Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year

 


Happy New Year from Vaca Valley Truck and SUV

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Detroit Tested | Tested. Proven. Safe | CURT MFG


CURT’s engineering and testing facility, located just outside of Detroit, MI plays a large role in the production of the highest-quality towing products on the market today.

From conventional trailer hitches to 5th wheel hitches to ball mounts, each product is tested in-house. Our Wixom testing facility gives us the opportunity to test each and every product to the most stringent standards. CURT performs a variety of tests, including fatigue, weight carrying and weight distribution. We also have capabilities to do real-time, on-vehicle, three-axis testing, similar to the European CARLOS.TC test. Every hitch that goes through CURT’s testing facility passes SAE J684, J2638, or J647 protocols.

State-of-the-art testing abilities ensures we provide a superior, well-designed product that works right the first time. This concept extends beyond trailer hitches. CURT uses industry-leading equipment to design, refine, and develop its electrical products using thermal test chambers, insulation testers, and load-pull testing for terminals and connectors.

These processes ensure product safety and reliability above and beyond what typical after-market products go through.

For everything from passenger cars and vans to full-size pickups and SUVs, CURT is 'The First Name in Towing Products.'

Sunday, December 27, 2020

2020 Ford Transit AWD Overland Review


We test the new 2020 Ford Transit AWD on our test track, including steep climbs and descents, cross-axle terrain, and embedded rock. This vehicle relies heavily on the traction control system for forward progress. While not an off-roader, it is certainly ready for vanlife travel around the world!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Christmas Truck Parade


Every year Victoria, BC The Island Equipment Owners Association (IEOA) has a lighted truck parade, quite something to see, enjoy the ride!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

All-Electric F-150 Prototype: Tough Testing | Ford


Tough testing on the all-electric F-150 prototype continues. When the production model arrives in mid-2022, it will be purpose-built for Americans who need to get the job done. Learn more about the Ford F-150 here: https://ford.to/3hFeRM9

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Drivetrains 101 | Consumer Reports


A drivetrain is how you get power from the engine to the wheels. Consumer Reports’ expert explains the difference between front-wheel, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel, and four-wheel drive. Check out https://www.ConsumerReports.org for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

DEALER, CUSTOMER EXCITEMENT BUILDS AS ALL-NEW F-150 ARRIVES IN SHOWROOMS, EARNS KELLEY BLUE BOOK BEST BUY AWARD

 


2021 Ford F-150

The 2021 Ford F-150 ships to showrooms nationwide this week, and early sales indicate customers can’t wait to drive the all-new version

The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 has earned its seventh consecutive Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award – recognized for advancing the full-size truck segment with new features ranging from a full hybrid powertrain that can double as a mobile generator to an Interior Work Surface and a Tailgate Work Surface to help make customers more productive

F-150 is part of Ford F-Series, which has achieved its 43rd straight year as America’s best-selling pickup and is the best-selling vehicle for 38 years in a row

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 8, 2020 –  The Ford F-150 arrives in dealerships nationwide this week, and early sales are indicating that customers can’t wait to start driving the newest version of the F-Series, America’s best-selling truck.

The first sales of the truck have already occurred in the Midwest and F-150 is now on its way to dealers in other parts of the country; the number of retail orders placed is at an all-time high.

“Customer sold orders are up over 210 percent from a year ago November, and dealer orders for stock are more than double the current production schedule,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing and sales. “It’s apparent that this F-150 is something that our customers both want and need.”

All-new for 2021, F-150 has best-in-class available towing¹ and available payload capacity². It offers the only full hybrid powertrain available in a pickup, with 430 horsepower³ and the ability to function as a mobile generator with Pro Power Onboard with up to 7.2 kilowatts of electrical output available.

The all-new F-150 features smart new innovations aimed at making truck customers more productive, including the available Pro Power Onboard, an available Interior Work Surface and an available Tailgate Work Surface. Every F-150 features standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking4 and available advanced driver-assist technology, including an available Active Drive Assist Prep Kit for hands-free highway driving that’s expected to arrive next fall. 5

Standard over-the-air updates will help keep F-150 at the forefront of technology, while the truck’s all-new interior is designed to be comfortable, useful and connected while on the go.

