currybob

Well-known member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
1,423
Reaction score
1,459
Location
Alexandria Alabama
Vehicles
2021 King Ranch F150 PowerBoost; 2020 Lexus RX350; 2016 Dodge Challanger Hellcat
Occupation
Retired Physicist from federal government; Army Veteran
On interstate 40 going west from Nashville to Memphis I averaged 11.5 MPG going about 75 mph. On 240 around Memphis I averaged 16.5 MPG going 57 to 60 MPG. Those aren’t bad numbers considering the load.

The rear axle was 100 lbs away from the max limit and had some sway on several instances. I could have done a better job distributing the weight, but it handled very well for a half ton. I should have used a weight distribution hitch with that kind of load and certainly will on the journey back.

I’m very pleased with it and I’m sure you will be too
Sweet, Very good numbers with that type of load.

Been real windy here in AL, don't know if you had a lot of wind also but if you did I'm sure it wouldn't help.
 

solarity

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 8, 2020
Messages
60
Reaction score
19
Location
Western NY
Vehicles
Acura MDX
dw2020 said:
I think it is important to keep in mind the Heavy Duty Payload Package is only available on the 157” and 164” wheelbases. So there is no such thing as a HDPP 145”.

It is not provable in any ford specs I’ve seen, but all the photos I’ve seen of a “HD” frame sticker on a 145” wheelbase have been Max Tow trucks.

So my personal choice and recommendation would be if you are planning to tow a travel trailer with a 145” (ie SuperCrew 5.5ft bed) go for the Max Tow. Odds are it will include the heavier frame, higher rear axle rating, bigger rear brakes (as stated in Ford Specs), and who knows what else Ford includes to maximize capability (third leaf in the spring?), etc. It won’t show any more GVWR but it has to help with the actual towing experience....
Bumper Seems to be the only thing that is documented in more than one place. I have seen upgraded brakes in one place and a axle is a couple, though I am not to sure. Ford documentation seems to confuse as a bit. Though the frame data seems to have been updated from 2020:

frame-official.PNG


I forget if they had a Light Duty frame for the 145 Super Crew in 2020. Though the HD frame is the lighter frame out of the two.

source: https://fordbbas.com/vehicleModel/F150 (F-150 Specs from November 2021)

Don't forget, the Max Tow (non-PB engine) comes with an extended gas tank of 36 Gallons. The extra weight and gas might reduce the max payload as well.....might be negligible. Gallon of gas = 6lbs approx. Not sure how much the bigger gas tank weighs though.
I am talking exclusively in the context of the PB. Max Tow on 3.5L EB is a different story, not as a good of a dealer as it was a month ago, though still a decent deal.
 

discothan

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 4, 2021
Messages
114
Reaction score
39
Location
SW Michigan
Vehicles
2021 F150 XLT
<table removed>

I am talking exclusively in the context of the PB. Max Tow on 3.5L EB is a different story, not as a good of a dealer as it was a month ago, though still a decent deal.
Oh....the PB has a bigger 30.6 gallon tank (non-PB stock is 26 gallon) and 20" tires + 18" spare.
 
OP
Tireman

Tireman

Well-known member
First Name
Adam
Joined
Aug 13, 2020
Messages
138
Reaction score
154
Location
Nashville
Vehicles
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum, 2020 Cadillac Escalade
Occupation
I’m a tire man
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #19
Sweet, Very good numbers with that type of load.

Been real windy here in AL, don't know if you had a lot of wind also but if you did I'm sure it wouldn't help.
it was windy and snowy. Didn’t see the snow coming
 

tn.lariat

Member
First Name
George
Joined
Oct 12, 2020
Messages
17
Reaction score
8
Location
Nashville
Vehicles
2017 F150
Occupation
retail
Great write up Adam. I noticed in a YouTube review a beeping noise when in reverse, is this correct and can it be turned off. I was also wondering if they kept the double honk while stepping out of truck while it's running? Forscan is great for quieting nuisance reminders, but not sure if it will be available on this new generation.
 

solarity

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 8, 2020
Messages
60
Reaction score
19
Location
Western NY
Vehicles
Acura MDX
Great write up Adam. I noticed in a YouTube review a beeping noise when in reverse, is this correct and can it be turned off. I was also wondering if they kept the double honk while stepping out of truck while it's running? Forscan is great for quieting nuisance reminders, but not sure if it will be available on this new generation.
It is only on the PowerBoost as electric vehicles are near silent compared to an ICE.
 

discothan

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 4, 2021
Messages
114
Reaction score
39
Location
SW Michigan
Vehicles
2021 F150 XLT
Great write up Adam. I noticed in a YouTube review a beeping noise when in reverse, is this correct and can it be turned off. I was also wondering if they kept the double honk while stepping out of truck while it's running? Forscan is great for quieting nuisance reminders, but not sure if it will be available on this new generation.
double honk is still there.
 

currybob

Well-known member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
1,423
Reaction score
1,459
Location
Alexandria Alabama
Vehicles
2021 King Ranch F150 PowerBoost; 2020 Lexus RX350; 2016 Dodge Challanger Hellcat
Occupation
Retired Physicist from federal government; Army Veteran

tn.lariat

Member
First Name
George
Joined
Oct 12, 2020
Messages
17
Reaction score
8
Location
Nashville
Vehicles
2017 F150
Occupation
retail
So Adam " Tireman". What are your pros and cons of this truck, and would you buy it again?
 

currybob

Well-known member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
1,423
Reaction score
1,459
Location
Alexandria Alabama
Vehicles
2021 King Ranch F150 PowerBoost; 2020 Lexus RX350; 2016 Dodge Challanger Hellcat
Occupation
Retired Physicist from federal government; Army Veteran

Advertisement




 



Advertisement
Top