Randy Jones, 66, from Katy is a retired refinery worker and recently purchased a brand new 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid truck with PowerBoost Onboard Generator.
He used the juice to heat the house, make coffee, catch up on the news, and more.
Jones took to the F150Gen14.com forum to share the photos and more info, before they popped off and went viral.
“A little south Texas 10-20 degree cold front took out the power for 3 days so I had a chance to try out the generator on my truck. I haven’t put in a switch to my house power panel yet so I just used a few extension cords. Ran power to some lights, coffee pot, 75” Tv, toaster oven, space heater and refrigerator. I ran it for about 10-12 hours per day to keep the freezer food frozen. I guess that’s not much load because it only used a few gallons of gas over that time. I am more than pleased on what it did for me.
Easy to use, just turn it on and forget it. I had to reset the 2 breakers in the truck bed to start since they were tripped by the salesman when he gave me the initial tour. Took the keys with me and locked my door. It started and stopped the engine occasionally. Cell service was out also so I didn’t get a chance to try the Ford Pass App. Much quieter than the neighbors generator and I didn’t have to refill it in the cold every 8 hours. No filling stations open so he was in the dark after his two 5 gallon cans ran out.
Ease of use: Check Plenty of power for my needs: Check Quiet service: Check Glad I have: Check”
Here’s more showing all the power Randy was able to generate.
Ford’s CEO Jim Farley even retweeted it.
The situation in the SW US is so difficult. Wish everyone in Texas had a new F150 with PowerBoost onboard generator…. https://t.co/KTgJpqjvPH