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Where is the reference to the different parking brake? I haven’t seen this. Just larger discs on the back from what I have read.
The parking brake is listed on the canadian order guide. I don't see anything about larger discs on that guide...
 

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Based on what I see on the lot at the three local Ford dealers, it is not (locally) a supply issue. Something is keeping those trucks from moving. Pricing is not attractive, 2021 is weeks away from hitting lots, competitors are doing a better job of putting 2021's into showrooms, not really sure. The odd thing, I have to play 'offense' in terms of communicating with the dealers. Refreshing when you are a looky-loo who isn't serious, but when you are trying to buy...annoying.
 

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My priority code shows 02, I have a VIN. I saw elsewhere on this forum that you cannot have below a 10. Thoughts?
 

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My priority code shows 02, I have a VIN. I saw elsewhere on this forum that you cannot have below a 10. Thoughts?
My thoughts are you have a much better dealer than I do (priority 19 -%$#^).
 
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All the trucks in the Inventory Search (for me, at least) changed to Dealer Ordered today. It does look like the logjam is starting to break loose.


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My priority code is 80. I might as well wait for the 2022's.
Stock orders are assigned priority codes 20-80, retail orders are assigned priority codes 10-19. Some dealers use 80 for all their stock orders.

If yours has not been picked up by Ford yet, I would strongly suggest you get them to change it to a retail order.
 

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Well that rather sucks! I wish I knew what I’ve learned from this website before I order. Friggen dealer to do that to me.
You should be able to have your dealer change it
 
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Probably more information than most want but here it is.

Ford provides Dealers with a schedule for vehicle allocation each week on Monday mornings which shows how many vehicles of each model line that the Dealer has allocation for scheduling that week. That same weekly allocation report also includes information on any regional commodity issues or restrictions. On Monday afternoons, the Scheduling Toolbox Report is released which provides more detailed information on commodity issues and scheduling availability on a national basis. On Tuesday mornings, the AM Scheduling Preview Report is available to show Dealers which vehicle orders have been selected or previewed, on an initial basis, to be selected for scheduling that week. The same report is updated and available on Wednesday morning to show any changes based on commodity issues that may have changed.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Regional Scheduler issues a notice informing Dealers of the vehicle specifications available for scheduling for orders not already showing on the AM Preview Report. This provides Dealers with information on what vehicle specifications are available for scheduling should they have orders showing on the AM Preview Report that are not what the Dealer wants.

Ford generates what are called “SIMS Orders” each week which are Ford’s suggested orders based on commodity information available at the time. If a Dealer has vehicle allocation for scheduling that week and has no Dealer orders in the USOB or orders that don’t meet the commodity restrictions in place for that week, the scheduling system will default to trying to schedule SIMS (Smart Inventory Management System) orders if they meet any commodity restrictions in place. The SIMS orders are available to Dealers online Monday mornings and in print form on Tuesday mornings. Dealers can enter their own vehicle orders or change the Ford generated SIMS orders.

Ford Dealers earn vehicle scheduling allocation each month based on reported vehicle sales, current inventory, projected sales, etc. Each month, Dealers usually meet with their Ford Zone Manager to review the allocation offered for scheduling the following month. A Dealer can accept the suggested allocation per vehicle line or change their commitment. Should a Dealer want more allocation than offered for a vehicle line, they can submit a request for supplemental allocation which will be considered based on total allocation available and commitments from other Dealers in their Zone. There are times when Dealers accept less allocation than offered for a vehicle line which makes that allocation available to other Dealers that may be looking for additional inventory. At other times, a Dealer may want more allocation for a vehicle line than Ford has offered. A supplemental allocation request is how Dealers can get allocation for extra inventory.

A Dealer needs allocation each week for scheduling for each vehicle line. Even without allocation for a vehicle line, Ford is pretty good at trying to schedule retail orders even when a Dealer doesn’t have allocation that week. When a Dealer knows that they don’t have scheduling allocation, it’s always a good idea for them to provide the retail order information (Body Code & Order Number) to their Ford Zone Manager and the Regional Scheduler. The Regional Scheduler can reprioritize the retail order to priority code “01” which basically forces the Ford scheduling system to schedule the unit ASAP unless extreme commodity restrictions prevent the scheduling. When a Dealer doesn’t have allocation, the Ford Zone Manager may try to get the allocation from another Dealer that is willing to give up their allocation.

Ford scheduling is done on Thursday’s but at times scheduling may be carried over to Friday’s due to scheduling, commodity or other issues. Vehicle scheduling confirmations are available on Friday mornings for allocation scheduled on Thursday.

With only a few exceptions (Focus RS, EcoSport, Transit Connect) VIN numbers are generated at the time that an order is “Submitted to Plant” for scheduling. The initial scheduling information will show an order scheduled for a production week. Afterwards, the information will be updated to show production for a particular date. Along the process, the vehicle order status information will be updated along with the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) at the dealership.

Years ago, the ordering process was much easier, with few or limited commodity issues to deal with. Ford’s vehicle scheduling was mostly driven by scheduling and building vehicles based on Dealer orders to meet Market demands. For a number of years now, the ordering process has become more complex and time consuming based on the constantly changing commodity issues and restrictions. It is now not uncommon for allocation to roll over to the following week because manufacturing can’t accurately forecast how many vehicles can be scheduled for production. In many cases, it seems that either because of vendor supply issues or other factors that Ford skews vehicle scheduling to higher content models in order to maximize corporate profits rather than scheduling vehicle production to meet Dealers orders or Market demand.

The overall vehicle order process, scheduling and status updates is listed below for reference.

