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#1 smlobx

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:33 PM

This may revolutionize the truck camper industry...

 

https://www.truckcam...v-game-changer/

 


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:44 AM

All I have to do is leave the engine running. Not so sure I like that idea. Thieves should love it though. Might be nice for those rare occasions solar isn't sufficient.


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 02:40 PM

I agree it’s not perfect but for those who camp in hot weather and have an AC it might allow them to boondock a little easier. It should also be quieter than most stand alone compressors.


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:09 PM

It would definitely be more convenient but I can go 12 hours on a gallon of gas in my Honda 2200 Afraid to ask what idling the F250 would cost....


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:12 PM

For short use tasks I think it’s worthy. Longer tasks, such as running an a/c unit...we’ll see. 


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 07:09 PM

It would definitely be more convenient but I can go 12 hours on a gallon of gas in my Honda 2200 Afraid to ask what idling the F250 would cost....


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 07:15 PM

I wonder if Ford considered a deal with Honda to design a generator to fit under the hood and maybe exhaust thru the truck. Using the truck engine surely uses more gas thereby limiting range for boondocking.
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Posted 22 November 2020 - 07:32 PM

From the interview below it sounds like Ford had commercial uses in mind, like house builders or remodelers that could power a lot of tools and equipment this way.

https://pickuptruckt...oard-explained/
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