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RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

While I genuinely like the idea of battery powered vehicles, they just don't work for much of the driving we do these days. Case in point, we headed from Colorado Springs to eastern Oregon last week and put down 1040 miles in 17 hours. No need to stop for a hotel but 17 hours in one shot is about our limit when traveling with kids. We did the same trip in reverse last night. There is no way we could have done that same trip in an EV in a single shot. The most painful part was the multiple $200 fill ups.
Adam R 06/25/22 11:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: thoughts on Ecoboost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZlysdE6pvw The torture test Ford put this 2011 through was pretty impressive. Towing 11,000+ lbs around a NASCAR track at full throttle for 24 hours shows a pretty impressive duty cycle IMHO. I'm sure the engine has just gotten better and better over the past decade. Adam
Adam R 06/07/22 09:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-150 Can Not install aftermarket brake controller!!!!!

I have a Prodigy that I move between three of my vehicles as needed. No problems with it working as intended and doing its job. That’s nice… Point being that it's easy enough to wire in an aftermarket controller as others have stated. None of my vehicles came with a factory brake controller option, but with power and a brake light switch wire it's pretty easy to get any vehicle wired up.
Adam R 04/29/22 10:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-150 Can Not install aftermarket brake controller!!!!!

I have a Prodigy that I move between three of my vehicles as needed. No problems with it working as intended and doing its job.
Adam R 04/27/22 10:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric Truck takes on the Ike Gauntlet

I keep hearing that EV's cost so much less to operate in energy costs. In this test, the cost to drive 140 miles in the Rockies is essentially a wash. Empty, I'd get closer to 17 mpg in that same trip. Yes, it can get to 60mph about 5 seconds faster than my F-350. That would effectively account for 0.00001% of my average driving experience and with 450hp on tap in my stock truck it is no slouch. Even using an F-150 Ecoboost, it would still be a wash and the R1 is smaller than an F-150. So what are the benefits of this truck? Cost more to fuel, smaller, less capable, gives you anxiety, costs you time while on the road to refuel, but hey, it saves you 5 seconds from 0 to 60. Oh, and it has no soul either. Now if I was just a commuter living in the city, it might be worth considering, but out west, with lost of distance between A and B, it's not practical at this time.
Adam R 02/02/22 12:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric Truck takes on the Ike Gauntlet

So, the truck goes from 100% to 15% of charge and then up to 52% of charge at a cost of $17.36 in Dillon. It then goes back down to 16% on the return trip to Denver. Let's assume it can get back up to 100% of charge for $34 on the second charge so the cost from Denver to Dillon and back is $51 in round numbers. The round trip mileage is 140 miles. So the cost of electricity is roughly $0.36 per mile. My 2019 Ford diesel could pull that same route and easily average 10mpg round trip so I would burn 14 gallons of diesel for that same trip. At $3.50 per gallon, my fuel cost would be $49 or $0.35 per mile. While not against an electric vehicle, the justification is far from being a slam dunk at this time. Plus, I could pull twice that weight, have 5 times the range when empty and fill ups take 5 minutes. I'll keep my Ford for now. Adam
Adam R 02/02/22 11:05am Tow Vehicles
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