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Old 09-13-2023, 04:39 PM   #21
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Please pardon or ignore my continuing posts, I'm an admitted F150 geek and perhaps (?) some of this is of interest to others here.

The multiple and sometimes confusing tow-related packages of years past have been dropped in favor of a single "Tow/Haul package (53T)" for 2024.

I know several members here have reported enjoying a tow package along with the 2.7 EcoBoost engine, but that combination has been eliminated along with the previously available 2.7 Payload Package.

Having said that, the stand alone Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (67T) option is available with the 2.7 EcoBoost on the XL, STX, and XLT trim levels.

Methinks some folks may not appreciate some of Ford's 2024 option-bundling decisions; note that order banks are still open for the 2023 model year F150 (at 3% below invoice through Granger Ford), but that's likely to close soon (no specific cut-off date yet announced and it may be a short-notice).
I reached out to Chip today. 2023 orders closed September 7th. The HDPP has been eliminated for 2024 so I thought maybe a 2023 could work. Or maybe the new F200 will fill the void…
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Old 09-13-2023, 05:03 PM   #22
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I reached out to Chip today. 2023 orders closed September 7th.
I stand corrected with that disappointing news.

Thank You for the timely notice, I was able to edit my post

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.... Or maybe the new F200 will fill the void…
I've noticed rumors on clickbait sites, good luck with that!
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Old 09-13-2023, 05:55 PM   #23
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I know several members here have reported enjoying a tow package along with the 2.7 EcoBoost engine, but that combination has been eliminated along with the previously available 2.7 Payload Package.

Having said that, the stand alone Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (67T) option is available with the 2.7 EcoBoost on the XL, STX, and XLT trim levels.

Methinks some folks may not appreciate some of Ford's 2024 option-bundling decisions.
I checked recently and my config I ordered last February is not possible now. In my case 2.7EB XLT Supercab with 6.5ft bed, tow package, Payload package. 360 Cameras, Tow mirrors, CoPilot2. Think I was so lucky with my timing. Got my perfect truck….and about to get my perfect trailer (hopefully)!

And looking forward to do your mod Alan of integrated the trailer TPMS and backup camera into my F150 dash. Job for next spring.
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Old 09-13-2023, 06:11 PM   #24
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I checked recently and my config I ordered last February is not possible now. In my case 2.7EB XLT Supercab with 6.5ft bed, tow package, Payload package. 360 Cameras, Tow mirrors, CoPilot2. Think I was so lucky with my timing. Got my perfect truck….and about to get my perfect trailer (hopefully)!

And looking forward to do your mod Alan of integrated the trailer TPMS and backup camera into my F150 dash. Job for next spring.
Chris/Alan, can you kindly share (either here or in another thread) more details on the mod for integrated TMPS and backup camera into the F150 dash? (I've got a 2023 F150 XL SuperCrew, 3.5EB with 5.5ft bed and am planning to order an Escape 5.0 in the near future). Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-13-2023, 06:29 PM   #25
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Chris/Alan, can you kindly share (either here or in another thread) more details on the mod for integrated TMPS and backup camera into the F150 dash? (I've got a 2023 F150 XL SuperCrew, 3.5EB with 5.5ft bed and am planning to order an Escape 5.0 in the near future). Thanks in advance!
I’ll preempt Alan and post a link to his thread over on the 14th Gen F150 forum!

https://www.f150gen14.com/forum/thre...14#post-227368
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Old 09-13-2023, 07:27 PM   #26
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Chris/Alan, can you kindly share (either here or in another thread) more details on the mod for integrated TMPS and backup camera into the F150 dash? (I've got a 2023 F150 XL SuperCrew, 3.5EB with 5.5ft bed and am planning to order an Escape 5.0 in the near future). Thanks in advance!
Please see your inbox for a PM.

I'm not sure that your XL will have the features required to support the integrated trailer TPMS+cam accessory kit from Ford, but we'll try to figure that out together via email exchange of pics and info.

