Finally, found some coroplast in my area! Lowes and HomeDepot were not a help. Exhausted hardware stores and office supply stores (small pieces only). Resorted to sign shops and one turned me on to his supplier. Can't pick it up today because they are only open until 4pm, but called and they quoted me UNDER $10 for a 4x8 sheet! I hope they are not reading it wrong, but if anyone needs cheap coroplast in the Quakertown, PA area...I found the place
I paid $20/sheet. It was worth it though. I just picked up another sheet yesterday. It is so easy to work with I plan on replacing my rear interior with carpet covered cloroplast. Also will slide coroplast panels underneath my carpet for further soundproofing. More on the new interior later......
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Well yesterday was cold and my RT ave was 57.5 which dropped my tank dangerously close to 60MPG. This morning started out with good potential but I managed to hit every red light but one. I ended up with 59.5 on the way to work.
The problem with my route is variability with all of the lights. Even when I hit most of them, there are a few that are at the bottom of steep hills that kill FE because I had to lose all of my momentum to the brakes. Because of that, measuring changes in FE due to mods is not as conclusive as I would like.
So I have begun to consider alternate routes again, this time not to maximize FE but to remove the variability that stop lights can cause. I tried an alternate route on the way home which removed 4 of the 14 stop lights on my normal route. The change is in the final 8 miles of the drive. The result? 61.4 MPG, which ties my previous personal best so far for the drive home. But since the alternate route was 3 km shorter, I used less fuel, 0.401 gallons vs. 0.416.
So to recap, I found a shorter route home that yields the similar FE and, requires less fuel and has less variability. Additionally, I can also use an alternate route to cut out 4 stoplights from the drive to work. One of them is the pesky one that kills me if I miss it. I will try it tomorrow. Oh yea, I forgot to mention less wear and tear on the starter with fewer potential missed lights.
Yeah, I think the issue with my commute might actually be the highway. I'm running around at freaking 3k rpms, car can't like that! I will run out this tank and try again with my normal route or mehbe a modified but similar route.