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  1. Ford Launches New Custom Order Option For 2021 F-150

    The Powerboost will be my first Ford, so this may be a dumb Q...but how is this significantly different from what I did when ordering from Granger in Iowa? Used Ford.com to configure what I wanted, sent the details to Albert at Granger, got a quote back the same day and, after I confirmed my...
  2. Bricked F-150 Hybrid

    While these trouble prone new F150's may not be in the majority, I certainly find them discouraging. This will (or would) be my first Ford product. I'm buying from a distant dealer (Granger in Iowa) due to their aggressive pricing. Now I'm wondering how receptive my local dealer will be to...
  3. March 2021 and Q1 F-150 U.S. Sales Stats

    I don't care about Ford's sales numbers as much as my specific sale number...which at 3+ months and no VIN#. Picked up the chip-related news on factory shutdowns in Dearborn and KC yesterday along with a big sigh... December order: I'm thinking June delivery. Jack
  4. I’m 8 weeks out with no VIN, anyone else experiencing this?

    F150fan, I ordered a Lariat PB on 12/18 and have yet to receive a VIN. A week ago, after a follow-up every two weeks, I asked the Dealer to explore what the hold up was. He promised he'd take it up with 'his Ford rep' but I've yet to hear back. In response, I visited a nearby Ford dealership...
  5. Powerboost 7.2kW Towing Travel Trailer - First hookup and test results

    daemonic3, my impression is there's no widely accepted view on whether a TV's anti-sway system should be disabled, which is why I'm asking what you folks' own personal experiences have been to date when towing. E.g. this is how my WDH manual addresses the disabling of a TV's anti-sway feature...
  6. Powerboost 7.2kW Towing Travel Trailer - First hookup and test results

    For all of you who are now towing - and if you are using a WD Hitch - did you disable your anti-sway control? And what if anything did you notice about sway, for either or both conditions? Jack
  7. Towing an Airstream with Gen14, and ProPower 7.2

    John, you've done a thorough job of identifying all the numbers and, on paper, things j-u-s-t seem to fit. However, here are a couple of things that caught my eye. It looks like you're estimating a 12.5% figure for the AirStream's hitch weight. That could be do'able - my own measured hitch...
  8. Towing an Airstream with Gen14, and ProPower 7.2

    John, what is the Airstream 25 Flying Cloud's GVWR? And what is the total weight of everything else that you will be carrying in the XLT, aside from your family of four? Pooch, camping gear, food, bikes, everything else in the truck? Jack
  9. Payload capacity.

    Thought it better for everyone if we moved the Lance discussion to a PM, so I'll send you some comments there. Jack
  10. Payload capacity.

    Yeah, we need to dig a bit deeper. Know the 1985 as I’m running a 1995. Dinner now, follow up later.
  11. Payload capacity.

    landersen, we probably should have asked you which trailer (and therefore, suspension) you are buying. Ethan is correct, you can shift weight to the trailer and even to the rear of the trailer, thereby lessening tongue weight. And yeah, <10% tongue weight can start making towing feel...
  12. Payload capacity.

    Cobra, I’m away from home and my computer files. Google will find it if you try “2021 F150 weights & options”. It’s a long (~65 pages?) doc Ford publishes. 1830# is for the short bed; 1810 is the long bed’s “base weight” as I recall. Also worth reading is Ford’s “Towing” pub if you haven’t...
  13. Payload capacity.

    Larry, Ethan did a good job of illustrating the pieces that make up the whole GVWR & GCWR puzzle. That example also illustrates the general notion that it’s best to decide on the trailer first, then pick the tow vehicle that comfortably fits the trailer weight, payload needed, etc. And John...
  14. How long after ordering a F150 does it take for the dealer to get a order number and/or build date?

    Good question, Joe. And yes, you are correct: My order originally had the trailer TPMS & video option, which was subsequently cancelled. However, while that resulted in me paying the new, higher price for the Max Tow, it did not affect my order date (as sworn to by Albert at Granger who had 5...
  15. How long after ordering a F150 does it take for the dealer to get a order number and/or build date?

    Denny, welcome to the party. I ordered mid-December and haven't heard squat from Ford, or from the dealer for that matter. I check in every two weeks or so, asking the dealer what or if they know anything new. So far, zip. I think Tony is spot on: "Dates seem to be all over the map."...
  16. Should I cancel my order?

    "I spent a lot of time on Ford's web site and the stock trucks tend to be all optioned the same. A Lariat PowerBoost will invariably have the moonroof, power tail gate, etc. All things that reduce payload which I'm trying to keep above 1500, which my ordered build should bring me." towingnp, a...
  17. Towing an Airstream with Gen14, and ProPower 7.2

    "Otherwise, seems like the truck you have is not a good vehicle to tow what you are trying to tow. I see that some folks don’t think it is important - but I disagree." Me, too. Because hauling a trailer around the Rockies was new to us a few years ago, I sought out advice from seasoned haulers...
  18. What kind of MPG mileage are you getting with your Powerboost?

    Folks following this thread might find this just-posted video of interest. The F150 is a XLT PB and the owner, who has a Youtube channel some/many of you view on occasion, was shooting for an around-town mileage of 30 mpg. Jack
  19. Towing an Airstream with Gen14, and ProPower 7.2

    Thanks, Karl. Good news IMO; I had seen the second pigtail and associated box that needed mounting and wondered why 'simple' wasn't good enough. Jack
  20. Towing an Airstream with Gen14, and ProPower 7.2

    "Can't wait for the ProTrailer Back Up Assist update to drop so I can place the stickers and practice backing into tight camping spaces (at my local, and now abandoned," Karl, I wasn't aware Ford was shifting back to stickers and that there was some timetable associated with that. Could you...


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