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JoeH

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Posted: 04/28/21 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pick up weighs payload/tongue weight


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Posted: 04/28/21 06:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty neat idea. Depending on how it works. If it is actually a digital scale that you can push a button and set to zero every now and then, zero being stock truck from factory, that could work. If it is a sliding resistor based on suspension travel, as the suspension wears out you will already be carrying a load before you put anything in the bed. But then again that could be a good thing matching the load to the weaker suspension.


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Posted: 04/28/21 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Actually a good idea in general:
- Sounds like they aren't providing actual weights but just 4 lights (kind of like the black tank sensors we all know and love). So if you are trying to dial in the last 50lb of payload, it's not going to be very useful.
- I do expect this will be logged in the trucks computer, so if there is warranty work, they can document, you were overloading the truck.
- But regardless, this will eliminate (or at least make clear to the owner) when trucks are being grossly overloaded.
- It does bring up a question of if you add after market suspension upgrades (like airbags), does that mess up the system?


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valhalla360 wrote:


- I do expect this will be logged in the trucks computer, so if there is warranty work, they can document, you were overloading the truck.


Yep! I expect that this will be an interesting part of this to see unfold. Ford will deny a lot of warranty work based on computer records of overloaded trucks.

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“A lot like the battery icon at the top of your phone, the taillights tell you how loaded the bed of the truck is by how many lights in the inner orange portion are lit. The more you carry, the more lights come on and the top portion will flash if the scale detects an overload.”

Why not the actual weight with lights? Unless the system is guessing/estimating. My iPhone and iPad have both..icon and SOC percent.


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Posted: 04/28/21 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds good to me. Considering the fact that trucks have pretty much doubled in price over the last 10 years, and passenger cars have had an average increase of only 25-30% over the same time period, I fully expect a LOT of new technology and features on the new trucks. Naturally, the high demand for unnecessarily large trucks is pushing the prices sky-high, but buyers need to expect a good bit of new technology and product content in return.


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Nothing new, the trucking industry has had it for many years.

We adapted the system to work on out F350 & F550 (and bigger) trucks years ago. The driver gets real time readings on their smartphone. They can be standing next to the truck and watch front & rear axle weights as the truck is being loaded.

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Great, another useless costly “feature” that will not only make people dumber, but provide fodder for years to come from the rvnet weight police.

Where it really matters with commercial hauling and legal axle loads, it’s a welcome addition.
For the weekend warrior who is too ignorant or careless to know how much his trailer weighs, it’s a nanny. At least it will be paired with a 360 deg invisible trailer camera, active lane keeping, adaptive cruise, hill start assist, collision avoidance and pro trailer backup. Because pretty soon no ones going to know how to drive without just running stuff over because the “car” didn’t tell them it was there!
Just like all the other ****.
Makes you a worse driver. Now that we have 2 vehicles with blind spot monitoring, guess what, I’m subconsciously becoming reliant on it and find myself starting to change lanes in the vehicles that don’t have it, without a good blind spot check.
Backup cams. Pretty handy, but another crutch. Been in the habit now of finishing my backup to the shop with the camera because I can see how close the trailer hitch is to the door. Put a 26’ extension ladder into my garage door that was in the back of the pickup, that I would have seen in the rear view mirror, but out of habit I used the camera.
These crutches are turning me into a dumbass as well apparently!


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Posted: 04/29/21 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit...great post !

Agree and will wait for the automatic wipe'n flush option...


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Not sure if keeping someone who is so dumb as to think, "OMFG, I'm 10lbs over! I can't go on my camping trip now!" from hitting the road is such a BAD thing.

Oh, and those other driver crutches... People weren't checking their blind spots already. People were running over/into things because they were not paying attention, too tired, on prescription meds, high, or dunk anyway. They were already depending on these features before they even existed... So what if it makes them dumber? It makes me safer and leaves me less agitated after a drive because I haven't had to dodge as many of them.

As far as you becoming dumber because of them Grit, a good friend would tell you that you were already well on your way, and the "crutches" have nothing to do with it. I am kidding!


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