The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Power Pro Onboard generator, specifically the 7.2 kilowatt version in the PowerBoost hybrid model, is a hugely impressive feature on the new truck. We’ve already covered everything the different generator levels can power, but hearing about a real world scenario puts the features into context. Some Ford engineers recently sent our friends over at TheDrive some information on how they used the F-150’s generator to power a mobile kitchen.
It wasn’t just camping appliances. The engineers brought a full size oven with stovetop, mini fridge, blender and coffee maker. Now, one F-150 didn’t handle everything, as there were multiple trucks on the New York camping trip, but the article says the oven alone drew up to 7 kilowatts of power on its own. Crazier yet is the fact they used the oven to make a slow braised brisket, a cut of beef requiring hours of cooking. This proves the Ford F-150 generator could produce reliable power, and lots of it, for a long period of time.
Will owners of the PowerBoost hybrid F-150 with the optional 7.2 kilowatt generator actually bring an oven somewhere to be powered by their truck? Probably not. But the coffee maker, fridge and blender are far more applicable to a camping scenario. Arguably, being able to power appliances like this are even more important to the average consumer than running a full welding shop out of the back of their truck.
With the increased interest in overlanding and camping recently, the 2021 Ford F-150 with it’s onboard generator may just end up being the best tool for the job. Maybe truck bed-camper companies will find a way to plug their electrical systems directly into the plug in the tailgate, for easy and convenient power while in the wilderness. At the end of the day, customers will know exactly if they want the Power Pro onboard generator, and those that do will no doubt be able to power whatever they desire.