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Old 09-26-2017, 03:08 PM   #15
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In a note in the manual lower down is says the time is 30 minutes.
I went straight to google, Should have just kept reading. Thanks.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:22 PM   #16
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It may be programmable, but our 2017 F150 shuts off after 10 minutes.
You may be thinking of the timeout for the remote-start run cycle rather than just leaving it running after having started it from inside the vehicle. I think the default timeout for remote start is 10 minutes, with the option to set it to 5 or 15 from a menu.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:40 PM   #17
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Never ever. Sorry to be the dissenting vote. The catalyst and turbos on these engines stay very hot and I would never ever leave a dog or human inside a running car. Too much can happen. Especially on grass. Fought enough vehicle fires that I won't even nap inside a car with a tank of gasoline attached. Until recently I wouldn't even park inside my attached garage, shut off, without disconnecting the battery.

Police vehicles are sometimes equipped with an automatic door opener to protect canines that must be left in the car, because engines can stall or run out of fuel.

Diesel may be another story.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:53 PM   #18
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Frequently we find the inside the Airstream, with both roof vents opened and fans running, it is very comfortable, when inside the tow vehicle the solar gain through windows is what's causing the dangerous temperature. Obviously not when the air temp is also very high.

The AKC sells a collar that uses cell service to track your dog if lost and gives the temperature. It sends you cell phone an alarm if it reaches a certain temp.
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I do it every now and then. Not for an hour, usually a lot less. Heck I do it while in the car nevermind the dog. Understandable being overly cautions, but my car is well maintained and serviced as needed.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:37 PM   #20
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Until recently I wouldn't even park inside my attached garage, shut off, without disconnecting the battery.
Ford actually recommended that you park your vehicle outside and away from any structure if it was on one of the recall lists for 1. faulty ignition switch that can start fire or 2. faulty brake pressure switch that can start fire until you have had the repairs done. It was printed right on the recall notice I received in the mail.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:43 PM   #21
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I will leave my diesel run if it will only be a few minutes (no pets), normally when I can see it, and when re-fueling. I put a steering wheel club on it and lock the door with my key if I have to walk away from it. The key ring in the ignition does not hold the key for the club. I just don't like to shut it off on short runs and high temperatures. Also the turbo needs a good cooldown period after a hard run, shutting down a turbocharged engine without at least a minute or two of idling can result in oil coking on the bearings.
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And if your're worried about someone stealing it you could always get a trunk monkey

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Old 09-27-2017, 10:27 PM   #23
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We leave it running when it is hot and we are traveling with our dogs. Generally I park where I can see the truck, and always I go out and check on the dogs and check that the air conditioning is working every ten minutes or so. Sometimes its just a matter of practicality.
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Ford actually recommended that you park your vehicle outside and away from any structure if it was on one of the recall lists for 1. faulty ignition switch that can start fire or 2. faulty brake pressure switch that can start fire until you have had the repairs done. It was printed right on the recall notice I received in the mail.
I've seen them caused by leaves caught in the undercarriage, overheated catalyst from a misfire, and items left plugged in inside the car.

I've seen unattended junker cars with kids inside idling outside the grocery store. Amazing that the AC still works in some of the works of art I see on the road around here.
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I drove highway coaches for many years.
There where many times that coach was turned off just to fuel it.!!!
It was parked in directl sunlight and on grass, concrete, pavement etc
Never ever started a fire inside or outside the coach
Can you just imagine the war that woukd happen if the air conditioning was shut down when the outside temps went to 105 degrees or the heat was shut off at minus 40 degrees??

But then again the passengers where just humans, not pets
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I drove highway coaches for many years.
There where many times that coach was turned off just to fuel it.!!!
It was parked in directl sunlight and on grass, concrete, pavement etc
Never ever started a fire inside or outside the coach
Can you just imagine the war that woukd happen if the air conditioning was shut down when the outside temps went to 105 degrees or the heat was shut off at minus 40 degrees??

But then again the passengers where just humans, not pets
Yeah, semis and locomotives are left running for days too, but the OP asked about leaving a gas F150 running, not a bus or coach.

I don't judge, I just show up and put the fire out, then I go home.
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Doesn't the Airstream have air conditioners? And a genny? Seems an easy answer to me.
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Doesn't the Airstream have air conditioners? And a genny? Seems an easy answer to me.
If you're talking about one of the motorhomes, that's definitely a reasonable approach. However, for those of us with trailers, stopping en route at a truck stop or rest area for a brief time it's not practical to haul out and hook up a generator, wait for the interior of the Airstream to get to a reasonable temperature and put the dog back there. I also suspect that people who are afraid to leave the dog for 20 minutes in the truck with the engine running and AC on wouldn't trust their generator and Airstream AC for 20 minutes either.
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