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    navigation

    I still prefer my stand-alone Garmin GPS, for a few reasons. When traveling long distances, I'm not sure I would think about downloading maps until I lost cell signal. That's an operator error, of course, but one I am sure to make. My Garmin, on the other hand, has all of the US, Canada, and...
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    navigation

    That's the most useful piece of information I've run across in a while. Thanks...
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    Upgrading 400W inverter possible?

    You can get 800W inverters with 12V socket plugs attached. But, can you use that higher wattage? The detail on the Duracell inverter says "not through the 12V socket." Amazon.com: Duracell DRINV800 High Power Inverter 1600 Watt Peak 800W Continuous, 12v DC Input Includes 2 AC Outlets (115V)...
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    Which do you think will have less problems/ better longevity the hybrid or eco boost?

    The guy who does the videos for Weber State Univ. describes how it works in the Toyota hybrids. If I understand it, he says it provides a damping function between the ICE and the electric side when there is sudden acceleration of one part of the system. The damping springs look pretty much...
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    Tried to drop my spray in bedliner, but dealer checked and

    More information on doing exactly what you want to do -- drop the spray-in bedliner -- is available on this thread: Making changes to your order AFTER you are already at Priority Code 02 | MaverickTruckClub.com - 2022+ Ford Maverick Pickup Forum, News, Info By the way, I haven't heard the term...
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    Retail or stock confusion

    The important document is the Vehicle Buyer's Order. (It may be called something else, but that is the usual name.) It should contain the description of the vehicle you will buy and the price you will pay for it. A buyer's order signed by both parties (buyer and seller) is a legally binding...
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    Upgrading 400W inverter possible?

    I think your analogy got a little sideways. Here's a typical explanation: What are amps, watts, volts and ohms? | HowStuffWorks
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    Maverick Financing Guaranteed Approval Program [Valid Until March 31, 2022]

    Just to be clear... It's really a credit card, right? You just call it something else? Or is it like one of the old AmEx accounts where you had to pay it in full every month? I'm just asking because I'm wondering if card companies still do that. Anyway, I do pretty much the same thing. Although...
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    Which do you think will have less problems/ better longevity the hybrid or eco boost?

    So I'm guessing it's the fusion drive? Did you get the Warp option?:sneaky:
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    50 MPG in 50 Miles for Hybrid Maverick says Levine

    This exchange has been about whether the energy in the system all comes originally from gasoline. So I guess I'm having trouble understanding exactly what your point is -- sorry about that. Some simple questions might help me understand: (1) Where do you think the energy comes from that turns...
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    50 MPG in 50 Miles for Hybrid Maverick says Levine

    Direct answer: No, I don't have a source for that. But it's a really interesting question. Driving on the battery alone results in constant energy loss, only some of which can be made up for by regenerative braking. Whatever energy the car uses up for anything other than gaining speed or...
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    50 MPG in 50 Miles for Hybrid Maverick says Levine

    I'm guessing you mean this quote to support your position that the regenerative braking in a hybrid is something separate from using one of the motor-generators as a generator. It doesn't, and here's why... You may have noticed that the definition you quoted doesn't say how the energy is...
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    50 MPG in 50 Miles for Hybrid Maverick says Levine

    Actually, my question was about what the SOC was at the start of the trial and what it was at the end -- to see if some of the energy used to get that mileage was from an overall draw-down of the battery. The level during the run doesn't answer that. I guess that's true... If you are born at...
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    50 MPG in 50 Miles for Hybrid Maverick says Levine

    Have you checked the battery level before and after doing this? I'm wondering if you are drawing down the battery over this 15 mile stretch, then having to recharge it in later driving.
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    50 MPG in 50 Miles for Hybrid Maverick says Levine

    Interesting thought experiment. In a perfectly efficient world all the energy used to increase your altitude on the hills (but not the energy used to move you forward) could be recaptured by the regeneration system and stored in the battery. (Ignoring friction, etc., that will affect both ICE...
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    Hybrid vs Ecoboost for my use?

    Nothing like a little conspiracy theory to clear up the Hybrid vs. Ecoboost question, right? Seriously... when you went off on "minimum wage low-lives" in the 50mpg for hybrid thread ... Well ... I kind of thought you might be desperate to get people to listen to your ideas. But now I'm sure.
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    50 MPG in 50 Miles for Hybrid Maverick says Levine

    With gratuitously insulting comments like that, it's no wonder you predict your future like this: My aunt (that "pillar of the community" you ridicule) was born into a poor East Texas family over a hundred years ago. She lived through the depression and did what she could to make her way in the...
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    50 MPG in 50 Miles for Hybrid Maverick says Levine

    My aunt Pearl (estranged from the family) worked in an old-folks home until she was in her 70s. I first met her after she quit working. But I can tell you one thing, she was not a low-life. Anyway, your comment had nothing to do with mileage. It's just you trying to find somebody to listen to...
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    Maverick scheduling week of 9/27 for production build week 11/22

    If you read this thread you know that "permanently locked" is not even close to what I said. In fact, this thread is about my experience unlocking a Priority 02 order and changing it. As for being "fixed" in my opinion, you'll remember that I invited you to post the contrary video that you...
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    Making changes to your order AFTER you are already at Priority Code 02

    There doesn't seem to be a problem with stand-alone spray-in bedliners getting to Priority Code 02. Mine was at Priority Code 02 beginning on 8/19/21. The problem is with stand-alone spray-in bedliners getting scheduled for production. Mine hasn't been. My dealer tells me he hears that this...
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