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The family took a trip to the Western shore of Lake Michigan this past week. We rented a house close to the shore to have access to the beach as both the dogs love the water. We did a similar trip last year with our 6 month old lab Oakley in my wife’s Audi Q7- and that went pretty well. So this year we decided to up our game and take the 2nd dog (adopted rescue) Maverick along as well.

There’s no way this would have been possible in the Q7- but the massive rear seat and two relatively small teenage girls (who were totally on board with sharing their space with two dogs) made it possible. Still wasn’t sure how things would shake out as we had a 9 hour drive each way, not including the trips up and down the peninsula in Door county.

Happy to report the trip was awesome, and the truck was fantastic; still can’t believe how much gear (including two dog cages) we were able to stuff in the bed under the cover. I’ve been all over the country in my 53 years on dozens of vacations, and this was by far the best and most comfortable driving experience I’ve ever had. In over 30 hours in the car we averaged 21.1 mpg over that 1500 miles. Got 23-24 in town, but definitely paid a price for driving 75-80 most of the way on the highway to and from- along with some brutal winds on the way home that had us averaging <18 mpg.

Anyway, just wanted to check in to say that the stories I read about the F150 being a fantastic cruiser were not an exaggeration. Adaptive cruise with lane centering was definitely a game changer (no blue cruise). I can honestly say the system never floundered, not even once- still really astounded by that.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!:

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Man that is awesome! Nice to see you including your fury kids too! Looks like quite a day at the lake! Our trucks are fantastic on road trips. My dogs go everywhere with me. The flat under rear seat area with some towels is perfect for them to lounge and the window height is just right for their head and noses to catch a scent (labs).

For me, that flat floor is what closed the deal for me and my pups back in 2015.
 

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This is what life is all about. Looks absolutely like a fantastic time. My wife’s parents live in Traverse city so we visit Michigan a couple times a year. Thank you for sharing your trip and pictures. And thanks for not being a weirdo and blurring out the dogs wewe. :ROFLMAO:
 

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yep the pup pics tell the true story🤗🤗
LOTS OF FUN
sleeping upside down in truck, yep they were chilling
thanks for sharing (y)
 
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yep the pup pics tell the true story🤗🤗
LOTS OF FUN
sleeping upside down in truck, yep they were chilling
thanks for sharing (y)
Yeah, Maverick (pit/lab mix) spent half the trip on the floor passed out like that. The other half it seemed he had his head out the back window.

He’d never been to a body of water before- wasn’t sure how he’d take to it. He spent most of the time tormenting our fox red lab (who absolutely knows no fear when it comes to water). She loves to chase and catch frisbees. Maverick would just stalk her into the surf and steal them from her rather than get one for himself. Also added obligatory picture of truck!:





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Awesome man! Fantastic pics!!!

I am about to the take the family on a 2 week road trip through Colorado (total trip about 1500 miles) and cannot wait!

The best part is I REALLY wanted to get a secure topper and a travel fridge/freezer for camping and beach life, but KNEW my wife would make me wait due to the cost. After I mentioned these options for our Colorado trip she was like "Well, that sounds great! We won't have to eat out as much and I can pack more stuff securely!" Woo Hoo!!! Getting those extras early!
 

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Awesome man! Fantastic pics!!!

I am about to the take the family on a 2 week road trip through Colorado (total trip about 1500 miles) and cannot wait!

The best part is I REALLY wanted to get a secure topper and a travel fridge/freezer for camping and beach life, but KNEW my wife would make me wait due to the cost. After I mentioned these options for our Colorado trip she was like "Well, that sounds great! We won't have to eat out as much and I can pack more stuff securely!" Woo Hoo!!! Getting those extras early!
Lol. Win-Win. We had a similar discussion over the tonneau cover; probably wouldn’t have gotten the green light on that purchase but for this trip.
 

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So pleased to have another convert to Adaptive Cruise.

My first experiecnce with Adaptive Cruise was a decade ago, in a rented Volvo in England. I was hooked. So when I got a chance to replace my car, it was a key feature. Would never be without it.
 

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The family took a trip to the Western shore of Lake Michigan this past week. We rented a house close to the shore to have access to the beach as both the dogs love the water. We did a similar trip last year with our 6 month old lab Oakley in my wife’s Audi Q7- and that went pretty well. So this year we decided to up our game and take the 2nd dog (adopted rescue) Maverick along as well.

There’s no way this would have been possible in the Q7- but the massive rear seat and two relatively small teenage girls (who were totally on board with sharing their space with two dogs) made it possible. Still wasn’t sure how things would shake out as we had a 9 hour drive each way, not including the trips up and down the peninsula in Door county.

Happy to report the trip was awesome, and the truck was fantastic; still can’t believe how much gear (including two dog cages) we were able to stuff in the bed under the cover. I’ve been all over the country in my 53 years on dozens of vacations, and this was by far the best and most comfortable driving experience I’ve ever had. In over 30 hours in the car we averaged 21.1 mpg over that 1500 miles. Got 23-24 in town, but definitely paid a price for driving 75-80 most of the way on the highway to and from- along with some brutal winds on the way home that had us averaging <18 mpg.

Anyway, just wanted to check in to say that the stories I read about the F150 being a fantastic cruiser were not an exaggeration. Adaptive cruise with lane centering was definitely a game changer (no blue cruise). I can honestly say the system never floundered, not even once- still really astounded by that.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!:

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That sounds like so much fun, David! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics!
 

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Wow! Pictures are amazing looks like you had a great trip. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures :)(y)
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