-04-2018, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Went camping! This is what went in...

Everything that fit in the back of my Kia Niro... https://imgur.com/gallery/uxwGU

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You have packed an amount for your fun, that equals the amount of gear my wife & I would pack up on our yearly sojourn to the Reno Air Races every September.... Nice!!
What was mpg carrying all that tonnage around?? I'll be the first one to admit, if you can't take it with you on vacation, why go??? We even had a small microwave with us, for years, that made life bearable!!
It's nice we can pack all that stuff, you sure can't pack a Prius like that!!

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What was mpg carrying all that tonnage around??
Well, I don't know how much weight there actually is for it. I honestly don't think it changes it too much. If anything I think the distance we drive caused the most difference. Still average between 44-50, depending on how bat-poop crazy I drive.
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Well, I don't know how much weight there actually is for it. I honestly don't think it changes it too much. If anything I think the distance we drive caused the most difference. Still average between 44-50, depending on how bat-poop crazy I drive.

In my opinion if you packed ALL that AND are averaging 44-50 you're doing great! Winter temperatures here have killed our mileage, down to 21mpg average, but that's normal, especially considering the lots of SHORT drive trips here.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 10:29 PM
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thats awesome, any photos of the campsite with the Niro in the backdrop?
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Awesome! Curious though, is there a weight limitation over the seat area under which the EV battery is stored?
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No, but there is a weight limitation in the cargo area, especially in the base model. I ripped out the seat and the cargo area crap and covered the whole thing with 3/4 plywood. Nicely done of course with carpet and insulation, but effectively no weight limit. I did it more to carry a bicycle inside upright and still sleep in the car, but I could haul a lot of heavy stuff if I needed to.

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No, but there is a weight limitation in the cargo area, especially in the base model. I ripped out the seat and the cargo area crap and covered the whole thing with 3/4 plywood. Nicely done of course with carpet and insulation, but effectively no weight limit. I did it more to carry a bicycle inside upright and still sleep in the car, but I could haul a lot of heavy stuff if I needed to.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 08:08 AM
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Nice job - - I'm camping next to you in case I need to borrow something. Did I see a kitchen sink? One reason I bought my Niro over other brands - - ROOM to put stuff. Thanks
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2018, 08:42 PM
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Wow, that's a lot of stuff. I'm guessing you had the back seats down to fit everything.
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