(Chris has an XLT and mine is a Lariat)

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I’ll preempt Alan and post a link to his thread over on the 14th Gen F150 forum!
Thanks, Chris but just to be clear that's my post but not "my" thread. Here's a link to my final project post with cross links to the previous two posts telling the full 'truck side' of my trailer TPMS+cam saga:

https://www.f150gen14.com/forum/thre...89/post-303786
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Old 09-18-2023, 03:55 PM   #27
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I’ve just started reading this thread as my husband and I want to move up to a new F150 for a cross-country road trip in 2024. We’ve loved our 2013 F150 Ecoboost but feel that as he’s nearing retirement and our traveling will significantly increase over the next 10 years that now would be a good time to get that “forever truck.” That doesn’t mean we have all the money in the world to spend, so this thread was very interesting until I read the line about no more 2023 orders by Chip in Iowa. Do any of you have thoughts or suggestions you could impart? We’ll be towing our Escape 19 with zero plans to go larger. Maybe we’ll just have to go with a local dealer with whatever 2023 F150 is left over (yes, my ignorance is showing)? I sure am sorry we didn’t know to jump on a purchase over Labor Day weekend.

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Old 09-18-2023, 04:25 PM   #28
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I’ve just started reading this thread as my husband and I want to move up to a new F150 for a cross-country road trip in 2024. We’ve loved our 2013 F150 Ecoboost but feel that as he’s nearing retirement and our traveling will significantly increase over the next 10 years that now would be a good time to get that “forever truck.” That doesn’t mean we have all the money in the world to spend, so this thread was very interesting until I read the line about no more 2023 orders by Chip in Iowa. Do any of you have thoughts or suggestions you could impart? We’ll be towing our Escape 19 with zero plans to go larger. Maybe we’ll just have to go with a local dealer with whatever 2023 F150 is left over (yes, my ignorance is showing)? I sure am sorry we didn’t know to jump on a purchase over Labor Day weekend.

Thanks for any input!
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Hi Ellen - I'm not sure if they're taking orders on the 2024 models yet or what the lead times might be (particularly given the current UAW strike), but you could always ask Chip @ Granger. Also, Granger does have 2023 F150's in stock & I believe they are also priced @ 3% below invoice:
(https://www.grangerford.com/2023-for...html?Year=2023)
So you may want to see what the local NorCal dealers have available then compare to Granger's pricing to see if it's worth the trip to Iowa (it certainly was for me!) Good luck & happy shopping!
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.... Maybe we’ll just have to go with a local dealer with whatever 2023 F150 is left over (yes, my ignorance is showing)? ...
As I'm sure you appreciate the current UAW strike actions / threats introduce a new layer of unknowns regarding F150 buying in the near future. IMO no one knows how that will play out and its effects, but at this moment 2023 F150 inventories seem to be good and the ongoing production of 2023 F150s is not (yet?) impacted.

Given what seems like a willingness on your part to travel from CA to IA to get a deal from Chip, all I can suggest is that you expand the inventory search for your preferred "forever truck" beyond local dealers / the state of California.

You can use internet searching of far distant dealers to find vehicles beyond the range of those a local dealer would be willing / able to transport to their lot, and perhaps a better deal on pricing. Even though it wouldn't be the same deal as offered for new orders, I'd give Chip a call to see if he might have something of interest to you in his current or anticipated 2023 inventory.

Wishing you the best of luck.
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Old 09-18-2023, 05:17 PM   #31
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Thanks much Alan and Jim for your replies and suggestions. I did go on Granger’s website and they do have a lot of 2023 F150’s available, with Ecoboost which we currently have and love its performance. We’re still trying to balance hanging onto what we have and dumping a bit of cash on issues that bother us, or buying new and getting some of the safety features we’d like.

One thing that I also know nothing about is the difference between the 3.5L Ecoboost and the 3.5L POWERBOOST FULL-HYBRID Engine? Thoughts??

Just doing homework to see what’s out there that might tip the scales. I’ll call Chip and see what he can offer.

