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Old 02-21-2021, 01:59 PM   #1
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Any Experience with F-150 Hybrid?

Pondering going for the new 2021 F-150 hybrid. On the surface it seems to have a lot of upsides (fuel, on-demand HP, towing capacity, on-board generator) for a pretty small increase in price and small loss of payload. Anyone have one and willing to share experiences?
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Old 02-21-2021, 02:49 PM   #2
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Pondering going for the new 2021 F-150 hybrid. On the surface it seems to have a lot of upsides (fuel, on-demand HP, towing capacity, on-board generator) for a pretty small increase in price and small loss of payload. Anyone have one and willing to share experiences?
Have you seen actual payload stickers and not fictional website payload numbers?
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Old 02-21-2021, 04:14 PM   #3
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Stupid. Can’t get the 7.2 kw with HDPP. Not sure about Max Tow without HDPP, but who cares. Payload rules.
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Is that comment actual owner feedback?
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:11 PM   #5
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I'll be ordering a new F150 in March. I am considering the hybrid because if you want to dry camp anywhere, you can plug into the truck to power the trailer when you need to. I like that idea. The one drawback is you go from a 36 gallon gas tank to a 30.6 gallon tank. I thought maybe I would carry a Gerry can just in case. Probably won't need it but I'm one of those anal people that if the gas gauge is less than half I start hunting gas stations....lol. Now that the storm in Texas hit and people are using them to power their houses, it could also fill in for my generator at home when the power goes out. The road test that I saw on this truck said it was a real beast and was really quick and handled very well for a pickup. The down side is they went from hydraulic brakes to electric brakes and they described the brake pedal as feeling wooden. The way things are going in this country we may be driving more hybrid type vehicles in the future. I'll be taking one for a test drive in a couple of weeks.
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:25 PM   #6
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I'm interested in the new Hybrid but I was disappointed with the fuel economy test from TFL... not much different than my 2015 F150 Lariat


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Old 02-22-2021, 02:33 PM   #7
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Pondering going for the new 2021 F-150 hybrid. On the surface it seems to have a lot of upsides (fuel, on-demand HP, towing capacity, on-board generator) for a pretty small increase in price and small loss of payload. Anyone have one and willing to share experiences?
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I'm interested in the new Hybrid but I was disappointed with the fuel economy test from TFL... not much different than my 2015 F150 Lariat


I saw a test of just the hybrid running without a trailer and it was getting some pretty good gas mpg's but you aren't going to get that kind of mileage pulling any trailer. I drive with out a trailer most of the time so I'm not too concerned with that other than smaller gas tank. My 2018 King Ranch only gets about 8 to 9 pulling 9400 lbs TT and gets about 18 under normal driving conditions.
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:03 PM   #8
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I'm following a thread on the Airstream Forum. So far, I haven't seen a post about a delivered truck. It has been informative though. One guy has a confirmed order that is pretty well tricked out.
FWIW, I'm interested because I will probably order a truck in about July.
Airstream forum thread name: 2021 Ford F-150 owners thread
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:11 AM   #9
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Nobody should be concerned about MPG when using a pickup to tow heavy. It's gonna suck.
The new 2021 is available with 3 different size 'generators'. Only one of those is rated high enough for full power to a TT. Also, cannot get the max payload rating with the hybrid.
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:12 AM   #10
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As far as Ford's hybrid system reliability, I had a 2006 escape as a work vehicle and
when I traded it in, it had 353,000 miles.
ZERO issues with the hybrid system.
The CVT transmission began to slip and well, it was time.
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I just picked up last Tuesday a 2021 Ford F150 Lariat PowerBoost and it was not special ordered. Mine is equipped with the 7.2KW generator, Standard Trailer Tow Package and what Ford calls the 501A package which is the lower of the Lariat option packages. Although it has the Standard Trailer Tow package, it has the 3 rear leaf springs of the Max Tow Package because it is standard with the Powerboost. I have the 3.73 rear end, 7350# GVWR. My front GAWR is 3900# and my rear GAWR is 4150#. My payload is 1595#. The hitch is rated 11600#/1160# for the WDH. Just some real numbers because I know it's hard without actually seeing a live truck on a dealers lot.
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I just picked up last Tuesday a 2021 Ford F150 Lariat PowerBoost and it was not special ordered. Mine is equipped with the 7.2KW generator, Standard Trailer Tow Package and what Ford calls the 501A package which is the lower of the Lariat option packages. Although it has the Standard Trailer Tow package, it has the 3 rear leaf springs of the Max Tow Package because it is standard with the Powerboost. I have the 3.73 rear end, 7350# GVWR. My front GAWR is 3900# and my rear GAWR is 4150#. My payload is 1595#. The hitch is rated 11600#/1160# for the WDH. Just some real numbers because I know it's hard without actually seeing a live truck on a dealers lot.
What does the owner's manual/sticker call out for maximum trailer towing in the various configurations (fifth wheel, bumper, hitch, etc)?

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Old 02-25-2021, 10:09 AM   #13
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Here's Fords Towing Guide:

https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/content..._F150_Dec3.pdf

Mine is a 4x4 Supercrew. Hope this helps.
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My payload is 1595#. The hitch is rated 11600#/1160# for the WDH. Just some real numbers because I know it's hard without actually seeing a live truck on a dealers lot.
1595lbs is not enough payload for me, to tow my 26ft TT. And no way enough for a 5th wheel, unless it was a fiberglass Scamp.
I hope it works for you.
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I agree about the 5th wheel....I would not feel safe towing a 5th wheel with an F150 of any options available..
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:33 PM   #16
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I checked out a F-150 Lariet Hybrid with the 6.5 ft bed and the payload in the door was 1400 which would work for a very small trailer. I opted to going GMC 2500 diesel to towing a 9000lb travel trailer. This 6.6 V8 turbo diesel 10 speed transmission is getting on the highway 23.8 mpg and the engine only have 1800 miles on it. I am amazed. The payload is 2900 in the door jam.
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