Dealers are enthusiastic about deliveries, as well.

“I’ve been selling Fords for 28 years, and I’ve never seen my staff this excited about a vehicle launch,” said Tim Hovik, owner of San Tan Ford in Phoenix. “The F-150 is the gold standard of trucks.”

Media outlets are taking notice of the new truck’s strengths, too.

Kelley Blue Book recognition

Ford has earned top honors from Kelley Blue Book – a leading industry buyer’s guide – for the seventh consecutive year for the all-new F-150, while the Expedition full-size SUV has earned a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award for the fourth consecutive year.

Kelley Blue Book’s annual Best Buy awards are determined based on a yearlong regimen of expert vehicle evaluation of nearly every new vehicle available in the U.S., along with analysis of a broad array of vehicle-related data, including vehicle pricing, five-year cost-to-own – which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new vehicles – consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales information.

“The Ford F-150 has been a Best Buy award winner seven years in a row, staying in this top spot because it continues to advance the full-size truck segment,” said KBB.com editors.

The voice of the customer is a guiding force behind the longtime success of Ford Expedition, including its string of KBB Best Buy honors. Expedition is recognized for its sleek new styling, efficient EcoBoost® engine and advanced drive/passenger/powertrain technology. Plus, owners appreciate Expedition’s innovative rear seating and storage solutions.

“The 2021 Ford Expedition continues with a proven formula based on a rugged ladder frame with independent rear suspension,” said KBB.com editors. “As such, the big aluminum-bodied Ford shines as a comfortable truck-based family hauler that’s at home in the daily grind or when doing work like towing a trailer to a campsite.”

# # #

Towing, payload, horsepower and range are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

¹Max towing on F-150 SuperCab 8’ box and SuperCrew 4x2 with available 3.5L EcoBoost, Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

²Max payload on F-150 Regular Cab 8' box 4x2 with available 5.0L V8 engine and Max Trailer Tow and Heavy-Duty Payload Pkgs. Max payload varies and is based on accessories and vehicle configuration. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.

³Calculated via combined performance of the engine and electric motor(s) with peak battery power. The calculations utilize SAE J1349® engine results and Ford electric motor dyno testing. Your results may vary.

4Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and the need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving.  See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.

5Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.  Active Drive Assist is a hands-free highway driving feature. Only remove hands from the steering wheel when in a Hands-Free Zone. Always watch the road and be prepared to resume control of the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner's Manual for detail and limitations.

The Active Drive Assist Prep Kit contains the hardware required for this feature. Software for the feature will be available for purchase at a later date. Active Drive Assist functionality expected 3rd quarter 2021CY. Separate payment for feature software required to activate full functionality at that time.

 About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services.  Ford employs approximately 187,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Ford Auto Nights: SEMA Show Special - F-150 | Ford


The all-new 2021 F-150 is the most productive and most powerful ever – work and play has never been easier, and of course, it is Built Ford Tough. The BDS F-150 HEV build looks great and is a completely functional truck to take you from work to play. For more info – including free, downloadable digital illustrations of the latest and greatest vehicles from Ford – visit https://ford.to/FordAutoNights.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

A.R.E. DoubleCover - Unique Truck Bed Cover That Lifts And Retracts - Quick Overview


The A.R.E. DoubleCover truck bed cover. The Industry's first and only truck bed cover that lifts up for quick access and retracts for full bed access. Learn more at: https://www.4are.com/#

Monday, December 7, 2020

What to Know About Towing | Consumer Reports


There are so many vessels and vehicles to satisfy your inner adventurer. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what you need to know about getting these beauties from point A to point B.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Tommy Gate - V2 Series Operation


Operational Video for the Tommy Gate V2 Series.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

CURT 5th Wheels Introduction


The CURT 5th wheel line offers a range of weight capacities, mounting options, and more OEM puck system products than anyone else on the market.