· Dealer places order into the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank)

· When Dealer has vehicle allocation for scheduling, orders are scheduled based on Order Type, Priority Code and commodity restrictions.

o Scheduled vehicle orders display as “Submitted to Plant” on the Dealer’s daily schedule status report.

o Vehicle orders are assigned a VIN number when scheduled except for certain vehicle lines (EcoSport, Focus RS, Transit Connect)

o The initial vehicle scheduling notice will include information for the scheduled week of production. The initial ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) is usually provided within a few days of the scheduling notice.

o Dealers can change vehicle specifications for a scheduled vehicle up until the vehicle is “locked in” for production or about two weeks prior to the scheduled build date. Specifications for certain vehicle lines (EcoSport, Focus RS, etc.) cannot be changed once scheduled.

§ Dealers are limited to making 6 changes to scheduled orders.


§ Dealers cannot change Order Type, Body Code, Order Code (Package/Trim Level)

· Vehicle order is next updated with a scheduled production date.

· Vehicle goes into production and shows as “Sent to Plant” on the Dealer’s daily status report.

o Vehicle invoices and window stickers are generated and available to Dealers at about this time.

· Dealer’s daily status report shows updates on production status.

· Vehicle status updated to “Produced”

· Vehicle status updated to “Released” meaning that the vehicle has been released for shipment.

· Vehicle is loaded on rail car. Dealer is provided with carrier information (Canadian National, Norfolk Sothern, etc.) along with the actual rail car number.

· Vehicle status is updated to show arrival at the final rail destination (Ramp 41/Newark, NJ)

· Vehicle is received by the car carrier (Fleet Car, Diversified Automotive, etc.) for delivery to the dealership.

· Vehicle is delivered to the dealership.

Dealers have access to the “Vehicle Visibility” application which provides status updates on a 24/7 basis for any vehicle order.
 

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From all indication OKTB has been achieved with a few option holds, as we have been getting all along. Should start seeing retail orders getting VINs that don't have the hold items, best I understand it anyway. Looks like KC is in OKTB status too for they have begun shipping a few gas models.
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Bob,
Can you explain the six boxes in the upper right?
I get the first box--Scheduling week 53
But what exactly are the rest?
Have no clue about the regional allocation--499, or the other 4 boxes
 
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Bob,
Can you explain the six boxes in the upper right?
I get the first box--Scheduling week 53
But what exactly are the rest?
Have no clue about the regional allocation--499, or the other 4 boxes
Not really. Lol

I think they are just there for overflow info but just guessing. I have never seen anything in them, always blank.
 

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Wish me luck ya'll. I'm throwing in the towel on the diesel. There is one coming to my local dealer that is an eco boost and is exactly what I want, minus the engine. They'll sell to me at invoice *if* it is not pre-sold before arrival. If no one buys it (for 5k markup over MSRP b/c of production shortage) before then, then my guy can request the vehicle to be transferred to his dealership (its two dealers owned by the same person) and I can pick it up for invoice.

Any of you have regrets with getting the gen 2 eco boost (2017+)? What are you MPG numbers?
 
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Wish me luck ya'll. I'm throwing in the towel on the diesel. There is one coming to my local dealer that is an eco boost and is exactly what I want, minus the engine. They'll sell to me at invoice *if* it is not pre-sold before arrival. If no one buys it (for 5k markup over MSRP b/c of production shortage) before then, then my guy can request the vehicle to be transferred to his dealership (its two dealers owned by the same person) and I can pick it up for invoice.

Any of you have regrets with getting the gen 2 eco boost (2017+)? What are you MPG numbers?
Heck no, I have loved all my Ecos!

22-23 hwy, at almost 10,000 miles it had a life time avg of almost 19 MPGs and I tow a 19 ft bass boat fairly often.

Had a tad over 19 MPGs at when I traded it in, had not been fishing quite as much as usual. I almost never drive on the interstate and never had any issues with this truck. Some seat belt anchor recall and some other little thing I can't remember.

Hope the new one is just as good.

Good luck with your dealing!!

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Wish me luck ya'll. I'm throwing in the towel on the diesel. There is one coming to my local dealer that is an eco boost and is exactly what I want, minus the engine. They'll sell to me at invoice *if* it is not pre-sold before arrival. If no one buys it (for 5k markup over MSRP b/c of production shortage) before then, then my guy can request the vehicle to be transferred to his dealership (its two dealers owned by the same person) and I can pick it up for invoice.

Any of you have regrets with getting the gen 2 eco boost (2017+)? What are you MPG numbers?
Ha! My immediate thought was "OMG he's buying that Beast(TM) from Future!" because I remember them having a 6.5ft Plat EB in Star White with tow mirrors! But I do NOT see it listed anymore... So which one is matching your build? The Lariat?

I've probably overshared my mpg's on here but here goes again:
2017 XLT sport EB 4x2, window sticker says 18/25mpg
I found it to be very accurate, though I could beat 25mpg on highways that are 55-60mph, otherwise I can't when going my usual 75mph
I reset my tracking every service (7,500 miles) and if I never towed, I would average around 21mpg, skewed lower or higher depending on city/fwy balance.
 

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Heck no, I have loved all my Ecos!

22-23 hwy, at almost 10,000 miles it had a life time avg of almost 19 MPGs and I tow a 19 ft bass boat fairly often.

Had a tad over 19 MPGs at when I traded it in, had not been fishing quite as much as usual. I almost never drive on the interstate and never had any issues with this truck. Some seat belt anchor recall and some other little thing I can't remember.

Hope the new one is just as good.

Good luck with your dealing!!

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Good to hear!!! My 16' Eco was shy of 50k miles, but all the issues I had seem to have been addressed with gen 2 and now get 3 revisions. Im hoping it serves me well. Hopefully ill get that 23 you did!!
 

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