Thanks, Ellen
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.... If you were to do a search for what’s in neighboring states, what would be your method ....
Here's two options among many

Use this Ford website search tool, inserting distances and zip codes for different locations https://shop.ford.com/inventory/f150...tcmp=hp-cta-si

Do the same on this AutoTrader website which offers some filtering options for trim and equipment preferences https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...n-tx?zip=78731

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Old 09-18-2023, 06:21 PM   #33
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One thing that I also know nothing about is the difference between the 3.5L Ecoboost and the 3.5L POWERBOOST FULL-HYBRID Engine? Thoughts??
When we were shopping, one of my "must have" options was the extended range 36 gal fuel tank which, for the 2023 model year, was not available on the 3.5L Powerboost. So I was really only considering the 2.7L and 3.5L Ecoboost models. If you're looking for a truck that will be a daily driver, and for some short camping trips towing your trailer, the Powerboost may be a good candidate. However I was looking for a truck that would be used primarily as a tow vehicle for longer-haul trips and also wanted to maximize available payload. I ended up getting the 3.5L ecoboost and have been very happy with it, (although we don't yet have our trailer.)
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Thanks much, JJDeluca. We currently have a 2013 3.5L Ecoboost and have been very pleased with it, so planning to go for that, but I see that the Powerboost Hybrid gets much better mileage and I’d not heard of it before. This will be one of our primary vehicles, but we’re really considering a new Truck as this next 10 years or so will be our upcoming years of big trips. We’ve mostly kept to the west coast or southern states, but with my husband retiring and us being in our mid-60’s its time to get out and hit the road. :-)
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Don't forget to order the extra rear axle for your F150.

https://carbuzz.com/news/ford-patent...x6-super-truck

But seriously, most of us get by with just one rear axle.
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Don't forget to order the extra rear axle for your F150.

https://carbuzz.com/news/ford-patent...x6-super-truck

But seriously, most of us get by with just one rear axle.
Ha! That’s pretty funny!
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Thanks much, JJDeluca. We currently have a 2013 3.5L Ecoboost and have been very pleased with it, so planning to go for that, but I see that the Powerboost Hybrid gets much better mileage and I’d not heard of it before. This will be one of our primary vehicles, but we’re really considering a new Truck as this next 10 years or so will be our upcoming years of big trips. We’ve mostly kept to the west coast or southern states, but with my husband retiring and us being in our mid-60’s its time to get out and hit the road. :-)
Hi, Ellen. We have a 2021 F-150 PowerBoost we bought in March of 2022 that we use to tow our 2022 Escape 21C. We appreciate the good gas mileage as a daily driver (about 23 to 24-ish mpg for most driving and better at times depending on driving conditions). We also like the built-in 7.2kW inverter/generator we opted for that runs everything in our 21C if needed (including the air conditioner). The PowerBoost is essentially a 3.5L EcoBoost while towing, though, and gets the same type mpg in those conditions.
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Hi, Ellen. We have a 2021 F-150 PowerBoost ................ We also like the built-in 7.2kW inverter/generator we opted for that runs everything in our 21C if needed (including the air conditioner)........
NEVER MIND - I see that using one leg of the 240 volt truck plug is the approach...so 3,600 watts / 30 amps of 120 volts is available.

Curious - how are you hooked up to the trailer? What kind of adapters (if any) do you use? Seems if utilizing the 120 volt truck plug, you would be limited to to either 15 or 20 amps, which is only 1,800 or 2,400 watts? Or, some kind of workaround on the 240 volt truck plug @ 3,600 watts per 120 volt leg?

Seems like one leg of the 240 volt truck plug would get you 30 amps @ 120 volts?
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We Did It!

Many thanks to all the folks on this thread who offered up information on looking into purchasing a new truck from Granger Motors in Granger, Iowa. We flew there on the 8th of November and returned in our new truck on the 11th. Great experience from start to finish and I’d do it again if we were in need of another new vehicle.
We worked with Hunter at Granger and he couldn’t have been more polite and helpful, but most of all never pushy. The whole staff there that we needed to speak with were just as friendly as can be (as well as everyone we happened to interact with in Iowa - great people) and it made the whole process simple and worthwhile. We got a great deal, way below sticker price and the truck is full of all the safety features that we were looking for. As a bonus, I sold our older F150 just two weeks after we returned.

Again, many thanks for the advice and suggestions here on this thread and from Jim in PM.
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.... purchasing a new truck from Granger Motors in Granger, Iowa. We flew there on the 8th of November and returned in our new truck on the 11th. Great experience from start to finish and I’d do it again if we were in need of another new vehicle. ...
I'm glad you found a truck to suit you (apparently in inventory, not a special order) and thanks for sharing another great Granger Ford experience!

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