Each 5th wheel fits into one of three categories based on features, design and quality: the A-series, Q-series, and E-series. All 5th wheels are available with legs, base rails, rollers, OEM legs and OEM roller adapters

Monday, November 30, 2020

What To Keep In Your Truck or Car


Mickey shares his Truck EDC setup. Includes a medical kit from D-Dey Response Group, security best, battery jumper, proper vehicle jack, outdoor boots, snacks and much more... F150 Truck Cover by Diamondback.

by: Carry Trainer




Saturday, November 28, 2020

Highway Products, Inc. Truckslides™ Are Engineered to Take a Beating


Highway Products Truck Slides™ are specifically designed for rugged work conditions. Over-engineered and over-built, every Truck Slide™ is made from premium metal and components. The Fully Formed Aluminum Tray has no weak points to crack and can be left in the elements without concern for deterioration. 10 Gauge Galvanized Steel tracks with oversized 2” Sealed Chrome Steel Bearings provide a smooth and durable extension of the tray. The ¼” Hot-rolled solid steel pull handle actuates a rocker that disengages ¼” spring-loaded steel plungers from multiple locking points in the tracks.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving


Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot. 
-Hausa Proverb

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

How to Set Trailer Brake Gain | BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale


This video describes how to use the Trailer Brake Gain feature of the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can easily set up your brake controller without the need for traditional methods of taking multiple passes and guessing at the optimal gain setting.

The CURT BetterWeigh™ #51701 is a Bluetooth-enabled OBD2 device that wirelessly syncs with your smartphone to provide a variety of vehicle and trailer weights. This includes vehicle weight, GCW, payload, tongue weight and pin weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.

To begin setting up your trailer brake controller with the CURT BetterWeigh™, find a flat, open area to park your vehicle. Select the Trailer Brake Gain option from the home screen. Then, follow the screen prompts and enter your trailer weight and combined weight. Select your trailer type.

Next, calibrate your towing setup. Set the brake controller gain to 3. With the vehicle in gear and at a complete stop, fully activate the manual override on the brake controller. Then, accelerate in a straight line to 15 mph. When the progress bar fills up all the way, BetterWeigh™ will provide the optimal gain number. If wheel lockup occurs, tap the Lock-Up Occurred button and start again, adjusting the gain to the BetterWeigh™ recommendation.

If you increase the load on your trailer, enter the new trailer weight and BetterWeigh™ will automatically provide a new trailer gain number.

BetterWeigh™ is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Download the BetterWeigh™ app from Google Play or the App Store.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

2021 Ford F-150: Available Max Recline Seats | F-150 | Ford


Many Ford F-150 owners get some rest in our trucks, so our team created seats that recline completely flat while helping provide lower back and shoulder support.* *Not to be used while driving.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

EV Pickup Trucks; 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid; Volkswagen ID.4 | Talking Cars #274


We recently purchased a 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for our test program, and our experts discuss how it compares to the regular Sonata, as well as competitors like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord hybrids. Ford has announced an EV F-150 pickup, and we talk about whether truck buyers are ready to embrace electric trucks like the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck, and if they can meet towing needs. Volkswagen and Electrify America announced an agreement providing unlimited charging for owners of the all-new 2021 ID.4 electric SUV. We touch on a new line of electric vehicles from Hyundai called i-oniq: the i-oniq 5 crossover, i-oniq 6 sedan, and the i-oniq 7 SUV. We also answer questions about prepping a Miata (or any car) for track days, and why it might be difficult to pre-order a new Kia K5 GT to your exact specifications.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Essential Winter Driving Tips | Consumer Reports


From snow and ice to sleet and rain; winter weather doesn’t hold back. Be prepared with advice from Consumer Reports experts on how to drive through whatever winter throws at you. Check out http://www.ConsumerReports.org for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Ford Telematics™ and Ford Data Services: The Power of Choice | Ford Commercial Solutions | Ford


