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  1. Camping with the Lightning and Kodiak Canvas truck tent

    I’ll second the Camp and Dog mode request! I even authorized Ford to use the term “Pet Park” (to avoid any nasty copyright issues with Tesla). I’m currently using Appalachian Pet Park mode with the Sketch app (as a member of this forum suggested). Ford is welcome to save me anytime!
  2. Installing front camera washer on ‘23

    My 2022 Lariat has it, but it is broken (probably was from day 1). The part is on order and will be covered under warranty, but it did cost me several jugs of windshield washer fluid. Whenever I used the washer the fluid would continue to leak out of the camera area (almost like a siphon had...
  3. Towing from Minneapolis to Las Vegas

    The Lightning is great for camping and towing as long as you have a lot of time for the trip. The Supercharger network is a huge bonus. They just built a new 16 station installation in Selinsgrove, PA (a DCFC dead zone). It is out of the way in a Target parking lot and all the stations have...
  4. Had to call for a fob to start the Lightning

    Same, except that I’m thrifty (ok, my wife says I’m cheap, but who wants to judged) and just wrapped the FOB in aluminum foil and put it in a ziplock bag. Works fine and it looks like part of my lunch that I forgot about and left in the center console if anyone ever breaks into the truck.
  5. Charge Assist (Public Charging) is Rolling Out!

    I still don’t have Charge Assist or Public Charge after receiving about 5 updates since Charge Assust was rolled out. I’m not sure why. I’m not hugely disappointed as I use PlugShare and the EA app to get the member rate (will probably switch to the Supercharger network subscription whenever my...
  6. Left unplugged to cold soak?

    The reduction of available power is rarely an issue with the Lightning. 50% of 585 hp is still a lot of giddy up! Another option to preheat the battery rapidly on the way to a DCFC is to yo-yo drive. Hard accel, hard regen, hard accel, hard regen, repeat…. It can get your battery temps up to...
  7. Maintenance Schedule - 10k service

    I’m just about through my second winter on the OEM Goodyear Grabbers at 35k miles. I won’t get a third winter, but I’m guessing I have another 5k miles at least. I followed the recommended maintenance schedule. The first rotation was free because my service manager is awesome and they took a...
  8. Did 600 miles towing an Airstream turn my Extended Range into a Standard Range?!

    Good idea. I’ll have to give it a try or Ford could just send an update with Pet Park (they can use that name since Tesla probably copyrighted Dog Mode). :)
  9. Did 600 miles towing an Airstream turn my Extended Range into a Standard Range?!

    Yeah, and tape a sign with a thermometer on it to the display saying that the truck is being maintained at the right temperature, please don’t break my windows to save my dog! Our dog usually just lays down in the back and nobody knows he’s in there, but I’m waiting for the one time he decides...
  10. Did 600 miles towing an Airstream turn my Extended Range into a Standard Range?!

    Since my original post about towing we have done. A lot more towing with the Lightning. I have to say, that while slower and a bit of a pain when we have to drop the trailer, I love towing with the Lightning. We have an Ecoflow Delta Pro that we keep in the camper for boondocking. This portable...
  11. “High” Mileage Lightnings…LETS SEE EM!

    31,190 miles. Had the passenger side running board replaced as it was delaminating from initial delivery, had the passenger side door hinge replaced as it squeaked like a car out of the junk yard (also from day 1), had the active air dam motor replaced to stop the active air dam fault (probably...
  12. How automakers’ disappointment in EA drove them into Tesla’s arms

    Charging speed is a factor that is considered with Tesla’s site design. One of the reasons that I rarely wait for a Supercharger is that there are usually 8, 10, 12 or more stations in a single location. So if the average Tesla charging session is 10-15 minutes and there are 10-15 stations; the...
  13. Massive Tesla recall announced

    Totally agree. The nanny state should stay out of it or require the recall of every older vehicle with non-adaptive cruise control. I mean idiots could set that and drive right into something when their attention gets diverted. There is no driver monitoring system, warning bell, whistle, light...
  14. Tesla Supercharger Ford Compatability Date

    It will be nice to be able to use plug-n-charge if they activate that in the future. However, adding the magic dock capable superchargers to the Ford nav system means it will recognize it as a charger. Prior to this I had to input the location address, then the truck would try to add additional...
  15. Iphone/Bluetooth/Sync Issue

    I have had similar problems with answering calls hands-free. If a call comes in and I have the phone (iPhone SE 3rd gen) near me (on wireless charger, in pocket, on center console) and I answer the call, I can hear the caller clearly for a few seconds then they break up. Switching to the phone...
  16. God help people who plan with built in nav

    I don’t usually use Apple Car Play, but the other day I played around with it to try the new EV feature in Apple Maps. I didn’t really like it and will probably stick with the Ford nav (I ve found Ford nav to have the best traffic updates, plus preconditioning). However, at one point I had Apple...
  17. 100% EV now...

    My wife and budget are hoping Kubota never makes an electric tractor!
  18. 100% EV now...

    Add another Tesla/Ford combo to the list. Replaced my 2005 Ram 2500 diesel with the Lightning, replaced a 2004 Subaru Outback with the Model Y. We still have an 09 VW diesel with 230k miles on it because it is manual transmission. My daughter hasn’t turned 16 yet, but when she does she will...
  19. Window washer fluid should take a full gallon when it warns of low fluid.

    Or just wait until the washer fluid stops coming out —then the whole gallon fits. I only seem to be able to use the fluid about 3-4 times before the low warning and the next use pretty much empties the tank. When I get the low warning I find a gas station and wash the window as I enter the...
  20. First trip after switching from Tesla.

    We have a Tesla model y and a lighting. When it comes to road trips we pick the Lightning hands down for everything with the exception of charging infrastructure reliability. As the OP pointed out the Lightning’s ride and driver assist are far superior to the Model Y’s. But the Lightning also...


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