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    Ford F-150 on board generator

    Just curious if anyone on the forum has used their Ford on board generator to power their TT and if so how that works out for you. My 2021 has a 2kw generator and I was thinking I might be able to utilize it once is a while.
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    I'm in the exact same spot as you. My F150 comes with 2.5Kw and I was told ad the dealership you can plug it directly into your rig for power.
    I plan to test that out in April. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme View Post
    I'm in the exact same spot as you. My F150 comes with 2.5Kw and I was told ad the dealership you can plug it directly into your rig for power.
    I plan to test that out in April. Good luck!
    I would think it would work okay because it's the same as a Honda generator/converter. Hopefully someone that's used it will chime in and let us know how well it works. It looks like we would just need to use the 110 to 30 amp adaptor the same if it was plugging into house power. The only thing I'm concerned with is having to leave the truck engine running for long periods of time.
    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMeth54 View Post
    I would think it would work okay because it's the same as a Honda generator/converter. Hopefully someone that's used it will chime in and let us know how well it works. It looks like we would just need to use the 110 to 30 amp adaptor the same if it was plugging into house power. The only thing I'm concerned with is having to leave the truck engine running for long periods of time.
    Yah...seems like it would be just like plugging in a 2Kw inverter/generator. My question would be, "is running the engine of your truck more efficient than running a 100(+??) cc small engine?..." to perform the same trick. Temporary power loss in a campground? Great to have! The F150 power setup would be awesome on a farm...or in the woods where you need to do some work, no doubt! (Superduty owner)
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodoz View Post
    Yah...seems like it would be just like plugging in a 2Kw inverter/generator. My question would be, "is running the engine of your truck more efficient than running a 100(+??) cc small engine?..." to perform the same trick. Temporary power loss in a campground? Great to have! The F150 power setup would be awesome on a farm...or in the woods where you need to do some work, no doubt! (Superduty owner)
    I'm thinking just as a temporary power source. Since I already have the onboard system why spend the money on a generator and have to carry around another 50-60 pounds?
    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMeth54 View Post
    I'm thinking just as a temporary power source. Since I already have the onboard system why spend the money on a generator and have to carry around another 50-60 pounds?
    It's a cool gadget...to be sure. I'd love to have it sitting next to my tailgate!! Game changer. I'm part of a hunting crew that maintains properties throughout the year (outside of hunting season)...cultivating, planting, clearing, etc throughout the year...Electricity in the woods w/o generator would be nice!
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