Ford Commercial Solutions provides the focused, as well as relevant telematics and data tools fleets need to optimize, adapt and become operationally efficient. We blend Ford technical expertise with a hands-on understanding of real-world challenges to give our customers a partner they can depend on. Watch to see how Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services™ can work for you. The Power of Choice. Learn more about Ford Commercial Solutions here: http://commercialsolutions.ford.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Turnoverball: Still the Best Gooseneck Hitch


The history of the Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch as told by co-creator, Joe Works, and why it's still the best gooseneck towing option.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Rambler™ Tow Bar Features & Benefits


Next destination: adventure! Check out the exciting features of the CURT Rambler™ steel tow bar #70001. This highly engineered tow bar is designed for ease-of-use, convenient portability and reliable flat towing of your vehicle. The Rambler™ tow bar features non-binding latches that allow it to be easily disconnected without the arms locking up, even at different angles. This makes uncoupling your dinghy vehicle stress-free. Rambler™ also has automatic, hands-free locks to ensure a secure connection. The arms have an extended length to increase the hookup radius, and they are equipped with active slide resistance. The arms won’t slide out uncontrolled, protecting your vehicle or RV from potential damage. For stowing convenience and hassle-free integration with your motorhome, the Rambler™ features three unique stowing positions. The arms can be folded to the right, to the left or folded apart, allowing you to easily avoid a rear spare tire or other obstructions. Rated for 7,500 pounds, the CURT Rambler™ tow bar offers safe, dependable dinghy towing with a variety of vehicles. Even with its exceptional rating and full-steel construction, the unit weighs less than 40 pounds, making it easy to handle, carry, install and transport. To learn more about the CURT Rambler™ tow bar, please visit www.curtmfg.com/towbars Rambler™ features and benefits - Non-binding latches for easy release on uneven ground - Automatic, hands-free locking mechanism ensures you are ready to tow - Extended arm length for extra hookup radius and clearance - Weighs less than 40 pounds for easy handling and setup - Rigorous physical testing for proven safety and performance - Three stowing positions to avoid obstructions and maximize versatility - Active slide resistance provides enhanced control when extending the arms - Polymer isolator washers reduce friction for smooth, anti-rattle operation - Fully sealed design and rubber sleeves protect against dirt and debris - Premium textured black finish for lasting corrosion and wear resistance - High-strength steel construction - Rated for 7,500 lbs. gross towed vehicle weight - Standard shank fits 2” x 2” trailer hitch receiver tubes - Two hitch pin holes for adjustable length and added clearance as needed - Includes tow bar, safety cables, hitch pin and clip - Compatible with CURT or Blue Ox base plates (sold separately)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Yakima LongArm TRUCK BED EXTENDER


The LongArm truck bed extender easily extends the length of any truck bed up to 4 feet. Light and strong, the aluminum hitch mounted rack is the ideal solution for hauling fishing kayaks, boards, lumber, ladders and more.Adjustable to three distinct load-carrying positions and rated to carry up to 300 pounds in lower positions, the LongArm takes your truck bed to the next level.

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Provides 4 feet of additional truck bed length with a 60” wide crossbar
  • Adjustable to three load-carrying positions:
  • Bed height for use when your truck tailgate is open (300 lb carrying capacity)
  • Bed rail height for use with our BedRock rack system or a tonneau cover (300 lb carrying capacity)
  • Truck cab height by combining the LongArm Extension with a roof rack system (165 lb carrying capacity ) (sold separately)
  • Installs easily and securely to any 2” hitch receiver using the included 5/8” threaded hitch bolt
  • Aluminum construction engineered for strength – weighs only 12 lbs!
  • Integrated tie-down points ensure a secure ride for your fishing kayak, canoe, ladders, lumber and more
  • Add any Yakima boat mount to the crossbar for added boat protection.
  • Yakima signature bottle opener lets you enjoy a post-paddle cold one
  • Durable black powder-coat finish
  • Add the LongArm Pad for increased load protection (sold separately)
  • Add the LongArm Height Extension up to cab height (sold separately).
  • Heights from the top of the tongue to the top of the crossbar at the four angle positions (Vertical to Horizontal):
  • Low Bar Heights - 40 in, 37 in, 27 1/2 in, 14 1/4 in
  • Mid Bar Heights- 41 3/8 in, 38 1/4 in, 28 in, 15 1/4 in
  • High Bar Heights- 42 3/4 in, 39 1/2 in, 29 in, 15 3/4 in

