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The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid Can Power Your RV

The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid Can Power Your RV

Hybrid cars have long had the ability to do more than just drive, and finally Ford is offering those abilities to the masses! The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid has many innovative features that make it a serious upgrade from the 2020 model. With the hybrid EcoBoost engine, impressive towing and payload capacities, and available 240-volt or 30-amp outlets, this truck is likely to please any RVer. So come along as we learn more about the F150 Hybrid and its impressive features. 

How the Ford F150 Hybrid Can Power Two RVs

The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid is genuinely innovative. But one of its most impressive features, especially for an RVer, is the 240-volt or 30-amp outlet located in the rear of the truck bed. You can power your RV through this outlet as if it was a generator; because it is a generator. You can even plug two RVs into the 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid, although the truck does max out at 3,600 watts on the 30 Amp outlet. It has 4 more 20 amp outlets however that when all is plugged in it can output up to 7,200 watts! Thats a lot of power!

2021 F150 Power outlets

This works because the engine serves as both a motivator and a generator. This means the engine can either power the truck while driving or become a generator when stationary. And the engine doesn’t need to run the whole time either. Instead, the EcoBoost engine will activate automatically to provide more power when necessary. In addition, the generator can run for up to 32 hours at maximum output, which should power most weekend RV trips. 

What’s also great about this truck is that its designed to run as a generator and with a full tank will most likely run for 4 or 5 days straight powering your RV!

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Specs of the Ford F150 Hybrid 

The fantastic features of the 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid are numerous. The most impressive features include the EcoBoost engine, towing and payload capacity, and increased fuel efficiency. Let’s look at each of these in-depth.

EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s new EcoBoost engine truly sets the 2021 F150 Hybrid apart. The 3.5L V6 hybrid engine, using gasoline and electricity, boasts 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. Although this is impressive on its own, the EcoBoost engine can also power an internal 240-volt or 30-amp generator.  

Silver Ford F150 towing a small camper.
The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid comes with an outlet in the back which acts as a generator.

Towing and Payload Capacity

The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid has both best-in-class available towing and payload capacities. Specifically, the F150 Hybrid can tow up to 12,700 pounds and has a payload capacity of up to 2,120 pounds. However impressive these numbers are, you should note that the truck can’t simultaneously max out on towing and payload capacity.

Pro Tip: There is a lot to learn when it comes to towing your RV and you want to make sure your truck can safely tow your home on wheels. Read more to find out what are Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings for Trucks & Towing.

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The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid has an EcoBoost engine that automatically activates to provide more power as needed.

Fuel Efficiency

The truck’s fuel economy numbers will shock you when compared with its competitors. Because it utilizes both gasoline and electric power, the 2021 F150 increased its gas mileage from 20 mpg to 24 mpg. That’s a 20% improvement. Additionally, the F150 Hybrid can travel more than 700 miles on one gas tank, making long road trips more enjoyable.

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Save money on gas with the new hybrid Ford F150 which uses both gas and electric power.

When Is the Ford F150 Hybrid Available? 

The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid is available now. Typically, automotive companies release new models at the end of the previous year. And the 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid was no different. It hit dealership lots in the late fall of 2020. 

How Much Will the Ford F150 Hybrid Cost? 

The Ford F150 Hybrid starts at $29,290 but can go as high as $56,015 for the King Ranch model. But these are just starting prices. Each model is fully customizable, meaning you can add or upgrade features. Add-ons and upgrades mean a price increase, so be prepared to pay more if you want to customize. 

Pro Tip: Unsure if you want to commit to buying a 5th wheel for your F150 to tow? A Truck Camper might be a better option for you. These are The Best Truck Camper Brands.

Black Ford F150 parked alongside road next to mountains.
The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid is a great investment for RVing and exploring.

Is the 2021 F150 Reliable? 

The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid received a J.D. Power Quality and Reliability rating of 86 out of 100. That’s a pretty good score. In fact, J.D. Power rates it “great” on its scale from “fair” to “best.” 

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Is This Ford Hybrid Worth It for RVers? 

The 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid offers impressive payload and towing capacities. It also has increased fuel efficiency because of the hybrid EcoBoost engine. However, what makes this truck truly worth it for an RVer is the integral generator powered by the EcoBoost. Whether you’re using it as your full-time generator or a backup, having a generator with you wherever you go is a huge benefit to any RVer. Whatever features impress you the most, the 2021 Ford F150 Hybrid has proven a good choice for RVers across the country.

Would you consider this for your next truck? Drop a comment below!

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Donna

Thursday 23rd of September 2021

Just bought a travel trailer to tow with my Explorer. After reading this I bet within a year I will be upgrading to the F150 Hybrid. Thanks for this info.

Joe Schimanski

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

I been waiting for to specks on this truck ! Yes if I can power my 30. Amp trailer than yes this is a game changer.

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