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Old 12-08-2021, 12:50 AM   #301
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Info for DogMomDeb post #290. We rec'd our 2021 F-150, XLT, 3.5 EB, Super Crew, 6.5' bed, 4x4 in October. Wanted the goodies of the Lariat but went for the payload... 2421#


Truck drives nice. 11.9-12.1 mpg (a smidge better than expected) with a 25' FC FBT.


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Excellent information, and impressive payload. Still waiting for payload info from anyone with the powerboost option (not calculated but the actual door sticker photo).
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Old 12-08-2021, 04:22 AM   #302
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Info for DogMomDeb post #290. We rec'd our 2021 F-150, XLT, 3.5 EB, Super Crew, 6.5' bed, 4x4 in October. Wanted the goodies of the Lariat but went for the payload... 2421#


Truck drives nice. 11.9-12.1 mpg (a smidge better than expected) with a 25' FC FBT.


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Wow, that's a nice number on payload. Sounds like we ordered pretty much the same. We did get the hard folding cover which will take off some. And got sucked into the 2kw pro power option. Which will also take off some. But if we get near that number, it will be awesome.
Gas mileage not too bad.

Thanks for posting TitusNW!

Ours is scheduled for production this month. I'm a bit nervous driving something that big after getting used to a small car the past two years.
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Old 01-05-2022, 07:31 PM   #303
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2.4kw

Iím looking at buying a used F-150 Hybrid, the window sticker does not show a line item for the 7.2kw Propower. I havenít seen the box of the truck in person to know for sure, but assume itís only the 120v/20a (2.4kw) circuit. Is that a deal breaker for boondocking with a FC 27íFB with a 15,000 btu AC? Iíve learned that a soft start would be required, but beyond that? If you manage the power usage wisely?
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Old 01-06-2022, 08:24 AM   #304
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Badger,

A soft start may void out your RV warranty FYI. Check with your dealer. I have a 7.2kw on my Platinum and run a 19foot Airstream with little problem on the 30watt Airstream plug side which provides 3600 watts. However, I have to manage what I run when the AC is running such as making sure the AC air is turned off in the RV when I run the convention oven. I can view the power draw on the F150 and get a feel what appliances may trip the truck inverter. My work around is simple is to use the 12 volt plug for an electric skillet or other items we need. There are other technical workarounds to embrace the total available 7.2kw, however, our needs are quite simple with a small RV and I have had enough technical software issues with dealers with the Hybrid Powerboost that I choose not to make changes at this time.
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Old 01-06-2022, 08:39 AM   #305
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Badger,

In my opinion, the 7.2KW is the only way to go and anything less is a deal breaker. If you like to travel, boondock etc., the 7.2KW was the least I would accept and we don't regret the requirement.
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Old 01-06-2022, 10:02 AM   #306
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Badger,

A soft start may void out your RV warranty FYI. Check with your dealer. I have a 7.2kw on my Platinum and run a 19foot Airstream with little problem on the 30watt Airstream plug side which provides 3600 watts. However, I have to manage what I run when the AC is running such as making sure the AC air is turned off in the RV when I run the convention oven. I can view the power draw on the F150 and get a feel what appliances may trip the truck inverter. My work around is simple is to use the 12 volt plug for an electric skillet or other items we need. There are other technical workarounds to embrace the total available 7.2kw, however, our needs are quite simple with a small RV and I have had enough technical software issues with dealers with the Hybrid Powerboost that I choose not to make changes at this time.
Softstart will not void your warranty; it will actually help extend the AC life, IMHO (and others also) I actually had mine installed by JC couple years back and they were in agreement as to the value of the softstart. The new AS's come with a similar softstart standard now, I have heard?
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Some observations.

I've read hundreds of posts from folks who boondock using a single 2kw generator, Honda, Champion, etc. The 2.4kw from the truck will provide more power than those. Then there are those who require a pair of 2kw generators to be happy, that gives them ~4kw - a bit more than a 30 amp shore hookup.

It will depend on what your requirements are while you are camping. 2.4kw is likely enough to run a single 15,000 btu ac unit especially with an easy start. But you won't be able to run much of anything else (propane for water and fridge). Without the ac unit running, you'll be able to run most everything else.
If your idea of boondocking is to be able to live as if you are on 30 or 50 amp shore power, then you need the 7.2KW which really is much closer to being on 50 amp shore power (2 legs at 3600 watts each).
Also recognize that the more power you consume, the faster you will empty your gas tank.

YMMV
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MicroAir actually addresses the warranty issue and offers to cover the compressor if the A/C manufacturer balks at a warranty claim.

https://www.microair.net/products/ea...arranty-2-year
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The new AS's come with a similar softstart standard now, I have heard?
I've seen this posted before too.

Can anyone with a recent trailer delivery confirm or deny this? Is it across all models? Or just Classics?
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Thanks for the great responses! I saw a post on the F150 forum from a guy with a Coleman trailer running a 15kbtu AC with the 2.4kw and had no problems, even ran other things too. I don’t think we would need to run a lot of different things as if we were on shore power, but if I were buying a new truck I would order it with the 7.2kw option. Hard to pass up a slightly used truck that is $11k under MSRP.
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Thanks for the great responses! I saw a post on the F150 forum from a guy with a Coleman trailer running a 15kbtu AC with the 2.4kw and had no problems, even ran other things too. I donít think we would need to run a lot of different things as if we were on shore power, but if I were buying a new truck I would order it with the 7.2kw option. Hard to pass up a slightly used truck that is $11k under MSRP.
there are several here who have this F150 Hybrid with great reports. Also, many of us have/use the Honda 2200 to run our 15000 AC's with the Easystarts and also run other electrical needs when we boondock without issue. Many also use a pair of Honda or Yamaha or Champion 2K series to run all the camp needs, including both AC's when boondocking. I personally, can get by with just one 45lb Honda and one AC for our needs, using propane for fuel. The F150 would be great if I go back down to a 25', but that ain't in the cards with the "currant" wife!
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