PRODUCT SPECS


Sunday, November 1, 2020

Chasing those wide open spaces


We're in pursuit. With rods in hands, we set out to discover what lies around the bend and what lurks below. It's a quest for solitude, escape, and quality time closest to us. We watch and we wait. And with bent rods and smiling faces, we fight with every crank. With every run, our hearts beat with excitement. Whether for the first time or the thousandth, we remember why we started and why we'll continue. Wherever the road leads, and the rivers run, we will follow. Searching for what dwells below...We tip our rods to the journey.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

What to Know About Towing | Consumer Reports


There are so many vessels and vehicles to satisfy your inner adventurer. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what you need to know about getting these beauties from point A to point B.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Bolt Lock Family


If you drive a truck, haul gear or pull a trailer, then the BOLT Series of locks is for you. The BOLT Series of locks lets you set all your truck, trailer and equipment locks to work with one key – your ignition key!

Simply insert the truck’s ignition key into the BOLT lock, turn it once and the lock mechanically and permanently learns the key code.

Whether you are a truck pro or a weekend warrior, you can’t beat the convenience of BOLT locks. Why carry all those extra keys?

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Highway Products, Inc. Truckslides™ | Engineered to Make Your Workday Easier


Highway Products Truck Slides™ are specifically designed for rugged work conditions. Over-engineered and over-built, every Truck Slide™ is made from premium metal and components. The Fully Formed Aluminum Tray has no weak points to crack and can be left in the elements without concern for deterioration. 10 Gauge Galvanized Steel tracks with oversized 2” Sealed Chrome Steel Bearings provide a smooth and durable extension of the tray. The ¼” Hot-rolled solid steel pull handle actuates a rocker that disengages ¼” spring-loaded steel plungers from multiple locking points in the tracks.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Vaca Valley Truck 4x4 Accessories


We have brush guards, skid plates, wheel flares, off-road lights, lightbars, drop-hitches. We have the 4x4 accessories you want and need. Give us a call today!

707-447-9908

Sunday, October 18, 2020

FROM ADVENTURE TO PACKAGE DELIVERY, FORD ADDS NEW RECREATIONAL AND BUSINESS OPTIONS FOR 2021 TRANSIT CUSTOMERS


This year has been big for the van market; recreational vehicle (RV) demand has spiked to record highs while burgeoning delivery businesses serve customers working from home

Ford is making it simpler for outdoor enthusiasts to order 2021 Transit their way by creating all-new Adventure Prep and RV Prep packages

Fleets and entrepreneurs get new business-oriented Parcel Delivery and Livery packages, while all Transit vans up to 9,500 pounds GVWR now have a clear aisle between the front seats, making access to the cargo area easier than ever for hardworking drivers

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 13, 2020 – New for 2021 model year, America’s best-selling van – Ford Transit – is updated with recreational vehicle and parcel delivery option packages for those who work hard and play hard.

“With many Americans working from home and practicing social distancing during the pandemic, the popularity of recreational vehicles has soared at the same time package delivery has seen incredible growth,” says Tiffany Chang, Ford fleet brand strategy manager. “Our new 2021 Transit options help people design the recreational vehicles of their dreams and help enable our commercial customers to more efficiently deliver goods and services across the country.”

Transit vans for play – motorhomes, RVs and adventure vans

July RV shipments were the highest in 40 years at 43,035 units, and 46 million Americans say they plan to take an RV trip in the next 12 months, according to the RV Industry Association.  

