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Old 09-17-2021, 01:11 PM   #1
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Ford F-150 Lighting

Take a look at the airstreams being towed by the Ford al electric Lighting. So far 150,000 orders.

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Old 09-17-2021, 03:49 PM   #2
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I doubt that F150 towing that big Airstream would get much more than a 100 miles down the road before a recharge is needed. Range, not power, is the issue at this point.
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Old 09-17-2021, 04:28 PM   #3
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It would be interesting to own one, maybe there will be used ones available from disappointed buyers. I guess time will tell how good they are at towing for any distance at all but I'm betting the majority of purchasers won't use it to tow, most 1/2 ton truck buyers just use them for the family car. I think it's a bit mis-leading for the ad to show one towing a heavy trailer but who knows maybe it will go the distance? I think it's also mis-leading to say it will power your home for 3 days. What is this based on? I don't think you'd get anywhere near 3 days with AC or heat pump use. It's probably based on a modest sized home with gas heat and no AC and emergency rationing.
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Old 09-17-2021, 06:39 PM   #4
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who knows what will happen, remember the comments on the 2.? eco boost . me included
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Old 09-18-2021, 07:24 AM   #5
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Ford Lighting range and towing information

Take a look at this link

Scroll up or down to the "Advanced Towing Systems". I would doubt that Ford would go into this type of advertising and systems engineering to only have a 100 mile range. There would be NO customers.

I along with all of you, need more input from Ford on the towing range. They do say on one page that it will have "up to 2000 lb" payload. I think with the extra range batter, other installed equipment this payload could easily get down to 1,550-1,250 lbs of payload. Still very interesting. Love that front trunk and the electronic dash with that 15" computer screen. Bob
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Old 09-18-2021, 07:35 AM   #6
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My crystal ball sees the future looooong threads about how much WD is required with the ability to put heavier gear in the frunk.

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Old 09-18-2021, 09:25 AM   #7
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The latest articles I have read says the 300 mile range is very conservative,,,it’s based on having a 1000lb payload…more like 400 miles empty

Time will tell
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Old 09-18-2021, 12:41 PM   #8

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It's an advertisement forguds sake...any maker can hook just about anything they make to any AS and move it.

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Old 09-18-2021, 04:23 PM   #9
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F-150 Lightning

I may be missing something here. However, in my case we often hit the road and drive most of the day. I can cover 600-700 miles in a day sometimes.
Until they have a method or really fast charging an electric vehicle I don’t see them as viable for long distance travel especially towing.
For short trips or maybe even a taxi fleet or something similar I can see the advantages. Definitely not for what I need a truck to do. I think I will stick with my 5.0 litre V8 for now.
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