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JimBollman

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Posted: 02/23/21 07:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Local Ford dealer has a daily car talk show and he was saying yesterday that all the F150s they order for the lot has at least the 2K generator opton. He just knows they will be a top selling option.

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rmnpcolorado wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

coolmom42 wrote:

How big are the generators in those? Different sizes?


There are a few different outputs available but roughly equivalent to the portable generators you see used by RVers.

The up charge alone is more than a quality stand alone inverter generator.


Not true - the 2Kw ProPower Onboard is a $995 option. That's right in line with similar size generators. And then you're not hauling around a separate generator and gas can, nor are you filling the tank every 8 hours. To me this will be a no-brainer option to add. I just wish we hadn't just bought a 2020.

The 7.2kw I 'believe' you can order separately (I think it's a $2000Kish option?), but it's more geared to be part of the hybrid model.

The convenience of having the genset built into the truck must be weighed against having the genset built into the truck. If the truck leaves the electricity leaves.....There are times when separating the electric from the truck will be desirable.


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^ True to form, there's always a devil's advocate scenario.
Maybe I give people who have enough money to buy a $50-60k truck too much credit in the thought process department though....

Like previous conversation(s) about this, it's a compromise, not unlike most every decision tree standing in the middle of the road of life, lol.


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Posted: 02/24/21 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rmnpcolorado wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

coolmom42 wrote:

How big are the generators in those? Different sizes?


There are a few different outputs available but roughly equivalent to the portable generators you see used by RVers.

The up charge alone is more than a quality stand alone inverter generator.


Not true - the 2Kw ProPower Onboard is a $995 option. That's right in line with similar size generators. And then you're not hauling around a separate generator and gas can, nor are you filling the tank every 8 hours. To me this will be a no-brainer option to add. I just wish we hadn't just bought a 2020.

The 7.2kw I 'believe' you can order separately (I think it's a $2000Kish option?), but it's more geared to be part of the hybrid model.


I believe they require a trim upgrade to get these so a bit of hidden costs...but you can get a good quality portable inverter generator for $500. The days of overpaying for a honda or sounding like a lawnmower are long gone.

As someone else mentioned, when you go in to work, the house is without power. Plus you are putting wear and tear on a $50,000 truck vs a $500 generator. I'd be curious to know how much it takes to repair if the custom Ford system fails. If it's like most new vehicle repairs, it will be $2-3,000 because it's custom and integrated.

I'm sure this will result in some sales but it's really not a game changer.


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Posted: 02/28/21 02:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While the frozen , no utility power Texans, are happy to use these trucks at home
I think it makes more sense to working craftsman that uses power tools and goes to many places during the week, than the average non RV person, or construction site worker,
City utility trucks, att etc.., have had 120v mobile power
For many years


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Well I can tell all of interest that I am an RV camper and also tent/truck camper in the boonies and I love this for frequent recreation use and emergency use. The others will soon follow ford's lead. This is no brainer and is covered under manf. warranty. After that if it fails and expensive to repair then I will buy a Honda or whatever. Lots of common sense here sports fans. May even lease truck instead of buy. Lots of wonderful options. Cheers and Happy Trails

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