More than half of all motorhomes sold in the United States are built on Ford chassis. Ford is using its expertise and responding to growing demand with appearance updates for the 2021 Transit, including new wheel choices and three new exterior colors that keep their good looks even when covered in campsite dirt. Three new and improved option packages include the updated Transit Motorhome Prep Package for cutaway, the new RV Prep Package for cargo van and a new Adventure Prep Package for cargo or crew van.

The Motorhome Prep Package now includes Adaptive Cruise Control for added confidence on long trips. Customers can also choose an available new economy-rated version of the popular 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine designed to support high frontal area conversions like larger motorhomes.

The RV Prep Package includes driver-assist features including a side-sensing system and Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as a heavy-duty trailer tow offering so RV-ers can bring along bikes or other toys. Exterior enhancements include front fog lamps to help light up dark country roads. Inside, four-way manual swivel driver and passenger seats are standard, as is an eight-speaker sound system.

The Adventure Prep Package bundles together popular camper van options including all-wheel drive, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, 3.73:1 limited-slip differential rear axle, heavy-duty front axle and privacy glass. Driver-assist features include Adaptive Cruise Control, reverse and side-sensing systems, and Blind Spot Information System for peace of mind. And when standard technology includes an 8-inch color touch screen with SYNC® 3 and dual USB ports, power point and dual absorbent glass mat batteries, adventure doesn’t have to mean roughing it.

Transit vans for work – parcel delivery and livery

A new Parcel Delivery Package focuses on the needs of an industry seeing incredible growth. It starts with a number of design refinements standard for 2021 Transit that provide improved access to the cargo compartment. The manual parking brake on the floor by the driver’s seat has been replaced in all Transit vans up to 9,500 pounds GVWR by an electronic parking brake, creating a 50 percent wider clear aisle between the front seats.

An optional center console with right-side shifter further improves walkthrough and offers more than 7 inches of additional driver legroom. The overhead shelf is now optional, providing more clearance when standing. The Parcel Delivery Package adds 50/50 hinged rear doors featuring a wide 253-degree opening and full interior lighting to facilitate early morning and late evening deliveries. The armrests have been eliminated from both the driver and passenger seats to further improve cargo access.

The new Livery Package serves the premium transportation market with a ready-made configuration focused on comfort and style. Available for Transit passenger van XLT, the Livery Package includes 10-way power seats finished in ebony leather seating surfaces for all passengers, power sliding side door, HID headlamps, full privacy glass and 16-inch silver wheels.

A honeycomb mesh grille is standard on all 2021 Transit models. Production begins this fall at Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.


 About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services.  Ford employs approximately 188,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

WEATHERGUARDnation Brand


WEATHERGUARDNation welcomes Outdoor Channel's Chipper Jones from Major League Bowhunter, Tiffany Lakosky from Crush with Lee & Tiffany, Greg Zipadelli and Hal Shaffer from Drop Zone, Don and Kandi Kisky from Whitetail Freaks and Jana Waller from Skull Bound TV!

Monday, October 12, 2020

The UnderCover Ultra Flex with Katie Osborne | presented by Truck Hero


Katie Osborne takes a look at one of UnderCover's most popular truck bed covers, the Ultra Flex.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Hellwig Testimonials: David Page - Ultimate Parks Titan


David Page from Nissan shows us the #UltimateParksTitan and how Hellwig Big Wig air springs and sway bars help manage the extra load.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

OUTSTANDING GCWR - F-550, 6.7L. Class 3-5 Conventional Chassis Cab


Take the fully boxed under-cab and redesigned C-channel aft-of-cab frame built of 95% high-strength steel — plus the heftier components of the suspension, chassis and driveline. Now add the outstanding hauling and towing capabilities of this Super Duty and you’ve got an impressive gross combination weight rating — 40,000 pounds — one of the highest of any Class 3-5 chassis cab built today. *

*Max GCWR on F-550, 6.7L. Class 3-5 Conventional Chassis Cab.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

FORD DEEPENS COMMITMENT TO AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, CELEBRATES PRODUCTION START OF ALL-NEW F-150, BREAKS GROUND ON NEW ELECTRIC F-150 PLANT AT HISTORIC ROUGE CENTER


Ford begins production of all-new F-150 pickup, on sale at dealers starting in November

  • Ford’s $700 million investment in the historic Rouge Complex includes a new high-tech manufacturing home for the all-new, all-electric F-150 coming to market in mid-2022
  • The all-electric Ford F-150 is the most powerful F-150 yet – purpose-built for Americans who need to get the job done
  • New study by Boston Consulting Group finds the best-selling F-Series pickup contributes approximately 500,000 jobs to the U.S. economy
  • Ford launches new brand campaign under the theme “Built for America,” highlighting Ford’s commitment to building in America and strengthening the country’s manufacturing base  

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 17, 2020 – Ford today announced an even deeper commitment to American manufacturing, celebrating the production start of the all-new F-150 at the storied Ford Rouge Center and confirming construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022.

The new manufacturing center at the Dearborn-based Rouge Center, once complete, will add 300 jobs and is part of a $700 million investment in building the all-new F-150 lineup, including the first-ever F-150 PowerBoost hybrid. The new jobs will support battery assembly and production of the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid and fully electric F-150.

Including investments for Bronco and Ranger at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., announced last year, Ford plans to invest more than $1.45 billion and create approximately 3,000 jobs over the next three years in Michigan alone.

“We are proud to once again build and innovate for the future here at the Rouge with the debut of our all-new F-150 and the construction of a modern new manufacturing center to build the first-ever all-electric F-150,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “This year’s COVID-19 crisis made it clear why it is so important for companies like Ford to help keep our U.S. manufacturing base strong and help our country get back to work.” 

A newly released study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found F-Series, America’s best-selling truck since 1977, is among the most valuable consumer goods in America and a key employment driver. Among the specific findings:

  • Up to 14 American jobs are supported by each direct Ford F-Series employee. This equates to about 500,000 total jobs attributable to Ford’s F-Series alone
  • Overall, Ford supports 1 million American jobs
  • Of the more than two million full-sized pickup trucks assembled in the U.S. last year, Ford assembled nearly half – twice as many as any other automaker
  • The best-selling F-Series contributed nearly $50 billion to the U.S. GDP
  • The F-Series franchise alone generates more revenue than major companies such as McDonalds, Nike, Coca-Cola, Visa and Netflix 

The all-new F-150 raises the standard for all light-duty trucks. It targets the most towing and payload of any light-duty full-size pickup; introduces all-new features to increase customer productivity; features new connected vehicle innovations such as over-the-air updates that help keep F-150 at the forefront of technology; and offers an available all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ hybrid powertrain with Pro Power Onboard™ – an integrated power generator.

“The critical launch of the all-new F-150 is now underway -- on time and with the Built Ford Tough quality our customers demand to get the job done,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s chief operating officer and incoming CEO. “F-Series pickups are the backbone of work and productivity across the country. And now we are preparing to build a fully electric version of America’s most popular vehicle, and it will be a seriously capable, purpose-built tool for serious truck customers.”  

The electric F-150, which is undergoing tens of thousands of hours of torture testing and targeting millions of simulated, laboratory and real world test miles, will be more powerful than any F-150 available today and deliver commercial and personal customers the lowest expected lifetime total cost of operation among F-Series trucks. Additionally:

  • Ford will debut new technology on the electric F-150 that allows mobile power generation so customers can use their trucks as a power source for places from campsites to jobsites when needed  
  • The all-electric F-150 will feature dual electric motors targeted to deliver more horsepower and torque than any F-150 available today, the fastest acceleration, and the ability to tow heavy trailers
  • Electric vehicles including the electric F-150 require significantly less maintenance than a typical gasoline engine, creating more than 40 percent savings for its lifetime total cost of operation
  • A giant front trunk on the electric F-150 adds even more cargo-carrying versatility and security to help protect and move valuable items
  • Like the rest of the all-new F-150 lineup, the electric F-150 will continuously improve over time with fast over-the-air updates

 

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services.  Ford employs approximately 188,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.